Lions BBQ sale

Winchester Lions Club is holding their Independence Day barbecue sale with whole butts for $35. Preorder by June 25 by calling JonPaul at 931-308-7710. Pickup butts on June 29 from 8-10 a.m. at the Franklin County Farmer's Market located on Dinah Shore Boulevard in Winchester.

Food giveaway each Friday

Wings of Hope Widows Ministry will hold a food giveaway each Friday at Journey Church located behind the Herald Chronicle news office at 916 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester. Widows and single mothers may pick up food from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All others may pick up after 12:30 p.m. Please bring boxes or bags.


Al-Anon’s “Peace and Serenity” group meets each Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at Winchester First United Methodist Church, 100 S. Jefferson St. in Winchester. The “Faith Alive” Al-Anon group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 101 Bragg Circle in Tullahoma. The “Serenity Seekers” meet Mondays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Serenity House, 313 Collins Ave. in Tullahoma. All who are concerned about a loved one’s drinking are welcome.

Farmers Market

Franklin County Farmers Market located on Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester, is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon with local farmers offering homegrown vegetables, meats, eggs, crafts, plants and more.

Senior Center trips

Franklin County Senior Center invites everyone to join in for the following planned trips: Hawaii cruise Feb. 6-15, 2020; Myrtle Beach show trip Sept. 16-21; and Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains show trip Dec. 3-5. Contact Linda Weaver for details at the Center at 931-967-9853 or fcscctrips@gmail.com.

June 13

Smart phone class

Smart phone use class today at 3 p.m. at Franklin County Senior Center presented by Kathy Pack. Sign up for class at the senior center.

Republican Women’s Club

Franklin County Federated Republican Women’s Club meets today at 11 a.m. at Sunrise Restaurant in Decherd.

June 14

Food giveaway

Wings of Hope Widows Ministry will give food away Friday at Journey Church located behind the Herald Chronicle office at 916 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester. Widows and single mothers may pick up food from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All others in need of food may pick up after 12:30 p.m. Please bring bags or boxes.

Flag Day ceremony

Everyone is invited to a Flag Day ceremony Friday at 6 p.m. in Cowan Railroad Park led by Sergeant Major Larry Williams and Rev. L.Z. Johnson. Music and song led by Dr. Jerry Anderson. Cowan Elementary School group will make a presentation led by Emily Ezell. All kids get a free flag.

Cruise in

Everyone is invited to a cruise in birthday bash for Marty Williams Friday from 4-10 p.m. at Krystal restaurant, 2540 Decherd Blvd., Decherd. Enjoy door prizes and music.

June 15

Kiwanis Summerfest

Kiwanis Summerfest Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Winchester City Park. Armbands $5 for blowups, games and activities. Vendor and craft fair. Duck derby $20 for chance to win $1,000. Miss TN Sparkle Beauty Pageant. For information email Yvonne Stewart at missmusicrow@gmail.com

Bean supper & Cornbread cook-off

Franklin County Democratic Party is hosting a bean supper and cornbread cook-off Saturday at 5 p.m. at Capitol Hill Community Center, AEDC Road, Estill Springs. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. with beans, cornbread, bratwurst and hot dogs, slaw, desserts and drink. Tickets $20 adult, $10 children (10-17 years) under 10 eat free. Half-hour swing dance lesson followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Enjoy face painting, prize drawings and fun for the entire family. Portion of proceed go to F.C. Prevention Coalition.

June 17 & 19


Trish Brewton with TN State Health Insurance Assistance Program will be at Franklin County Senior Center Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m.

June 18

Democratic Party

Franklin County Democratic Party meets Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Franklin County Annex, 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester.

Senior Center

Membership meeting

Franklin County Senior Center will hold a membership meeting Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. to vote on new board members. Bring a dish for a pot luck luncheon that follows.


Disabled American Veterans Chapter 71 meets Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Franklin County Country Club, 912 Country Club Road in Winchester. Make reservations by Friday at 931-967-0605 or dafreundz@gmail.com.

June 18, 25

BP checks

Free blood pressure checks at 11 a.m. each Tuesday in June at Franklin County Senior Center by Crystal Perry, Elk River Health & Rehab.

June 19

Mammography screenings

A mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at the Franklin County Health Department in Winchester on Wednesday, from 8–11 a.m.  To schedule a screening, call 423-495-4040 or 866-591-2254.

June 20-22

Lynchburg’s Frontier Days

Lynchburg's 57th Annual Frontier Days and bull riding will be held June 20-21-22. Events include three nights and one full day of family fun, baby, dog, goat contests, bull riding and fireworks on Saturday night, live auction, carnival, a lot of music, River Chase Posse and   more. For details, visit lynchburgtn.com.

June 27

Free concert

Everyone is invited to a free concert by the Sewanee Summer Music Festival students June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Cowan Center for the Arts, 300 Montgomery St. in Cowan. Refreshments available.

June 28

Blood drive

Blood drive June 28 from 1-7 p.m. at Winchester Church of Christ, 1230 S. College St. Winchester.

June 29


Free fireworks show at Winchester City Park located next to the lake June 29 starting at dark.

July 3

Cowan's 4th of July

Everyone is invited to Cowan’s Independence Day celebration July 3 at 7 p.m. starting with a street dance on Tennessee Avenue in downtown Cowan. Enjoy music, dancing, barbecue, hotdogs, snow cones and fireworks show at 9 p.m.

July 6

FCHS Class of 1984 35-year reunion

Franklin County High School 35-year, Class of 1984 reunion is July 6 at Los Alamos in Winchester. Social time starts at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Dress is casual. Info., Beth Fraley Eavey, 931-691-8013 text only; Berleta Brannon Giles, 706-765-4466; Serbrinne Mosley, 931-307-1717.

July 26

FCHS Class of ’69 reunion

Franklin County High School Class of 1969’s 50-year reunion is July 26, from 6-10 a.m.  at Winchester Livery, 122 N. Jefferson St., Winchester.  Cost is $30 per person or $60 per couple. Make reservations by July 12 by mailing check or money order to Mike & Dianne Yates, 2811 Old Tullahoma Road, Winchester, TN 37398. Make check out to “Class of ‘69.” Additional donations toward the reunion are appreciated. 

Sept. 20-22

Fall Heritage Festival

Fall Heritage Festival Sept. 20-22 in downtown Cowan celebrating the life, history, arts and culture of the Cumberland foothills with music, arts, crafts, demonstrations, food, music and more. FallHeritageFestival.info.