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July 2021

Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition Hope Fest 2021

The Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition will be hosting Hop Fest at Crump Paris Park on July 24th from 5-7 pm. Come out for a great time and try some Pelican’s Snowballs, Free Face painting, Opiod Overdose reversal training, photo booth, red sand project, music, food, back to school supplies, and a spray down from the Smith County Fire Dept.

A back to school Supplies backpack giveaway is sponsored by the Carthage Church of God. Scan the QR code above to register.

HG Staffing Job Fair at Bonnell Aluminum July 15 and July 22

HG Staffing will be hosting a job fair at Bonnell Aluminum in order to fill several temp to hire positions. The fair will be July 15th and July 22nd from 12pm- 4pm at Bonnell. These positions have great pay, great bonuses, outstanding benefits and multiple shifts.

Applicants must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, must pass a drug screen, and have good attendance.

Carthage Benevolent Lodge #14 6th Annual 2 Man Golf Scramble September 4, 2021

The Carthage Benevolent Lodge #14 will be hosting its 6th Annual 2 Man Golf Scramble on September 4, 2021.

Proceeds from the scramble will go towards assisting the Carthage Lodge with several charities, including the “Widows and Orphans Fund”, Local Angel Tree Donations, Shriners Hospitals, and many more! 

The scramble will be held at Southern Hills Golf & Country Club, located off of Baxter exit at 4770 Jared Rd, Cookeville, TN 38506. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. 

  • • $60 per player
  • • Bring your own team
  • • 3 flights of prize money will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
  • • Meal Provided – Meat & 3
  • • Closest to the hole competition
  • • Straightest drive competition
  • • Tons of door prizes
  • • Mulligans
  • • 50/50 drawing
  • • Lucky Ball

Please call the Club House at 931-432-5149 to register or send an email to CarthageLodgeGolf@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE: 2021 William Walton Harvest Festival set for September 25; Vendors needed

Save the date for the 2021 William Walton Harvest Festival on the historic Smith County Courthouse square in Carthage, Tennessee. There will be live music, food, vendors, and plenty of fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 25th.

The event is currently accepting vendor applications. The deadline to apply is September 21, 2021.

Please review the Vendor Regulations below.

  • This event will take place rain or shine. There will be no refund of fees.
  • All vendors are required to provide hand sanitizer at their booths and to follow current guidelines for safe food prep.
  • Anyone exhibiting symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 infection are asked to please not attend this event.
  • Masks are encouraged for all attendees and strongly encouraged for all vendors but will not be required. We ask all to maintain a safe social distance whenever possible.
  • To maintain a diverse event for the community, event organizers may limit the number of vendors selling similar items.
  • Vendors MUST BE checked in with registration by 8:30 am on Saturday morning or forfeit booth space.
  • After checking in, please locate booth space, unload materials, and move vehicle(s) out of the area upon setup completion. There will be no vehicles allowed in the booth area after 9:00 am.
  • All booths must be set up and complete by 9:00 am. VENDORS MUST REMAIN set up until 4 pm.
  • Vendors may remain set up for the evening musical performance, if desired.
  • Check in at the Chamber of Commerce tent for booth locations and assignments. Please do not set up until after you have checked in. The Chamber tent will be located on the courthouse lawn, between Main Street and the Courthouse stage.
  • NO vehicles may enter the festival area during the event.
  • All booths will be on the pavement.
  • Tents and awnings must be free standing, and not damaging to the pavement.
  • Booth or merchandise cannot extend outside of the assigned space.
  • No tents, tables, chairs, etc. will be provided from the event sponsors.
  • Vendors that bring their own generators must provide a sound barrier around the generator.
  • Food vendors will be allowed one 110-double plug that has its own 15-amp breaker. Please make sure that this is sufficient for all cooking needs. If not, food will need to be prepared before arrival.
  • All vendors are required to keep the area around their booth clean and remove all litter/debris upon leaving the event.
  • Booth sizes are 10×10. Food vendors will have the option of a 10×10 or a 10×20 booth space. See application for fee amounts.
  • If you have any special requests, please include them with the application and efforts will be made to accommodate you, if possible.
  • If you would like to give a door prize at your booth, please bring the materials necessary for registration information. You will be responsible for getting each prize to winners.
  • Vendors are not allowed to display or sell any item that is illegal or violates any state, county, city laws or ordinances. This is a family friendly event. Inappropriate language or conduct will not be tolerated and will result in ejection from the event and forfeiture of any paid fees or deposits. The event sponsor and associates are not responsible for any lost or stolen items and are added as additional insured under any and all general liability coverage held by vendors (a copy may be required). Also, the event sponsor is held harmless by all vendors or merchants, and those individuals and/or companies waive rights of subrogation.
  • Make checks payable to: Smith County Chamber of Commerce
  • Mail applications and fees to: Smith County Chamber of Commerce 939 Upper Ferry Road, Carthage, TN 37030

