CC Library and Diary Queen Reading Logs

The Chester County Library and the Henderson Dairy Queen have partnered to celebrate the beginning of school and the fun of reading.  Pick up a reading log at the library and read 10 books (or two books that are more than 50 pages). Bring your list back to the library, and you will receive a coupon for a free Blizzard. Pre-K through Kindergarten may have the books read to them. Let’s start the school year right with lots of reading!

Senior Center Fall Trip Sept. 28-Oct. 6

The Chester County Senior Center is planning a trip out West to see the extraordinary sites of Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, and the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. The trip is scheduled for Sept. 28-Oct. 6 (nine days, eight nights), via Motorcoach Transportation. Cost is $845 per person and is based on double occupancy. Add an additional $286 for single occupancy. $75 is due upon signing. Final payment is due July 21. Price includes transportation, lodging, 14 meals, and more. For more information, please call Emma Hopper at 989-7434 or 520-0056.

Barbeque Festival Vendor Applications

The 42nd Annual Chester County Barbeque Festival committee is now accepting vendor applications for Chester County residents and businesses only at this time. The dates of the festival are September 27 and 28. Please call 989-5222 to request an application. 

Russell Kinchen Benefit Aug. 17

Sweetlips community will be hosting a benefit for Russell Kinchen. It will be Aug. 17. We will have a spaghetti dinner and bake sale. You may dine-in or carry out. Time will be 4-6 p.m. or until sold out. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for kids. The event will be held at the Sweetlips Community Center. We are asking anyone who can to donate cakes, pies, cookies, bread, etc., for the bake sale. For information, call Neal Kinchen at 989-7342, JoAnn Greer at 989-7523, Cindy Springer at 989-7046 or Sweetlips Store at 989-2156.

Ernest and Biddie Moore Maness Family Reunion Aug. 17

The Ernest and Biddie Moore Maness family reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at FHU Youth Camp off Hwy. 45. We will eat at noon, and there will be a dessert judging contest. Bring your best dessert. Bring your family tree with photos on poster board. Observe other poster boards from the beginning of our reunion. There are lots of August birthdays, so celebrate with lots of family!

Purdy Historical Society Meeting Aug. 20

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend the Purdy Historical Society on the third Tuesday of each month at Purdy Presbyterian Church, located on Gann RD, Selmer (Purdy Community). The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Ret. Lt. Colonel Stephen R. Browder is this month’s guest speaker. Browder will talk of his life as a lifelong McNairy Countian, as young man, Vietnam Veteran, Tennessee Highway Patrolman, Homeland Security and law enforcement in and around McNairy County. He will bring memorabilia to share with attendees. Colonel Browder is a well respected man and friend and is loved by the folks of McNairy County and beyond. Mark your calendar now! For more information, call 731-610-1716/731-434-7400.

Ham Radio Testing Aug. 24

There will be Ham Radio License testing at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Henderson Fire Stations training room, 505 Sanford St. We will be testing for all levels of license and walk-ins are always welcome. If you are upgrading, remember to bring a copy of your license. Everyone will need a photo ID. The current charge for the test is $15. Exact change is appreciated. Please arrive a bit early so we have everything in-order and testing is not interrupted. For more information or to schedule alternate testing, contact Joe Loucka (731) 595-4442.

Ballet Arts Auditions Aug. 24

Ballet Arts, Inc. will hold their annual auditions for Company membership on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 188 Commerce Center Circle. A non-refundable audition fee of $25 is due at the time of auditions. Birth certificates must be presented at time of auditions for all new applicants. This is the only date for auditions. Registration for all dancers begins at 8:30 a.m. Apprentice Membership auditions are 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Junior and Senior Performing Membership auditions are 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. An informational meeting for parents and dancers will be held at 11 a.m. An apprentice member must be 10 years old, have at least two years of formal ballet training and be dancing at an upper beginner level or intermediate level. A performing member must be at least 13 years old and dancing at an intermediate to advanced level. For more information please contact the studio, 731-668-7353 or the website www.balletartsjackson.org.

Enville Wild Goose Shindig Aug. 24

The Enville Wild Goose Shindig will be from 3-9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the community center. There will be barbecue pork, chicken, bologna, hamburgers and hotdogs, popcorn and ice cream ready to serve at 3 p.m., a silent auction all afternoon, gospel music from 4-5:30 p.m. and a cakewalk at 6 p.m. Country band, Bo Jack and Rockin Country will play from 7-9 p.m. There also will be a 50/50 drawing at 8:30 p.m. Everyone come out and join in on the fun. This event is sponsored by the Enville Community Club and the Enville Volunteer Fire Department.

Pig Trot 5K Sept. 28

The Pig Trot 5K will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at No Xcuse Fitness, 123 Front St. in Henderson. There will be a 5K and one mile run. Cost is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the one mile. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Pick up a form at FirstBank, or register online at racesonline.com. Pre-registration end Sept. 16. (Add $5 after Sept. 16)

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