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Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer blood supply

Jul 7, 2015
1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer.

A Community Blood Drive will be held in Smithville on Tuesday, July 7 from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 South College Street.

Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors to be less available to give during the summer. However, hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive lifesaving transfusions – the need for blood does not get a vacation.

To encourage more people to donate around Independence Day, all those who come out to donate blood July 2-6, 2015, will receive a Red Cross embroidered hat, while supplies last.

Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Picking Friends Band to Perform at Evins Park

Jul 2, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Downtown Smithville

The Picking Friends band will be performing a free concert in downtown Smithville on Thursday, July 2nd. The music will begin at 7:00 PM on the open-air stage located at the Joe L. and Ann S. Evins Park, across from the Smithville Post Office and Justin Potter Library. Picking Friends is a 5-member band comprised of talented musicians who love to perform a mix of traditional and gospel bluegrass. Band members Brian Anderson and Glenn Carpenter are from Watertown, TN and Shawn Frick, John Mason, and Glenn Moats are from Lebanon, TN. Picking Friends has performed all across the middle Tennessee area and into Virginia.

Edgar Evins State Park 4th of July Camp Site Decorating Contest

Jul 4, 2015
6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Edgar Evins State Park

The Edgar Evins State Park 4th of July Camp Site Decorating Contest has been scheduled. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Judging will be Saturday, July 4 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The first place prize will be five free nights of camping. The 2nd place prize will be three nights of free camping. The 3rd place prize will be two free nights of camping. Please remember that fireworks are not allowed in Edgar Evins State Park.


Jun 18, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


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DeKalb County Farmers Market

Jun 23, 2015
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
205 East Bryant St. (next to DeKalb Ace Hardware),

The DeKalb County Farmers Market, 205 East Bryant St. (next to DeKalb Ace Hardware), Smithviile, will be open on Tuesdays from 2 PM to 6 PM starting June 23rd through September. So now you can get your fresh vegetables and other goodies on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons! For more information, call Jeff Cantrell at 615.464.7373.

Democrats Invited to Meet Clinton Campaign Manager

Jun 27, 2015
10:00 a.m.

Local Democrats are invited to meet Lenda Sherrell, Tennessee Campaign Manager for Hillary Clinton for President on Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m. in the courthouse. Enter through the basement. Lenda wants to hear from you. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

DeKalb County Fair 5K and 1 mile Fun Run

Jul 18, 2015
7:00 P.M.

The DeKalb County Fair 5K and 1 mile fun run will be July 18.. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the run starting at 7:00pm.
Pre-registration forms are available at the Smithville Review.
Pre-registration will guarantee a DeKalb County Fair 5K t-shirt.
$25 for adults $20 for youth
Proceeds go to the Paisley Foundation!
Contact Race official Matt Boss with any questions @ 615-464-8627

DeKalb Fair Seeks Exhibit Entries

May 31, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015
DeKalb County Fairgrounds

The DeKalb County Fair has released the catalog of premium rules for exhibit entries at this year's "Grandpa Fair of the South" set for Monday through Saturday, July 20-25 in Alexandria. This year's theme is "Country Scenes and Beauty Queens".

No matter what you love to do you can compete at the Fair!

Whether cooking, quilting, raising goats, taking great pictures, or having really beautiful tomatoes, you can find the right event for you in the Kenneth Sandlin Exhibit Building.

Just check out the 2015 Fair Catalog (PDF) for complete details. Download the 2015 DeKalb County Fair Rule Book at the link below.

The exhibit building hours:
* 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday - Friday
* 4:00PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday

Entry Dates and Times
*Non-Perishable Items ONLY
will be taken in on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Kenneth Sandlin Center

*Perishable Items ONLY
will be taken in on Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Kenneth Sandlin Center

For more information about this year's DeKalb County Fair visit

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents Trip to Maine

Oct 3, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents a trip to Beautiful Maine Saturday through Sunday, October 3-11. For more information and reservations contact Wanda Poss at 615-428-3576

The trip includes:

Motorcoach Transportation
8 Nights Lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Portland Maine area
14 meals: 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners
Guided Tour of Portland, Maine's largest city-by-the-sea
Guided Tour of quaint Kennebunkport
Tour of Historic Victoria Mansion
Guided Tour of Pineland Farms, a picturesque working farm
Visit to Boothbay Railway Village and Boothbay Harbor
Visit to the Seashore Trolley Museum and countryside trolley ride and much more


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