Announcements from the City

UPDATED to add photos of boogers on a stick and a monster brain from last year’s Gross Grub event sent by Angie M. Tee-hee! Thanks!

Since work with my “real” job is done, I thought I’d spend a minute posting some announcements from the city.  Here goes – from the city:

Businesses encouraged to sign up for Trail of Treats

Area businesses are encouraged to sign up for Trail of Treats, to take place from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30.  This is a free event for both participants and vendors. No money can exchange hands.

”We already have 21 vendors,” said Marketing and Program Coordinator Angie Mayes. ”We’re shooting for at least 50 to sign up for and attend the event.”

Those interested in attending should prepare to have treats for approximately 2,500 – 3,000 children.

”Dressing up is not required, but the children love to see adults in costume,” Mayes said. ”We have a variety of vendors at the event. Some vendors just pass out treats and some have info for the parents as well. We have dentists who pass out tooth brushes as well as banks, cosmetic reps and more.”

Sign-up on-line at Click on the Parks and Recreation Department link near the bottom of the page.  For more information, call the Parks Department at 793-3224.

This looks like crazy fun…

Gross Grub coming to La Vergne

Organ-donor cupcakes, chocolate gremlins, cheddar eyeballs and toilet bowl punch are just some of the items that will highlight the La Vergne Library’s annual Gross Grub, taking place from 3 – 4 p.m., Friday Oct. 29 at the library, 5063 Murfreesboro Road in La Vergne.

”This is an annual tradition that children and adults enjoy,” said Library Director Teresa Wilberscheid. ”We come up with a number of ‘gross items’ for the young people to eat or drink.”

In the past, more than 100 children have taken part in the event each year. They are welcome to come in their Halloween costume.  For more information, contact the library at 793-7303.

Lock your cars…

Residents warned to park smart at home

La Vergne Police Department Chief Ted Boyd is warning residents to remain vigilant when parking their cars at home.

”When parking your cars at home, take care of your vehcile and possessions,” he said in response to a number of vehicle break-ins that have taken place in La Vergne in recent weeks.

The city will begin to put up signs around the city that will read:

”Park smart at home. Lock your vehcile, secure valuables and take your keys..”

For more information or to report a burglary at your home or work, please call the department at 793-7744.

Hai Yah!

KickBoxing Classes October and November

KICKBOXING CLASS has been moved to the Multi-Purpose Bldg (5093 Murfreesboro Rd) due to early voting and conflicts.

KICKBOXING CLASS has been moved to the Multi-Purpose Bldg(5093 Murfreesboro Rd) for the following dates: Monday Oct 11th, 18th, 25th and  Nov 1st at 7:30pm and Saturday Oct 30th at 10:30am. Saturday class on Oct 16th and 23rd have been cancelled. Classes will resume their normal schedule on Saturday Nov 6th at the Civic Auditorium. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Trick or Treat! Smell My Feet!

Trick-or-Treating set for Oct. 31

La Vergne Mayor Ronnie Erwin has approved OCt. 31 as the ‘official’ day to trick-or-treat in La Vergne.  In the past, there was been some qustion if the day falls on a Sunday.

”We want the children to be able to go out and have a good, but safe, time,” Erwin said. ”We didn’t want to confuse the public by moving the ‘official’ date to another day, so that’s why we’re going ahead and doing it on Oct. 31.

For more information, contact Angie Mayes at 287-8690 or e-mail her at

Also, don’t forget that the annual Trail of Treats will take place from 2 – 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Veteran’s Memorial Park.

That’s it for now…

6 comments for “Announcements from the City

  1. October 6, 2010 at 11:05 am

    can you share details on which neighborhoods have had burglaries? Makes me curious.


  2. michaelinLV
    October 6, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Maybe this deserves it's on post, but there was another drug bust today:

    It says within 1000 feet of a school; what school?

  3. October 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    We've had problems in the Lake Forest area. I've personally had tools taken from my car when my remote failed to lock my doors. Some of our neighbors have had similar issues.

    It teaches you not to leave anything in your car. Also, just because your car beeps, doesn't mean it's locked.

  4. October 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I just spoke with Chief Boyd and he said that neighborhood burglaries are all over town.

    Also the school was La Vergne Primary.

    • michaelinLV
      October 6, 2010 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks for the update!

      I can tell you in Cedar Grove, I dont' know if we've had any issues recently, but back in 2006 we had a string of break-in's. In that instance, the thieves did not break any glass or doors, they only went into cars that were left un-locked! My wife and I have always been among the few in the nighborhood to actually park our cars in our garage, so as long as we remember to close the garage door, we're good.

      This type of thing isn't unique to La Vergne either. Anytime you've good an easily accessible neighboorhood with cars lined up house-by-house, this will be an easy target. Lock your doors, most thieves won't want to break glass and risk alerting a neighbor. Also consider motion sensor lights at the front of your house. Our N/W got these for cheap from Home Depot after our string of break-in's.

      • October 7, 2010 at 9:00 am

        I'm in the Cedar Grove area, too. I'm militant about locking my car, locking my storm doors AND the deadbolt every time I come in the house, constantly looking around me before I walk anywhere, talking to my neighbors so we know each other . . . when my best friend got a new car and parked in my driveway, my neighbors came out to see who she was. 🙂 I was pretty happy to hear about that!!!

        Still, I'm from rural Montana where the closest thing to grand theft auto is when you leave your keys in the car and your friends move it down the street as a prank. 🙂

        Motion sensor lights sound like a good idea. 🙂

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