Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Greetings to everyone from the banks of Robertson Fork Creek, home of the historic, proud, southern town of Lynnville, Tennessee, founded in 1807.

There have been a lot of things going on in Lynnville for Christmas since the end of November. All of these activities help bring the community together and this is great. There are still several activities left for people to attend.

Saturday evening, Dec. 9, the church sanctuary of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church located at 235 Church Street will be the place for a Christmas Piano Recital beginning at 6 p.m.

A good crowd gathered on the Lynnville Square for the “Lighting of the Town of Lynnville Christmas Tree and Other Lights” on Sunday evening, Nov. 26 to usher in the official start of Christmas in Lynnville. Members of the Culleoka High School Chorus performed as did the Children’s Hand bell Choir from the Lynnville Methodist Church. There were also others who performed for the program. Following the program, refreshment were served in the Lynnville Municipal Building.

Ornaments are to be placed on the large spruce tree on the Lynnville Square next to the gazebo for $5 each and may be purchased for someone “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of”. Names will be written on the ornaments and who purchased them. You may order an ornament by mailing to “Christmas Ornament, P. O. Box 66, Lynnville, Tennessee 38472. This is a project of the Lynnville Community Club and the money will be used for a special project in Lynnville.

“Santa Claus is coming to Town!” on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Lynnville Municipal Building from 8 to 10:30 a.m. for “Breakfast With Santa”. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Dixie Old and New on 1722 Main Street or at the door for $5 each. Get a picture made with Santa for an additional $2. Santa’s Elves will be reading Christmas stories. For information, call 931-224-1981.

The town’s large spruce Christmas Tree, planted some twenty years ago in honor of Sarah Hewitt Dugger, was all aglow as the 33rd Annual Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade made its way down Mill Street to the town square and on the East Main Street. The Richland High School Band played beautiful Christmas Music as the parade went by the depot. Grand Marshal Chris Miller from WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee rode in a 1954 Red Impala that is owned by Charles Camp.

A good crowd attended the parade and we thank everyone who participated.

The entries receiving awards in the parade were: Grand Prize--Miss Judy’s Academy; 2nd place to the Lynnville Cub Scouts; 3rd place went to the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church; and 4th was given to Lynnville Helping Hands. Receiving the Mayor’s Trophy was the Richland High School Girls’ Soccer Team; the Most Unique Entry went to the Lynnville Horses Group. Other units receiving awards were: 1st to Santa Claus, 2nd Soda Pop Junction, and third to Shoemaker Baker.

Be sure to enter your home in the “Home Decorating Contest” if you live in the Lynnville City Limits. To enter, call the Lynnville City Hall at 527-3158. You must enter your home in the contest for it to be judged. Judging will be on Dec. 21. Prizes will be given.

“A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service” will be held at the Lynnville Methodist Church beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.