Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Greeting from Lynnville, Tennessee.

Happy Birthday to the 150th year of Lynnville First Presbyterian Church located on Church Street. The church was built in 1867. The Town of Lynnville moved from Old Lynnville to New Lynnville in 1860 when the Nashville and Decatur Railroad was completed. The land for the church was purchased from D. P. Rankin for $200 and a one-room church was built. Sunday School rooms, a kitchen, bathrooms, and an office for the minister were built at a later time. In 1895, H. M. Fleming sold the land to the church for $50 so a manse could be built. The church building and manse are side by side.

At 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017, the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will celebrate the 150th birthday. Everyone will assemble in the sanctuary of the church for a “Remember When” and “Reminiscing” until eleven a.m. The morning worship service will start at eleven a.m. Minister David Wood and, visiting and former minister of the church, Blake Hawthorne will deliver the message. During the service, there will be special music by the church choir. Following the service, a catered lunch will be served.

Anyone attending with memorabilia of the church may bring it and it will be placed on a special table with your name on it. Any pictures of weddings, Vacation Bible School, baptisms, picnics, potluck suppers, youth meetings, Christmas or Easter Programs are items everyone would like to see.

On Saturday, September 9, there will be a “Truck and Tractor Pull” to be held at the Robert Dunnavant Park located off of Mill Street on Industrial Park Drive. Concessions and T-Shirts will be available. Bring your own lawn chairs. Admission is adults $10 each and children seven years to 12 years old--admission is $5 each. All proceeds go to make improvements to the City of Lynnville.

The 33rd Annual Lynnville Lighted 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 an entry. More details in this column about the parade. For information, contact Lynnville City Hall at 931-527-3158.

Vendors wanting to reserve a booth in the “Lynnville Christmas Village” should call 931-527-0032, 931-527-3922, or 931-527-3466. Christmas Village will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in the Lynnville Municipal Building and C. T. Reid Theater beginning at 8 a.m. to 2p.m. A Christmas Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is the Christmas Village with the great food. Call early to reserve your booth at the 2017 Lynnville Christmas Village.

“The Annual Lynnville Fair On The Square” will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, beginning at 8 a.m. Entries will be taken from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Judging will start at 10 a.m. Fair pamphlets will be available at Lynnville Merchants. Prize money will be given for first, second, and third place winners.

Don’t forget to get a copy of The Lynnville Line, Lynnville’s new newspaper that is published monthly by the Lynnville City Hall. The papers have events happening in and around Lynnville, plus articles written about the history of Lynnville. There are also recipes in the paper. The papers are ready for circulating the first of each month.