Lynnville notes

Friday, June 26, 2009

Lynnville is known for its historic railroad town, Robert B. Jones High School, and the town's great annual events. On Saturday, the much-anticipated 9th Annual Blackberry Festival will have this inviting community buzzing with activity. The day will begin with some 55 to 60 vendors being set up around the Lynnville Square.

The festival continues with the "Tumble Town Tumblers" performing on the square at 9 a.m. Worley McKinney and Andy Chunn will be at the microphone all day on the square. At 11 a.m. in the Lynnville Municipal Building, "Beans and Poke Sallet" will be served. This will include: beans, poke sallet, slaw, cornbread, homemade relish, "the world's best blackberry pie," and drink.

There will be all kinds of food vendors set up on the square. There will be all kinds of activities for the young folk. The perfect ending to the day is a street dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on the square with "Rock-a-Diddy" providing the music. This is a day for both young and old celebrating "southern hospitality at its best!" For more information, contact 931-527-0032 or 931-527-3922. See you at the festival.

On Tuesday evening, June 16, the Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society met in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church. The tables were decorated with a patriotic theme. A delicious potluck dinner was served at 7 p.m. to those in attendance. Elizabeth Whitwell, social studies teacher at Richland High School, was the speaker for the evening.

She gave an excellent talk on her great-great-grandfather, J. P. Brownlow, who joined the 3rd Tennessee in Lynnville during the Civil War. Brownlow had written a biography of himself and included his stay in the Civil War. This was a very interesting document. Whitwell and her family live in Mt. Pleasant.

The Lynnville Fair on the Square will be held on Saturday, September 26. More details later. The Lynnville Church of Christ is having Bible School this week at the church in the evening beginning at 7 p.m.

Summer School at Richland High School will end this week.

Hope all dads had a Happy Fathers Day. Hope to see you in Lynnville on Saturday, June 27, having a great time at the 9th Annual Lynnville Blackberry Festival!