HWCA Minutes

April 5, 2018


The meeting was called to order by President Bob Kenney, followed by a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.


Elected officials present included Terry Leggett, Homer Bunker and Rick Jewell.


Total attendance was approximately 55 people.


Secretary’s report and Treasurer’s report were provided on the front table.


Carolyn Chalk gave information about the Zack Pack program that provides weekend food to needy Fayette County school children.  This effort is funded by donations, and there is also a quarterly community breakfast to help with funding.


The evening’s program was provided by the Fayette Academy drama group sharing excerpts from their upcoming spring musical, “Annie.”


Announcements were made concerning Relay for Life on Saturday, May 19, 2018, held at Buckley Carpenter Elementary.


The Thursday, May 3, 2018 community meeting will be at a different location due to renovation at the Baptist church.  This meeting will be at the Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church on Donelson at 6:30 pm.


Minutes submitted by Sandra Brewer, Secretary



Above are the photos from our February meeting.  Somerville Banjo crafter, Tommy George, shared 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.  We all enjoyed the performance.

This is our Cubby as result of the fundraiser we held in September for the Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center

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.

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

Hello Fayette County Citizens,


     Things continue to improve in our County. Politicians are adhering to good spending rules, businesses are looking for locations in Fayette, the Trump tax cut is helping us in multiple ways, education continues to rapidly improve and the list continues. From all indications, Fayette County is a point of destination for people looking for a great place to live and raise a family.
     We are in an election year and that is far more important than most of us consider. It is imperative that each of us vote, but before we do so, please do your research and be sure you are voting for the person who is best for the position and not just someone you like or have emotional ties to  After all, your vote means you want that person to make decisions FOR YOU. For my position, which I am not running for again, I have done my homework and am supporting Robbie Sills to succeed me. He has all the attributes to be a good county commissioner, plus he is in a decision making capacity, in the medical field, and may be able to help us get a significant medical facility in Fayette County. Hope you will research him and lend your support.
     Public schools in Fayette continue rapid improvement. Superintendent King has presented a reconfiguration of the School System for consideration by our citizens. Having firsthand experienced such, I know this is a very complicated issue, which normally generates lots of interest. However, I have great confidence in his leadership and vision to continue the rapid improvement he and his staff are making in our schools. Our Schools are still under jurisdiction of the courts, so this reconfiguration is designed to best accommodate the needs of our students and parents, BEFORE the court arbitrarily makes decisions that may not be as accommodating and when the court is left to make the decision, it is final.
     The proposed reconfiguration is designed to improve the education program for all students; accommodate the growing enrollment of students by arranging the most feasible use of our present school facilities; make dramatic improvement in discipline; expand the practice of better use of our citizens' tax dollars, plus other things my poor typing does not allow me to elaborate on. Go to the meetings, ask questions and hopefully, support the effort to further improve our schools.
     Here are some things which may be of interest. Tonight(Thursday) we are having the West Fayette Republican Club Meeting at 6:30, at Warren Community Church, 11800 US64. It is potluck, so bring a little something and hear Dr, Suzanne Thomas talk about The Drug Recovery Program.
     This Saturday, the 24th, The Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church, at 2420 Donelson Drive is having a pancake breakfast from 8:00-10:00. Also serving bacon, sausage, fruit, other great breakfast goodies and coffee galore. Donations will benefit Fayette Cares. I'm getting there about 8:00, so come and eat with all of us.
     The Hickory Withe Community Association meets March 1st at 6:30PM  at First Baptist Church Hickory Withe, which is about a half mile north of US64 on Hwy.196.  It is potluck so bring something and join us. The speaker will be John Collins from Chickasaw Electric.
     As always, it is a pleasure to serve as your commissioner. If you need me, email or call me at 901 496-0247.
Kindest regards,
Homer Bunker