Pickett County and Byrdstown News & Events 6/07/2019

Recent happenings and things to come in the Byrdstown-Pickett Co. area and Dale Hollow Lake!
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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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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Welcome to the Weekend!

Well, the weatherman says it’s going to be soggy, so it’s a good weekend for WCTE’s Great TV Auction June 6-9 and June 13-16 starting at 7PM. Get all the details here! They have some pretty awesome programming throughout the year and work to support the entire region through various programs. They can use our support to make these efforts possible.

Country Farm and Home Center in Byrdstown will be hosting a “Holland Grill Demo” tomorrow (Saturday) and invite everyone to come by for samples of it’s cooking capabilities and will have a special too if you buy one. Details here.

The Cordell Hull Birthplace State Historic Park has a multitude of events going on this weekend – many in the dry. On Saturday The Friends of Cordell Hull will be hosting their Annual Meeting at the park beginning at 5PM and will be having a cookout (not sure what the rain plan is – but I’m sure they have one). You can find links to all the event details from here! There is a lot going on this summer around the area. Saturday is alsoFREE FISHING DAY in Tennessee – but stay safe!

Let us not forget Dad with everything going on! Next Sunday, June 16th is Father’s Day. SHOP LOCAL! So many options of great things to gift dad with!

The June Chamber Board of Directors meeting will be held Thursday, June 13th at Pier 42 Restaurant at 11AM.

Honest Jon’s BBQ is having live music tonight (Friday). Forbus General Store is having a Fish FRYday from 11AM-8PM every FRIDAY. The Dixie Cafe will have live music tonight and Saturday night.  The Country Kitchen will have live music on Saturday evening. You can find a list of area eateries here- check them out soon!

The Friends of Cordell Hull will have their Annual Meeting On Saturday June 8 at 5PM at the Park.The meeting is open to anyone interested in the park or would like to learn more. The organization will be providing snacks. 

Don’t forget! Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park also have events going on throughout the season. It’s also time to register for some of the events for the Independence Day Celebration on June 29th. Just call Town Hall. (931) 864-6215.

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 

#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

Board of Education Meets June 10 at 6:30PM at the Director of Schools Office
County Commission Meets June 17 at 6PM at the Pickett Co. Library.

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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 our new Pickett County Maps, 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 all of your cooling needs! Summer is here!

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