Stone Soup: Halloween Edition

Another Saturday is upon us, but this one is very different from last week’s with these ~~~cold~~~ temperatures blasting us! With weather having such an important role in our everyday plans, it’s a good time to tell you about LaVergne’s own local weather forecaster, Richard Long.  Richard does daily updates for Box 100, offering advice on weather that could specifically impact life in LaVergne. You can find his weather forecasts online here at Box 100 Weather, or follow him on the organization’s Facebook page where he also posts his weather updates. You will also see Richard at Trail of Treats today doing CodeRED signups, so stop by and say hello! And sign up for the absolutely free CodeRED weather warning alert.

Trail of Treats

Speaking of Trail of Treats, it is here!  And obviously you’ll want to dress WARM.  The annual event brings together a couple thousand children who take a stroll through Veterans Memorial Park along the walking trail collecting candy from various businesses and organizations who have a generous community service spirit.  We don’t know if they’ll be there again this year, but last year B&B Fireworks won the prize for favorite stop when they gave away goo-goo clusters!  This year some of the people we expect to see are the Miss LaVergne queens, Box 100, city police, and more!  Come on down for the FREE event between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.


The city has announced that Trick or Treating will be on Halloween night.  Remember turn your lights off if you don’t want little monsters at your doorstep.  Where do you think the BEST DECORATED house is for Halloween?

F.O.P. vs. Titans Alumni

Mark your calendars for two weeks from now when members of our own LaVergne police force will take on some of the alumni of the Tennessee Titans. Last year, players including Zach Piller and Brad Hopkins took time to sign autographs for kids.  If you are a football fan – or if you just want to support National Police Week and other philanthropic projects – come on down! Tickets are $10 and the game will be played at LHS football field on Saturday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Middle Tennessee Medical Center Mobile Health Unit

As I have no life, I do sometimes explore local sites of interest online and came across this little tidbit.  On November 14 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., the Mobile Health Unit of MTMC will be stopping by the LaVergne Senior Center for a free community health screening day.  The MTMC website says about the Mobile Health Unit,

The Mobile Health Unit Collaborative is a reflection of MTMC’s Mission which calls us to “improve the health of individuals and communities” and to have “special attention to the poor and the vulnerable.”  This Collaborative effort helps achieve access to health care, helping overcome barriers and obstacles.

Basically if you are one of the thousands of people in our community that need a check-up and just can’t afford it, you can have your blood work done at this event. If there is a problem like high sugar, elevated blood pressure, etc. the doctors will be back in touch to find help for you address your medical issues.  As we learn more about this, we’ll share additional information! Meanwhile bring this to the attention of any family, friends, or neighbors who could use the help.

That’s all I have to report from under my rock… what do you have planned this weekend, LaVergne?

Photos courtesy City of LaVergne.

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