November 2nd program:
Thanksgiving theme – Give Thanks Potluck Dinner and Music provided by the Anderson Family-Celtic and spiritually uplifting instrumentals and vocals by their group
December 7th program: Christmas party with Hand Bell Choir providing Christmas music ( Becky Sue Evans)
January 4th program:
Tentatively, Dr. Barton Thrasher
will speak on health issues to
start 2018 off on a healthy note
· February 1st program:
Tentatively, Somerville Banjo crafter, Tommy George, will share with us his local, handmade art of custom crafting banjos. He and his business partner, Christian Stanfield, believe that banjos are extremely important to Tennessee’s musical heritage. Their art was featured in this fall’s edition of Tennessee Home and Farm magazine.
· March 1st program:
We hope to have a representative from Chickasaw Electric Cooperative to speak at this meeting.
· April 5th program:
We have asked the director of the Fayette Academy Theater group to entertain us with some clips from their spring musical, “Annie” in April.
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Above photos are from our October Chili Cook-off. The photo on the left are the judges...Jim & Janie Miller and Richard Volmer. The large group are the participants in the cook-off. The First place winners were Phil Henke and Charles Allen, with second places going to Jim Holley and Bob Kenney.
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 Briarcrest Band was recently accepted, by audition, to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This is an amazing accomplishment for our band and an exciting opportunity for our students. In an effort to help these students pay for such a great trip, our band is raising support by raking leaves. If you or someone you know would be interested in having our students come out to rake your leaves this fall, please email Mr. Parsons at email@example.com.
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October 5, 2017
The meeting was called to order by President Bob Kenney.
Elected officials present were Ron Gant and Homer Bunker.
Total attendance was 32.
The meal included a chili cook off with lots of great chili and trimmings.
Both the secretary's report and treasurer's report from September were approved.
Jane Mitchell gave a report on benevolence areas with Lawrence Sisk giving details about a need with an elderly couple who could use help with some yard projects. He will get more information to present to the association soon about this need.
Hospitality volunteers for November are Ella Morris and Kathy Miller. November will be a pot luck dinner with the theme of Thanksgiving.
We need volunteers for the month of December for hospitality.
The program for the October meeting began with Meet Your Neighbors, Homer and Betty Bunker.
Jim and Jane Mitchell gave some history about themselves followed by a presentation by Jane about the history of Hickory Withe.
Our next meeting, November 2 ,2017, will include a Thanksgiving pot luck meal and the very gifted Celtic and inspirational Anderson family of musicians.
Our members were asked to bring to the November meeting an unwrapped toy or canned good for Fayette Cares holiday drive.
The meeting was adjourned.
Minutes submitted by Sandra Brewer, Secretary
That greeting has such a sweet ring to it. It does not matter if we are white, black, tan brown or other, we are all Americans. We are a people who have come together in unity, as one belief and that is to assimilate to the American way of life, which has proven over 200 plus years to be the most successful society in the world. Being American involves responsibility, so read the next paragraph.
My term on the Commission will be up in ten months or August, next year. I have accomplished what I came to do and am not running again. Yep, age is catching up with me. Find good candidates and encourage them to run with the spirit of serving. I'm telling you this now, because Fayette recently incorporated the Primary Election system, which means a Primary Election will elect the candidate to represent a respective party in the General Election. You must choose candidates immediately, because the first day to pick up a petition is Friday, November 17, 2017, and the qualifying deadline is Thursday, February 15, 2018. Then, after the Primary Election, the elected party candidates will compete in the General Election in August. Maintain the good quality of life in Fayette and elect good people. Please get involved.
Our Fayette County Schools continue to improve. Dr, King and staff are doing a tremendous job of reconstructing our schools and if things continue in this manner, I believe we will have one of the very best public school systems in the State within five years. Too much typing for me, but to learn about what is happening read the Schools' publication called FOCUS. That is the acronym for Family, Optimism, Courage, Unity, Service. We must be proud of their accomplishments and express our gratitude in words, cards, emails, texts, etc.
The 196 and I40 interchange is progressing nicely and that will make Fayette much more accessible and growth oriented. That brings on other opportunities, such as discussions about the possibility of an emergency room being built by one of the hospitals. That would bring in industry and more good jobs. Remember, you need to elect good people to see that these things happen.
Our West Fayette Republican Club meets this Thursday, September 28, at Galloway City Hall at 333 Old Brownsville Road. Starts at 6:30 and is pot luck, so bring a bowl of spaghetti, dessert or something and join us.
The Hickory Withe Community Association meets Thursday, October 5, at Hickory Withe First Baptist Church, on Hwy 196, one half mile north of US64. Meeting starts at 6:30 and program at 7:00. It is pot luck, so bring a little something and join in the fun of this good community activity.
I am pleased and honored to serve as your commissioner. If you need me, email or call me at 901 496-0247