Places to go and people to see

Places to go and people to see

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 8:01 pm

Relays for Life for Weakley County:
Friday, June 3
 Weakley Relay South in Greenfield
Friday, June 10
Weakley Relay West for Martin and Sharon
Friday, June 17
 Weakley Relay East for Dresden and Gleason
Iris Festival in Dresden
Thursday, May 5
Iris Festival
Golf  Tournament               
Lunch 11:30  
Persimmon Hills
Golf Course
Tee off 12:30
3-Person Scramble
 *Advance Registration required.   
$120 per team
Forms are available at Dresden Insurance Agency and First State Bank.  Cash prizes will be awarded and lunch will be provided.  
Chairperson: David Campbell, 364-3429 (H), 364-3117 (W)
Event Sponsor:  Frontier Communications
Community Health Fair        
9 am – noon
West Side of
 Court Square    
 Free admission
 Local health care providers will be providing free health  screenings and resource education.
 Chairperson: Tony Harrison, 973-3755 or 364-5812  Event Sponsor:  Dresden Medical Clinic
Fairy Tale Feast                   
4 – 5:30 pm
Dresden Elementary School; Free admission Refreshments and visit with your favorite fairytale characters joining us to celebrate the week of fun!
Chairpersons: Becky McCulley, 225-8473   
Event Sponsor:  Larry Jolley Realty                                    
Quilt & Needlework Registration & Entries       
10 am – 5 pm; McWherter Civic Center            Advanced Registration: Take your quilts to McWherter Civic Center on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from   1 – 6 p.m. for entry.
 Chairperson:  Gail Rogers, 364-5678
 Event Sponsor:  National Tobacco, LLC
Car In the Courthouse             
5 p.m.
On Thursday, May 5 at 5 p.m. Legens Hot Rod will drive a car up on the lawn of the courthouse. They will dissemble and then reassemble the car inside the courthouse. They will have this feat completed in at least 24 hours. The car will be able to be cranked and will be on display on the first floor of the courthouse the following day.
Chairperson: Tommy Moore, 364-2915
Friday, May 6
11 am – 1 pm
First United Methodist Church
Tickets: $7; Enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by the United Methodist Women.
Chairperson:   Jan Everett, 364-5293 (home), 364-2419 (church) Event Sponsor:  Barker Bros. Waste Management      
Ken-Ten Iris Assoc. Show:
AIS Affiliate                        
7 am -5 pm
First Baptist Church Family Life Center
Free admission
Entries taken:
7:00 – 9:30 a.m.;
Judging: 9:45 a.m.
Show Time:
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Iris Sale
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Chairpersons: Carol Ann Carney, 931-232-5295, Alison Harris  
Tennessee Iris Festival Horticulture Show                    
First Baptist Church Family Life Center
Free admission
Entries: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Judging: 9:45 a.m.  
Public Viewing Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Entries and awards must be picked up by 5:00 p.m.
Chairpersons: Jason Kemp, 364-3053, Pat Phillips, 364-5639, Stacey Lockhart, 225-3833, Shirley Smethwick, 822-4912
Arts & Crafts
6– 10 p.m.
Court Square – Free admission; Booth rental: $30         (10’ x 10’ space); Set-up begins at 4:00 pm; Tables available; Arts, crafts, and fine merchandise vendors
Chairperson: Toya Bell, 364-2270
Event Sponsor:  Alexander Bynum – Wendell Alexander Realty
Music Fest
7– 10 p.m.
Court Square Lawn; Free admission; Performances by a variety of talented locals and a free picnic provided on the court square lawn.
Rain Location: Dresden Athletic Center (Old Gym)
*Advance registration for performers required. Music Chairperson: Dick Hutcherson, 364-5259
Picnic Chairperson: Amy Lewellen, 364-3193
Event Sponsors:  BancorpSouth and
 Dresden Cable
Cruise into town in your classic car to showcase it on the north side of the court square during this event. Antique tractors are welcome also.
Quilt and Needlework Show
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; McWherter Civic Center; See event under
Thursday, May 6
for more information
Saturday, May 7
5K Run, 2 Mile Walk, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, and .25 Mile Tot Run  Corner of Main &
Poplar Streets
Corner of Main &
 Poplar Streets;
5Kstarts at 7:30 a.m.
2 Mile Walk: starts at 7:35 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run for children starts
at 8:00 a.m.
Chairperson:   Todd Maxey, 514-6401
Event Sponsor:  MTD Products, Inc.
Arts & Crafts Marketplace     
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Court Square                      Booth rental: $30.00, 10’ x 10’ space; Tables will be available.
Chairperson: Toya Bell, 364-2270
Tennessee Iris Festival Parade                
10 a.m.
All roads lead to
 Morrow and Main Streets
Advance registration required by May 4
Penny Gallimore,
EventSponsor:First State Bank

Iris Festival Luncheon  Noon
Gather on Carey lawn at the home of Governor Ned Ray McWherter to close the festival week and to recognize and thank those who served to make it a success.
Rain location: Dresden Elementary School; Open to the public; Advance Tickets (required): $10.00; Tickets are available at Dresden City Hall and First State Bank.
Chairperson: Jake Bynum & Angie Hewett, 364-4005
Event Sponsors:  Primrose Oil and Mayor & Mrs. Danny Forrester, and Stacey W. Stoker
Pet Show  
 1 p.m.
Lewellen Practice Field (DMS).
There will be several categories for all of your pets!; Chairperson: Keely Nanney, 571-4033
Event Sponsor:  Northwest TN Veterinary Services
Tractor Pull                 
1 p.m.; Richie & Reggie’s BBQ, Highway 22, Dresden; Chairperson:  Ricky McHaney, 364-6041 Event Sponsor:  Mathis Battery.
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