Pickett County and Byrdstown News 5/25/2019

Recent happenings and things to come in the Byrdstown-Pickett Co. area and Dale Hollow Lake!
Happy Memorial Day! Remembering those that gave all!
Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park
Upcoming Programs, Classes & OTHER FUN STUFF – Something for all ages!
Check this link for the latest event lineup!
Twin Lakes Celebration!

Lots of food and great prizes!
Friday, MAY 31, 2019
Town Plaza
Come help us Celebrate Twin Lakes recognition for their Nationally Recognized Fiber Optics Network.

DHL Eagle Cam
The Dale Hollow Lake Marina Association Live Eagle Cam (with SOUND) on Dale Hollow Lake!

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Chicks will be flying soon!
Gorgeous view!!!
Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature without leaving your chair.

Photo Courtesy
James Purkey

PC K-8 Computer Lab Recycle Program
Help the Pickett Co. K-8 Computer Lab & Recycle through them.
 Nikki Cooksey
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PC K-8 Computer Lab Recycle Program
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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

May your weekend be safe, enjoyable and blessed. Please take a moment to remember all those that gave their all so we can live free today. We will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of the holiday as will many of the offices around town.

WOW! There are so many events coming up this weekend and beyond. Please visit our events page on Facebook for the complete list of those we are aware of. Many of those are at the Cordell Hull Birthplace Museum State Park. Twin Lakes is having a special event in Byrdstown next Friday afternoon that they especially requested that we let you know about. They are having a “party” and inviting their local friends to come out and enjoy some cake, snowcones, balloons and drawings for some nice prizes as they celebrate their national recognized broadband network. It will be held across from Town Hall Friday, May 31 from 2-4:30PM. Ya’ll come!

Correction to last week’s post: the Hazardous Waste date. The date has been changed to JUNE 1 rather than June 15! For details, see this week’s Pickett Co. Press or call (931) 864-3158 for details.

Local restaurants are all back on their summer schedule starting this weekend. Dixie Cafe will have live music tonight and Saturday night. Forbus General Store is having a Fish FRYday from 4PM-8PM every FRIDAY. The Country Kitchen will have live music on Saturday evening. Honest Jon’s BBQ is open today, but will be closed Saturday! Be sure to get any holiday BBQ tonight! Check their page for details! I expect their will be other specials to be announced last that we will share on Facebook as we see them. You can find a list of area eateries here- check them out soon! Rustic Rootswill be closed Saturday. Country Farm and Homeis having a big sale this weekend and our other businesses would love to see your smiling faces. Support local businesses! They support the community projects throughout the year!

The Friends of Cordell Hull will have their Annual Meeting On Saturday June 8 at 5PM at the Park.An RSVP by June 1 would be greatly appreciated.The meeting is open to anyone interested in the park or would like to learn more. The organization will be providing snacks. To RSVP, please email hellcattn@hotmail.com or call the park office at (931) 864-3247.

If you are looking for something to do, be sure to check out the complete line-up of things we know are going on hereCordell Hull Birthplace State Park & Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park also have events going on throughout the season.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events at Good Neighbors Theatre:
June 15 @ 3PM: Who Done It? Detective Series with Detective Ralph
June 29 ALL DAY: 4th of July Celebration w Dunk Tank and Corn on the Cob
July 8-12 9AM-12PM daily: Summer Drama Camp $60/child Call Missy at (931) 319-4761 for more information. Public performace will be July 12 in the afternoon.
Aug. 17 @ 3PM: Who Done It? Detective Series with Detective Ralph
Sept. 21 @ 6PM: Mystery Gala Dinner
Oct. 3-5 ALL DAY: Roller Coaster Yard Sale at GNT 

We would also like to take an opportunity to say “THANK YOU” to VEC and those participating in the VECustomers Share Program.

VECustomers Share Grant
On May 6, 2019 the Byrdstown-Pickett Co. Chamber of Commerce received a $1,400.00 VECustomers Share Grant for a project to upgrade the display and storage areas of the Welcome Center. This will greatly help in the ability to better showcase the area’s history by allowing better usage of the area and creating a uniform display area and improved utilization of storage space of materials for public distribution.

VEC is a great partner to the area thru its VECustomers Share Grant Program that provides funding for various area projects and organizations. Many times, only thru the VECustomers Share Grant can some of the community projects be accomplished.
We at the Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce hold in high regards and commend VEC for its community outreach programs and are truly appreciative of their efforts.


Billy K. Robbins, Executive Director of the Byrdstown-Pickett Co. Chamber of Commerce

#PickPickettFirst #ShopLocal, #EatLocal, #PlayLocal It does Pickett County Good! Every dollar makes a difference!

You can find our Members here (please remember we are still working on the site).

