Independence Day Celebrations, Community Events & Announcements
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – With Covid-19 it’s hard to figure out which upcoming events are still a go and which ones have been postponed or canceled. Smokey Barn News has been working hard to gather updates and piece it all together for you. Just remember, things can change but all the information below is how things look at the moment.
FYI… Gov. Lee has extended the State of Emergency through Aug. 29. This Executive Order extends previous provisions that limit social and recreational gatherings of 50 or more persons, unless adequate social distancing can be maintained. For more click here
Note: City leaders, event coordinators along with Parks and recreation staff have indicated that precautions and social distancing have been put in place for any planned events that have not been canceled.
Ticket sales will end at the end of July….(Click Image to learn more)
NOTICE: Food Assistance Available
The United Ministries Food Bank would like to inform the residents of Robertson County that they are still helping with food needs.
If you are struggling to put food on your table they can help.
They are located at 808 S Main St. (beside Cope). Familes need to have ID’s and Birthdays dates for all living at their residents.
Residents are welcome to come in monthly for assistance. If you have questions please call 615-384-8306.
Hours: Open Monday thru Thursday 10:30AM to 1:30 PM.
NOTICE: Greenbrier Historical Society Library Re-opened
Hours Wed/Thur/Fri 10 AM to 4 PM and Sat 10 AM to 1 PM — located on W. College across from City Hall.
Hundreds of books ready for checkout. Wear mask inside building, and practice social distancing for the protection of all. All books are sanitized upon return.
Library phone 615-643-8461. Follow on FaceBook
Notice: Martins Chapel BBQ Canceled
“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, regrettably, we have canceled our annual all you can eat BBQ. We will be back strong as ever next year June 26, 2021. Always the 4th Saturday in June.” Martin’s Chapel Church in Springfield, TN.
NOTICE: Food Pantry – Bethlehem Baptist Church Drive By Pantry To Open July 1st from 7am – 1pm.
Please drive up to Building A from the Hwy 76 entrance. Residents are asked to show proof of residence and an SSN# for each resident.
After July 1st, the drive-by pantry will be open on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm.
Bethlehem Baptist Church – 5081 Bethlehem Road – Springfield, TN. 615-643-0333
July 1: Way Back Wednesdays Summer Fun: Food Day · Hosted by Historic Mansker’s Station
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM – Historic Manskers Station 705 Caldwell Dr, Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072
Way Back Wednesdays Summer Fun is designed for children ages 8-14. Way Back Wednesdays will have a different theme each week for your child to experience. This Wednesday will feature FOOD. We will create jewelry and crafts using FOOD. There will be many different crafts for the children to experience, enjoy, and bring home. Come have some great summer fun!!
Greenbrier Turning Of The Pig & Parade Update…
One of the largest fundraising events for the Greenbrier High School Band program is the annual Turning of the Pig that has been held in Greenbrier, TN for over 100 years and according to Rachel Slusser, the City Recorder for the City of Greenbrier the event will move forward as scheduled.
Hosted in part with Greenridge Chamber of Commerce and the City of Greenbrier, sponsored by F&M Bank, Golly G’s, Brandon Frank Construction, Natchez Trace Realty – Jackie Dusek, Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Blackout Tint Company, Sheila Watts, Payne Chevrolet, CSF A Foodservice Wholesaler, Jody A. Dorris Attorney At Law, Stratton Grill, Frankly Yours, and Greenbrier First Baptist Church.
The layout of the event will be considerate of social distancing and pandemic concerns.
Schedule of activities for the Greenbrier’s Turning of The Pig…
July 3rd – 4pm – Until…
The Turning of the Pig is a large community-wide festival held annually on July 3rd (4pm-until) at the Greenbrier City Hall Park 790 W. College St. Greenbrier, TN 37073 and provides food, carnival games, live entertainment, local artisans, and family fun.
