Lynnville prepares for Blackberry Festival

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 28, to attend the 8th Annual Lynnville Blackberry Festival and taste the "World's Best Blackberry Pie."

A great day of activities is planned for everyone to enjoy. The Lynnville Community Club and the Town of Lynnville are organizers of this festival. Billie May and RTM Productions are the sponsors of the festival.

Donations for the festival have been given by Nelle Hewitt Anderson, Tommy Hyatt, Valley Packaging, and Jonathan Hickerson. Vendors of all kinds will be set up on the Lynnville Square selling their wares. If you would like a booth, call 931-527-3922 or 931-527-0032.

At 9 a.m. the "Tumble Town Tumblers," under the direction of Jamie Hollis, will perform on the square. "Music With Mommie" will be at the Reid Theater at 10 a.m. Children can enjoy the "Clown Moon Walk," a rock wall to climb, and Mencer's Pony Rides.

For lunch, beans and poke sallet will be served in the Lynnville Municipal Building from 11 a.m. to l p.m. for a cost of $6 a plate. For $6 you will be served beans, poke sallet, cornbread, drink and blackberry pie. If you just want blackberry pie, the cost is $2. This will be some good eating and you will not want to miss this.

At l p.m., the "Old and New Cloggers" will perform on the Lynnville Square. Cheerleaders from Richland High School under the direction of Sharon Kennedy and Beth Hall will perform at 2 p.m. on the square.

All candidates in the August election may speak at 3 p.m. for a "Political Rally" that will be held on the square.

Worley McKinney and Andy Chunn will be at the microphone all day on the stage located on the square telling about what is happening throughout the day.

At 7 p.m., "Rock-A-Diddy" will provide the music for a "Street Dance" on the square for everyone to enjoy. Bring your own chair.

For southern hospitality at its best, come to the 8th Annual Lynnville Blackberry Festival on and stay all day in one of America's best small towns. Lynnville has a charm about it that everyone enjoys. See you at the festival!

Bible Schools are very popular in Lynnville this week. In the morning, the Lynnville Methodist Church is having school; and in the evening the Lynnville Church of Christ is having school. Hope everyone is enjoying VBS.

Down the street, Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will have vacation Bible school beginning on June 30 and going through July 3.

The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society did not meet in June, but will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, in the fellowship hall of Lynnville First Presbyterian Church.

Hope Father's Day was a great day for all fathers last Sunday, June 15.

We congratulate, Barry Laxson on being named the new principal at Richland Middle and High School. Former principal Bobbi McMasters will take a position at the Central Office.