With Halloween behind us, those wonderful winter holidays are on their way!Â We sure love our traditional Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years celebrations, but there are a lot of other things that should have our attention.
(CORRECTION!)Â SUNDAY, November 4 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the LaVergne Rescue Unit is having a chicken lunch as a way to raise money for the organization. Of course the Rescue folks are famous for their country ham breakfasts, but it looks like they’re dipping their honey mustard into a new feeding venture. And we like it!Â The cost is $8 and the meal will be at their building located on Gambill Lane (behind the Civic Auditorium on Old Nashville Highway). Get out and support this group of good people.
NEXT SATURDAY (November 10) there are *TWO* great ways to support your city.
- From 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., the Library will have it’s 10 year building anniversary.Â Our LaVergne Public Library is actually quite amazing not just for the items you can check out, but also for the services it offers.Â They have the language database where you can learn a new language FROM YOUR HOME just by having a library card.Â There are tons of DVDs to check out, you can use their computers if you don’t have internet access (ironic that you might be reading this from the library if you don’t have home access), they have a fax machine and copier.Â Plus they have some really great programs for children and adults. Kids blah blah blah (yes great programs for kiddos like storytimes, teen anime clubs, etc.), but for adults you have genealogy programs, reading groups, and more. Please go to our library and explore the many FREEÂ and wonderful things that are offered there.
- Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the FOP (Fraternal Order of the Police) will take on alumni of the Tennessee Titans for a good ol’ flag football game.Â The tickets are $10 each and all the players (police and Titans alike) will sign autographs, pose for pictures, and entertain!Â The game will be at the LHS football field.Â All money raised will go toward philanthropic causes, including the Candlelight Vigil in D.C. for national police week (they serve as honor guard for families who lost loved ones in the line of duty), helping needy children and families at Christmas, and aid to the boxing program that helps at-risk youth. See? How else can you support so many great causes through your own entertainment?
NEXT SUNDAY (November 11) is another event that you’ll want to attend.Â The city is observing Veterans Day at (appropriately) Veterans Memorial Park.Â At 1:11 p.m., several speakers will honor our courageous men and women who have served in the military on behalf of this great nation.Â We anticipate the HUGE flag will be on display and we’ll get to hear “Taps” played by our favorite Police Chief Mike Walker. If you served, please plan to come to this memorial event.
Remember 24-26 months ago when our very own Kathy T. begged the city to have a nighttime Christmas parade? I want to thank her for putting that bug in the ear of the people who are now making it possible! The city is now accepting registration forms for the Christmas parade!Â If you missed how beautiful the light parade was last year, you’ll have the opportunity again this year to enjoy the spectacular event.Â The parade is Saturday, December 8th and will go from Veterans Park to City Hall. There will be the official tree lighting ceremony and then another fireworks show.Â Speaking of the fireworks show, THANK YOU to Billy Bowers for donating it to the city on behalf of all our residents. His years of generosity to the city (think Goo-Goo Clusters at Trail of Treats) make him the PERFECT choice for the grand marshal of the parade!
So what are you doing this weekend, LaVergne? What about next weekend?
Photos courtesy City of LaVergne.