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Places to go, people to see – 10.13.11

Places to go, people to see – 10.13.11

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 8:02 pm

Big Cypress Tree Festival
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This year’s festival will feature Reelfoot Lake’s famous Birds of Prey program, award-winning naturalist Scott Shupe’s World of Reptiles and a band from Sharon, The Gospel Sound. Other festival attractions include arts and crafts vendors and Project Graduation food.
The festival will open at 9 a.m. Arts and crafts will be ready to do business at 9 and will be open for business until 3.
Fall Folklore Jamboree
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UT AgResearch and Education Center and West Tennessee Agricultural Museum in Milan
The Fall Folklore Jamboree features more than 130 friendly folk artists demonstrating traditional farming, cooking and home life skills.  You can see a blacksmith in action, watch mules plow a field, and shop for unique items like homemade soaps, candles and brooms.  
Plus, a long lineup of award-winning gospel and bluegrass bands will be making music all day on an outdoor stage. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 3-12.  Parking is free.
Oct. 29
PADUCAH – Bill Samuels Jr., who led Maker’s Mark™ from small family distillery in Kentucky to global icon, will be the featured guest at the Carson Center Distiller’s Dinner.  The seventh annual Distiller’s Dinner will take place at the Carson Center in historic downtown Paducah, Ky.  
Reservations are required.  The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception with Samuels.  
Artisan Kitchen will serve a five-course gourmet dinner with a Southern flair in a spectacular setting on stage in the main theatre.  During the dinner, Samuels will make informal remarks. Beverage options will include Maker’s Mark™, Maker’s 46™, house wine or beer and soft drinks. Individual tickets or tables may be purchased by calling (270) 443-9932, ext. 240.

Judie Minga Benefit
There will be a benefit for Judie Minga featuring food, music and fun on Oct. 29 at Martin American Legion Post No. 55 at 221 Central St.
The night will begin at 6 with Avonlea playing while dinner is served until 8. The dinner will include a pork loin with green beans, slaw, potatoes, rolls, tea or coffee and a dessert.
Tickets may be purchased from any auxiliary member for $10 per person.
In addition, there will be a music from 9 p.m. until whenever, an adult costume contest and a drawing for a Huskee 46-inch triple blade riding lawnmower.
 For donations in the amount of $5 or $20, tickets will be issued for the drawing and one ticket is given for a $5 donation and six tickets are given for a $20 donation.
Minga has stage four optic nerve glioma, which is a tumor behind the eye that attaches to the nerves and spreads through the brain.
An account has been set up as follows:

American Legion Auxiliary Judie Minga Benefit, First State Bank, 109 University, Martin, TN  38237.

For tickets or more information, call Rita Janes at 819-3251, Donna Rushing at 514-0673 or Rose Johnson at 571-4635.
Nov. 5
2011 4th annual Veterans Parade
10 a.m.
Sponsored by Rolling Thunder TN Chapter 6. There are no entry fees to participate in the parade. Veterans will be offered transportation during the event.
Parade line-up will begin at UT Martin’s Hardy M. Graham Stadium parking lot.
The route will follow University Street to Lindell Street in downtown Martin.
To participate, call Patricia Laird at 587-9742 (day) or 364-5766 (evening).  

WCP 10.13.11


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