• 5:30 Racketeers
• 6:00 Les McDaniel
• 6:30 Lights Chapel Boys
• 7:00 Jon Briggs (3 songs)
• 7:15 The Higher Calling
• 7:45 Buzzard Creek Band
Hundreds of pounds of pork are cooked on open pits during the festival and pulled pork is available for sale by the pound beginning the morning of July 4th.
Greenbrier July 4th- PARADE & Annual BBQ Sale 6am-noon:
Pork by the pound, Whole Boston Butts, Family Packs!
All profits generated from this event will go to support the amazing band program at Greenbrier High School.
Preparations are already underway for this year’s event and vendors are invited to apply for a booth at the 2020 Turning of the Pig!
Bobby The Bobcat To Be Grand Marshal for the July 4th parade at 10AM
“I am so thankful and honored to be this year’s Greenbrier 4th of July parade Grand Marshal! I can’t wait to celebrate this great American holiday by seeing all of you at the parade! The 4th of July parade starts at 10 a.m. Line up the streets from GES to GMS! Please make sure you all practice social distancing and other Covid-19 guidelines when attending the 4th of July parade! Let’s all have fun while staying safe!” 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #lovemytown #lovemycommunity #gbp #4thofJuly #LoveYouAll
Vendor Booth Information:
• Vendor booths are a 10 x 10-foot space.
• Non-profit vendor booth fee is $30.
• For-profit vendor booth fee is $60.
• All vendor applications are subject to approval. Please, NO food vendors EXCEPT for desserts.
A vendor/sponsor application is provided below. Please complete the form and send via email to [email protected] or send by mail to the address listed: Greenbrier High School Band Boosters PO Box 108 – Greenbrier, TN 37073
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NOTICE: Robertson County Republican Party Monthly Meeting canceled. Everyone invited to their Hospitality booth at the Greenbrier Turning of the Pig
The Robertson County Republican Party, will NOT hold it’s monthly meeting on Saturday, July 4th. In lieu of a July meeting, the Robertson County Republican Party invites everyone to join them at their GOP Hospitality booth at the Greenbrier Turning of the Pig on Friday, July 3rd. The festival runs from 5pm to 8pm outside Greenbrier City Hall, and includes music, raffles, BBQ, etc.
Their next meeting is set for Saturday, August 1st at the Purpose Life Church, next door to Stewart Williams Furniture, at 805 Memorial Blvd, in Springfield. The meeting will begin with a time of fellowship at 8:30 AM and the program will begin a 9:00 AM.
Everyone is invited, and please bring a friend!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS
Veterans Motorplex @ The Rim is the BEST Weekly
OUTDOOR Family fun in Robertson County!
July 4th 20th Independence 5K – White House, Tennessee Parks and Recreation Department
Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 8 AM – 2 PM – White House High School
Starting Line Location:
White House High School, 508 Tyree Springs Road
Race will start and finish at White House High School Trailhead. Runners will being down the Greenway past the Veterans Memorial Trailhead and double back ending up at the White House High School Trailhead.
Overall Male and Female
Masters Male and Female (40 & over)
Awards in five year increments beginning with age 11 thru age 75, also a 101 Division
Click HERE for Registration
Springfield 4th Of July Fireworks “A Go” But Park To Close
As other cities across the nation cancel their 4th of July fireworks celebrations, the City of Springfield has announced they will go forward with theirs but the park will be closed to the public, the city says.
The show is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
According to Springfield city officials, J. Travis Price Park will be closed to the public during the fireworks show to ensure the safety of citizens due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Citizens will need to find locations around or near the park to view the amazing show that is sure to illuminate the sky for blocks.
According to Springfield Parks Director Terry Martin, “There are many locations surrounding the park that ofter a great view of the show.”
Residents are encouraged to continue to follow CDC guidelines which include social distancing.
The annual spectacular fireworks show will begin at dark.
Cross Plains, TN 4th Of July Update
In the interest of public safety, The Cross Plains Heritage Commission has canceled the Fourth of July Remembrance at Kilgore Cemetery.
