School spirit was on display Friday afternoon as students from DeKalb County High School celebrated the last day of Homecoming Week with a parade from the school to downtown.
The Tiger football team's homecoming opponent Friday night was the Hixson Wildcats and the floats in the parade had a Tiger versus Wildcats theme.
The parade featured Homecoming Queen Quincie Paige Winchester and her court, the DCHS Fighting Tiger Band, lots of decorated cars and trucks, county and city law enforcement officers, and fire fighters, among others. The event concluded with a pep rally on the square led by DCHS Football cheerleaders.
The Senior Class took first place with their float called "Seniors Servin' up Wildcat Soup"
Second place went to the Junior Class with their float called "Whack- A-Wildcat"
The Freshman Class received third place with the theme "Rumble in the Jungle"
Winners of the best decorated vehicles in the parade were: First place-Camry Lou Colvert White; Second place- Martha Webb; and Third place- Alex Meadows. Tanner Davis and Justin Bragg received honorable mention.
IBMA Entertainers of the Year Dailey & Vincent are proud to announce their inaugural homecoming charity concert to raise money for the newly formed Dailey & Vincent Fund to benefit disadvantaged children in DeKalb and Jackson County. The concert will be Saturday, October 2nd at 5:00 p.m. at the Jackson County High School Football Field in Gainesboro
Funds raised will be distributed through the Cookeville Regional Foundation, an affiliate of Cookeville Regional Medical Center, The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that is exclusively charitable. The Foundation is an independent corporation with its own Board of Directors. The purpose of The Foundation is to solicit and receive gifts of money and real or personal property to aid Cookeville Regional Medical Center Authority in fulfilling its obligation to the community and to make contributions and grants in the furtherance of this purpose.
The Dailey & Vincent Fund exists to provide financial assistance to disadvantaged children of Jackson and DeKalb Counties to meet immediate medical, nutritional and educational needs not covered by insurance or other means, while acknowledging the God-given gifts, potential and dignity of each child.
Concert tickets are $15 and are available in Smithville at Cantrell Furniture and Webb's Drug Store, or by calling Julie Vincent (615-418-5759). Tickets are also available online at www.daileyvincent.com. Tickets will also be sold on the day of the concert in the Gainesboro town square.
Those attending the concert need to bring lawn chairs. The first 1,000 tickets sold will be accompanied by preferred parking privileges at the football field. Additional free parking will be off-site with shuttle service provided to the concert. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors. No refunds.
Fans of award-winning bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent know that they take their music seriously. It's also obvious that they believe strongly in giving back—to their community, their industry and their fans, as first seen with the release of Singing From the Heart, a CD that helped raise fund for Tennessee Bible College. Now, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are taking it a step further with the formation of their own charitable fund and an annual homecoming charity concert.
Dailey & Vincent signed with Rounder Records in 2007 and released their self-titled debut in 2008. They are the reigning International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, taking home the coveted trophies in 2008 and 2009. They are the only bluegrass act ever to win IBMA's Emerging Artist and Entertainer of the Year awards in the same year (2008). Their current release, Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, features bluegrass versions of 12 of the Statlers' most-loved hits and is available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and www.crackerbarrel.com. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart, where it has spent nine weeks at #1 and 19 weeks in the top 3. It also debuted at #19 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album, as well as lead track "Flowers on the Wall," were the most-played on Sirius XM's Bluegrass Junction during the month of June. More information on Dailey & Vincent, including tour dates, is available at www.daileyvincent.com.