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Martin Parks & Rec

Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 3:03 pm

SANTA’S VILLAGE The sights and sounds of the 24th annual Santa’s Village have come to an end. 12,767 visitors were in attendance. This year’s participants enjoyed “Christmas Around the World,” the inflatable activities, visits with Santa, model train display, petting farm, live entertainment, wagon rides, giant decorated Christmas tree and all the other lights, decorations and activities of the event. The value of food donations was $46,839.77. Toy value will be forthcoming as soon as it is finalized. This event has become a huge production. It takes tremendous effort to create the festive Christmas wonderland. We are so appreciative for the following: MONETARY SPONSORS: University Plaza of Tennessee, LP; Volunteer Community Hospital; First State; MTD Products, Inc.; Southern Source; Hamilton Ryker; Tyson Foods Inc.; McDonald’s; EVENT DISPLAY/ACTIVITY COORDINATORS: MTD Products; PAICO-Bert Dyer; The Petting Place; Hearth Restaurant; WCMT/WCDZ Radio Stations; Magical Mink’s; Phillip and Calvin Elder; Donaldson Brothers; Pepsi Mid-America; VOLUNTEERS/WORKERS: Mr. Shadden and Dr. Mehlhorn students; Westview Anchor Club; John Taylor; Martin Kiwanis Club; UTM Rodeo Team; John Luthie; Jerri Thomsen; Westview Jobs for Tennessee Graduates; Martin Optimist Club; Union City Jaycees/Jaycettes; Westview National Honor Society; Westview Key Club; Martin Lion’s Club; Brenna Burris; Donald Parham and the Ag. Pavilion Staff; Cub Scout Pack No. 37; Phillip Johnson; UTM’s Gamma Beta Phi; Pat Sanders; Jeana Mills; Mary Jean Hall; Joe Lofaro; Mason Borneman; Brett Covington; Jonathan Yoesel and Maggie Self; SUPPORT PERSONNEL: WCMES; UTM Maintenance Department; Tim Nipp; Weakley County Farmers Coop; UTM Public Safety; Martin Police Department; Joey and Nicky Liliker; Busy Bob; Public Works Dept.; Billy Gene Wagster; Mayor Randy Brundige; Chancellor Tom Rakes; Tim Barrington and crew; Bea Doster; Martin Senior Adult Center; PUBLICITY/PROMOTION: UTM Public Relations Office; Bud Grimes; Rita Mitchell; WCMT/WCDZ Radio Stations; Weakley County Press; Dresden Enterprise; Froggy 103.7; WENK/WTPR; KYTN/WQAK; SERVICE AGENCIES: We Care; Chimes for Charity; Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council; Obion County Red Cross; Santa’s Helpers; Tennessee Department of Children’s Services; Weakley County Head Start Parent Association; ENTERTAINMENT: Westview Band; Mike Tucker; Joe Farmer; Martin Elementary Student Council; Nakia White; Boy Scout Troop No. 11; Phil Davis; Magical Mink; Rose Brawner; Michael Brewer; Tabitha Dawson; Lindsey Wade; Carla Lee; Christy Lee; Brian McWherter; Zach Rea; Linda Ramsey; Tara Elam; Whitley Southerland; Kayla Clanton; Jonathan McDowell; Tassie’ Renee; Amber Vermillion; Becky Lee; Darla Mallory; Karson Scott; Jordan Lybrook; Kiley Wright; Reed Rushing; Claire Capps; Erin Mallory; Hayden Smith; Isabella Dawson; Selena McBride; Mary Kate Jones; Hannah Laster; Maddie Walters; Joy Jones; Ed and Elaine Knight; Carla Field; Mary Katherine Maxey and Family; Maggie Blackwell; Kyle Day; Jim, Michelle and Emma Feiser; Sara Beavers; Alex Butler; Chelsea Breeden; James White; Janice White; Lana Lee; Ronnie Wade and especially Mrs. Reba Wade. On behalf of the staff of our department, the West Tennessee Agricultural Pavilion and the C.E. Weldon Public Library, we wish you a merry Christmas and thank you for your gift of caring! TROUT in MRC LAKE Fishing is available at the Martin Recreation Complex Lake during daylight hours only. TWRA and posted regulations are in effect. Trout was stocked in the lake on Wednesday, Dec. 17. Be sure if you are trout fishing that you have a hunting/fishing license with a trout stamp or sportsman’s license or lifetime license. There is a seven maximum limit per day for trout. HAPPY HOLIDAYS Our office will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, Friday, Dec. 26, and Thursday, Jan. 1. The staff of our department wishes MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all! YOUTH LEAGUE BASKETBALL Mark your calendars for Saturday, Jan. 10. This will be the first day for the first through eighth grades Youth League Basketball program.wcp 12-18-08


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