Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville

Friday, October 13, 2017

Greetings from the historic town of Lynnville, Tennessee.

There are several signs that indicate the coming of fall. The landscape has a silent explosion of vibrant colors of red, yellow, and orange. The leaves will drop from the trees which will provide endless hours of play for the children jumping into the leaf piles and then raking the leaves back up for parents. The American sport of baseball is on the homestretch, while football is in full swing. The temperatures seem to drop and nights grow longer, and all of the little critters begin the process of storing up for the winter.

There is an old weather proverb that states, “If autumn leaves are slow to fall, prepare for a cold winter.”

Vendors wanting to sell their wares at the annual “Lynnville Christmas Village” should call one of these numbers 931-527-0032, 931-527-3922 or 931-527-3466 and reserve a booth for Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Lynnville Municipal Building and the C. T. Reid Theater beginning at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“A Christmas Lunch” will be served at the Lynnville Christmas Village for $7.00 per plate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu is as follows: turkey and dressing, cranberry salad, green beans, sweet potatoes, rolls, coconut cake, and tea and coffee. What a great way to turn everyone’s thoughts to shopping for those special gifts for Christmas at the Lynnville Christmas Village. See you in Lynnville on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Christmas Village.

The Lynnville Community Club would like to thank the following businesses for helping sponsor the Lynnville Country Fair On The Square that was held on Saturday, Sept. 23. The businesses were as follows: Bank of Frankewing, Chapman’s Flowers, City of Lynnville, Dickey’s Flowers, First National Bank, Phil Hewitt, K & W Culvert, Susie Littleton, Lynnville Medical Clinic, Pete’s Pit Stop, Reeves Drugstore, Barbara Ann Smith, Sunshine Cleaners, and SunTrust Bank. Without business support, it would be impossible for organizations to have activities. Again, we thank all the businesses for their support.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, there will be “Trunk-or-Treat” on the Lynnville Square for children to dress up and trick-or-treat. This will start at 5 p.m. There will be chili in the Lynnville Municipal Building. Last year, there was a great turn out for this event.

The piano students of Bobby Allen Hollis, Jr. will present a Christmas Piano Recital on Saturday, Dec. 9 in the sanctuary of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church located on Church Street beginning at 6 p.m. Janet Tuckerman, pianist of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will perform at the recital.

“The 33rd Annual Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 beginning at 5 p.m. from the Robert Dunnavant Park located on Industrial Park Drive. The theme for the parade is “O Christmas Tree”. Start making plans to enter a float, decorated car or truck, or walking unit in the parade. For information about the parade, call the Lynnville City Hall at 931-527-3158. Awards will be given to the best units. Following the parade, a reception will be held in the Lynnville Municipal Building for everyone to attend.

From the files of history of Sarah Hewitt Dugger in November 24, 1911, in The Columbia Daily Herald:

“C.M.A. Beaten By The Robert B. Jones High School Tigers of Lynnville, Tennessee”

“The Columbia Military Academy of Columbia, Tennessee lost her second game of the season Friday to the Jones High School Tigers of Lynnville by the measly on point route. The final score was 6 to 5. The game was played in Lynnville With a high wind blowing nearly all the time.

Jones High won on forward passes. The Tigers carried the ball almost the full length of the field on forward passes and they were so rapidly that the cadets could not stop the Tigers until the ball had been carried over the goal for a touchdown.

The cadets outplayed Jones High on straight football and had extremely bad luck with nearly every forward pass they attempted. Frequently, the ball when passed would drop into the hands of a player and other times the ball would go wild or the ball was fumbled.” (Article about the game will continue next week.)