Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville

Friday, November 17, 2017

Greetings from the historic town of Lynnville, Tennessee that was founded in 1807.

The cooler weather is staying around, but it is time for the weather to change.

We send out a big thank you to all veterans and we honor them for all they have done and are doing to keep our nation free. “God Bless America, Land that we all Love!!!!

The annual Lynnville Christmas Village that was held on Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Municipal Building and C. T. Reid Theater was a great success. Shoppers started their shopping early at the Christmas Village. Everyone who ate the Christmas lunch really enjoyed themselves. The good cooks of Lynnville did a great job preparing the meal. We thank everyone who helped with the 2017 Lynnville Christmas Village, sponsored by the Lynnville Community Club, a great success.

The annual Lynnville Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday evening, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Lynnville Methodist Church. David Wood, minister of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church, will deliver the message. The Lynnville First Baptist Church will also participate in the service. Following the service, food will served in the fellowship hall of the church. This is a time when the community can come together and worship God.

Sunday evening at 5 p.m. on Nov. 26 will be the Lighting of the Town of Lynnville Christmas Tree and Lights on the town square. The program will have the Culleoka High School Chorus performing and Children’s Handbell Choir of the Lynnville Methodist Church performing. Following the program, a reception will be held in the Lynnville Municipal Building for everyone to attend. Everyone is invited to attend.

Chris Miller, newsman at WSMV-TV in Nashville will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 33rd Annual Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, beginning at 5 p.m. from the Robert Dunnavant Park located on Industrial Park Drive. Entries of floats, cars, trucks, animals, and pedestrians. At 4:15 p.m., judging will begin on the entries. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Grand Prize, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th; Mayor’s Trophy; Most Unique Entry; and Other Entries: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The theme for the parade is “O Christmas Tree”. Following the parade, a reception will be held in the Lynnville Municipal Building for everyone to meet Chris Miller. See you at the parade!!!!

The piano students of Bobby Allen Hollis, Jr. of Lynnville will perform in a “Christmas Piano Recital” on Saturday evening, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church located on Church Street. Janet Tuckerman, pianist of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will perform at the recital. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Lynnville Community Club is selling ornaments for the large spruce tree located next to the gazebo on the town square. Ornaments are $5.00 each and may be purchased for someone in honor of or in memory of to be placed on the tree with their names on the ornaments. You may order an ornament by mailing to Christmas Ornament, P. O. Box 66, Lynnville, Tennessee 38472. For information, call 931-527-3922 or 931-527-3466. Let’s make the town Christmas Tree look great with lights and ornaments.

“You better watch out, because Santa Claus is coming to town”! On Saturday, Dec. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Lynnville Municipal Building, we invite children to come and have “Breakfast With Santa”. Tickets are $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. Tickets may be purchased at the door or may be purchased in advance at the Dixie Old and New on 1722 Main Street. Get a picture taken with Santa for an additional $2.00. Santa’s Elves will also be reading Christmas stories. For more information, call 931-224-1981.

All who live in the city limits of Lynnville may enter the “Home Decorating Contest”. Decorate the outside of your home for the contest. To enter your home in the contest, call the Lynnville City Hall at 527-3158.

From the files of history of Sarah Hewitt Dugger: Taken from the Hilltop High Lights, the school paper of The Robert B. Jones High School in Lynnville in 1944, “The Candle Lighting Service.”

“The Candle Lighting Service was given by the students of Jones High School, assisted by Mrs. Culbertson, the music teacher in December of 1944, in the auditorium in the high school building.

The program consisted of numbers by the Kiddie Band, Christmas Carols sung by the elementary grades, solos by Imogene Adkins, a duet by Edna Earl Stallings and Pearl Robinson, accompanied by Jennie Ruth Stallings.

These numbers were followed by the high school in a very beautiful service of the birth of Christ.

The Jones High School Glee Club furnished the music, with solos by Imogene Adkins and Ruth Osborne.”

This article was taken from the school paper and written by one of the students on the paper staff.