Remember those who gave all

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I hope that everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. It’s a time we crank up the grills, fill the pools, and enjoy time with those we love. But I hope that you took time to stop and remember why this national holiday is so very special. We are forever thankful to the brave men and women who gave their lives to defend our country.

I was in St. Louis for the weekend with my husband and son. We spent time with my family there, and of course saw the sights! Going to large cities is always fun, walking around downtown and exploring. But honestly, coming home is even better. Big city life is great for some, but life in our small, Southern town is truly the best!

While I was away, I missed many great activites here at home. Congratulations to the Big Sandy Spring Festival on another great event. From all of the talk and photos, it seems that this year’s festival was the best one yet!

Upcoming Events

The 11th Annual Pick-A-Partner Youth Bass Tournament will be held this weekend! Registration will take place Friday at CHS cafeteria starting at 6 p.m. The tournament will begin Saturday at 5 a.m. at Birdsong Marina. There’s a lot of prize money to be won, so pick-a-partner and go fishing! For more information, stop by the Chamber office to pick up a flyer with the official rules.

The 7th annual Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held at the Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park on Saturday, June 8. Registration will be from 8-9 a.m., with fishing from 9-11 a.m. This is a FREE event for all kids under the age of 15, and there will be a lot of really great prizes!

Coming up soon is one of my favorite events! Held annually the first full weekend in June (June 7-8) is the “Weave-In” event hosted by the West Tennessee Basket Guild. This year’s theme is Baskets in Paradise. The event will be held at Briarwood School and will be held Friday at 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be instructors there to provide guidance as well as basket kits for purchase. Learn to weave your own basket! For more information, call 731-225-2206.

The Hoot Owl Theater at the Birdsong School of Music (97 Music Lane in Holladay) will host the free Christian Music Jamboree on June 15-16, from 3-8 p.m. each day. More than 17 artists and groups will be performing. Please bring a lawn chair.

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