Need Something to do on Saturday?

Get in line if you want to join the “Autumn is my favorite time of the year club”… We finally have relief from the hot summer weather, the mosquitoes have gone into hibernation (we hope), and the smell of leaves is wonderful.  Fall is definitely a good time to get out and get some fresh air!  If you’re from LaVergne, we also have plenty of activities for you this weekend!

On Saturday

9:00 a.m. Community Clean-Up
Location is the old road bed along Hurricane Creek Boat Ramp off of Stones River Road. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the clean-up is at 9:30am.  A hot dog lunch will be provided.  Remember to dress down!  Wear appropriate clothing to clean trash. Bags and gloves will be provided.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Trail of Treats
Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and come to Veterans Memorial Park.  50 local businesses, vendors, churches, etc. will be there to hand out candy to children.  WE WILL BE THERE, TOO!  My thanks to the readers of who have provided candy and/or helped pay for candy.  I need to make some signs now!

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Free Bean Dinner
A bean dinner will be served at Jerry Butler’s Realty office, located next to SunTrust Bank on 5068 Murf. Road. Beans, soups and cornbread will be served, but attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy or donation for Lt. Cindy Murphy’s toy drive for the children.  LPD usually services around 150 families at Christmas.

If you’re from Smyrna or love bowling, here’s something for you from the Smyrna Bowling Center,

Grand re-opening of “This End” is now set for Oct 30th from 11am till 6pm and everyone that comes in that day will recieve one free game and shoes. I am also planning to have many things set up outside in the parking lot for everyone to do and enjoy. I have the Smyrna fire dept smokehouse, the Nation guard rock climbing wall, art booth by Ron Knight, id kits from D.A.R.E., Chris’ gifts and much more coming to this event. Please mark your calendars now to stop. Bring the young ones and they will get bowl in costume their one free game!

And if you’re from Murfreesboro, here’s something for you…

7:00 a.m. – ??  Yard Sale
2281 Oak Hill Drive, Murfreesboro, Tn.
Northfield to Left on Lascassas Hwy, 1/4 mile to left into Village of Garrison Cove (Aberdeen Dr.) first driveway on the left.

On Sunday

TRICK OR TREAT for LaVergne! Time is usually when it turns dark until 8:00’ish p.m.  Remember, only go to houses with porch lights on.  Parents, check the candy before kids eat it!

And other stuff

Finally, the city is trying to get an idea about how many will attend the swearing-in ceremony of the mayor and aldermen on November 18th.  The room holds 150 people, so they are trying to get an idea if the space will be big enough.  Click here to let the city know yea or nay.

Also, I will be heading back to the Rutherford County Election Commission tomorrow to pick up the latest required campaign finance disclosures.  I hope to have them scanned and posted by this time tomorrow, if possible.  Am very hopeful that some will be more forthcoming than they were the last round.  And that’s all I’m saying about that…

13 comments for “Need Something to do on Saturday?

  1. Elizabeth
    October 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Kathy, there is also another activity on Sat, Oct. 30, and it is the "re-grand opening" of the Smyrna Bowling Center from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (organized by Mark). There are many vendors that will be there (over 40) with lots of exciting things for the kids as well as the grown-ups. Hope to see you all there.

    • October 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm

      Oops! I added the info in the post, Elizabeth. Thanks for the reminder!!

  2. Cricket123
    October 28, 2010 at 3:19 am

    And just to "add more fuel to the fire" the Sam Davis Lodge is having their Ham Breakfast on Saturday morning. Loads of breakfast food for a small price!

    • Katherine 'Kand
      October 28, 2010 at 10:01 am

      what time is the Sam Davis breakfast? If early enough it would be great for those planning to do the clean up event.

  3. Cricket123
    October 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    It is from 6 – 10 AM. It should be plenty early enough and the food is great!!!

  4. October 28, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    The Rescue Squad is having their own Pancake Breakfast Saturday morning at 141 Gambill. Time is 7 – 10 a.m.

    Pancakes and sausage will be available. Funds raised will go to the squad's general operation fund.

    Cost for the meal is $5. Call 793-6022 for more information.

  5. Elizabeth
    October 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks, Kathy, for adding this re-opening of the Smyrna Bowling Center this Sat. Mark has done all this by himself and he has worked very, very hard on it. There will be approx. 40 vendors at the bowling center. Come one, come all. See ya there. Thanks again.

  6. mark
    October 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    everyone needs to get their bellies full and then come and bowl a free game with free shoes then head over to see Angie and the gang at the park for trick or treats! Make it a fun filled family day for the weather is gonna be beautiful and we wwon't get to enjoy nice days like this for long!

  7. Cricket123
    October 28, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I will also be there over at the AVON booth… we have had a hard time of keeping our hands off of the candy for the kids! And we will have a beautiful basket (or three) that you can win – one of which is at least a $50.00 value!!!

    Come see me!!!

  8. October 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Check out the offical Halloween Forecast from the National Weather Service at

    • October 29, 2010 at 11:37 pm

      Richard – LOVE IT!

  9. Katherine Kandy Pier
    November 1, 2010 at 12:31 am

    It has been a very busy and fun weekend! I want to just say that Saturday was wonderful! Thanks to Angie, Kim, and all the others involved in the organization of those two events – GREAT WORK! Seeing all of those children and adults having such a great time was the best stress release anyone could ever ask for in life. I am looking forward to Tuesday and hope all of La Vergne is smiling with hopes and desires for a brighter future for this city. Please come out and vote! To all of those citizens that voted during the early dates I think you for your time and commitment for our fine city.

  10. November 1, 2010 at 4:30 am

    I want to thank the great folks of La Vergne for a great Halloween weekend! Jen and I live on Tom Hailey Blvd and we spent some time building our yard haunt and recieved a great number of compliments and met some great folks!

    Make sure you come by next year, You never know what kind of suprises you will find in the yard!

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