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News Notes 12.4.08

News Notes 12.4.08

Posted: Thursday, December 4, 2008 9:52 pm

  Christmas event set The Dyer County Fair Association is hosting “A Sorghum Valley Christmas” at the fairgrounds Dec. 11, 12 and 13 from 6-9 p.m. Santa will be on hand to listen to last minute wishes. Participants can enjoy popcorn, hot chocolate and coffee as they listen to Christmas carolers. Decorated trees, donated by businesses and civic organizations, will be placed throughout the fairgrounds. A Christmas movie will also be shown. A donation of non-perishable food is the only admission. Donations will be divided among Matthew 25:40, the Dyersburg/Dyer County Union Mission and the Salvation Army. The Animal Care Clinic will also accept donations of pet food, while the Dyersburg Lions Club will accept old eye glasses and hearing aids. Christmas party set The Obion County Senior Citizens Center will host a Christmas party for area senior citizens at the Eddie Cox Senior Center on Depot Street in Union City. The party will held Wednesday at 11 a.m. and is being catered by Hub’s Restaurant. Tickets are $7. Participants will be entertained by Union City Elementary School’s Chorus Kids and Voices of UCES. There will be no gift exchange this year, a spokesman said. Benefit concert set The Outback Victims Assistance Program will benefit from a concert at Higher Ground Coffee Co. in Union City from 7-10 p.m. Friday. The Silence the Violence concert will feature Laura Leigha Carson, Anna and John Eaton, Amanda Daily, Justice Hall and Lauren Smethwick. Donations and tips will be accepted, with all proceeds going to the victims assistance program. Masonic meeting set Union City Masonic Lodge No. 538 Free & Accepted Masons will meet Friday to enjoy a meal and to install officers for 2009. The meal will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the installation at 7 at the lodge at West Church and South Second streets in downtown Union City. All lodge officers and eligible Masons and their guests are encouraged to attend the session, a spokesman said. Fund raiser set Team Taylor will be selling Snappy Tomato Pizza cards beginning Jan. 1 to benefit Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope. The cards will be $10 each and will allow the holder to purchase one buffet and get one free or to purchase one large pizza and get one medium one-topping pizza for free. The cards will be good from Jan. 1 through June 30. A second card will be sold beginning July 1, which will be good through Dec. 31. Cards will be available at New Dimensions and Second Glance in Union City and Blondies and Cut-N-Curl in Troy. For more information, call 536-4580. Red Hats to meet Red Hat Ladies will meet Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Los Portales Mexican Restaurant in Union City. There will be a $10 gift certificate exchange, a spokesman said. Democrats to meet The Obion County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting Saturday at 9 a.m. at party headquarters at 302 South Second St. in Union City. All Executive Committee members and local Democrats are urged to attend, a spokesman said. VFW ladies to meet The ladies auxiliary of the Jones-Walker Post Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet tonight at 7 for a Christmas party. Members are reminded to bring a dish and a guest, a spokesman said. Change in parade Organizers of the Samburg parade have had to make a change in the line-up of the Christmas parade set for Saturday. Those wishing to participate will now have to gather at Samburg Pentecostal Church at 5 p.m. The parade will begin at 6. Published in The Messenger 12.4.08

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