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HG Staffing Job Fair at Bonnell August 19th

HG Staffing hosting a job fair for immediate openings at Bonnell Aluminum in Carthage. The event will take place on Thursday August 19th from noon- 4pm.

They have temp to hire positions available with great pay, great bonuses, great benefits, and full-time hours available.

You must have a high school diploma or GED to apple and be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

The fair will be held at Bonnell on Hwy. 53 and Bonnell Lane in Carthage.

The Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability Annual Senior Caregiver Expo, 2021

The Annual Senior & Caregiver Expo has undergone many changes over the years, with 2020 being the most challenging year handling a pandemic. This year, the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (UCAAAD) is coming together again to celebrate 20 years of providing resources to older adults and caregivers in the Upper Cumberland region.

This year’s theme, Stronger Together, will focus on recognizing fostering the connection and engagement that build the important role older adults play in strong, resilient communities. Join the UCAAAD as they celebrate community strength. The 2021 Senior and Caregiver Expo will be held at Life Church at 2223 N. Washington Ave. in Cookeville, Tennessee from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Attendees will be able to visit booths of businesses and organizations from around the region to gather information and resources related to health care, personal care, home health, assisted living, long-term care, and other services that promote successful aging and living. Caregiving training will also be provided from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Topics covered include information on safe patient handling, how to prevent falls, caregiver burnout, and dementia-related tips.

The UCAAAD is excited to announce two new activities offered at this year’s expo event: Caregiver Simulation and the screening of Alive Inside. This year we are partnering with Tennessee Technological University to offer a Caregiver Simulation course for students. This project will allow students to “step into the shoes” of family caregivers and see some challenges they face each day when it comes to caring for loved ones. Earning the 2014 Sundance Audience Award, Alive Inside follows social worker Dan Cohen on his quest to bring personalized music to nursing homes. Upon hearing songs from their past, seniors with dementia are suddenly able to find a joyous sense of self that had been lost. We will be showing this movie at this year’s expo event from 10:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.

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and create a stronger future. When people of different ages, share experiences through action, story, or service, we help build something to celebrate! Please join the UCAAAD in strengthening and attending our annual Senior & Caregiver Expo on Oct. 26, 2021.

Platinum Sponsors for this year’s expo include: Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Ascension Saint Thomas Health, Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Crestlawn Funeral Home, Eye Centers of Tennessee, Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Cumberlands, Heritage Pointe Senior Living, Home Instead, Life Care Center of Crossville & Sparta, NHC Healthcare Cookeville, Mabry Healthcare & Rehab, Plateau Mental Health, Putnam County Emergency Management Agency, The Quality Family, Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance, Tennessee Senior Medicare Patrol, and Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency.

Opportunities are still available for sponsorships for this year’s Expo event. The UCAAAD is currently seeking businesses and organizations to partner together to help make for another successful and Caregiver Expo here in the Upper Cumberland. For more details about sponsorships Senior or general information, please contact Sara Martin (smartin@ucdd.org), or Clare Farless (cfarless@ucdd.org), at 931- 432-4111.

Bert Driver’s Burlap Room Middle of Somewhere Hemp Fest III Set for August 21st, 2021

Bert Driver’s Burlap Room in Smithville, TN is hosting it’s Middle Of Somewhere Hemp Fest on August 21, 2021. Sponsors include Cumberland Cannabis Co, FoxFarm Soil and Fertilizer Company, Burning Acre, Snapdragon Hemp, and Volunteer Hemp co.

The Weeks will be playing and several vendors will be at the event.

visit www.bertdriver.com to find tickets and more information about the upcoming event.

31st Annual Lancaster Firehall Jam – August 14th, 2021

The 31st Annual Lancaster Firehall Jam will take place on Saturday, August 14th, 2021 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Lancaster Fire Hall, located at 744 Lancaster Highway in Lancaster, Tennessee.

This year’s Firehall Jam will feature a cake walk, a Cowboy Bean Supper, and plenty of live entertainment.

Each year, the Firehall Jam acts as a fundraiser to raise money to maintain and upgrade the equipment of the Lancaster Fire Department.

Head to the Lancaster Fire Hall on Saturday for good food, good entertainment, and a good ole time!

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.

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.