What’s Up Pickett Co: Feb 25, 2022

Since the sun isn’t shining much lately, let me brighten your day with a bunch of pretty flowers! The Live Music list and meetings are posted to the right. Tuesday, March 1 is meteorological spring (sounds better than winter) and it also begins entry line-up for the Spring Dale Hollow Bass Classic to be held on April 23 & 24 out of Sunset Marina & Resort. Town Hall can help you obtain an entry form if you need one, just call (931) 864-6215.

Good Neighbors Theatre will be holding auditions March 7 & 8 for “Blood Heat” (press release is below). The Steel Coop is having multiple events soon. First is “Behind the Dish” on March 8 followed by Americanaville featuring Doug Stone on March 17. More information can be found here.

Chamber Members, we need your latest literature to prepare for the upcoming tourist season. Please send us some or give us a call to arrange a pick up. March 4-5 is the Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show at the Hyder-Burks Ag Pavilion in Cookeville. We have lots of good interaction at this show. We need your information before that date to have it there.

Auditions Announced for “Blood Heat” at Good Neighbors Theatre

Good Neighbors Theatre is sending out a casting call for a very special play. “Blood Heat” has been written especially for GNT by Dr. J. Edward Gore of Nashville with arrangements through Judy Martin-Urban, local historian and novelist. GNT is excited to have Rachael Winningham directing this locally historically based play on the GNT stage.

Auditions will be Monday, March 7, and Tuesday, March 8, both at 7:00 PM at Good Neighbors Theatre, located at 8780 Highway 111 in Byrdstown, TN.  There are 14 men’s parts and three women’s parts available. All roles are for adults 18 years of age and above. Some parts do not require many lines for those who want to get involved with acting, but don’t have stage experience. 

Rehearsals will be Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Performances will be June 3, 4, and 5 with a possible extension to June 10, 11, and 12. For those interested in helping with set design, construction, costuming, and other behind-the-scenes work, please come to the auditions and sign up for your interest.

The play centers around the happening in our area in the early days of the War Between the States, more commonly known as the Civil War. It takes place about the time of the Affair at Travisville, the first military action of the Civil War in Tennessee right along our Tennessee/Kentucky border in Pickett County. GNT produced “Blood Along the Wolf” in October 2010, also based on this time period and each performance was a total sellout, so this play also based on local legend and notorious Confederate cavalry raider, Champ Ferguson, is expected to be very popular as well.

Good Neighbors Theatre is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  Projects are partially funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.

Cordell Hull Birthplace Museum State Park  has a variety of events/programs on a regular basis. Learn a new craft/skill or fine tune and old one. Check them out!

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, Assistant to the Executive Director

Coming Soon!
Dixie Cafe – Fri & Sat
Steel Coop – Fri & Sat
Backyard Grill – Fri & Sat

Whistle Stop Tavern: 9 Ball Tournaments Tues @ 7PM
8 Ball Tournaments on Thurs @ 7PM and Sun @ 1PM
GNT Auditions for “Blood Heat”: Mar 7 & 8 @ 7PM @ GNT Building
Apr 23 & 24: Spring Dale Hollow Bass Classic – (931) 864-6215
Apr 30: Fundraising Tournament out of Sunset benefitting the Fentress Co Children’s Center

Upcoming Meetings:
DAV Meeting – 2nd Saturday of each month @ Welcome Center @ 9:30AM
AA Meetings – Each Tuesday at 7PM at First Baptist Church
PAWS Meeting – 1st Thursday of each month @ Country Kitchen @ 11:30AM
March Chamber Board Meeting – March 10 @ Dixie Cafe @ 11:00AM

Dine, Shop or have a look around our website. Direct link to our Chamber Information.