Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville

Friday, September 22, 2017

From the banks of Robertson Fork Creek proudly sits the historic Town of Lynnville, Tennessee, that is guarded to the north by Dodson Gap, to the east by Elk Ridge, and to the west by Old Lynnville.

There are a lot of exciting activities happening at the Lynnville Public Library located on the Lynnville Public Square. Julia Stowe is the Librarian at Lynnville and she has several new programs and activities available to everyone.

Here is a listing of activities offered at the Lynnville Library: Lego Club-2nd and 4th Thursday 4-5 p.m.; Bridge Club-2nd and 4th Wednesday 2 to 4 p.m.; Knitting Circle beginning in October 2017; Story Time for Preschoolers-coming soon; and Passport to the World Reading Club for children-coming soon.

Library hours at the Lynnville library are as follows: Closed on Monday; Tuesday and Thursday opened 12 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday-opened 10 to 5 p.m.; closed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Phone number at the library if 527-0707.

When you are in Lynnville, be sure and look at the flagpole in the center of the square and see the new Lynnville Flag under the American and Tennessee Flags. Lynnville has had a town flag since 1976. The flag was designed as a part of the Bicentennial celebration in Lynnville.

“Christmas Village” in Lynnville is just around the corner. Vendors wanting to reserve a booth should call 527-0032, 527-3922, or 527-3466. Saturday, November 11 is the date for the Lynnville Christmas Village beginning at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lynnville Municipal Building and the C. T. Reid Theater. A “Christmas Lunch” will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at a cost of $7 per plate. The menu consist of turkey and dressing, cranberry salad, green beans, sweet potatoes, rolls, coffee, tea, and coconut cake. This is the Christmas Village with the delicious food!

“The Annual Lynnville Fair On The Square” will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 beginning at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for entering items to be judged. Judging will start at 10 a.m. Fair pamphlets will be available at Lynnville Merchants. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.

“Trunk-or- Treat” will again be held in Lynnville on October 28 at five o’clock p.m. on the town square. All children are asked to dress in their costumes and come to Lynnville to “Trunk-or-Treat”.

On Sunday evening, November 26, the Town of Lynnville will have a program at the “Lighting of the Town Christmas Tree and Lights” on the town square. Following the program of singing and remarks, there will be a reception in the Lynnville Municipal Building for everyone to attend.

At 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017, the “33rd Annual Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade” will start down Mill Street from Industrial Park Drive at the Robert Dunnavant Park. The theme for the parade is “O Christmas Tree.” Trophies will be awarded to the Most Unique Entry, Mayor’s Trophy, Grand Prize, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, and Other Units-1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Start now making plans for your club, class, or organization to make an entry for the parade.

The Lynnville Truck and Tractor Pull was held on Saturday, September 9th and a good crowd was in attendance. Proceeds from this event will go to making improvements for the Town of Lynnville.

All the work is preparing for the Sesquicentennial of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 10, 2017, paid off because the day turned into an outstanding and rewarding day for the over two hundred individuals who attended, “What A Gathering of the Faithful”. As the day approached, the final touches were put on everything with, “We’ve A Story To Tell To the Nation” of “How Firm A Foundation” the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church is.

Former minister of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church, Blake Hawthorne delivered the message for the celebration. There was special music for the event.

Following the morning worship service, a delicious catered lunch was served in the church fellowship and people carried their plates and drinks and ate under tents and the pavillion.

A Time Capsule will be buried on the church lawn at a later date.

The Lynnville First Presbyterian Church would like to thank everyone for helping make Sunday, September 10 a great day. This will be a day that everyone will treasure forever. We pray that God will continue to direct the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church onward and upward, “On Christ the Solid Rock We Stand” of “Precious Memories” of days gone by and days to come at 235 Church Street, the location of the historic Lynnville First Presbyterian Church that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.