Town Council To Hear About Good Ole Days

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Only one item outside of regular business is on the agenda for Tuesday's monthly meeting of the Woodbury Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Angela King, director of Cannon County's REACH program, is scheduled to address the board about the upcoming Good Ole Days event.

Good Ole Days of Cannon County is going into its 5th year with proceeds to benefit the Cannon County Afterschool Programs and the Senior Citizens Center. The festival will be held on May 14-15, 2010 on the courthouse square and offers something for everyone and all age groups.

The festival features an array of music from country, gospel, bluegrass and rock. There are will also be plenty of food booths, craft booths and local vendors. Other events include a live auction, greasy pole contest, a parade.

The parade will take place on Saturday from 12-1 p.m. and the theme is “Blast from the Past” which includes horse, mules, antique tractors, antique cars, floats and military.

Pageants span the weekend and include the Senior Citizens Miss Good Ole Days, Jr. Miss Good Ole Days, Baby Show and Miss Good Ole Days. Other events include: Eating Contest, Dog Show, Backyard Pickin and Grinning, Talent Show and so much more.


REACH stands for “Reach for Enrichment Afterschool and Community Health”. REACH is an enrichment program that operates daily from 2:30-6:00 and 2 days per week during the summer at the grammar schools and M-F 7:00-7:40am and M-Th 2:45-5:30 pm at the High School. The REACH program provides opportunities for growth and enrichment in children Pre-K-12th grade. It enables youth to interact with adults and peers while learning in a safe, supportive environment. The program offers four main components: Enrichment Activities, Peer Tutoring Program, Mentoring Program, and Academic Assistance. A nutritional snack is provided at the grammar school sites.

If you would like to contribute to this wonderful enrichment program, or would like more information please call: Angela D. King (Executive Director), Henri Weller (Food Services Manager), or Linda Bedwell (Executive Assistant) at 615-563-5518, Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am – 4pm

The program has sites: at Eastside, Westside, Short Mountain, Woodbury and Cannon County High School.These programs serve 250-300 daily.



The Cannon County Senior provides activities, opportunities, and services for the senior population of Cannon County to promote and improve personal independence, self-sufficiency, health and the overall quality of life. We create an atmosphere that acknowledges the value of human life, affirms, the dignity and self-worth of the older adult, and maintains a climate or respect, trust and support. Above all we have fun! Providing a social atmosphere for senior adults to lead and live an active life.

The following are services offered at the center….

*Information and Assistance

*Friendly Visiting

*Telephone Reassurance

*Physical Fitness

*Educational Programs

*Health Screenings

*Recreational & Leisure Activities

*Volunteer Opportunities

*Nutrition Screenings

*Health Education


*Public Guardianship, Legal Assistance & LTC Ombudsman

Staff includes:

Connie C. Rigsby, Director, Jackie Head, Office Manager, Ashley Witty, HELP Coordinator and

Betty Glimps and Jean Jenkins, Title V Office Assistants

Location: Cannon County Senior Center

609 Lehman Street P.O. Box 336 Woodbury, TN. 37190

615-563-5304 phone615-563-2749fax email

For more information about Good Ole Days visit
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