In its place, a special virtual remembrance with guest speakers will be prepared for viewing on The Visit Cross Plains Facebook page. We look forward to returning to our normal activities in 2021.
According to the Cross Plains Fire dept., officials have decided after much discussion that the fireworks show has been canceled for this year.
Cross Plains Trash & Treasures Update
“The City of Cross Plains has determined that it is in the best interest of everyone to CANCEL The Annual Trash and Treasures this year.
This was a tough decision! If you have any questions or would like a refund for fees paid please contact Tammy at City Hall @ 615-654-2555. We are as disappointed as you are.”
Adams, TN – 4th Of July Update…
FRIDAY July 3rd at 9:00 p.m. – Fireworks in Adams
No other activities will be taking place and PUBLIC BATHROOMS WILL BE CLOSED! The Annual BBQ Picnic, dance has been canceled due to the COVID pandemic.
The City of Adams encourages social distancing and please stay six feet apart from families.
The fireworks show is a go behind the Bell School House provided by the Adams Fire Dept! Residents are encouraged to find locations around or near the area to view the show from their vehicles according to Fire Chief Ray Brown. The show will begin at dark.
Adams Threshermen’s Show Update
“Regretfully we inform you this is the official notice that the 51st Annual Threshermen Show has been postponed until the 2021 show. We are very sorry to make this call but we think its the best decision for the safety of our guests, members, vendors and all involved.
Due to public outcry, we are entertaining the idea of scheduling it later in the fall of 2020. We know people are unhappy with us canceling but with the rules posted by Gov. Bill Lee it makes this a very hard decision. The final decision will come down to the four board members.”
NOTICE: The Long Term Care Ombudsman program the Robertson County area is getting ready for volunteer certification training.
Our program provides advocacy for residents in long-term care facilities, which includes nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and homes for the aged.
Volunteer applicants must pass a background check and attend a 16 hour in-house training.
The next training session will be held August 5 and 6th in Nashville.
Those interested in assisting have until Monday, July 27 to contact the program by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling 615-850-3918.
UT Extension Announcement – Young Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship Fundraiser (Dinner Plates)
Please support the Young Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship Fundraiser by purchasing meal tickets. Scholarships help Robertson County students to attend college.
Menu choices: Ribeye Plate, or BBQ Chicken Plate (includes baked potato, drink, & dessert) $15 a plate
Date: Friday, July 10, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Note: Drive-thru pickup only, due to C-Virus.
Location: Drive-thru pickup at the Farm Bureau Office, 401 Central Avenue East, Springfield, TN 37172
Tickets are available at the following:
UT Extension Office, 408 N. Main Street, Springfield, TN 37172 (615-384-7936)
Farm Bureau Office, 401 Central Avenue East, Springfield, TN 37172
Jeff Smith, UT Extension Agent – cell: 606-748-7424
July 13-16: VBS 2020 Concrete & Cranes – 6:00-8:30PM
Ages 2-5th Grade (Nursery Available) Register online at www.bbc4all.org
I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
July 24: 23rd Annual NorthCrest Golf Tournament · Hosted by NorthCrest Foundation
Friday, July 24, 2020 at 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM – The Legacy Golf Course – 100 Ray Floyd Dr, Springfield, Tennessee 37172
The NorthCrest Foundation has wonderful news to report! Their 23rd Annual NorthCrest Golf Tournament will actually happen this year – and a little sooner than you think! The date is FRIDAY, JULY 24th!
“We are hoping that you all are looking forward to getting outdoors, resuming a bit of normalcy on the golf course!”
