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March 2021

Smith County High Quarterback Club 8th Annual Bass Tournament set for April 24, 2021

The Smith County High School Owls Quarterback Club would like to invite you to participate in their 8th Annual Bass Tournament, which will be held on April 24, 2021, at the Defeated Creek Marina at Cordell Hull Lake.

Blast off is at 6:30 a.m. and Weigh-In will take place at 3:00 p.m.

Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, as well as Big Fish. 

The 1st place winner will receive $1000, and a $500 award will be given to the winner of the Big Fish competition.

Pre-Entry prices for the tournament are $50 per boat and $20 for the Big Fish competition. On the day of the tournament, entry prices will be $60 per boat and $25 for the Big Fish competition.

Please mail pre-entry payments to: 


635 Cookeville Hwy.

Elmwood, TN 38560

If you have any questions about the bass tournament, please contact Matt Oldham at 615-735-7250, Chris Carlyle at 615-670-1658, Rob Hord at 615-735-7796, or Jason Bush at 615-489-3079

Smith County Prom Shop- March 27, 2021

Looking for a gently used or even a BRAND NEW prom dress?? If you are needing help finding a gown, please come to the first “Smith County Prom Shop” Saturday, March 27th, 10:00-2:00 in the SCHS auditorium. Here you may rent any dress, shoes, or even jewelry you wish absolutely free! All we ask is you return the dress to Mrs. Tia Medley (SCHS) or Mrs. Chandra Gillilan (GHS) the week after prom. There are also some shoes and jewelry available. We hope to see you there and help you pick the perfect dress for your perfect night!

**If you need a dress but cannot attend on March 27th, please see Mrs. Medley or Mrs. Gillilan privately and they will help you get a dress. This is a service for ALL girls in Smith county, whether you attend SCHS or GHS!

  • March 27th, 2021
  • 10:00-2:00

You May donate dresses and accessories to help the cause

Mrs. Tia Medley started a Prom Shop in Warren County, and now she is bringing the idea Smith County.

Tia says, “Now that SCHS and GHS have official prom dates, I can start collecting donations for the first ever Smith County Prom Shop! Basically, the prom shop allows girls to borrow gently used dresses, shoes, jewelry, etc. absolutely free! We all know how expensive prom can be, and I want every girl to have the real experience of prom dress shopping, without the financial worry it can bring!”

“Additionally, we all know how most prom dresses get worn once and then put in storage. At the prom shop, girls will be allowed to try on and take home any dress and accessories they want! I just ask that they return any items they borrow so we can have them for future years. Since this is the first year, I am starting with 0 dresses… my last year in Warren county, I believe we had over 300! Which was such a blessing. So, ladies, if you have any gently used formal dresses you would like to donate to this cause, please let me or Chandra Gillian know by contacting SCHS or GHS.”

Second Annual “Taste of River City” Fundraiser set for March 18, 2021

Mark your calendars for the “Taste of River City” fundraiser to benefit The Emmanuel House on Thursday, March 18, 2021. The event will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Come out to the Smith County Ag Center and enjoy local restaurant samples and a chili and soup supper, complete with entertainment and a silent auction.

Pre-sale tickets may be purchased for $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. On the night of the event, tickets may be purchased at the door for $30 for adults and $15 for children.

Purchase your pre-sale tickets at Wilson Bank & Trust, BankTennessee, Smith County Bank, Citizens Bank, Gordonsville Drugs, Hackett’s Drugs, and Smith County Drugs.

Please make checks payable to The Emmanuel House.

All proceeds from “Taste of River City” will go to The Emmanuel House.

The Emmanuel House is a transitional living facility and temporary shelter where homeless women and children can find temporary housing, spiritual mentorship, transportation, life skills training, education, and access to recovery programs and social services.

The Emmanuel House is open to women who need a supported place to live as they move toward independence following homelessness, domestic violence, incarceration, recovery programs, or other setbacks.

You can read more about The Emmanuel House here.

Musicians Needed for the Community Band of Smith County- Meeting on March 6th

Are you an ensemble musician? Do you wish you had a local group to play with (even if you haven’t played since high school)?

