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Spring Veggies at the Cannon County Farmers Market
The weather has put us a little behind, but the Market producers are starting to make their goodies available. Carmen and Jerry Smithson will be at the Market on Saturday with cabbage, onions, lettuce, radishes and potatoes. We plan to have the Market up and running with multiple producers the first Saturday in July.
The Cannon County Farmers Market is located at the Cannon County Arts Center every Saturday beginning at 6 a.m. Our producers are proud to offer locally grown farm fresh produce. Most Saturdays the market is open until noon or until the farm fresh fruits and vegetables have been sold.
If you need more information concerning the market or would like to become a vendor, contact Bruce Steelman at the Cannon County Extension Office (563-2554), or

Short Mountain
Trading Post
Short Mountain Trading Post: Looking for Farmer's Market participants, Flea Market vendors and local craftspeople. To sign up: contact Savannah at #615-464-7824. Free spaces available.

Fireworks Display
Thursday, July 3
Cannon County, Town of Woodbury, City of Auburntown, and our business partners are inviting you to the Cannon Communities’ 4th of July Celebration on July 3 at Dillon Park in Woodbury.
The park will open at 5 p.m. for the festivities. The music will begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks will begin when it gets dark enough. We will have over 500 hot dogs, cold drinks, and watermelon free to the guest when the park opens. We will also have games to play for your family. You will need to bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on. You are also invited to bring your own picnic baskets.
Admission to the Celebration is free, but we are asking for you to bring a non-perishable food item for each person coming to the Celebration. Drop off location for the food donations will be at the park entrance.
The Food Bank is running low on the following items: flour, sugar, cooking oil, powdered milk instant potatoes, peaches, pinto beans, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, canned meat items, and peanut butter.
Other 4th of July weekend events include the following:
Woodbury Lion’s Club will be having their annual Walking Horse Show beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Clayton Glenn Arena in Woodbury.
The Auburntown Lion’s Club is also having their All You Can Eat Fish Fry 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community Center in Auburntown.

Lions Club
One-Night Horse Show
Saturday, July 5
6 pm: The Woodbury Lions Club Award Winning One-Night Walking Horse Show at the fairgrounds in Woodbury. Contact Bruce Steelman at 615-563-2554 for further information.

Information Session on Browns Mill Dam Tuesday, July 8
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be hosting a public information session in regard to the Browns Mill Dam removal and river access located on the East Fork of the Stones River in Rutherford County. The session will be held on Tuesday, July 8 at the Lascassas Fire Hall. Anyone interested in this project may come anytime between 6:30 and 8 p.m. TWRA and Griggs and Maloney Engineering & Environmental Consulting staff will be available to answer questions on the project.
Executive Board Meeting
There will be an E-Board Meeting on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 6:00PM, at the Senior Citizens Center in Woodbury. We were very successful in our support to the "Friends of After School Kids" Program sponsoring the Horse Show Saturday, June 21, 2014. We are planning on teaming up again with the "Friends of After School Kids" to sponsor another Horse Show on August 2, 2014, for the "Special Olympics" Program. The "Friends of After School Kids" could use some good men on the REACH Executive Board. We meet once a month. This is a great way for the American Legion Post 279 to help support our youth in the After School Kids Program.
Clear Fork
United Methodist Church
Big Hill Road, Gassaway
Saturday, July 12
The church will be offering catfish or chicken tenders, choice of pinto, white or green beams, hush puppies, cabbage slaw or veggie salad, french fries, homemade desserts and drink. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m.

Landscape Paintings
By Meg Garrett
July 13-Sept. 10
Arts Center of Cannon County
An opening reception is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at the Arts Center.

Melton – Parsley
Family Reunion
Saturday, July 19
The friends and families of Ollie Melton and Birdie Parsley Melton will be gathering for a pot luck dinner on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Cannon County Senior Center located at 609 Lehman Street in Woodbury. Bring your favorite food(s) to share and your photos and stories for all to enjoy. For more info you can email: Dorothy at:

Back to School Clinics
Cannon County Health Dept., July 16, 23 & 30
The Cannon County Health Department, located at 301 West Main Street, Woodbury, is hosting Back To School Clinics on July 16, July 23 and July 30. Please call the Health Department at 615-563-4243 for an appointment. For more information, contact the Cannon County Health Department, your child’s physician, your school nurse, or Bonnie Patterson, Director of Coordinated School Health at 615-563-5752 x 245 or
The Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) requires certain immunizations for students entering pre-k, kindergarten and 7th grades. There is now only one official TDOH certificate of immunization that must be completed by

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