Wednesday, September 30, 2009
A Hickman County Times article on September 28, reminded me that the 28th annual "Centerville In The Fall Auto Show" rolls into town this Saturday, October 3. Admission is free. Registration is $20 per car and the cars will be judged in the afternoon. Prizes will be awarded at 4:00. It will be held in the parking lot of the Hickman County Justice Center and about 125 entrants are expected. Live music as well as a Minnie Pearl impersonator will complete the day.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Hickman County will host its fourth annual quilt show in Centerville, TN on October 2nd and 3rd. This year's theme is "Remembering Hearth and Home" and will feature Log Cabin Quilts among many other designs. Old and new quilts of all sizes will be shown.
The Quilt show is being held at the Centerville First Baptist Church at 100 Murphree Avenue and show admission and parking are free and open to the public from 12 pm - 5 pm on October 2, and 9 am - 4 pm October 3.
For further information, you can contact Ruth Ann Carathers at (931) 670-4998 or Bettye T. Griffin at (931) 729-5437.
According to Daryl Phillips, the director of the Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association, Hickman County once again earned the three-star certification from the state. This certification is given to communities that meet certain criteria that the state deems necessary for economic growth. According to Matthew Kisber the "ECD is proud to support Hickman County in its dedication to long-term economic growth and success.”
This is great! However, for several years in a row, Hickman County has received this certification and I have not seen very many changes that have been brought about because of meeting this criteria. While surrounding counties seem to grow without limits, we have changed very little in the last 20 years and very little because of meeting state criteria. But, at least Mr. Phillips had the opportunity to have his photo taken with the Governor.
You can read Mr. Phillips blog here: http://blog.hickmantn.org/2009/09/hickman-county-earns-three-star.html
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Ed Bruce, co-writer of Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, will perform at the Grinder's Switch Music and Arts Festival in Centerville, TN in Hickman County on September 12. He is scheduled to perform at 5:00 p.m.
The festival, which is always the Saturday after Labor Day, features many local and regional acts and begins at 10:00 a.m. with opening ceremonies. At 11:00 is the Grinder's Switch Hour, which is a local radio program that is live each Saturday morning.
There will also be plenty of fun and games for everyone to enjoy. So come on out to the Grinder's Switch Music & Arts Festival and enjoy the music.
Grinder's Switch is the place that Minnie Pearl always talked about in her Grand Ole Opry act.