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Chamber of Commerce Banquet

Apr 14, 2015
6:00 p.m.
DeKalb County Complex

The annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet is set for Tuesday, April 14 at the DeKalb County Complex in Smithville.

“We are excited to again host this enjoyable and informative event. We invite the all the public to share in this fun-filled night of dining, entertainment, and Chamber video presentation of the past year’s events and activities as well as other updates including the introduction of our new Board, 2015 Officers and recognition of our retiring board members,” says Chamber Executive Director Suzanne Williams. “A common misconception is that this is an event for Chamber members only,” says Williams. “All are welcome to come. This is a wonderful networking opportunity and a great way to see some of the positive things that are happening in our county.”

The special evening begins at 5:30 PM with a “Silent Auction.” The dinner and program start at 6:00 PM. Dinner music will be performed by Tomomi McDowell. Josh Issac will sing the National Anthem as Boy Scout Troop #347 presents the flags. The delicious meal will be prepared by Chef Jason Evans of The Inn at Evins Mill. Leadership Director Jen Sherwood and the Leadership DeKalb Class of 2015 will serve the meal. “No Strings Attached” from New Hope Baptist Church, Alexandria will perform.

The keynote speaker for the evening will be WCTE TV President/CEO, Becky Magura. With over 32 years of experience in production, educational outreach and management at public television station WCTE, Becky brings to any project a level of commitment necessary for success. In 2006, Magura became WCTE’s 4th General Manager and has led the station team through digital transition in transmission and production as well as securing a second WCTE satellite studio. Nationally, she serves as a member of the National PBS Board and on the Association of Public Television Stations Board of Trustees.

Banquet tickets prices are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling the Chamber at 615.597.4163 or from the Chamber Board of Directors. Or, you can stop by the Chamber office located in the DeKalb County Courthouse, Room 201. You don’t have to be a Chamber member to attend. Everyone is welcome!

FREE Fitness/Education Class

Apr 16, 2015 to Apr 30, 2015
4:00 p.m.
DeKalb Community Complex History Room

The DeKalb County Health Department is presenting a FREE FITNESS/ EDUCATION CLASS every Thursday from April 16 through July 2 by Lynn McCoy-Personal Trainer. The exercise class will be at 4:00 p.m. at the DeKalb Community Complex History Room. For more information call the Health Department at 615-597-7599 or the Community Center at 615-597-2121

Smithville Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

Apr 25, 2015
7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
DeKalb County Community Center

The Smithville Lions Club will hold its Annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction on April 25th at the DeKalb County Community Center from 7 to 10 am. The menu includes pancakes, freshly grilled sausage or bacon, fruit and orange juice, milk and coffee. The cost for adults is $6.00 and children under 12 year of age $4.00. Tickets can be purchased before the event at the offices (all on the square) of Dr. Starla Meigs, Jackie Smith (State Farm Insurance), and Vester Parsley. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. All of the proceeds from this event are used to assist DeKalb county residents with vision and hearing services and equipment. If you have any items you would like to donate to our Silent Auction please drop them off at the office of Dr. Starla Meigs

DeKalb County Young Farmers & Ranchers Whole Hog Giveaway

May 4, 2015
Farm Bureau office

The DeKalb County Young Farmers & Ranchers are hosting a Whole Hog Giveaway! Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the Farm Bureau office, DeKalb Farmers Co-op, or directly from a YF&R member. Winner will be randomly drawn on May 4th at the Farm Bureau office and notified on May 5th. Winnings include one whole freezer hog, including slaughter fees, to be processed mid-May and picked up by winner at Barron's Creek in Rock Island, TN. Hog is woodlot and pasture raised, antibiotic and steroid free, heritage bred. Estimated weight of 250-300lbs. live weight and retail value of prize is $675.

Gospel Singing for Relay for Life

Apr 11, 2015
4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County Complex

A gospel singing sponsored by a cancer survivor team for Relay for Life will be April 11 from 4:00 until 7:00 pm at the County Complex. The cost for admission will be a money donation. Several groups, in town and out of town, will be singing and performing including: Right On Time, Joel and Rose Hooker, David Turner and Puppets, Barbara Green, Elizabeth Chapel Singers, Bonnie Rigsby and group, Judy and Eddie Fuson. Concessions will be available. Come and be blessed as well as entertained. Anyone wishing to donate cakes or individually packaged chips, please call Judy Redmon at 615-597-6240 or 931-235-1364. Help is also needed in the concession stand. If you are interested in helping call Judy Redmon.

11th Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show and Family Fun Day

Apr 18, 2015
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Wilson Bank & Trust in Alexandria

The 11th Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show and Family Fun Day will be Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Wilson Bank & Trust in Alexandria. Enjoy inflatables and games for the children. Nathan Purtee, Airbrush Face Painting Artist will be on site! A drawing will be held for door prizes. Concessions provided by the Alexandria Fire Department. The Antique Tractor and Engine Games will include Barrel Push and The Slow Race. Registration from 9 a.m. until noon. Judging at noon. Trophies will be awarded at 1:00 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. Plaques will be awarded. Call Kevin at 615-529-4663 for tractor show entries and information.

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