A "Happy Days Celebration" to benefit Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County will be held on Saturday, August 21st from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. downtown Smithville.
Debi and the Doo-Wops from Lebanon will open the Sock Hop at 7:00 p.m. inside the 303 Building. The Doo-Wops will perform the classic songs of the 1950s which followed by dance contests, cake walks, hula hoop competition, and prizes for the best dressed couples along with a live auction and concessions. All proceeds will go to Habitat. Admission will be $5 per person.
Earlier in the day, a classic car show will be featured from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. on the public square downtown. Live entertainment will be performed on two venues during the same time; on an outside stage and inside the 303 Building. Those attending will be treated to Country, Rock, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, tribute artists such as Frank Sinatra and Garth Brooks, and the DeKalb County Community Chorus.
Middle Tennessee Electric's Annual Meeting will be held Aug. 21 at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro - Hotel and Conference Center located next to The Avenue shopping center.
"This year's theme is built around energy efficiency and conservation," MTEMC Vice President of Communications and Member Services Chris Jones said. "We can't change the increasing costs of fuels used to produce power and purchased power costs, but we can use less energy and be more wise in our energy usage decisions."
The meeting, which will begin at 7:30 a.m., will feature the crowning of a new Miss MTEMC and include a used truck giveaway.
Two candidates, Ken Griffith and R. Dan Smith, are in the running to fill a vacant seat on the board of directors in District 4B (Wilson County)
Griffith is the owner and a photographer at Griffith’s Studio and Frame Gallery in Lebanon. He and his wife, Jeanie, live in Liberty. He’s a deacon at Salem Baptist Church, a Salem Cemetery Fund board member, past secretary of Music City Professional Photographers and a member of Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, Burrell’s Presidential Circle and Tennessee Southeast Professional Photographers.
Smith is a farmer and 48-year member. He and his wife, Vondie, live in Lebanon. He’s an Agriculture Hall of Fame member since 2009. The MTEMC Director has formerly served as secretary for four years and has served as secretary, vice president and president of Wilson Farmers Co-op, past president of Tennessee Farmers Co-op and on the Advisory Committee for Bank for Cooperatives in Louisville, Ky. He is president of the Wilson County Farm Bureau Board and a member of the Church of Christ.