A Sweep of Announcements

Since I’m caught up on my work, this is a great time to sift through my email and share some city announcements.  And why not, I say?!  Here we go… FROM THE CITY.

Donations to feed the hungry needed

The Police Athletic League will be collecting food for needy families and the elderly this holiday season.

Those interested can bring non-perishable items to  the La Vergne Rescue Squad or any of the three fire departments in town.  Each year, for the past 11 years, the PAL has been making food boxes for those in need in La Vergne and Smyrna. The league serves youth from all over Rutehrford County throughout the year with leagues, homework help, teen groups and more, especially in La Vergne and Smyrna.  Boxes usually consist of coffee, sugar, flour, boxed and canned items and a  frozen meat item.

Businesses are encouraged to help with items or monetary donations.

Christmas day is coming…

Christmas Tree lighting ceremony Dec. 7

The annual La Vergne Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. at City Hall, marketing and program coordinator Angie Mayes has announced.

The Roy Waldron School choir will sing carols, while the Mayor and Aldermen will take care of the greetings and actual lighting event.  The ceremony will take place on the City Hall campus, 5093 Murfreesboro Road.

For more information, contact Mayes at 793-3224.

Let us entertain you.  Or you us.

Entertainment packages for the 2011 event will be accepted from Nov. 1, 2010 through Feb. 28, 2011.

There are only six (6) available for artist performances, which begin at 11a.m. and end around 4 p.m. The performances are 30 minutes long with a break for loading and unloading in between. The main act — yet to be chosen — will go on at 4 p.m.

If you are interested in being considered send us a CD of the music or — in the case of dancers — a DVD of their performance, a professional photo (snapshots will not be accepted), and a bio of the artist or group on CD.  Types of music usually considered include country, bluegrass, gospel (Southern and contemporary) and oldies. Only those with a 30-minute set will be considered. Single-song entries will not be considered. All types of performers will be considered; however, no one is guaranteed a slot until the committee has a chance to hear their CD or watch their DVD.

We do not pay for travel or hotel expenses. The average pay for performances is $300.00.

Send your information to “Old Timers Day/City of La Vergne,” 294 Sand Hill Road, La Vergne, TN 37086.  You must include a contact number, address and active — often checked — e-mail address.  If selected, we MUST HAVE a Social Security Number or Federal Income Tax number of the person being paid. No exceptions.

A drum set will be provided the day of the event to help speed up the transition process. Each set is 30 minutes long with a 15-minute break between acts.

For more information contact Angie Mayes at 207-4678 or 287-8690. She can be e-mailed at amayes at lavergne.org.

Your performance either in its entirety or partially may be videotaped for use on La Vergne Channel 3 at a later date. The footage can be requested for $15 for a DVD. Call La Vergne Channel 3 at 793-6295 for more information.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

City Office Holiday Closing Dates

City Offices will also be closed Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24 in observance of the Christmas holidays and Friday, December 31 in observance of the New Year.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Library holiday hours

The library will be closed Thursday, December 23rd through Saturday, January 1st for the holidays, library inventory, and building maintenance.     Regular library hours will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3rd.

There will be no storytimes from Monday, December 20th through Tuesday, January 4th.     Storytimes will resume on Wednesday, January 5th with Once Upon A Storytime.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Rutherford County Convenience Center Holiday Schedule

All Rutherford County Convenience Centers will be closed for the Christmas Holiday beginning Friday December 24th through Sunday December 26th.

All Rutherford County Convenience Centers will be closed for the Christmas Holiday beginning Friday December 24th through Sunday December 26th.  Convenience Centers will be open Monday December 27th through December 31st from 9:30 until 5:00 pm. and Monday and Thursday December 27th and 30th.

Convenience Centers will be closed on Saturday January 1st for the New Year’s Holiday and return to their normal schedule on Sunday January 2nd.   The Rutherford County Landfill will be closed Thursday and Friday December 23rd and 24th for the Christmas Holiday, plus Thursday and Friday December 30th and 31st for the New Year’s Holiday.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?

Quick!  What movie was that from?  First one to answer wins… eh.  Who am I kidding?  I got nothing.

8 comments for “A Sweep of Announcements

  1. Theresa
    November 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    The Shining…what's my prize? Oh wait, I cheated and googled it! No prize for me anyway!!! LOL

  2. Sarah N
    November 29, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    On the subject of Old Timer's Day, it would be awesome to have an act like Farmer Jason for the kiddles! Also a younger roots band like the Apache Relay would be great. $300 doesn't sound like a lot of scratch, though.

    • November 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

      Sarah —

      We don't usually have children's acts because it is drowned out by the main stage entertainment, but if you could forward the info onto twilberscheid (at) lavergne (dot) org, it would be appreciated.

      Thanks!

      Angie

      • December 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm

        Angie,
        I just saw your reply and sent the info. Thanks for listening!

  3. November 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Theresa … yes The Shining! Or as the old man called it "the shinning" (I think!). 🙂 Jack wrote that about a gazillion times over and over instead of writing his book… hence the repeat on the post. Geez I'm so full of inane trivia!! Hahaha…

    Sarah – I *love* the idea of bringing in a kids act though I have no clue who Farmer Jason is. Apache Relay rings a bell, but again… BLANK!

  4. Sarah N
    November 29, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Kathy, have you heard of Jason and the Scorchers? Farmer Jason is the alter ego of their frontman, Jason Ringenberg.

    The Apache Relay are local guys whom I've seen live a couple of times and I can say they put on a great show. You can listen to some of their new stuff on their Facebook page.

  5. Kitti
    November 30, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Jack Nicholson in "The Shining", which was made from a Stephen King novel! (the book is always better!)

    But it was a common saying before that, anyway…

  6. December 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Sarah —

    About the acts you suggested — they will have to submit a press kit in order to be eligible to be chosen to perform (they want to perform on the main stage). And yes, we do pay $300 for the acts. The event costs around $40,000 to produce each year and even with the sponsors, we barely break even.

    Any money left over goes to pay the fireworks deposit for the next year (deposit is due in March).

    If you have any questions about the event, costs, etc. please email me at amayes(at) lavergne (dot) org.

    Thanks!

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