Byrdstown-Pickett Co Update Sept 10, 2021

Welcome to the Weekend!!

The “Summer” season is officially over with the passing of Labor Day. These cooler nights are most welcome. You can already see the leaves beginning the autumnal changes and the sunsets and rises are adjusting too. It won’t be long before all the vibrant colors of fall begin their big show. We would like to invite everyone out tomorrow morning at 7:30AM to the 20th Anniversary Memorial Service to be held here at the Welcome Center on Hwy. 111. For those of us that remember that day, it’s etched in our minds forever. To those that don’t recall, please take the time to remember the actions of that day and listen to those that do. THANK YOU to all of our first responders and military, volunteers and others that played such a roll in that time in history and to those serving since as well. May we always remember to appreciate their service everyday.

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND AND SOON: We do not anticipate anyone at the Farmers Market on Saturday, but the Ritters plan to be here next Wednesday and Friday.  Live Music:Obey River Grill Friday night, Friday and Saturday evenings at the Dixie CafeThe Steel Coop, and Sulphur Creek Resort/Mike’s Landing Restaurant and LoungeBackyard Grill is having live music on Saturday nights through October 9, 2021. PLEASE NOTE!!!The River Grill will be closed this weekend due to staffing. The Farmhouse Restaurant has made changes to their hours as well. Click their links for details.Plenty of other great food out there! You can find our member places to dine at this link:www.dalehollow.com/dine.

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park continues to offer a variety of workshops. Space is limited so you need to register for the one(s) you are planning to attend.

It’s time to RSVP for their fundraising Gala on September 18 at 6PM for Good Neighbors Theatre. This is still going to happen. They would also like to let everyone know they are accepting donations for the Rollercoaster Yard Sale that is also a fundraiser for the group. If you have something to donate, please call Tony Milsted at (931) 267-6678. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the Annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival on September 18th as well. Family Fun and Events Byrdstown is having a 50’s Themed evening on September 24. People’s Bank is sponsoring the movie – “Grease” and there will be costume contests, food and fun. The Stephens Center will be having a Baby Shower on October 1st at the Byrdstown Office from 3-5PM. They want everyone to come learn about their services for First Time Moms and Teen Moms. There will be cake and a chance to win some awesome door prizes. We still have plenty of space in the Fall Dale Hollow Bass Classic on October 2 & 3, 2021. If you didn’t get a form, you can download the form here. The Rollercoaster Yard Sale will be that weekend as well – September 30-Oct. 2. The Town of Byrdstown 3K/5K will be the following weekend – on October 9, 2021. Forms are available at the Welcome Center and Town Hall or by email request. If you would be interested in sponsoring/donating this year, please reply to this email and we will get things worked out for you. We are celebrating our 10th year and would like to make our donation amount be $10,000.00 for 10 years! We appreciate your helping the committee reach their goal. WCTE TV has a several events coming up in the near future. You can click here to learn more.

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

DAV will meet at the Welcome Center on the second Saturday of each month at 9:30AM


The Rescue Squad meets the 1st Thursday of each month at the Rescue Squad Building at 7PM


Town Council Meets on Sept. 13 @ 5PM at Town Hall 

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.

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

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