A group of local musicians is gauging interest in creating the Community Band of Smith County. Any interested musician of all ability levels in Smith County is invited to an informative meeting at the Smith County High School Band Room on March 6th at 3:00 p.m. You may also find more information on our Facebook page here where you can fill out an interest form. Filling out this form is not required prior to the March 6th meeting, but it would be helpful.

Southern Home and Garden Expo- February 17-19, 2021

This year’s @home edition of The Southern Home and Garden Expo is set for February 17-19. The expo has all the recourses you could need for creating your perfect home space. This year’s event is completely virtual, so you can attend from your own couch! This is a free event and everyone is invited.

You may Pre-Register for the expo here. Registration is required to access the virtual show floor, take advantage of exclusive offers, and qualify for free giveaways during the 3-day event.

In the meantime, here’s a quick preview with the 2021 Expo host, Daphne DeLoren.

Smith County Democratic Meeting- Saturday, February 20th

The Smith County Democratic Party will meet Saturday, February 20th at 10 a.m. via Zoom. All Democrats are invited to attend. The monthly meeting will feature special guest Hendrell Remus, the newly elected chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party.

This is a free online event. Email SmithCoDemocrats@gmail.com for information on how to join the meeting via Zoom.

Wildwood Resort and Marina to Host a Job Fair on February 20th, 2021

Come Join the Wildwood Team! Wildwood is hosting a job fair on February 20th and has several positions to fill. If you have a great smile, have a heart for hospitality, like to work hard, and want to make everlasting memories on the lake, we hope to meet you on the 20th. To learn more about the current open positions visit: https://wildwoodresorttn.com/job-opportunities/.

The event will be held at Wildwood Resort and Marina in Granville from 10am-2pm. We hope to see you there!

FCE Drive-Through Chocolate Extravaganza 2021

Want to get something sweet for your sweetheart (or even yourself) this Valentine’s Day? The Smith County FCE Club has you covered!

On Friday, February 12, 2021, the FCE Club will host the drive-through Chocolate Extravaganza at the Smith County Chamber of Commerce from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

For $5, anyone can drive through the Chamber parking lot and pick up their pre-packaged container of goodies!

A variety of chocolate sweets will be available to satisfy any sweet tooth.

All proceeds from the Chocolate Extravaganza will go to sponsor Smith County FCE Club projects and the youth of Smith County.

2021 River City Ball scheduled for April 21

Music, dancing, food and drinks, red carpet worthy dresses, and community fundraising.  

The 2021 River City Ball is scheduled for Saturday, April 24 from 6-11pm on the Historic Courthouse Square in Carthage, TN.  Postponed from last year due to COVID-19, the 3rd Annual River City Ball is a 21 and up, black tie fundraising affair, benefitting the Emmanuel House in Smith County. 

Proceeds from the River City Ball will help the Emmanuel House in their mission to address the growing population of homeless women and children in Smith County by providing temporary housing, spiritual, mentorship, transportation, life skills training, education, and access to recovery and social services. Our generous River City Sponsors, Rackley Roofing and Citizens Bank, make this possible.

The River City Ball also provides a scholarship to graduating Seniors at each Smith County High School and Gordonsville High School. Interested high school Seniors can pick up applications from their guidance office. Carthage Family Chiropractic has generously sponsored these scholarships both this year and last. 

The 1920’s themed evening will begin with a red carpet style entry and valet parking sponsored by Wilson County Motors. There will be multiple photo opportunities sponsored by Lish and Lish so attendees can capture their own Great Gatsby style moment. Guests will be served a delicious meal, enjoy live music with a dance floor, and can bid on items in an auction sponsored by The Kirby Team to raise additional funds for the Emmanuel House. The bar is sponsored by Serenity Networks and each ticket includes 2 complimentary alcoholic drinks. Additional drink tickets can be purchased via Event Brite; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/river-city-ball-2020-benefiting-emmanuel-house-tickets-85128913873. Special thanks to Cumberland Supply for providing a Safe Ride Home option for any attendees who should chose to use it.

Individual tickets to this event are already sold out but sponsorships, several of which include tickets, are still available. If interested, please contact rivercityball@outlook.com or check out the Facebook page; facebook.com/rivercityball

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