By ANNA PATRICK
It was 2-1/2 weeks' of hot horse showing in Shelbyville for Betty and Terry Thomas. The were there to watch son, Patrick, participated in the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and participate he did. There are many more blues and some reds to add to his cache of ribbons BUT more than these ribbons there were the roses he carried. Thursday night it was on "Rise to Fame" in the Western Park Pleasure World Grand Championship class. Friday night it was on "Lucky Daze" in the Western Lite Shod class and Saturday he rode "Lined Up at the Ritz" to the roses in the Park Pleasure class. Congratulations Patrick!
Friday was Curtis Davenport's birthday and to help him celebrate, parents, Ruth and Marvin treated him and wife, Kathy, to a birthday meal at Kilgore's in Smithville. Going along to help him enjoy it were Robbie Owen and P-pa and me.
Van and Debbie Cheatham enjoyed a week's worth of fun in the sun in Gulf Shores, AL with daughter, Sara Beth and Martin Sandes and children, Camila and Lucas.
It was off to Fall Creek Falls Labor Day for Megan Davis, and Angie Whited, Hannah and Justin and friend, Emma Davenport.
The holiday was observed with a cookout at our house with our children and grandchildren.
Congratulations to the Cannon County Cross Country teams and especially to Hannah Whited. Both boys and girls teams finished 1st in the Webb meet with Hannah being the front runner in the girl's race.
Thursday, it was off to Scottsville, KY for some of the "young" seniors of Prosperity Baptist Church where they spent the day in and around this vicinity topping off the day with a meal at Harper's Catfish Restaurant in Scottsville. Going for a ride in the new church bus were Bro. Don and Bonnie Rigsby and granddaughter, Sydney, Linda Clemons, Ted and Wanda Ray, Phillip and Linda Hayes, Henry and Veda Walker and Dwight Saddler.
There were 13 youth from Prosperity Baptist Church that enjoyed the Labor Day weekend in Pigeon Forge. One day was spent at Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg and another day at Dollywood. They left out Friday and returned late Sunday night tired (especially the chaperones!) Youth on the trip were Hailey Walker, Jayra Plattenburg, Case Isenhart, Alayna Reed, Adrianna Reed, Destiny Rich, Jordan Blackburn, Callie Mulloy, Garrett Hayes, Emily Satterfield, Emily Keaton, Bailey Hayes and Shelby Clayborn. Several parents tagged along for the fun.
Auburn Baptist Church held a baptism Sunday. Candidate was Shaw Wimberly.
If you would like a meal from the Auburntown Country Diner but are unable to go and live within a 10-mile radius of town, give them a call and they will be happy to deliver. They are already making some deliveries.
It's a new "business" in town or is it?? Maybe it's more truth than business!? The Auburntown Asylum had its grand opening this past Saturday the 13th (more about this next week since this is Thursday the 11th). It will continue on Friday and Saturday nights thru November 1st. Its 20,000 square feet of terror! Check them out at auburntownasylum.net.
Briar Jakes celebrates his birthday the 10th. On the 11th, A.C. Bobo, Dalton Gaither, Jason Mingle, Angela Moore and Todd Hollandsworth all celebrate. Betty King and Ed Faille put on another year the 12th and Dottie Holder's is the 14th which ends the wishes. Happy birthday to each of you.
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