Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Greetings from the historic Town of Lynnville, Tennessee located on the northern border of Giles County and home to the “Purple and Gold Tigers of The Robert B. Jones High School.

Even if the temperature of the weather is extremely high , Christmas is just around the corner in five months. “The 33rd Annual Lynnville Christmas Parade” will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 beginning at 5 p.m. from the Robert Dunnavant Park located on Industrial Park Drive. The theme for this year’s parade is “O Christmas Tree”. Those of you who plan early can start thinking of ideas for your float or other entry. Lynnville’s first Christmas Parade was held in 1985.

Saturday, September 9, there will be a “Truck and Tractor Pull” at the Robert Dunnavant Park. Concessions and T-shirts will be available. There is plenty of parking for everyone and bring your own lawn chairs. Admission is $10.00 for adults, children 7-12 are $5.00 and under seven years of age free. The hook up fee is $10.00. All proceeds go to make improvements to the City of Lynnville. Children’s pedal pull starts at 5:30 p.m. Antiques Tractor and Truck Classes will begin at 6:00 p.m.

For information about the Lynnville Truck and Tractor Pull, call Philip Vandiver at 931-292-8146, Steve Jones at 931-922-1646, or Lynnville City Hall at 931-527-3158.

Each Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., fresh vegetables are available for purchase on the Lynnville Square.

Highway 129 has been paved from Old Lynnville to the Giles/Marshall County Line. The highway really looks nice and we thank the state for the paving.

Sunday, September 10, is the day that the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will celebrate the “Sesquicentennial” (150 years) of the building of the church in 1867. The congregation of the church is over 208 years old. Elk Ridge Presbyterian Church was started in 1808; Hopewell was started in 1828; and the First Presbyterian Church in Old Lynnville was started in 1854. Hopewell and Old Lynnville were burned during the Civil War. Elk Ridge was the first Presbyterian Church in Giles County and one of the oldest in the state.

The Lynnville First Presbyterian Church is located at 235 Church Street. On Sunday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. will be a time for people to tell their memories of the church. At 11:00 a.m., former minister Blake Hawthorne will deliver the message. Following the worship service, a catered lunch will be served. For any information about this celebration, you may call 931-527-3160, or 931-527-3466.

The July edition of The Lynnville Line, Lynnville’s newspaper, is available at city hall. We thank Angie Jones and Dawn Baron, secretaries at the Lynnville City Hall for publishing this newspaper for the people of the Lynnville Community.

We extend sympathy to the family of Mrs. Geraldine Pate Curtis of Lynnville. Her children are Elaine Curtis and Joe King Curtis of Marshall County, Tennessee.

Anyone wanting to learn to play the piano needs to call 931-527-3466.