"You better watch out, cause Santa Claus is coming to town" on Saturday, Nov. 14, for the Lynnville Christmas Village to be held in the C. T. Reid Theater on the square in Lynnville. The doors to Christmas Village will be open from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for everyone to Christmas shop for goodies. Santa will arrive for pictures beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 2 p.m. There are different packages and prices offered for pictures with Santa. (Santa is the real Santa from the North Pole.) Bring your list and tell Santa what you would like for him to bring you for Christmas.
Lunch will be served in The Lynnville Municipal Building, next door to Christmas Village, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The menu will be turkey and dressing, green beans, potatoes, cranberry salad, rolls, and drink. Door prizes will be given away during the day. Make plans to come to Lynnville and spend the day shopping, visiting Santa and having your picture made with him and telling him what you want left under your tree at home, and having a good Christmas lunch. See you Saturday, Nov. 14.
Lynnville Christmas Cards and notecards with the Lynnville First Baptist Church, Lynnville United Methodist Church, Lynnville Church of Christ, Lynnville First Presbyterian Church, L & N Depot, Robert B. Jones High School in 1900, Robert B. Jones High School as it was before consolidation, the Jones High Gymnasium, and the Lynnville Square will be for sale at the Lynnville Christmas Village on Saturday, Nov. 14. These would make very nice Christmas gifts.
The Lynnville Square is getting all decorated for the Christmas Holidays as is the Municipal Building and the Reid Theater.
Janet Tuckerman and Bobby Allen Hollis Jr. presented their students in a Christmas Piano Recital on Saturday, Nov. 7 in the sanctuary of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. The following students performed in the recital: Taylor Braxton Mantooth-Hollis, Jared Moore, Jason Moore, Tyson Ries, Jared Roberts, Emily Grace Russell, Matthew Russell, and Carolyn Sheets.
Bobby Allen Hollis Jr. will present two of his piano students, Jared and Jason Moore, in their Senior Piano Recital in April 2010 at the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church. Jared and Jason's parents are Pam and Carter Moore of Lynnville.
Saturday, Dec. 5 will be the "25th Annual Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade" to begin at 5 p.m. at the Robert Dunnavant Park on Mill Street. Aaron Solomon from WSMV-TV in Nashville will serve as Grand Marshal for the parade. Entries in the parade will be floats, cars, trucks, walking units, and the band from Richland High School. We ask anyone who would like to have an entry in the parade to help kick off Lynnville Bicentennial Celebration. Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Most Unique Entry, Mayor's Trophy, Grand Prize-2nd-3rd-and-4th; lst, 2nd, 3rd for other units. For more information, contact 931-527-0032 or 931-527-3922. Following the parade, there will be a reception in the Lynnville Municipal Building for everyone to attend and meet Aaron Solomon and his family.
A Christmas parade in the evening is so pretty with all of the lighted entries and the beautiful Christmas music playing. Make plans to have an entry in the parade or just come and enjoy the parade. Hope to see you Lynnville on Saturday, Dec. 5.
The Lynnville Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday evening, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Lynnville First Baptist Church located on West Main Street. The Lynnville United Methodist Church and the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will participate in the service. Following the service, there will be food in the fellowship hall of the church. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will present their Christmas Program on Sunday evening, Dec. 13 in the church sanctuary beginning at 5 p.m. Following the program, there will be a potluck dinner in the fellowship hall of the church.
News from the campus of Richland Middle and High School...
The HOSA Club is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the school gym. The HOSA Club is celebrated HOSA week Nov. 9 through 13. The Health Occupations Students of America members have had a different activity and dress up day each day of the week.
The Richland Middle School celebrated basketball homecoming on Tuesday evening, Nov. 10. Middle School teacher Holly Thomason was in charge of the homecoming activities.
The Richland High School History Club did a Veterans Day program for the Richland Middle School on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Elizabeth Whitwell is the sponsor of the History Club.
The following information was taken from the 1915 Robert B. Jones High School Catalog.
"Points to be Noted----
Every member of the faculty is college trained and has had successful experience in actual school work.
We prepare for Classic and Scientific courses in the best colleges and universities.
In that we have a dormitory for boys, we have an especial advantage over many High Schools of Tennessee. You know that your boy is constantly under the supervision of the teachers.
Our school is in a town which offers all the advantages of a city school with none of the vices and temptations of a city.
The rural schools will have only a three months session. If your child has received an elementary certificate, a year will be saved by sending to Jones.
School begins Tuesday, September 7, at nine o'clock. Application for room should be made as early as possible, as we have only a limited number of rooms left.
No credit will be given in Latin or German until the student has completed two years of the work. Then two units will be given.
For any further information, write the Principal."