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Places to go and people to see

Places to go and people to see

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2011 8:03 pm

Saturday
A day of fun and knowledge is coming to the Obion County Museum.
This is a chance for the community to see history, view the museum exhibits, and enjoy many games and activities.
Civil War muzzle-loaders, Davy Crockett frontiersmen and frontier living demos will be some of the free activities offered.
For a $3 donation children can take a train ride and enjoy inflatable fun. Adults can target shoot with military-style air rifles for a $1 donation. All can take a sneak peek of Discovery Park of America.
Tours of the museum will also be offered in which visitors can see the woolly mammoth and the award-winning military exhibit. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any changes will be announced at a later time.
For more information, call (731) 885-6774.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Reelfoot Lake Arts and Crafts Festival
this year’s event will celebrate the 200-year history of Reelfoot Lake. As the fair turns 40 years old, community members are invited to come out and enjoy what has become one of the stop three arts and crafts shows in the state with a reported average of 40,000 visitors per year. The festival features arts and crafts, music and a wide variety of eats surrounded by the atmosphere of the earthquake-created lake.
The festival will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature several acres of outside space and parking areas, some of which will be free.
Oct. 1  
Country Pet Resort and Spa will be holding a 5K walk, wag, run or roll on Oct. 1 at the Martin Parks and Recreation Complex. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.
In addition, a Walk to Remember for Alzheimer’s Awareness will be held. This will be an approximately one-mile walk and balloons will be available for release after the walk ends.
A $15 donation is required. Entrants will receive an orange t-shirt in recognition of Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt and her battle with dementia. Potential entrants must register and enter a shirt size by Sept. 20. For the safety of others, there will be no roller blades, bicycles or wearing of headphones at this event.
Oct. 4-8
Greenfield’s 23rd annual Fire Prevention Festival
Food, arts and crafts, a carnival, a parade, a display of several fire engines from all of the state and a fire station open house are just a few of the items on the agenda for this year’s event.
Keep an eye out for a detailed schedule of the festival to be printed in an upcoming edition of The Press.

wcp 9/22/11

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