“We’ll be taking lots of precautions – temperature checks at registration, hand sanitizers in carts, masks available for those that want them, and the opportunity to drive a personal cart if you so choose. But at this moment, you MAY ride with a golfing partner, AND we are able to have a Shotgun Start! Isn’t that great? Breakfast will be grab and go, and lunch will be boxed and delivered to you on the course. During prize presentation at the end, we’ll ask you to spread out as much as possible. We’ll still have wonderful brand-name golf shirts as our gift to you, although some may have to be delivered post-tournament due to the difficulty in securing sizes in such a short time frame. However, if you fill out the attached Sponsorship/Team Registration Form within the next week (until Friday, July 3), you’ll be GUARANTEED your shirt size. Our President and CEO Randy Davis will again be making special deliveries to you all during the tournament. And as always, our beverage carts will be circulating to keep you hydrated appropriately! We also are working on some other special amenities that we know you will love!
Now that the details have been shared, we need you! Call Adele Watts at 615-382-6048 to reserve your team today, or via email at [email protected] Please share tournament details with every one you know who golfs! It’s going to be a great day at the Legacy Golf Course!”
August 8: Join Us For an Amazing Day Celebrating Single Moms! DRIVE-IN STYLE!
August 8: 10AM – 12 Noon
Bethlehem Baptist Church – 5081 Bethlehem Rd, Springfield, TN
Questions Call 615-643-0333
Single Moms and their children will be treated to a free car wash, lunch, music, gospel message, kids activities, goodie bag etc. all within the comfort of your car.
Plan to stay with us for about an hour to take advantage of all of the offerings.
Make Yor Reservation – Click –> HERE
ONGOING EVENTS & LOCAL MEETINGS
Wednesdays In Springfield – The Classic Tin Cruise In
Held Every Wednesday, from spring till Halloween, Classic Tin Cruise In will be in Springfield, TN. Classic car, truck and bikes Cruise In for Springfield and the surrounding communities coming together for some Burgers and a Coke!!! Being held at Burger King, 2018 Memorial BLVD, Springfield, TN . Any questions please call Shelby Horner at 615-336-2257
Saturdays – 41 Flea Market in Springfield
7:00 AM til 5:00 PM – 2862 Highway 41 S, Springfield, Tennessee 37172
* Open Air Market
* Large selection of items
* Unique Vendors
* Great Bargains
For more info Call (615) 969-3167
SPRINGFIELD PARKS UPDATE…
Pavilions, Post 48 Building, and The Center to reopen for reservations July 1
Reservations for City of Springfield Parks & Recreation Department facilities can be made beginning July 1. Facilities include park pavilions, the Post 48 Building, and The Center.
All events must be held in accordance with the guidelines set forth by Governor Lee as part of the Tennessee Pledge. Reservations can be made over the phone or in-person. To make a reservation, visit The Center at 401 North Main Street or call (615) 382-1655.
We are receiving many messages inquiring about the opening of the splash pad, pavilions and playgrounds. According to Springfield Parks Director Terry Martin, the parks are following Governor Bill Lee’s guidelines and will remain closed until he gives the all-clear. This includes the Jr. Pro Football sign-ups and the soccer sign-ups.
Saturdays – Robertson County Farmers Market
Saturday’s at 8 AM – 1 PM 4635 Hwy 41N, Springfield, Tennessee
Robertson County fruits, produce, flowers, eggs, bread, meats, honey, crafts and more!
Wednesdays White House Farmers Market
Wednesday’s at 3:30 PM – 7 PM – 105 College Street, White House, Tennessee 37188
Market will be open from 3:30 – 7:00 pm. Come out and see us!
Thursdays Goodlettsville Farmer’s Market
Historic Manskers Station – 705 Caldwell Dr, Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072
Goodlettsville Farmer’s Market is held weekly on Thursdays thru October 8, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm on the lawn next to the Visitor’s Center.
The Goodlettsville Farmer’s Market is held weekly on Thursdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, May 7 – October 8. The market is held on the lawn next to the Visitor’s Center at Historic Mansker’s Station in Moss-Wright Park. The market will feature the season’s best fresh produce, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, meats, locally grown plants, hanging baskets and other goodies. The Visitor’s Center Gift Shop will be open during the market hours.
