MISS SOUTHERN BELLE, LITTLE BEAU PAGEANT
The Southern Fried Food and Sweet Tea Festival’s Miss Southern Belle and Little Beau Pageant is Saturday, April 14 at the McKenzie High School theatre. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the pageant start at 10 a.m. The competition is open to all counties; winners qualify for the Strawberry Festival Pageant. Age divisions are 0-12 months (10 a.m.), 13-23 months (10:30 a.m.), 2-3 years (11 a.m.), 4-6 years (11:30 a.m.), 7-9 years (Noon), 10-12 years (12:30 p.m.), 13-15 years (1 p.m.) and 16-21 years (1:30 p.m.). Attire is Sunday best/pageant wear. Optional side categories are Brightest Smile, Prettiest Hair and Flair for Fashion. Fee is $25; $5 each for optional categories.
CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH SPRING REVIVAL
Concord Baptist Church’s Spring Revival is April 8-11. Bro. Brent McMinn is preaching Monday- Wednesday at 7 p.m. Bro. Ted Lacy is preaching Sunday night at 6 p.m. Bro. Don Bowlin is the pastor. Everyone is welcome! Concord is located on Shady Grove Road in McKenzie.
COMMUNITY THEATRE FUNDRAISER CONCERT
Royal Heights Productions presents “Movie Night – A Fundraiser Concert” on Saturday, April7withacurtaintimeof 2 p.m. on the Bouldin Auditorium stage at Bethel University’s Dickey Fine Arts Building.
This concert, featuring songs from and dances inspired by famous motion pictures, is being performed by local talent such as Kassie Arnold, Wayne Bannister, Megan Christoferson, Veronica Giaimo Davis, Madison Graves, Edmund Long, Anna Moore, Stephanie Pennington, Jessica Copous Roberson, April Stepp, Leah Taylor, Alex Tingle, Mark Walden and is being hosted by Sandi Walden.
Tickets for the show (general admission/any age) are $7 and can be purchased in the lobby approximately thirty minutes before curtain time. The proceeds from ticket sales help fund this local community theatre group’s upcoming summer play. Please come out and support your local community theatre artists!
CARROLL COUNTY MLK PARADE CELEBRATION
A 50th year Parade Celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is April 7 at 10 a.m. This marks the 50th year since the assassination of Dr. King. Theme: “Unity is Love.” All Carroll County churches, businesses, organizations, sororities, fraternities, groups, schools and clubs are encouraged to join the parade. The parade starts at Webb School and ends in Huntingdon. The Grand Marshalls are Mr. and Mrs. Neal Williamson. Mr. Williamson is the President of the Webb Alumni Association. For more information, call Kim Webb at 731-6975468.
UPCOMING CARROLL COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY EVENTS
Quarterly meeting: Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the shelter building.
BINGO: Friday, April 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the Carroll Bank & Trust community building in Huntingdon. 50 cent bingo games, prizes, food and a $100 gift card to Walmart as the grand prize. Max’s BBQ will be served. There will be BBQ Chicken plates, BBQ rib plates and BBQ sandwich plates. Each plate includes potato salad, beans, mayo cole slaw and a bun. All plates are $10 each which includes a drink. Desserts are $2 each, plus the usual candies and goodies you can buy.
There will be a raffle for an animal-themed quilt that night (do not have to be present to win) as well as a basket of doggie goodies.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AT NEW HOPE CHURCH
New Hope United Methodist Church in Mansfield is hosting a scholarship program on April 8, 2 p.m. Addie Mae Teague Scholarship program will be presented. Wilma Pearson of Johnson Temple in McKenzie is the guest speaker. For more information Tracy Brown Teague at 731-363-9767.
CARROLL COUNTY PURCHASING COMMITTEE
The Carroll County Purchasing Committee meets Tuesday, April 17, 9 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Carroll County Office Complex. The committee will discuss bids for a new box truck for the Recycling Center. The public is invited to attend.
HOLLOW ROCK FIRE STATION AUCTION, SUPPER
Hollow Rock Fire Station #2, 21280 Seminary Street, is April 14, with hamburgers, hot dogs, chili at 4 p.m. and auction at 6 p.m., including furniture, tools, household items, etc.
CARROLL COUNTY BUDGET COMMITTEE
The Carroll County Budget Committee meets Tuesday, April 3, 5 p.m. at the Carroll County Mayor’s Office, 625 High Street, Suite, 101, Huntingdon. The public is invited.
REACH THE BEACH 5K WALK-RUN
The Reach The Beach 5K Walk-Run is April 21, 9 a.m. beginning at the Huntingdon Court Square. Registration begins at 8:15 with an entry fee of $20, $15 for students. Online registration is available at fbchuntingdon.org. For more information, contact Cliff Kelley at 731-415-2814.
