Santa Claus is coming to town

Friday, November 23, 2007

Santa Claus is coming to town in Lynnville beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, for "Supper With Santa" in the Lynnville Municipal Building.

Supper will be served at a cost of $2 per person. For reservations, call 931-527-3922 or 931-527-0032. Reservations must be in by Tuesday, Nov. 27.

There will be a photographer to photograph your child with Santa. Pictures will be back in approximately 10 days. Bring your letter, sit on Santa's knee, and tell him what you want him to leave under your tree. This is the real Santa Claus, so come and enjoy supper with him and have your picture made with him.

The Lynnville Community Thanksgiving Service was attended by a very large crowd at Lynnville First Presbyterian Church on Church Street. Lynnville First Baptist Church and Lynnville United Methodist Church also participated in the service.

For the prelude of the evening, pianist Janet Tuckerman and Bobby Allen Hollis Jr. played a duet, "Over Hill and Dale" by H. Englemann. The welcome and opening prayer were given by Blake Hawthorne, minister at First Presbyterian. The hymn of Thanksgiving was "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come."

After the scripture reading, the First Presbyterian choir sang did a choral anthem, "Count Your Blessings." "It Is Well With My Soul" was sung by a quartet of Barbara Hart, Betty Lynn Stanley, Janet Tuckerman and William Pilkinton.

The congregational sang "How Great Thy Art," which was followed by a scripture reading and the sermon by Leon Reed, minister at First Baptist. The closing hymn, "Amazing Grace," was followed by a benediction by Reed and the postlude by organist Bobby Allen Hollis Jr.

Following the program, finger foods were enjoyed by all in the church fellowship hall. The tables were decorated with a Thanksgiving motif.

We thank everyone who had a part in making this Community Thanksgiving Service a great success.

The Town of Lynnville is sponsoring the annual Miss Merry Christmas Pageant to be held Saturday, Dec. 8, in the auditorium of Richland High School beginning at 6 p.m. Entry forms are available at the Lynnville City Hall, Soda Pop Junction and the Caboose. For more information call 931-527-3158.

Participants must return entry forms and fees by Nov. 28. Entry forms may be turned in at Lynnville City Hall to the Lynnville Merry Christmas Pageant c/o Keela Hood. There are categories for girls from infants up to the 12th grade, and for boys, from infants to 4 years old. The entry fee is $25. Each contestant will receive a trophy and crown.

The 23rd Annual Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Robert Dunnavant Park on Mill Street. "Snowbird" from WSMV-TV in Nashville will serve as Grand Marshal of the parade. Make plans to enter a unit in the parade.

The Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade is considered one of the best in the area.

For more information, call 931-527-3922, 931-527-0032 or 932-527-3466.

The Richland High School Future Teachers of America served breakfast to all staff on Friday, Nov. 16, in observance of American Education Week.

Hope everyone has a very happy Thanksgiving.