July 23: Music Under the Stars | Katie Grace – Hosted by White House Area Chamber of Commerce and Katie Grace Davis
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM – Join us for our third Music Under the Stars of the summer presented by NorthCrest Medical Center on Thursday, July 23rd at the Fran Hutson Amphitheater. Katie Grace Davis will perform a FREE summer concert, there will be delicious food from a food truck favorite and some good summer fun! #DiscoverWhiteHouse
UPDATE ROBERTSON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER
As the Senior Center sits empty in the wake of COVID-19, a new love and appreciation for times shared there floods the mind. Knowing that one day soon the laughter and joy and (yes) even a hug will be back before you know it maintains the spirit.
Per Governor Lee’s executive order #38 the Senior center will remain closed through June 30, 2020. A determination to remain closed or reopen in July will be made and shared as soon as it becomes available.
All of us at the Senior center miss and hope that everyone is healthy and staying safe.
A personal message from Beth, Executive Director…
“These are at best scary times. I find myself hovering between fear and hope. Please remember – you are not alone! You may call me anytime at 615-516-9413. If I am able, I will certainly try to help in anyway possible.
I am working on a new Facebook page And hope to have it up and going soon! Watch for updates!
I miss seeing you all, the programs, the classes. Especially the rhythm, energy and the smiles we all seem to share.
We are working on our reopening plan. Things may look and be quite different for a while. Social distancing, temperatures took as you enter and throughout the day, masks, limited activities/programs, remote Internet classes, limited hours etc. is just a glimpse as to what our new normal may look like in order to return.
But we look forward to the day when we can get safely back together and that day WILL come!
Board Nominations Open…
Nominations from the Robertson County Senior center membership will be accepted until noon Thursday, June 11 for 2 full-term (3 year) board members.
You are welcome to nominate yourself or someone else… please make sure you have the permission and commitment if elected secured from the nominee.
Due to the COVID-19 closure this year, we are unable to offer a nomination box as usual. However, nominee forms may be emailed to: Robertson County Senior center attention: Nomination Committee to 601 Locust St., Springfield TN 37172 or emailed to the nomination committee: Keith’[email protected] or [email protected]
Nomination Committee nominees will be: George Hatcher and Paula Hunsaker
All nominations including those nominated by the nominating committee will be voted on by full board at June 11 board meeting.
Newly elected members will be notified prior to the July board meeting by the current board.
601 S Locust St, Springfield, Tennessee 37172
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Orlinda: Byrum Porter Senior Center Re-Opening Plan…
Efforts are underway for the Byrum Porter Senior Center to safely reopen along with a new enclosed expansion, outdoor concert and yard sale.
NEW UPDATE 6/29/2020…
Per Governor Lees directions today (July 30) we can not open until Aug 29th. Keep watching for more music on Facebook and we hope we can see everyone soon.
An update from Byrum-Porter Senior Center…
“We are planning a great opening for the month of July if Governor Lee permits. Lots of activities being planned (Covid 19 guidelines will be followed) and more coming. We have missed our participants and the phone has been ringing off the wall with people asking about when we will reopen.
We have completed our new enclosure, in the back of the building, and it brings in lots of light and will be a great space for us to use.
We now have a room we call the Red Room (because of the floor paint) and it will have our exercise equipment, be used for our Craft-Sewing Classes and also be home to a table to be used to play cards.
Please come out to see us when we reopen as we have been busy refreshing the center.
Our plans, at this time, is to have a free outdoor concert with the Good Time Charlie band for the whole community. Social Distancing can be practiced.
We also want to have an outdoor Yard Sale. Participants have been bringing items for us to sell so keep on the lookout for the next newsletter later in June for all the details.
Our exercise classes will be back as well as Tai Chi and we will have many new things that we can do safely.
Bus trips are still on for Fall and still time to sign up.”
-Joy George, Executive Director
Byrum Porter Senior Center: 9123 TN-49, Orlinda, TN 37141
Phone: (615) 654-3161
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