MISS HOPE 2018 PAGEANT
The Miss Hope 2018 pageant to benefit Carroll County Relay For Life is Saturday, April 7 in the Huntingdon Middle School cafetorium at 199 Browning Avenue, Huntingdon. Doors open at 1 p.m.; pageant begins at 2 p.m. with the 0-12 month group. Following will be 13-23 months, 2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-15 years and 16-21 years. The beauty pageant is $20; additional categories (Best Dressed, Prettiest Hair and Prettiest Smile) are $5 each. Enter all categories for $30. Contestants are asked to be dressed and ready ten minutes prior to your group time. Queens in each category over 6 years qualify for the 2018 Strawberry Festival. All festival rules apply. Admission to the pageant is $5 for ages 3 and up; children under 3 are admitted for free. For more information, contact LaTasha Woodell at 731- 695- 3793.
PARKER’S CROSSROADS BATTLEFIELD WORK DAY IS APRIL 7
The Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Association and the Civil War Trust are planning April 7, 2018 for Park Day, a day of hands-on historic preservation and volunteering.
Volunteers will meet at the Parker’s Crossroads Visitor Center at 9 a.m.
Work will be on the 1860’s medicinal garden to clean the garden and plant herbs and other plants that would have been used during the Civil War period.
General clearing of trash, fallen limbs, and other debris will occur around the Union Burial Site.
Another project will be to clean the interpretive signs along the walking trails.
Volunteers will receive a Park Day t-shirt and a member of the Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Association will speak about the history of the battlefield and the preservation efforts. Most importantly, volunteers will be helping save history in their own community.
Be sure to wear heavy duty clothing, work boots/shoes, and gloves.
Snacks, water, and coffee will be provided.
If you would like to be part of this free event, please contact the Parker’s Crossroads Visitor Center at 731-968-1191.
JOHNSON TEMPLE C.M.E. CHURCH PRAYER SUMMIT
The Johnson Temple C.M.E. Church hosts a Prayer Summit each Thursday at 5 p.m. Join to pray for unity, love and peace in our communities, our nation and the world.
CCHS LOW-COST CAT SPAY, NEUTER VOUCHERS
The Carroll County Humane Society provides low-cost cat spay/neuter vouchers for $35.00. Come by the shelter 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. til 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Call Paris Vet Clinic and set up your appointment. Take your cats in one morning and they come home the same day! That’s all there is to it.
Here’s all the information you need about these vouchers: Your city of residence or income doesn’t matter—anybody can buy these vouchers. You can buy as many as you need. All vouchers must be used at Paris Vet Clinic. Vouchers expire one month from purchase. You can use these for your cat or the neighborhood stray. You can buy the vouchers for others to use for their cats. This is an ongoing program. Cats just need to weigh two pounds, which is usually at around eight weeks of age.
OVERFLOW CHURCH PICNIC AT THE PARK
The Overflow Church is having at picnic at the Mulberry Park every first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be free lunch, clothes, and books.
LONG HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH PERISHABLE FOOD GIVEAWAY
Long Heights Baptist Church Perishable Food Giveaways are on the second and fourth Wednesday night each month at 8 p.m. at the church located at 260 Old Paris Road in McKenzie.
MCKENZIE INDUSTRIAL BOARD MEETS MONTHLY
McKenzie Industrial Board meets the second Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., in the former railroad depot building.
PING PONG AT MCKENZIE FARMERS MARKET
Come to the McKenzie Farmers Market, 2451 Cedar Street, every Monday at 6 p.m. for Ping Pong. Beginners and experts are welcome, just show up with a paddle. There is no cost.
OVERCOMERS SUPPORT GROUP
Overcomers is a support group to help individuals and families overcome and manage addiction, anger, depression, codependency and alcoholism. Overcomers meet every Tuesday night at Overflow Church from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For more information, contact Cruz Legens at 731-514-8902 or Erin Legens at 731-514-9255.
MCKENZIE-CARROLL COUNTY UNITED NEIGHBORS
United Neighbors is accepting summer clothing at this time. Please be sure those are clean and in good condition. If the bin is full, please take items to other donation boxes.
Food: crackers, cereal, ravioli, spaghetti noodles, and evaporated milk. Personal Hygiene: Deodorant, toothpaste and brushes, bar soap and shampoo.
Assistance and shopping are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday. The store is closed Wednesday afternoon and Friday-Sunday.
Call 731-352-0547 with any questions. Donation hours: during store hours. Please no glass or boxes in the bin. Do not leave items outside!