Download the vendor application below.

Smith County Humane Society Poker Run August 7th 2021

The Smith County Humane Society is having a poker run on August 7th, 2021. Registration is at 9 am. Bikes are $20, extra hands are $10, vehicles are $20.

The run starts at Lolly’s Cafe at 211 Colonial st. Carthage, TN. The stops are Big Rock Market, The Docks, Granville Park, ending back at Lolly’s Cafe.

They are accepting donations for dog and cat food at registration.

4th of July Festivities at Defeated Creek Marina and Campground and The Creekview Cafe

This weekend make sure to visit the Defeated Creek Marina and Campground for some fourth of July festivities. On Friday, July 2nd, Bitty will be playing live music at the Creekview Cafe from 7-9. On Saturday, the music continues with Victoria Schafer from 6-8. Admission into the cafe is free.

Not only will there be music at the Cafe, but on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th, there will be food trucks, waterslides, and family activities around the marina starting at 3pm. These activities will cost $10. The Marina stage will also have live music that you can enjoy beginning at 7pm. both nights. Saturday’s show admission is $6 and Sunday’s show admission is $7.

On Saturday, July 3rd, Lance Pierce, Mike Catalano, Jim Mexdorf, Michael Richardson, and Chris Ogle will be playing classic rock. On Sunday, July 4th, Josh Gimbert will be playing at the Marina stage followed by a big fireworks show.

UCHRA To Hold A Commodities Distribution In Smith County On July 27th, 2021

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will hold a commodities distribution for Smith County on Tuesday, July 27th from 9-11 a.m. at the Smith County Agricultural Center.

Sign-ups will be available at the distribution site. Volunteers are also needed during the event. Please call (931) 528-1127 to learn more about volunteering.

The Upper Cumberland Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of it’s program, services, or activities.

This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.

2021 Smith County Fair Demolition Derby set for July 1 and 2

The 2021 Fair on the River is set to be one for the history books with dozens of awesome events and exhibits. Among one of the most popular motorized events is the demolition derby. The Smith County Fair Demolition Derby will take place at the Russell Nixon Arena at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, AND Friday, July 2, 2021.

Entry fee into the fair is only $5 each night.

You can find more information about the derby and how to enter your car on the Fair’s Official Website.

Get ready! The 2021 Smith County Fair on the River begins next week!

We hope that everyone plans to attend the 2021 Smith County Fair on the River! The fair will be held June 28 thru July 3, 2021.

Go to the Official Smith County Fair website, http://smithcountyfairtn.net/ for the most up-to-date information about this year’s fair.

You can check out the complete schedule of events below or at https://smithcountyfairtn.net/schedule/.

This year’s fair includes two new events including the 4-Wheel Drive Mud Racing and the Community Band of Smith County Performance. You also don’t want to miss classic events like the Demolition Derby, the Fireworks Show, and Fairest of the Fair Pageants.

The 2021 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, 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! See you there!

Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition 25th Annual Celebration of Life Golf Classic

The Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition is a nonprofit in Nashville financially assists breast cancer patients struggling with medical debt in the state of Tennessee.

Medical debt is one of the leading causes for bankruptcy. We are hoping to ease some of that tension for breast cancer patients.

We are hosting the 25th Annual Celebration of Life Golf Classic on August 13th at the Hermitage Golf Course. The golf tournament boasts approximately 350 golfers.

Below is some information regarding the sponsorship levels.