Pickett County & Byrdstown Announcements 5.17.19

Recent happenings and things to come in the Byrdstown-Pickett Co. area and Dale Hollow Lake!
Congratulations Graduates!
Chili Cook Off
May 18, 2019
Chili Cook-Off (and more) at Good Neighbors Theatre
Details HERE!
Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park
Upcoming Programs, Classes & OTHER FUN STUFF – Something for all ages!
Check this link for the latest event lineup!
DHL Eagle Cam
The Dale Hollow Lake Marina Association Live Eagle Cam (with SOUND) on Dale Hollow Lake!

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It’s that time of year!
Let the Season BEGIN!
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
If the email address doesn’t work by clicking – copy and paste.
PC K-8 Computer Lab Recycle Program
If you would like a Tennessee Vacation Guide, please visit:
and request one today!

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Happy Weekend!

Congratulations to all the graduates out there! Wishing you all the best in life always!

We have a very busy weekend ahead with something for everyone – sorry, this has to be a long email to include everything that I know of. Take note that May 18 is Free Dump Day/SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY 2019 (details in the link provided) and June 15 is Hazardous Waste Day. Please take advantage of these dates and let’s make Pickett County look even better than it does. Saturday is also the Rabies Clinics: 9-10AM at Moodyville Cash Store and 10:30-11:30AM at PCHS. May 21 is Commodity Distribution in Pickett County from 9-11AM. May 18-24 is also National Safe Boating Week! Be safe out there!

Several of the local restaurants are staying open late tonight to accommodate the crowds after graduation and some have specials for the graduates. Dixie Cafe will have live music tonight and Saturday night. Forbus General Store is having a Fish FRYday from 4PM-8PM every FRIDAY – Pickin on the Porch May 18 from 12-4PM too. The Country Kitchen will have live music on Saturday evening provide by Slick Nickel and a dress contest that you can learn more about from the post on their page. Be sure to check out the great food and specials at our other local restaurants! They are ready to serve you! You can find a list of area eateries here- check them out soon!

Local author, Jude Urbanski will have a book signing on Saturday, May 18th from 11AM-2PM at Rustic Roots Boutique. Be sure to stop by and pick up her latest book.

THE CHILI and CORNBREAD COOK-OFF IS SATURDAY, MAY 18 AT GOOD NEIGHBORS THEATRE FROM 3-6PM!  They will have Live music by Olds 88, carnival like games for all ages, vendors and all you can eat until it runs out chili and cornbread! All for $10 admission!

Honest Jon’s BBQ is having live music Saturday evening as well! The music starts at 5:30PM. They are also doing a drawing for a whole boston butt for Memorial Day weekend – which is NEXT WEEKEND! Check their page for details!

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.

The Friends of Cordell Hull will have their Annual Meeting On Saturday June 8 from 5-6PM at the Park. An RSVP by June 1 would be greatly appreciated. The meeting is open to anyone interested. The organization will be providing snacks.

Great news! Our new fold out County Maps are IN!!! We ask that you please not take more than 2 per person. We only have a very limited number. The online version should be available very soon as well. They look awesome! I have also FINALLY (think) I have completed the Chamber Memberpage. Please, if you are a chamber member, check it out and let me know if you see changes that need to be made – just reply to this message. Include pictures if needed and text preferred. Thank you!

Keep in mind and mark your calendars for these upcoming events at Good Neighbors Theatre:

May 18: Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off  with entertainment provide by Olds 88, vendors & games.
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
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 

#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

Historical & Genealogical Meeting May 18 @ 6PM at the Pickett Co. Library
County Commission Meets on May 20 and 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