Cannon Blast 3-16-16
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Country Music Jam Session
Pocahontas Community Center
1st and 3rd Fridays
A country music jam sessions is set for the first and third Fridays of each month at the Pocahontas Community Center, 1441 Pocahontas Road, Morrison. Musicians sign up at 5:30 and the music starts at 6 p.m. Open to the public, spectators and dancers are welcome. Admission is free. For more info call Ray at 615-765-7835 or John 931-588-1229.

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Celebrate Recovery
A Christ-centered recovery program created to help people overcome any struggle in life meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place where people can be honest about real problems, real hurts, habits and hang-ups, and together experience free freedom and new life through God's love. On Tuesday, March 22, Celebrate Recovery will have a communion service to reflect on sacrifices made and to remind each other who we are, how we got here and why it matters. Contact: Hunter Hay 615-542-2132
musclers66@yahoo.com

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Celebration Place
Tuesday, March 15
Celebration Place, a free program for kids ages 5 through 6th grade, starts Tuesday, March 15, and meets at the same time and place as Celebrate Recovery. It runs along side the adult program to offer the whole family recovery and healing. Each evening, kids experience teaching though songs, friendship, videos and games about how Jesus gives us hope. Contact: Hunter Hay 615-542-2132
musclers66@yahoo.com

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Community Dinner
Sycamore Baptist Church
Sycamore Baptist, 7165 Sycamore Creek Road, will hold a community dinner the first Wednesday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations accepted with the funds going for a new church building.

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Alcoholics Anonymous
If you drink alot that's your business. If you want to stop that's ours.
Call 615-653-7914.

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Flags for Sale
The American Legion Post 279 in Woodbury is selling flags and
accessories. The monies raised from the sale of these flags goes 100% back to our Community, our Youth and our Veterans, in Cannon County. This is an on-going project. We have available an assortment of all sizes and all types of flags - United States Flags, State Flags, Military Service Flags; and all sizes of flag poles.
The United States Flag 3'x 5' nylon is $25 (best price
anywhere). This is our most popular flag. The United States Flag 4"x 6" is .50 each or $5 a dozen for special occasions. The military services/branches flags are $30 each. For that special display. We can get you any State Flag, different size flags and different
size flag poles, (small house flag poles to large business flag poles.) WE ALSO HAVE INDOOR FLAG SETS. FLAGS FOR ALL OCASSIONS. If you need to make a special order, call and we have a catalogue available to make your selections.
CONTACT A MEMBER OF AMERICAN LEGION POST 279 OR CALL
CHARLIE HARRELL 615-542-1289, OR JIM STONE 615-563-6111, OR BRENT BUSH
615-563-2691, OR BRITT KNOX 615-904-5644, OR PENNY DANIELS 615-563-6729.
We will be glad to take your order, deliver your order, and all with a
smile and a big thank you, for Supporting the American Legion Post 279,
AND OUR YOUTH, OUR COMMUNITY, AND OUR VETERANS, OF CANNON COUNTY.

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Looking for a fun trip during Spring Break?
Join the West Side Travel Group as they travel to Washington D.C. During Cherry Blossom Time. March 28 -- April 1. "The West Side Travel Group" will be touring sites in Washington D.C. See the sites of DC with a guided tour through the Capital Building and Arlington Cemetery. Travel by comfortable Coach Bus. Included in the cost will be hotel fee with free hot breakfast, coach bus transportation, one dinner meal and admission cost to attractions and sights. The cost will be approximately $375.00 more or less depending on the number of people traveling on this trip. Tour Director Kathy Simon has over 20 years experience in directing and organizing tour group. West Side Travel Group is located in Woodbury. Get your name on the list. Contact Kathy Simon Tour Director at 615-904-5303

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Lions Club Blood Drive
Thursday, March 17
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood. Upcoming blood donation opportunities include: Lions Club Building, 540 W Adams St. Woodbury on March 17 from noon - 6 p.m. March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities, helping to prepare for and bringing help and hope after emergencies. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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Cannon Co. Extension Celebration
on the Square
Friday, March 18
Free food, fun, photo booth, games and door prizes on March 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. on the Square in Woodbury. Sponsored by the UT Agriculture Extension.

