The City of Greenfield will work especially hard next week spreading the word about fire prevention. As serious as the issue remains, Greenfield manages to incorporate fun for the young and young at heart while teachig safety.
Carnival rides are planned for the children and chances for food and fellowship will be plenty on the streets of Greenfield.
The timeline of next weeks events for the annual Fall Fire Prevention Festival includes:
Tuesday, Oct. 5
• Lunch including beef stew, dessert and drink will be held at the Senior Citizens Center at the park pavilion from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost of the luncheon is $6. Contact Billy Godwin at 235-2815. Donations will be taken for a country ham, to be given away on Saturday, Oct. 9 at noon. Chances are $1 each. All proceeds benefit the Nutrition Site and Senior Citizens Center.
Wednesday, Oct. 6
• HEALTHSOUTH Cane Creek will sponsor the Greenfield Fire Prevention kick-off breakfast at the Greenfield Fire Station from 6 until 9 a.m. Enjoy homemade waffles, sausage, coffee and juice for $6 with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Advance tickets are available. Contact Ray Ann Dudley at 235-3803 or Health South Cane Creek at 587-4231 for more information.
• Dickson Carnival Company will be set up in the middle block with carnival rides for the kids. They will be open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday nights and all day on Saturday. They will stay open until after the fireworks display planned for Saturday evening.
Thursday, Oct. 7
• The Greenfield Fire Department will be sponsoring a Spaghetti Supper from 5 until 7 p.m. The supper will be held at the Greenfield Elementary Cafeteria. This is a fundraiser to purchase equipment for the department. The cost is $7. Contact Ray Ann Dudley at 731-235-3803 or any member of the Greenfield Fire Department.
Friday, Oct. 8
• The Rotary Club will have a fish fry from 5 until 7 p.m. They will be serving fried fish, hush puppies, fries, beans and slaw at the school cafeteria. Plates are $8 each and to go orders are available. Contact any Rotarian.
Pope’s will be open Tuesday – Saturday 3 – 11 p.m. each day. They will offercotton candy, sausage, corndogs, burgers and plenty more.
Carnival rides will be available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The carnival will be open each night from 5 until 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9
• The Greenfield Booster Club will be selling barbecue by the pound. They will be located on the corner across from the Greenfield Banking Company.
• The 11th Annual Arts and Crafts Show will be held at the Mini Park and in the middle block downtown Greenfield. Set-up Saturday by 8 a.m.
Space is limited. For reservations, call the Greenfield Banking Company at 235-2207 and ask for Alice Ann Yeargin. The fee for the space is $10. No provisions for bad weather. Vendors are not allowed under the awning.
• The annual 5-K run will begin at 8 a.m. in front of the Greenfield Banking Company with registration beginning at 7 a.m. For additional information, contact Keith Tucker at 235-9027. Entry fee is $15. T-shirts will be given to all participating runners. Master trophies will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
Also 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be given to all other runners. All proceeds benefit Project Graduation.
• Entries for the Car Show need to sign up between 8 and 10 a.m. First and second place trophies in all classes will be given. The location will be South Front Street along Railroad. Please prepare a descriptive sign to place on the vehicle. For more information call Michael Caudle at 235-3523.
• A Memorial Service is planned for the grand marshal and Air Evac Lifeteam Wing 5 members at 11 a.m. in front of fire station. On July 23, 2010 Joe Drewry passed away after his battle with cancer. They want to remember Drewry with a memorial service at the Greenfield Fire Department that day.
They will also remember Misty Brogdon, Flight Nurse; Cindy Parker, Flight Nurse; and Doug Phillips, Pilot who lost their lives in the Wing 5 accident on March 25, 2010. All family, friends, and community members are invited as they remember these four people who dedicated their lives to helping others with a memorial service and traditional fire bell ringing service.
Wolf River Pipes and Drums will be playing Amazing Grace. The colors will be posted by Weakley County Fire Chiefs Color Guard and 101st Color Guard from Fort Campbell.
• The line-up for the parade begins at 1 p.m Line up will be on Evergreen Street starting at Greenfield Products Road headed south along the west side of the street. The parade starts at 2 p.m. All floats, cars, trucks, horses and walking entries are invited. All four wheelers and ATVs will be allowed in the parade if someone 18 or older is driving only. For more information contact Chairpersons Delores Wright or Lorre Stout at Greenfield Banking Company at 235-2207. For horse entry questions, call Danny Powell at 235-3997. Horse entries will be required to have a negative Cog gins Test to put the livestock in the parade.
• New Involvement Club will be serving barbecue chicken leg quarters with potato salad, baked beans and a drink for $7 per plate and hot dogs, chips and a drink for $5 per plate. The supper will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Contact Opal Tharpe at 235-2985 or 588-3899. All proceeds go to Relay for Life.
• After dinner stick around for local community entertainment and karaoke. For more info contact Earl McAlister at 731-742-3791 or on his cell at 731-571-4997
• A fireworks display will be held at 9 p.m. The best viewing location is on North Front Street. This will close out the Festival for 2010. The carnival will last until 11 p.m.
• 2011 Project Graduation Great Pretenders concert will be held at 6 p.m in the Greenfield Elementary School gym.