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Lions Club Pecan Sale
The Woodbury Lions Club has kicked off its annual Pecan Sale. For sale this year will be Pecan Halves, English Walnuts, Fruit and Nut Mix and Cashews. Again this year, the Lions have found the very best products available. Lion Clyde Bush, chairman of the sale, said he was able to secure this year's crop of pecans, which is the best crop of several years. The nuts are available at Jennings Jewelers, Vance Brothers car lot, Farmer's Co-op, Rite-Aid Pharmacy, Cannon Senior Citizen Center, Dr. Trea Wessel's office, First Bank, Paul Reed Furniture Store, First National Bank, Stones River Hospital, Regions Bank, Woodbury Funeral Home, Woodbury Nursing Center, Woodson's Pharmacy, Cutting Edge Salon and from any Lions Club member. For more information call Clyde Bush at 563-2102 or Mark Vance at 563-6800.
Girl Scouts Giveaway set
Girl Scouts of Cannon County will be holding their 20th annual giveaway. This event will take place at the Cannon Community Center at 630 Lehman Street
Woodbury on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a..m. to 11 a..m. Local girl scouts gather donations of used clothing, household items, toys and furnishings from their homes, relatives and families and set up the items as in a yard/garage sale. All items are free to the public.
If you wish to donate items to the Giveaway please call to set up a time to drop them off. Items will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. If you choose to stand outside in line please come dressed for the occasion. Doors will not be opened before 9 a..m. and restrooms will be available at that time also.
If you have any questions please contact Emily at 615-542-3626, Adrian 615-318-6057 or Lynann 615-653-5694.
Blood Drive to honor Franz Walkup
A "Community blood drive in honor of Franz Walkup" is set for Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Lions Club building at 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Help get the word word out! The blood drive will be held at 540 West Adams St.,Woodbury.
Craft Artists Holiday Bazaar
One day only at the The Arts Center of Cannon County scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Join us for this exciting and festive alternative to mall and big box import shopping! Choose from a variety of beautiful and unique gift items when top craft artists from throughout the region will offer for sale their original ceramics, jewelry, fiber, turned wood, pottery, one-of-a-kind furniture, baskets, stained glass and much more. Over 35 artists will be participating so plan on coming early for best selection. Support your local economy and receive great deals to boot! Admission is free and open to the public. On the Internet at
Community Thanksgiving Service
The annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be hosted by the Woodbury Seventh-Day Adventist Church, located at 303 West Colonial St. The program will start at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Pastors of several different churches in Woodbury and Cannon County will be involved in the service. All congregations are urged to attend.
Light refreshments will be provided in the church's fellowship hall following the program. Everyone is invited to attend.
Christmas Tour of Homes
The Woodbury Lions Club is seeking homes for the annual Christmas Tour of Homes to be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. If you are interested in being on the tour, please call Bill Smith at 563-5337 or Sue Patrick at 563-1328. Please advise no later than Nov. 8, 2013.
The Art of Russel Mobley
The award-winning photographs of the late photojournalist Russel Mobley will be on exhibit at the Arts Center of Cannon County through Nov. 27. The arts center is located at 1424 John Bragg Highway. Phone: 563-2787.
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway. Call (615) 563-2787 for information.
Country Christmas, Friday, Nov. 22- Saturday, Nov. 23
Cannon County Country Christmas Merchants Open House. Santa will arrive on the Square at 4:30 p.m. Pictures with Santa begins at 5:30 p.m. Music on the Square, wagon rides and giveaways. Contact Jennings Jewelers at 563-2421 or the Chamber of Commerce at 563-2222.
Gassaway Ham Breakfast, Saturday, Nov. 23
The breakfast will be held from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Gassaway Community Center Fire Department. Cost is $7. Community recipe books will also be available for $10. Call 563-2387 if you have questions.
Ring and Sing, Thursday, Dec. 5
Come sing and ring in the Christmas season at Simmons Chapel, 3295 Hollow Springs Road, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 Mike Chilcutt and the Silver and Gold Band will provide special music.
My Way Christmas, Dec. 6 through 21
The Arts Center of Cannon County presents its 2013 Christmas Dinner with dinner prepared by the Blue Porch Restaurant. To make reservations call 563-2787 or visit the website at Presented Friday, Saturday and Sundays through Dec. 21.
Lions Club Day, Saturday, Dec. 7
Spend the day and enjoy yourself. A pancake breakfast with Santa begins at 7 a.m. at the Lions Club Building on Lehman Street. The Lions Club Christmas Parade starts at noon. The Lions Club Tour of Homes begins at 4 p.m. with tickets available at the Lions Club Building.
Christmas Gala, Friday, Dec. 13
The Christmas Gala sponsored by the Cannon County Senior Citizens Center, 609 Lehman St. Entertainment, fine dining, elegant table settings, silent auction and more.
Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance?
For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Developments District toll free at 1-877-275-8233.
Adult relative support group meetings are held, every 4th Wednesday of each month, from 3:30 - 4:30a.m. at Fiddler's Annex on 125 Fiddler's Drive, Smithville, TN.
For housing assistance while caring for minor child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.


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