Patriot Day 2020 Sept. 11, 2020

May we never forget….

19 years ago today is etched in the memory of every American that was old enough to remember. We all remember where we were and what we were doing. The strange sight of skies not filled with airplanes for days. All the horrible news reports for those not there in person. But above all to me is how everyone pulled together to get through the event. Let us pull together once again to get through our current situations.

Below is our Business of the Month winner for September! Congratulations to the Country Kitchen! It’s also that time of year again to get ready for the next tourism season. Ad sales for the Dale Hollow Explorer are open. If you want to be a part of the Pickett County section, contact us during normal business hours and we will get the information over to you. Also of note, we will be holding our 3rd Quarter ID and JECD Board Meetings on Tuesday, September 29th at 11AM here at the Welcome Center.

Coming up this weekend: Obey River Grill at East Port Marina is having BrainBlast Trivia on Friday evenings each week until the marina closes for the season on November 1. There will be live music at the Dixie Cafe Friday and Saturday evening. Forbus General Store has Fish Fryday – Friday. York Country Store is having an all you care to eat catfish special on Friday and Saturday evenings. Bald Rock Package, LLC has live music Friday and Saturday evenings. The Backyard Grill remember is open from 11-3 on Sundays now with their new Sunday menu. Ritter Family Farms will be at the Farmers Market on Saturday with fresh local produce (also on Thursdays). Make sure you check out the many other wonderful places to grab a bite to eat in the area. You can find our members here:

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park has several events/workshops/activities in the coming days. Check the Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park calendar here. The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will have their “Haunted in the Hills Storytelling Festival” this year September 17-19, just in a little different style. Get the details here.

The Town of Byrdstown 3k/5k Walk/Run will have task force members Carolyn Franklin and Gloria Frances out and about in the coming weeks to collect sponsorship monies for the event. A great big “THANK YOU!” to all who help support this effort and the work of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Remember! Good Neighbors Theatre has opted to do a “Social Distancing Gala” this year and are taking donations for the Rollercoaster Yard Sale in October. They can really use your help. The Dale Hollow Bass ClassicFall  will be held the weekend of November 14 & 15, 2020. Drop us a reply if you want a copy to print yourself or we will be mailing to past participants soon.

The Business of the Month program is underway! If you wish to be considered for an upcoming month – WE NEED YOUR INFORMATION!!! At this time, very few have sent in their forms! If you are a Chamber Member and have not done so yet, please fill out our survey – you can access it here. IF YOU DO NOT SEND IN THE SURVEY, YOU WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE GROUP THAT THE COMMITTEE WILL CHOOSE FROM. Also, if any business is following the Tennessee Pledge rules and would like a poster to put up, OR OTHER ITEMS, stop by our office and let us know.
Business of the Month for September 2020







The Country Kitchen for being our business of the month!

The Country Kitchen is owned and operated by Patricia and Michael Abbott. While dining you will always see friendly and smiling faces always willing to take your order.

The Country Kitchen is open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, with daily specials – 10 oz hamburger steak, catfish and great breakfast!

DAV will meet at the Welcome Center on the second Saturday of each month at 9:30AM
September 14 at 5PM is the Town Council Meeting at Town Hall
September 14 at 6:30PM is the School Board Meeting at the Director of Schools Office
September 29 at 11AM is the ID & JECD Board Meetings at the Welcome Center
October 8 is our next Monthly Chamber Board of Directors Meeting at 11AM TBA

If ANYONE needs any help, questions answered, etc., please reach out to our office (931) 864-7195, the County Executive’s Office (931) 864-3798 or Mayor Gibson’s Office (931) 864-6215.

Have a wonderful week!

Bill Robbins, Byrdstown-Pickett Co. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Janice Neal & Donella Beaty, Assistants to the Executive Director