Lynnville notes

Friday, October 30, 2009

"Santa Claus is coming to town" on Saturday, Nov. 14, for you to have your picture made with him and tell him what you want for Christmas. Santa pictures will be made in conjunction with the Lynnville Christmas Village to be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Lynnville C. T. Reid Theater from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. All types of good Christmas goodies will be for sale. Vendors interested in securing a booth are asked to contact 931-527-0032 or 931-527-3922.

After shopping at the Christmas Village, you can have lunch in the Lynnville Municipal Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will be turkey and dressing, green beans, potatoes, cranberry salad, rolls, and drink. Do something new to start the Christmas season this year: come to the Lynnville Christmas Village on Saturday, Nov. 14 and do some shopping and have lunch. See you there!

The sanctuary of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will be the scene for a Christmas Piano Recital by the students of Janet Tuckerman and Bobby A. Hollis Jr. on Saturday, Nov. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. Piano solos, duets, trios, and quartets, along with organ music, will be performed by the students at the recital.

"200 Years of Lynnville Christmas" will be the theme for the 25th Annual Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Robert Dunnavant Field on Mill Street. This parade will be the beginning of celebrations for Lynnville's 200th birthday in 2010. For information, call 931-527-0032 or 931-527-3922. Let's make this a great start for Lynnville's 200th birthday party.

Sympathy is extended to the Effie Lou Woodard Family and the Joe Nelson Cox Family.

Winners in the agricultural exhibit in the Lynnville Fair in September were as follows: Irish potatoes lst-Bill Underwood; bell peppers lst-Bill Underwood, 2nd-Adam Fraser, 3rd-Bill Ashley; okra lst-Bill Underwood, 2nd-Barbara Potts; pumpkin lst-Charles Dugger; dried red pepper lst-Nancy Jo Hollis; eggplants lst-Bill Underwood, 2nd-Janet Tuckerman; butterbeans lst-Bill Underwood; shucked corn lst-Russ Underwood; alfalfa hay lst-Russ Underwood; soybean hay lst-Russ Underwood; peas lst-Nancy Jo Hollis, 2nd-Bill Underwood; squash lst-Nancy Jo Hollis, 2nd-Jennifer Victory; pears lst-Bell Hickerson; sweet potatoes lst-Johnny D. Fralix; and green beans lst-Bill Underwood. More fair winners next week.

The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Lynnville history from the pages of The Pulaski Citizen 1903:

"In 1860, the Nashville & Decatur Railroad was built and a store was built and occupied by R. A Mitchell and Lem Oliver where Lynnville now stands. This was closed in 186l when the war opened and the building destroyed by the Yankees on their occupying this section. Here the old 3rd Tennessee regiment was organized by General John C. Brown near where McCord's mill now stands, May 6, 186l. (McCord's Mill was located where the present day Lynnville Co-op stands.)

The Lynnville section was laid waste by the war from 1861 to 1865. One hundred bales of cotton belonging to Lem Oliver were burned by the Confederates.

The Lynnville Academy was built in 1870. Dr. Stoddard and Rev. George Campbell were the prime movers. The academy burned and was rebuilt about 1886. The last session had an enrollment of 135 and was taught by Prof. W. B. Davidson with three assistants. (Prof. Davidson was the father of Vanderbilt Fugitive Poet, Donald Davidson. Donald Davidson attended school at the Lynnville Academy.)

The Robert B. Jones High School was built by a bequest of the late Robert B. Jones. The building is a three-story brick and stone costing $8,000, with an endowment of $40,000. The principals are Profs. Jackson Reeves and R. V. Kennedy, Mrs. Clara B. Wagstaff teaches the second department, while Miss Etta Wagstaff teaches the primary, Mrs. C. B. Tate, elocution, and Miss Virginia Mehigan, music. Enrollment was 150 the past session."