Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Banana Pudding Festival In Centerville, TN

The 3rd annual Banana Pudding Festival will be held on October 6, the first Saturday in October. There will be lots of food and entertainment for everyone and plenty to do for kids and the whole family.

Hickman County, southwest of Nashville, TN is the place to be. It will be held at the Ag Pavilion in Grinders Switch, the town that Minnie Pearl made famous.

Also check out the 31st Centerville in the Fall Auto Show and the 7th Annual Hickman County Quilt Show.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Town To Buy Country Club

It has been a while since I have posted anything on this blog. I have just not been in the mood to lately. There also has not been a lot of big news in Hickman County. However, during the past month, the city of Centerville, Tennessee has decided to buy the Skyview Country Club. I believe that this is a good idea. I think in the long run, Centerville can make it a nice park for the citizens to visit. I have not played golf in years, but since it will be a city park, I may start again. I hope that eventually they will add things for people to do. This could include a racquetball court, a pool, etc. This can become a good thing for the city.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Santa Claus Visits Centerville, Tennessee

Once again, Santa Claus will visit Centerville, TN aboard the Grinder's Switch Express train. The train will arrive on December 17, 2011 at 10:00 at the old Centerville Armory. Drawings will be held for toy trains and other goodies. Be there and have a good time.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Centerville, Tennessee Christmas Parade 2011

The Centerville, TN Christmas parade has been scheduled for Saturday night on December 3. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will follow the usual route with the participants lining up at the Centerville Church of Christ parking lot and circling the Centerville Square. This is usually a big event in Hickman County, Tennessee..

The theme for this year's parade is "Toyland." Since the parade is at night, lighting on the floats is encouraged.

Those wanting to participate must register. You can do so by calling Rob Mitchell at 729-5941 or emailing him at

According to the November 21 edition of the Hickman County Times, float riders may distribute candy but can only do on the side of the floats.

Come on and have a good time!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pigs Are Flying In Centerville, Tennessee

I must be dreaming. But, I just saw in the October 10, 2011 edition of the Hickman County Times that the residents of Centerville Tennessee voted to allow a package liquor store to open. Knowing the history of Centerville, it surprises me, but I thought that there was a chance that it could happen.

Let me say that I don't drink and I have seen the problems that liquor can cause families - from broken homes to car wrecks. But, I am not going to argue that it shouldn't be allowed. Because I believe that a responsible adult should be allowed to drink in his own home as long as it is not harming someone else.

There is the problem. It seems that when some people drink, they think they are indestructible and that they can drive.

What surprises me is that only 19.6% voted and it passed with 71% (351 voters) of those voting; 29% (144 voters) voted no. It amazes that no more than that voted. That is another topic for another day.

But, for today, lets just say that the devil needs a coat.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Quilt Show, Car Show, Banana Pudding Festival, Oh My!

This is the weekend for the Centerville In The Fall Car Show, The Quilt Show, and the Banana Pudding Festival in Centerville in Hickman County in Tennessee. Each of these events have their own websites or Facebook pages where you can find out all the information. Check them out.

I will be there at the various activities throughout the day. If you see me, say hello.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hickman County, Tennessee - The Place To Be!

The Centerville, TN square is the place to be Saturday, September 10th starting at 10:00 a.m. The annual Grinder's Switch Music and Arts Festival promises to be bigger and better this year. Most of the booth spaces have been rented, however there are a few remaining. There will be plenty of music throughout the day. There will also be plenty of food that should satisfy any appetite. For more information, you can contact the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce at (931) 729-5774 or visit their website for information aboujt all of the upcoming events.