·  October program: 


We will have a chili cook-off at the October meeting – Plan to bring your best recipe, including beef or any kind of chili, including wild game!  These two broad categories of chili will be judged by an independent panel and nice prizes will be given to the first place winner in each category, "Beef" and "Other".  If you enter your chili in the  cook-off, it will be judged on the  following criteria: color, smell, consistency, and of course, TASTE.  We are serious about our chili contest!  For those less competitive, you can bring anything to eat the goes well with chili, or a dessert.

The meet your Neighbor family will be Betty and Homer Bunker plus Jim and Jane Mitchell will share information about their family and some history of Hickory Withe.


·  November program:


Thanksgiving theme – Give Thanks Potluck Dinner and Music provided by the Anderson Family-Celtic and Spiritually uplifting instrumentals and vocals


·  December program:


    Christmas party with Hand Bell Choir Christmas music by Becky Sue Evans



·  January program:  


    Tentatively Dr. Barton Thrasher will speak on health issues


 We're in the process of developing a calendar of events.  Click here to see what is happening in the upcoming months.  As we have events scheduled, they will appear on the calendar.

Thanks to all for a very successful fund raising event for the Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center.  The event was well attended, and we raised $1641 for this worthwhile charity.






The Farm Bureau Women are having a Canning and Baking Contest.  It will be part of the Oakland in October event on October 7, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  For more details, click here.

For important information concerning the emergency helicopter service available to Fayette County Residents click Here.

Below are a couple of events that the Hickory Withe Community Association members may want to participate in.  Click on photo to ENLARGE.



September 7, 2017


President Bob Kenney called the meeting to order following the spaghetti dinner fund raiser.


Homer Bunker led the prayer.


Don Hokanson led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Elected officials present included Homer Bunker, Sissy Dowdle, Mayor Skip Taylor, Sheriff Bobby Riles, Terry Leggett, Dolores Gresham, Jim Gallagher, and Mayor Chris Goodman.


Total attendance was around 100 people.


The minutes of the last meeting were approved.


The Treasurer’s report was given and approved.  The balance of the operating account was $7047


Jane Mitchell gave a report on benevolence issues for current month.


VP Eddie Brewer thanked the people who helped with the fund raiser for the Carl Perkins Center.  Proceeds raised from the dinner donations for the child abuse prevention center totaled $1641. 


He also went over the upcoming programs for the next several months.  Next month, on October 5th, we will host a Chili Cook Off at our meeting and we will have the Bunkers and the Mitchell's sharing with us about their families.  Jane Mitchell will also speak about Hickory Withe history.


Our September program consisted of a Question and Answer time with Fayette County Mayor Skip Taylor and Sheriff Bobby Riles.

Issues discussed included the Air Wing evacuation coverage for all Fayette Co citizens, the roads and grass maintenance, an update on plans for expanding our fire stations in Hickory Withe,  the 196 and I-40 interchange, and the 64 corridor.


Also discussed were issues of crime in the county, gun laws, and the drug and opiod crisis.


Judge Jim Gallagher and Director Haley Duffey spoke briefly about the Carl Perkins Center and thanked the association for its support of the center.


The meeting was adjourned.



Minutes taken by Joann Allen and submitted by Sandra Brewer, Secretary

Hello Folks,


Normally the only time I will email you with these type announcements is when it is incorporated in my monthly email and I am providing County news. However, I am doing this for three reasons; my dear friend Joann Allen asked me to send it; it will save Fayette County money, because we would have to be responsible for this to some extent and last but not least, it provides an opportunity for us to be kind to our fellow living creatures. I hope you will respond to the need.
Fayette Animal Rescue will be having a huge charity garage sale on Friday, September 1, from 2:00 till 7:00 and Saturday, September 2, 7:00 till 1:00. It will be held at the Oakland Activity Center, 7704 US64(to the right of Wicked Additions). All proceeds are going to help save, treat and care for abused and homeless animals in Fayette County. My thought is, it would help most of us to miss a dessert(calories) and give those few dollars to our furry friends.
Also, previously mentioned is our Hickory Withe Community Association meeting September 7th.It will be a fund raiser for the Carl Perkins Center and a spaghetti dinner will be served for donations. The association provides the spaghetti, bread and drinks, but asks members to bring salads, slaw or desserts. We meet at 6:00PM, at First Baptist Church Hickory Withe, located on Hwy 196, one half mile north of US64. Mayor Skip Taylor and Sheriff Bobby Riles are speakers and will take questions and maybe answer some. Come, support the Center and also have a good time.
Thanks folks and let's support our community.
Kindest regards,
Homer Bunker