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Helping Hearts Fundraiser Pageant 2021

The Helping Hearts Fundraiser Pageant will be hosting our 4th annual pageant on August 7th, 2021 at the Smith County Ag Center . All proceeds will go to our local animal rescue, Waggin’ Tails. We will be hosting the event this year in memory of fallen officer Steve Reece, who was killed in the line of duty in 2019 . The name of Steve’s foundation is called “Steve’s Promise” 

  • Entry fee: $40
  • Additional electives: $5 each
  • *prettiest eyes
  • *best dressed
  • *best smile
  • *best personality
  • *most beautiful
  • *most photogenic
  • Males up to age 6
  • Females of all ages

This year we will be crowning ambassador for the contestant that brings the most “Quarter for K-9s, so be saving those quarters! 

Entry forms available at Mandis Salon & Spa 

Pageant coordinator: Mandi Myers  615-735-7055

SAVE THE DATE! The 2021 Smith County Fair on the River is set for June 28 – July 3

This year’s Smith County Fair on the River will be held June 28 thru July 3, 2021. You can check out the complete schedule of events below or at https://smithcountyfairtn.net/schedule/.

You don’t want to miss classic events like the Demolition Derby, the Fireworks Show, and Fairest of the Fair Pageants. This year, there are two new events, 4WD Mud Racing and the Community Band of Smith County Performance.

The 2020\2 Fair on the River will have no shortage of live entertainment. Check out the Carthage Rotary Club Stage and the Wilson Bank & Trust Community Kid’s Stage for nightly performances! On Thursday, July 1, country music star, Richie McDonald, will take the stage inside the Smith County Ag Center.

There’s something for everyone at the Smith County Fair on the River!

Check out the 2021 Smith County Fair Schedule at https://smithcountyfairtn.net/schedule/

For more information about the 2021 Smith County Fair on the River, visit https://smithcountyfairtn.net.

CASA Motorcycle Poker Run Fundraiser Rescheduled for May 8th

The fundraiser will be Saturday, May 8th. Registration will be at Putnam County Community Center from 8-9 a.m. After registration, riders will go to Cumberland, Overton, Smith, and then end back at Putnam County to determine the winner.

A map will be provided at registration.

The Registration fee is $25 dollars for single riders and $45 dollars for double riders.

Riders will be at SmithCounty Ag Center from 10:30-12:30.

For more information, call 931-520-9540.

Smith County’s Cattleman Association Open Beef and Steer Show- Saturday, May 8th, 2021

The Smith County Cattleman Association Open Beef and Steer Show will be Saturday, May 8th at the Smith County Ag Center. Check in is from 8-11 Am. The Sportsmanship show starts starts at 11:30. Prizes will be awarded for showmanship. There will be prize money for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

They are seeking sponsors for the event. A bronze sponsor is from $50-249, with their name announced and listed on the board. The Silver sponsor is from $250-499, with their name announced, listed on the board, and the ability to set up a display. The Gold Sponsor is $500 +, with their name announced, listed on the board, the ability to set up a display, and ability to put their sign in the show ring.

SCHS Class of 1970 Class Reunion-May 8th

The 50th Year Class Reunion of the Class of 1970, which was canceled last spring due to COVID-19, is rescheduled. The Reunion will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the 106 Clover Street Venue in Granville, TN.

If classmates have already prepaid last year, the fee will be applied to this year’s reunion. Anyone who has not already registered and paid needs to register and send a $20 per individual ( $40 per couple) check to SCHS Class of 70, 42 Sunny View Ln, Carthage, TN 37030. The deadline to send your money is April 24.  

Questions can be directed to: geepa@att.com. or. KNL37030@gmail.com.   For questions concerning lodging , contact info@granvillebandb.com  or wildwoodresorttn.com .  The Class’ official Face Book Page is : “SCHS Class of ‘70 Reunion”

American Legion Post 57 BBQ Fundraiser set for May 15

On May 15, 2021, the American Legion Post 57 will be hosting a BBQ Fundraiser on the Historic Smith County Courthouse Lawn in Downtown Carthage, TN.

The event will be from 12pm until 8pm. From 12pm-4pm will be carryout plates only, and from 4pm-8pm there will be seating available along with live music, cornhole boards, and activities for kids. Local bands are set to perform beginning at 4pm.