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Banks Cemetery Meeting
Sunday, March 20
The annual meeting for Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County will be held on Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Financial information will be presented, trustees and officers will be elected, and other business will be discussed as necessary. Please make arrangements to remove old flowers from your family and love ones' graves since mowing season will soon begin. For anyone interested in submitting a bid for mowing and upkeep of the cemetery, please contact Ernie Winchester at 615-812-9921.

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Benefit Shower for Bill and Linda McPeak
Sunday, March 20
The McPeak's home burned in January and was a total loss. The shower will be held Sunday, March 20 at the Senior Citizen;s Center, 609 Lehman St., Woodbury. The family is registered at Walmart under the name Linda McPeak.

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Red Cross Blood Drive
Auburn Elementary School
Tuesday, March 22
Auburn Elementary School is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 22nd from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. Interested donors please contact Cindy Larson at cindy.larson@ccstn.net for an appointment or call the school at 615-464-4342. If you have never given blood please consider this life-saving gift. One donation could save up to three lives. You must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have given blood in the past 56 days. There is no upper age limit. Walk in donors are also welcome!

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Cannon County Community for Animals
Tuesday, March 22
Cannon County Community for Animals, an independent group not associated with any state or national humane organizations, will meet at 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lions Club Building at the Cannon County Fairgrounds.

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9th Annual Princess Ball
Friday, March 25
Presented by the Woodbury Lions Club, the 9th Annual Princess Ball is a father and daughter dance. It is open to girls 18 years old and younger accompanied by their father or a father figure including grandfathers, uncles or older brothers. All escorts must be 18 or older. Advance tickets are $25 per couple. Call 615-563-2222 or 615-542-2311 for more information.

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3 hours of Darkness
First United Methodist Church Woodbury, will observe Good Friday March 25th with a prayer vigil from 12 noon until 3 pm, representing the 3 hours of darkness that fell across the land, during the time Jesus was dying on the cross. The church will be open for silent prayer and meditation, with someone continuously praying during this time. People are invited to enter the sanctuary in silence and reverence for those who are praying, and to reflect on the sacrifice of Christ. Everyone is welcome for this holy observance. The church is located at 502 W. High Street in Woodbury. For more information please call: 6415-563-2135.

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Community Easter Celebration for Children
Friday, March 25
A Community Easter Celebration for Children, Friday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free event at First Baptist Church, 413 W. Main St., Woodbury. There will be food, puppets, crafts, games, egg hunts and inflatables. Discover the true reason why we celebrate Easter -- Jesus is Alive. Call 615-563-2474 for more information.

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Happy 100th Birthday
WT McBroom will celebrate her 100th birthday on Santurday, March 26, 2016 at the Senior Citizens Center in Woodbury, from 2 p,m, to 4 p.m. Please come by and wish her a happy birthday. No gifts please. A card would be nice.


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Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, March 18
The Gilley Brothers will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

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Annual Waterfall Tour
Saturday, March 19
March 19 - The 15th Annual Waterfall Tour by Friends of Edgar Evins State Park: Ride a school bus to selected waterfalls in the Middle TN area. This year we will visit the falls at Old Stone Fort State Park, Cascade Hollow Falls, near the George Dickle Distillery and Rutledge Falls. We will eat lunch at the Farmers Market Family Buffet in Manchester. Expect short walks on uneven ground. Cost is $15 per person, plus lunch. Reservations required. On-line reservations may be made at www.tnvacation.com/events/10382. If help is needed making reservations please phone the park office, (931) 858-2114 or (800) 250-8619, for contact information for Fount Bertram, President of Friends of Edgar Evins. Fount or Anna will be happy to assist you. See us on Facebook at FriendsofEESP or visit our website at www.foeesp.alturl.comFriends of Edgar Evins State Park is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of helping the park.

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Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, April 1
Slick Nickel will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

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PARQ to meet
Tuesday, April 12
PARQ (Preserve our Area's Rural Qualities) will be holding our quarterly meeting Tuesday April 12, 2016, at 3632 Locke Creek Road Readyville TN 37149. Time TBA.
The April meeting will include the election of two vacancies on the Board of Directors. Come and hear what is going on in your community or inform us of one of your interests! If you are would like to attend, please call to confirm time, place and possible weather challenges! 563-2200, 563-8088 or 409-6009.

Ornaments still available
The Lions Club Arts Center of Cannon County Christmas ornament is available at $8 each from Lions Club members or at Jennings Jewelers, Woodbury Funeral Home, First Bank, Sue Patrick CPA, and the Register of Deeds Office.

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