Upcoming Meetings/Community Events:
DAV Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month! All veterans are invited to come and visit and decide if they want to participate. They will meet at the Welcome Center at 9:30AM.
American Legion meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 P.M. at the Dixie Cafe.
Chamber Board May Meeting will be on Thursday, June 13 @ 11AM at Pier 42 Restaraunt

County Commission Meets June 17 at 6PM at the Pickett Co. Library.

Let’s make OUR community
prosper and grow.  

It all starts with US!

REMEMBER if you are having something special going on or are in need of maps, brochures, etc,please give us a call (931-864-7195) or email to let us know.  We will share the information and get those things out to you as quickly as possible.Questions or comments? Call or email please.

If we can be of assistance, just give us a call during normal business hours or message us through ourFacebook page and we will try to get to you at other times.  Just a reminder, we are open from 8:00AM until 4:00PM M-F and 8:00AM-2:00PM on Saturdays.  CLOSED ALL HOLIDAYS! We invite you to stop by and look around or give us a call (931) 864-7195. Pick Pickett First! Slow down and enjoy our Town!  Have a great weekend!

Thank you again for taking the time to read our emails! Below is a list of some of our Chamber members (brief) with a little bit of information.  Links to their websites and contact information can be found on the www.dalehollow.com website – TIME AND SPACE PROHIBIT LISTING ALL OF THEM HERE.  Lots of great people and places that would welcome your patronage. We have the current Visitors Guide to Dale Hollow Lake published by the Dale Hollow Lake Marinas Association AND the Upper Cumberland Tourism Guide, plus the Tennessee and the Kentucky Visitors Guides and maps available here at the Welcome Center. Come see what all there is to see and do in our own back door! 

Here is a list of participating Chamber Members that can help you prepare/repair/replace your home for all of your cooling needs! Summer is just around the corner!

COUNTRY FARM AND HOME CENTER •www.countryfarmandhomecenter.com
DALE HOLLOW MARINE, LLC •www.dalehollowmarine.com
EAST PORT MARINA & RESORT • www.eastport.info
HWY TIRE, LLC • (931) 823-8473
LOGAN’S HEATING & COOLING • (931) 864-3355
PRYOR’S AUTO SPOT • (931) 864-3926
ROBBINS AUTO SERVICE • (931) 864-3373
SPORTSMAN CENTER • (931) 823-5388 •www.sportsmancenter.com
STAR POINT RESORT • www.starpointresort.com
SUNSET MARINA & RESORT •www.sunsetmarina.com
T & D CYCLE SHOP • (931) 267-6977
XPRESS LUBE, Livingston • (931) 823-0123
COOKEVILLE SAM’S CLUB • (931) 528-2070

The Pickett County Library is great free resource anytime of year.  They have loads of books, videos, cd’s, and so much more.  Their Genealogy Room is also a good place to go and get to know where you came from.  If it weren’t for our ancestors’ hard work, we wouldn’t enjoy the life we have today.  The Cordell Hull Birthplace & Museum State Park has a fantastic exhibit as well as a very nice trail to be enjoyed year round.

Against the Flow Kayak Outfitters can set you up with a nice Kayak or offer you a tour. Our area marinas have a variety of water sport activities to offer and a whole lot more.

If you are planning to be married on Dale Hollow Lake, remember The Farm at East Port Marina & Resort event venue with a capacity of seating 300 people are here to help!

If you are looking for places to shop, remember our local stores.  Drop by see what all they have to offer – after all, you will save time by not driving so far to browse.  This is a brief list of our Chamber Member businesses at this time that offer shopping.Carobella Salon, SpaRustic Roots Boutique, Teased Salon & Spa Sells Family StoreMa & Pa’s Gift ShackCountry Farm & Home CenterDavidson’s Discount Drugs, and Garrett’s Drug Center have some wonderful items to browse/purchase besides the obvious items. Dale Hollow Kwik Stop, and Dale Hollow Shell offer many convenience items and a deli, plus fishing supplies and more! Spend some time at York Country StoreForbus General Storeor Moodyville Cash Store. Don’t forget Pryor’s Auto Spot and McCurdy Computers for their specialty items – as well as the convenience stores, marine supply, bike shop, marinas and more. They each have some interesting merchandise too! Hwy. 111 Wine & Spirits and The Whistle Stop also invite you to come by. 

To stay up-to-date with local activities and happenings throughout the week, check theChamber’s Facebook page to see what was postedAND the event calendar on the www.dalehollow.comwebsite.  If you haven’t “Liked” the page, please do so while you are there.  To make sure you don’t miss a thing, also select from the drop down menu associated with the “Like” button – “Get Notifications”.  With FB’s way of sharing our posts, you likely get just a few of them.  This will ensure that you don’t miss a thing. 

If you have community events, questions, or comments, we can be reached by email atpickettchamber@twlakes.net ordalehollow@twlakes.net or by phone at (931) 864-7195.

Have a wonderful week!


Billy K. Robbins, Executive Director
Janice Neal & Donella Beaty, Assistants to the Executive Director