Greenfield celebrates Fire Prevention Week
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:00 pm
Greenfield Fire Department will host the 24th Annual Fire Prevention Festival this week through Saturday.
Several activities — including events of interest for both children and adults — are planned for Fire Prevention Day on Saturday.
Starting at 9 a.m., there will be an open house at the Greenfield Fire Department for the public, with several antique firetrucks on display. Children can meet and Smokey Bear Fire Pup and take free firetruck rides. For the adults, there will be free blood pressure checks and the LIFELINE Bloodmobile.
Exhibitors will have fire safety items such as smoke detectors, extinguishers and collectibles for sale.
Fingerprinting for children ages 0-12 will be conducted by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Division of Forestry will have equipment on display.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Hospital Wing helicopter from Memphis will be on display. Air Evac Lifeteam will also be present with its helicopter and the local National Guard units will have equipment in the parade and on display at the fire station, along with a climbing wall.
A bagpipe band will perform during the parade and also Saturday morning. Concessions will be offered by the Greenfield Booster Club.
There will be numerous fire departments, rescue squads and EMS personnel with equipment on display and in the parade Saturday afternoon. A spokesman said everyone is invited to join the festivities.
Greenfield merchants will have a sidewalk sale Saturday and various groups and organizations will have bake sales all along Front Street. There will be concessions — which include hamburgers, barbecue by the pound, barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks — and there will also be a carnival in the middle block, with rides for all ages.
Schedule of events
• Wednesday — New Involvement Club will sponsor the Greenfield Fire Prevention kick-off breakfast at Greenfield City Park Pavilion from 6-9 a.m. Country ham, eggs, homemade biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice will be available for $7, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Advance tickets are available. Contact Opal Tharpe at 588-3899 or Elaine McDonald at 571-1368.
• Wednesday — Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church will conduct a communitywide prayer service at 7 p.m. in the middle block of town. Contact Billy Graves at 514-5760 or Lisa Hilliard at 693-2837 for more information.
• Wednesday — Greenfield Booster Club will be serving barbecue sandwiches in the middle block from 5-7 p.m.
• Thursday — Dickson Carnival Company will be set up in the south block, with rides for the kids. They will be open tentatively Thursday night, Friday night and all day Saturday and Saturday night. Armband night is set for Thursday at $8 per armband. This is a special price being partially paid by donations from the merchants community.
• Thursday — Greenfield Fire Department will be sponsoring a spaghetti supper from 5-7 p.m. at the Greenfield Elementary cafeteria. This is a fundraiser to buy equipment. The cost is $7. Contact Ray Ann Dudley at (731) 235-3803) or any member of the fire department.
Scheduled to attend is the Pink Fire Truck or Pink Heals Guardians of Ribbon Memphis/Mid South Chapter. Anyone who has had cancer or has lost a loved one can sign the truck at the school cafeteria. The names will stay on the truck for the lifetime of the truck. They will also be selling T-shirts for cancer awareness. The truck will be there from 4-7:30 p.m.
• Friday — The Rotary Club will have a pork chop dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the school cafeteria in Greenfield. To-go orders will be available. Contact any Rotarian for information.
• Through Saturday — Pope’s Concessions will be open daily through Saturday from 3-11 p.m. They will have cotton candy, sausage, corndogs, burgers, etc.
• Thursday through Saturday — Carnival rides will be available each night. The carnival will be open from 5-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday.
• Saturday — Greenfield Booster Club will be selling barbecue by the pound on the corner across from Greenfield Banking Co.
• Saturday — The 12th annual arts and crafts show will be held at the Mini Park and in the middle block in downtown Greenfield. Vendors should set up Saturday by 8 a.m. Space is limited. Reservations can be made by calling Greenfield Banking Company at (731) 235-2207 and asking for Alice Ann Yeargin. The fee for the space is $10. No provisions will be made for bad weather. Vendors are not allowed under awning.
• Saturday — The car show will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on South Front Street. For information, contact Aaron Copper at (731) 235-2690 or Lisa Ary at (731) 456-2613.
• Saturday — Meridian Church will have a ham and bean dinner on Front Street at East Main Street from 4-9 p.m.
• Saturday — The annual 5K run will begin at 8 a.m. in front of Greenfield Banking Company, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. For more information, contact Keith Tucker at (731) 235-9027. Entry fee is $20. T-shirts will be given to all participating runners. First-place trophies will be presented for overall male and female and there will be first-place trophies for master male and female and first, second and third place in each age group, which will be in five-year increments. All proceeds go to Project Graduation.
• Saturday — Line-up for the parade begins at 1 p.m on Evergreen Street starting at Greenfield Products Road, headed south along the west side. The parade starts at 2 p.m. Floats, cars, trucks, horses and walking entries will be welcomed and four-wheelers and ATVs will be allowed in the parade only if someone 18 or older is driving. For more information, contact chairmen Delores Wright or Lorre Stout at Greenfield Banking Co. at (731) 235-2207. For questions about horse entries, call Danny Powell at (731) 235-3997. Entrants will be required to have a negative coggins test to put livestock in the parade.
The grand marshal for the parade will be Don Durden and the honorary grand marshal for the festival will be Robert Hearn.
• Saturday — Helicopter rides are scheduled on North Front Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a fee of $25.
• Saturday — After dinner, stick around for community entertainment by local bands and karaoke. For more information, contact Earl McAlister at (731) 742-3791 or 571-4997.
Published in The WCP 10.9.12