Pickett County News & Events 8/16/2019

Recent happenings and things to come in the Byrdstown-Pickett Co. area and Dale Hollow Lake!
Who Dunnit? Homicide Case Studies
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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Happy weekend!

The familiar patterns for those involved in the school system are settling in, but there is still so much summer yet to enjoy! The summer vegetable season for Steve Reagan is winding down. He has a few tomatoes available at the Market anytime you want to come by. We have gained a new vendor. Ken Stelmaszek of Hot Peppers and Gourmet Mushrooms will be at the market tomorrow with locally grown hot peppers and mushrooms. He usually there from 8AM-10AM when it begins to get too hot for the mushrooms. There is also a yard sale there this weekend if you would like to check it out. We would like to welcome The Bulldog Cafe to our membership and wish them all the best.

There is a Paint Party at the Pickett Care and Rehab center this evening to raise funds for the elders vacation fund. Ya’ll come!

Good Neighbors Theatre is hosting the 3rd in a series of Homicide Case Studies with Detective Ralph Mayercik on Saturday evening Aug. 17 at 6PM.  Due to subject matter ADULTS only! However, it is FREE admission once again. Enjoy a mental exercise in sleuthing with our resident Detective. 

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park. has a several programs this weekend and they would appreciate your participation. Check the link for details.

It is Fish FRYday (starting at 11AM this morning) at Forbus General Store, and the Dixie Cafe has live music tonight as well. On Saturday night the Dixie Cafe and the Country Kitchen will have live musicYou can find a list of other area eateries here- check them out soon!

Make your reservations today – before September 6!

The 2019 Fall Dale Hollow Bass Classic registration forms are available. You can download a copy. We have already had 33 boats register. It looks like we are going to have a good turnout, but don’t worry just yet! We are still far from 200 boats. The 3k/5k forms are ready and we will be sending those out to the participants from last year soon. The brochures are in for the Rollercoaster Yard Sale if you would like to pick one up.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events from Good Neighbors Theatre:
Aug. 17 @ 3PM: Who Done It? Part 3 Detective Series with Detective Ralph
Sept. 3: Auditions for “Gladys in Wonderland”
Sept. 21 @ 6PM: Mystery Gala Dinner
Oct. 3-5 ALL DAY: Roller Coaster Yard Sale at GNT
Oct. 19: “Haunted Halloween Musical”
Nov. 7-10: “Gladys in Wonderland”
Dec. 7: Christmas Parade Float
Jan. 6&7: Auditions for “Peter Pan”
March 5-9: “Peter Pan” 

Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park also has events going on throughout the season.

#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.

County Commission Meets: Aug. 19, Sept. 16 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 our Facebook 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.

If you are planning to be married on Dale Hollow Lake, rememberThe 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 Center,Davidson’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 andMcCurdy 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, Charlie’s Place and The Whistle Stop also invite you to come by. 

Finally, if you need a new to you vehicle, check out Chris’ Auto World, LLC on Main St. He has some nice looking vehicles and is ready to serve the community (and beyond).

To stay up-to-date with local activities and happenings throughout the week, check the Chamber’s Facebook page to see what was posted AND the event calendar on the www.dalehollow.com website.  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 at pickettchamber@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