Happenings

 

4-H Camp signup

Signups are under way through May 24 for 4-H Camp scheduled for June 10-14 at Clyde M. York 4-H Center in Crossville. Camp is open to any 4-H member in the fourth through sixth grades. Cost is $300. Call Franklin County UT Extension Office at 931-967-2741 for information.

Al-Anon meetings

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.

Used book sale

Used book sale ongoing at Franklin County Library located at 105 S. Porter St. in Winchester.  Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Info. 931-967-3706.

Free puppetry camp

Children ages 8-19 are invited to attend free puppetry camp at Franklin County Library the week of June 17. Just 20 slots available. Register at www.franklincountylibrary.org

Farmers Market

The Franklin County Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon with local farmers offering spinach, lettuce, plants, meats, homemade goods, eggs and crafts.

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.

May 16

Republican Party hosts open forum

Franklin County Republican Party will host an open forum, “Help Us Lead” featuring a question and answer session with elected leaders tonight at 6 p.m. in the large Franklin County Annex meeting room. All elected officials are invited to participate.

F.C. Federated Republican Women

Franklin County Federated Republican Women luncheon meeting today at 11 a.m. at Oasis Restaurant in Winchester. Meeting starts at 11:30 a.m.

May 16-17

  Yard and bake sale

Everyone is invited to a big yard and bake sale today and Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, 980 Walnut Grove Road, Belvidere. Homemade pies, cakes, household items, novelties, tools, clothing of all sizes.

May 17-18

Rummage sale

Rummage sale Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at 107 Cumberland St. in Cowan. Proceeds benefit Cowan Railroad Museum.

May 18

Crow Creek Valley BBQ fundraiser

Crow Creek Valley Community Center barbecue fundraiser Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Barbecue by the plate $6 or get 8- to 10-pound whole pork butt for $25. Enjoy live music. The community center is located at 10225 Sherwood Road in Sherwood. Order butts by calling Danny Cunningham at 931-598-0750.

Decoration Day at Estill Springs Cemetery

     Estill Springs Cemetery Committee invites everyone to Decoration Day Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Estill Springs Cemetery located on Taylor Road in Estill Springs. Tools and American flags provided. Volunteers will be available to assist in cleaning and filling sunken graves. For history buffs and others, the committee will provide fascinating historical information. This cemetery is one of the oldest in Franklin County with burials dating from 1821, including at least 17 marked Civil War graves.

Broadview fish fry

Broadview Volunteer Fire Department fish fry Saturday, 3-7 p.m. at the fire department located at 5253 Lynchburg Road in Winchester. Adult meal is $10, children, $5. Enjoy catfish or chicken strips, slaw, hushpuppies, beans, fries, dessert and drink.

Huntland alumni banquet & reunion

Huntland Alumni Banquet and Reunion Saturday at Huntland School cafeteria. Social hour is 5 p.m. followed by the meal at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per plate. Honoring 1949 and 1950 football teams. Send reservations/money to Alumni, PO Box 116, Huntland, TN 37345.

Mother / son dance

Everyone is invited to a mother / son dance Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Winchester First United Methodist Church, 100 S. Jefferson St., Winchester. Cost is $30 per person or $60 couple and $5 for an additional child. Tickets includes dinner and formal photos. Attire is Sunday best or your favorite super hero. Sponsored by Bon Temps and Winchester First UMC. Tickets available at Winchester UMC, Blue Front Drugs or 2nd Base Screen Printing and from Bon Temps members. Proceeds benefit Campora Family Resource Center.

May 20

Cowan Commercial Club

Cowan Commercial Club meets Monday at 6 p.m. at Simpler Times Ceramics, 102 E. Cumberland St. in Cowan.  Final plans will be made for a Flag Day weekend celebration and the club will move forward with their sign project.

May 21

DAV

     Disabled American Veterans Chapter #71, meets Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Franklin County Country Club. Make reservations by Friday by contacting Doug Freund, 931-967-0605 or dafreundz@gmail.com.

May 23

Multi-County hiring fair

The public is invited to a multi-county hiring fair May 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Manchester Coffee County Conference Center, 147 Hospitality Blvd., Manchester. Participating employers from surrounding counties and community resource providers will be onsite. More info. 931-454-1905 or Jobs4TN.gov.

May 27

Huntland’s Memorial Day Celebration

Everyone is invited to Huntland’s Memorial Day Celebration May 27 starting at 11 a.m. at the Huntland Community Center, 100 Moore Lane in Huntland. Speakers will be Col. L.Z. Johnson and Sgt. Major (Ret.) Larry Williams. Enjoy a special performance by Huntland School Band. Info. www.huntland.org.

May 31

Sobriety checkpoint

Tennessee Highway Patrol sobriety checkpoint at Hwy. 127 and Franklin / Coffee County line May 31 at 11 p.m.

June 2 & 3

South Jackson Goes Country auditions

Everyone with an interest is invited to audition for South Jackson Goes Country June 2 at 2 p.m. or June 3 at 6 p.m. at South Jackson Civic Center, 404 S. Jackson St. in Tullahoma. Come prepared with one or two memorized audition songs. Bring CD (one must be up-tempo), a headshot or come prepared to have one taken. Your audition songs will be considered for Act 1 or 2, Opry segment (children and adults), Songwriter Café, acting commercials and pre-show. If you cannot make those dates, call the civic center at 931-455-5321 and leave your contact info. www.southjackson.org/auditions/

June 4

NARFE

     The Franklin County Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees meets June 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the UT Space Institute cafeteria conference room. Info, 931-308-5943.

June 6

Spaghetti supper fundraiser

Everyone is invited to Franklin County Senior Citizens Center's spaghetti supper fundraiser June 6 from 4-7 p.m. at the Senior Center located at 74 Clover Dr. in Winchester. Cost is $8 per plate with eat in or take out available. Meal includes spaghetti, salad, bread and drink. Entertainment provided by Pure Country band. For tickets call 931-967-9853.

June 8

South Cumberland Conservative Network

     South Cumberland Conservative Network will resume monthly educational meetings June 8 at 6 p.m. at 501 Cumberland St. in Decherd. The program is titled, “Domestic Terrorism:  The Threat in Our Backyard” featuring speaker Cathy Hinner author, expert and regular on WWTN 99.7 radio.  Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

June 9

Balloon release

     Parents, grandparents, friends and siblings of children who have died are invited to Highland Rim Chapter of The Compassionate Friends’ annual Balloon Release in Remembrance of our Children who have died before us on June 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Church of Christ at Cedar Lane, 1200 Cedar Lane, Tullahoma. Bring a potluck dish.

July 6

FCHS Class of 1984's 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 1969 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. 

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