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…

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