Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville

Friday, December 15, 2017

Greetings to everyone and Merry Christmas from “Straight From The Tracks of Lynnville, Tennessee”.

Anyone who lives in the city limits should enter their home in the Lynnville Home Decorating Contest. Call the Lynnville City Hall at 527-3158 to enter your home. Judging will take place on Thursday, Dec. 21. So be sure your home has all of its Christmas decorations outside on for the judging.

If you are in Lynnville at dark, be sure and drive by the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church to see the Nativity Scene.

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

The Lynnville merchants have really decorated their store windows for the Christmas Holidays. Take a drive to Lynnville at dark to see the lights on the square and the store windows.

Saturday, Dec. 16, will be “Breakfast With Santa” at the Lynnville Municipal Building beginning at 8 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Dixie Old and New at 1722 Main Street or at the door for $5. For an additional $2, you may have your picture made with Santa. Santa’s Elves will be reading Christmas Stories. For more information, call 931-224-1981.

Ornaments to be placed on the large spruce tree on the town square may be purchased for $5 each. You may purchase an ornament “In Honor of Someone” or ‘In Memory of Someone”. Names will be written on the ornaments who gave it and who it is for. You may order ornaments by sending names and $5 to Ornaments for Christmas, 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 the community.

We extend sympathy to the family of Rayburn Hickman. Mr. Hickman began his teaching career in the fall of 1962 at The Robert B. Jones High School in Lynnville as an elementary P. E. teacher. In the fall of 1970, he was named co-principal of Jones High School and in the summer of 1971, he received the duties as principal of Jones High and remained principal there until 1978. When Richland School opened, he was named the elementary principal of Richland until his retirement.

As scoutmaster of the Lynnville Troop 381, he guided five boys to receive the coveted Eagle Scout Award.

We thank Mr. Hickman for all he did for education in the Lynnville Community. May God bless his family.

The sanctuary of the historic Lynnville First Presbyterian Church was the scene for the annual Christmas Piano Recital presented by the piano students of Bobby Allen Hollis, Jr. on Saturday evening, Dec. 9.

Janet Tuckerman, pianist of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church, played the prelude, “The Birthday of a King” and the piano students marched into the sanctuary with their teacher. Following the prelude and Processional, Hollis gave the welcome to everyone.

Students playing in the recital were: Jennifer Brymer, Annabelle Grace Little, Hannah Little, Jacob Matlock, Evanglina Quidera, Isaiah Quidera, Sophia Quidera, Madison White, Aurora Williams, Mattie Witt, and Sarah Virginia Witt. The students played solos, duets, trios, and quartets on one piano. All of the students performed well in the recital. Following the recital, Mrs. Peggy Lanier Ward invited everyone to her home at 2197 East Main Street in Lynnville for a reception. The Ward Home was decorated throughout every room for the holidays. Everywhere you looked, there was a Christmas decoration. There were eight big Christmas trees decorated throughout the home and several small trees. The dining room table was covered with delicious foods for everyone to eat. Mrs. Laura Bue decorated the Ward Home for Christmas and did an outstanding job with Mrs. Ward assisting her in the decorating.

The Ward Home was the first home built in Lynnville and it was owned by the Wagstaff Family. Everyone had an enjoyable time at the Ward Home and appreciated Mrs. Ward’s invitation.