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January 2023

Bridge the Gap Community Outreach on January 24th

ReGroup Recovery will host the Bridge the Gap Community Outreach on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at the Smith County Chamber of Commerce from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

ReGroup is a Faith-Inspired recovery initiative serving the people of Smith County and surrounding counties in Tennessee. They strivee to serve the needs of those struggling in active addiction through meetings, accountability, and other services. ReGroup Recovery operates out of the UCHRA Office under the direction of Sammy Allen. His team also includes Recovery Coaching, Intake Coordinator, Peer Services and Community Outreach.

GHS Clubs host Empty Bowls Project to benefit local food pantries

Gordonsville High School FCCLA, Art Club and S.A.D.D. clubs will host an Empty Bowls and Lead to Feed event on Saturday, January 21, 2023 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Individuals, families and groups can can make a pottery bowl and/or purchase some soup to help feed the hungry. All proceeds from the Empty Bowls Project and Lead to Feed Soup Sale will benefit local food banks.

The Empty Bowls Project will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 2:00 p.m. During this time, your family or group can make pottery bowls in the Gordonsville Art Room. The cost to make a bowl is $10 per artist. Each pottery class will begin on the hour. Sign up quickly to reserve your space!

If you come to make pottery during the Empty Bowls Project, you can also take home dinner for your family at the Lead to Feed Soup Sale. GHS FCCLA is planning to cook up plenty of delicious soup that will be available for $7 per quart.

You can choose potato soup, or taco soup. All soup will be available for pickup during pottery class times.

Please complete the form above and turn it in to the GHS office by Sunday, January 15, 2023.

If you have any questions about the Empty Bowls Project or Lead to Feed Soup Sale, please contact Jenny Penuel at fordj6@smithcoedu.net

Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck Friday, January 13th

The Second Harvest Food Truck will be at the Smith County Agriculture Center on Friday, January 13th. The truck generally arrives approximately 8 a.m. Volunteers work to unload the truck and get the food ready for pick-up shortly after. Food is distributed until it is gone. Cars line up around the Ag Center early. Those hoping to receive food at this distribution are encouraged to be in line no later than 10 a.m.

The food trucks are sponsored by the Hunger Relief Fund of Smith County and grants from Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN. Churches, businesses and individuals donate to the hunger relief fund all year. Generally two dates are scheduled each month. For more information feel free to contact the Smith County Chamber of Commerce 615-735-2093.

Blood Drive at Smith County Chamber of Commerce Monday, January 9, 2022

Please plan to give blood at the Smith County Chamber of Commerce – Community Room on Monday, January 9, 2023 from 12-6 p.m., 939 Upper Ferry Road, Carthage, TN. You can schedule your appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org and entering sponsor code Carthage19. Your pre-donation reading and health questions can be completed using your rapid pass visit RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass.

Players and Cheerleaders wanted for GHS vs SCHS Alumni Basketball Game on February 4th 2023

The annual Alumni Basketball game is right around the corner. This year alumni cheerleaders will be added. If you would like to participate contact: Basketball Jonathan Bush at 615-633-1649, GHS Cheerleading Amanda Cripps 615-200-4471, and SCHS Cheerleading Mary Baker.

The following teams are invited to come and be honored that night: 14U girls Smith County all star state champs, 14U boys Smith County all star state champs, 16U boys Smith County all star state champs, 2022 GHS softball team for their state appearance, 2022 GHS baseball team for their state appearance, and 4-time Golf State champ Sophie Linder.

Artist Co-op Art Crawl hosted by Carthage Junction Depot on Saturday, December 10th 2022

The Carthage Junction Depot will be hosting an Art Crawl on Saturday, December 10. Nineteen local artists and craftsmen will be partnered with local businesses in 8 locations in the Carthage/ South Carthage business district.

From hand forged metalwork to delicate watercolor paintings, there is something unique for everyone on your Christmas list! Visitors are encouraged to visit all of the crawl stops, collecting stamps in each location to fill an entry card for a  raffle of prizes from all participating artists and businesses.

Entries must be dropped off at the Depot before 4 pm for the drawing. You can pick up an entry at any of the crawl locations or print one from this article. More information about participating artists will be posted daily on the Carthage Junction Depot facebook event page. We hope to see you there!