The menu will consist of pulled pork, chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, pasta salad and desserts. The price will be $10 per plate or $6 for a sandwich and drink only.

8th Annual Granville Cornbread & Moonshine Festival- May 1, 2021

April 20, 2021 – Granvile, Tenn. – The 8th Annual Granville Cornbread & Moonshine Festival will occur on May 1, 2021 at Tennessee’s Mayberry Town of Granville. This years event is greatly expanded beginning with a Cornbread Cook-off in the Pioneer Village. 

Cornbread contest entries will be accepted from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Village with the following categories: traditional cornbread, non-traditional cornbread, Aunt Bee’s Hoe Cakes and Cornmeal/Tn Spirits Dessert.  Awards of $25.00 first place, $15.00 second place and $10.00 third place in each category. Each participant receives a Cornbread & Moonshine Festival T-Shirt and bag of Eller Grist Mill Cornmeal. 

The event will feature the grist mill operating and serving free hot water cornbread.  Cornbread Lane will feature a southern lunch and opportunity to taste the cornbread entries.    

The 8th Annual Moonshine Festival will be operated by the Tennessee Whiskey Trail Guild in Granville’s Pioneer Village from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on May 1st featuring nine Tennessee Distillers from all over Tennessee.  Each distiller will have a booth set up where you can sample their products and will have product for sale.  You must be age 21 to enter Moonshine Festival and a separate charge of $5.00 for the tasting. 

The event will also feature The Def Leprechaun Band at Pruett Stage at 12 :00 and 2:00 p.m. Craftsmen will be operating in the Pioneer Village as well as all of the museums, shops, etc. of Granville will be open. The day will also include the Grand Opening of the Granville Whiskey Decanter Museum featuring one of the largest collections of Jim Beam Decanters in the United States. 

Admission to the entire festival is $5.00, parking $5.00 per car which includes being able to do

Everything in Granville except separate charge for Moonshine tasting and lunch. 

For more information call 931-653-4151 or granvilletn.com.

Southside Lions Club 14th Annual “Drive for Sight” 2 Man Golf Scramble Set for June 19

The Southside Lions Club of Gordonsville is holding their 14th Annual “Drive for Sight” 2 Man Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Southern Hills Golf Course in Baxter, Tennessee.

The scramble will begin at 8 am with a shotgun start. Entry fee is $60 per man – bring your own team.

  • Free Lunch
  • Longest Drive Contest
  • Numerous Door Prizes
  • Gift Bag for Each Player
  • 50/50 Drawing
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Closest to the Line
  • Flights Established after play
  • Mulligans $5
  • Lucky Ball Drop

Call the club house to sign-up: (931) 432-5149. Proceeds go to the Southside Lions Club for community service and to help those with visual handicaps.

Smith County 4-H Annual Livestock Clinic – June 11th, 2021

Smith County 4-H is excited to host our annual Livestock Clinic for sheep, cattle, and goat exhibitors! It will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Smith County Ag Center.

We have invited clinicians specialized in each species to work hands-on with the 4-H’ers. 4-H’ers do not have to own a show animal to participate! Anyone interested is welcome to come, watch, and learn. For those who do have animals, please feel free to bring them. We will cover topics like fitting and grooming, skillathon, and showmanship. We will provide lunch to those who participate. This is a great opportunity for youth who think they might be interested in showing livestock in the future. The clinic is open to grades 4-12. To register, call the Smith County Extension Office at 615-735-2900 by June 4th.

The 4-H Youth Development Program delivers programs through cooperative efforts of the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, and public and private sector volunteers.  4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.  4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades 4-12, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Carthage Rotary Club “All You Can Eat” Pancake Breakfast set for May 7th-8th, 2021

The Carthage Rotary Club will offer their Spring “all-you-can-eat” pancake breakfast on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8 at 939 Upper Ferry Road (next to the Smith County Chamber of Commerce) in Carthage.

Breakfast will be served from 6:00 AM until 9:30 AM on Friday and from 7:00 AM until 9:30 AM on Saturday.

Tickets may be purchased for $6.00 from any Rotarian or at the door.

Rotarians will deliver carry-out orders to Carthage and Gordonsville for free. Proceeds will benefit the scholarships awarded to seniors at Smith County High School and at Gordonsville High School.