Lynnville notes

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Lynnville "Fair On The Square" will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26. Fair catalogs are available at local merchants. You can enter canned items, arts and crafts, posters, clothing, flowers, all kinds of garden vegetables, and scrapbooks. Entries will be taken in at the C. T. Reid Theater beginning at 8 a.m. Cash prizes and ribbons will be given for first, second, and third. Any vendor wanting to set up on the Lynnville Square and sell their wares can call 931-527-0032 or 931-527 3922 to reserve a booth.

Lunch will be served in the Lynnville Municipal Building on Saturday, Sept. 26. Lunch will include: beans, cornbread, slaw, drink, and dessert. The time will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Make plans to attend the Lynnville "Fair On The Square" on Saturday, Sept. 26 and enjoy the day.

The Richland FFA Alumni will have the 6th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12. The pull begins at 6 p.m. each evening. The pull be at the Robert Dunnavant Memorial Park on Mill Street in Lynnville. Admission will be charged, but children under 6 years of age will be admitted free. The Richland High School FFA will have the concession stand. See you at the Truck and Tractor Pull!

The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society met on Tuesday evening, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville Presbyterian Church. A potluck dinner was enjoyed by all in attendance. The group worked on Christmas items for the upcoming "Lynnville Christmas Village." The next meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. with Matthew Russell, son of Charlene and Bryan Russell, speaking on dinosaurs. Matthew is a fourth grader at Richland Elementary School. The meeting will be in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church.

Christmas is getting closer and closer for everyone to think about doing some shopping. To help with your shopping, the Lynnville Community Club will be sponsoring their first "Lynnville Christmas Village" on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the C. T. Reid Theater located on the Lynnville Public Square. Anyone wanting to set up a booth and sell their goodies should contact 931-527-0032 or 931-527-3922 by Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.

In conjunction with the Lynnville Christmas Village, a "Christmas Lunch" will be on sale in the Lynnville Municipal Building. The menu will be turkey and dressing, green beans, cranberry salad, rolls, dessert and drink. Lynnville is known for its great cooks!

What a great way to shop for Christmas and also have lunch. Be sure to call and reserve a booth to sell your wares for the Lynnville Christmas Village to be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009.

The Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will hold a revival on Sept. 20, 21, and 22 beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. On Sept. 20, a fellowship potluck dinner will be held in the fellowship hall of the church beginning at 6 p.m. Tom Walker, a minister of First Presbyterian Church in Nashville will be the speaker each evening. He will speak on "scripture, grace, and faith." There will be special music each evening. Blake Hawthorne serves as minister of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church. Everyone is invited to attend.

In 2010, Old and New Lynnville will celebrate its bicentennial. The kick off will begin at the 2009 Lynnville Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. Activities will be planned for all year in 2010. All people with a connection to Lynnville should start looking for items about Lynnville in its early days. More details will be given about this huge celebration for Lynnville in this column. Lynnville has a proud and rich heritage to celebrate.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Eva Osborne Tyree of Nashville, the family of Rachel Williams Ingram of Pulaski, and the family of Clint Dillehay of Lynnville.

Christmas activities in Lynnville will be announced very soon. These activities will be "Supper With Santa." "The 25th Annual Lynnville Christmas Parade," and the "House Decorating Contest."

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day!

From the pages of history in The Pulaski Citizen, this article was found. The article is titled, "Miss Jamie Touched the Lives of Many" by Louise Bledsoe Roberts. "In 1906, a pretty little black-haired girl with a big bow on top of her head bounced off the train at the old depot in Lynnville, ahead of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Edmundson, returning to the home community after living in St. Louis where their little daughter was born. This sprightly young lady was Jamie Maxine Edmundson.

She was just as lively through her adult life, known lovingly to Giles Countians for her dedicated teaching and other contributions until poor health stopped her activities and death claimed her on Thursday, Aug. 14, 1975, at Lewisburg's Oakwood Hall Nursing Home.

Miss Martha Bruce Edmundson of Cornersville, her cousin, and Mrs. Jack Kiser of Lewisburg, a close friend, were steadfast in their daily attendance of her in her last illness. Friends from Lynnville and Pulaski were faithful in visiting her, for "Miss Jamie" loved visitors and cherished their attention.

Her life was filled with achievements: after graduation in 1923 from Robert B. Jones High School in Lynnville and receiving a certificate in piano from Mrs. Sam Blackburn ("Miss Ella"), she studied piano at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where she graduated, an accomplished pianist (later she became just as an accomplished organist); she taught speech and dramatics for nearly 50 years, most of these years at Giles County High School; she helped organized the Robert B. Jones High School Alumni Association in Lynnville and on her 50th Class Anniversary received the coveted Outstanding Alumni Award; she was a charter member of Pulaski B & PW Club and received their Woman of Achievement Award in 1970; her Forensic Club won numerous honors in state speech and dramatic contests; and she was a deeply devoted member and organist at the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church." This article, written by Mrs. Roberts about Miss Jamie Edmundson, will be continued next week.