Give A Kid A Chance Event Registration
Deadline (7/8) — The registration deadline for the Give-a-Kid-a-Chance Event will be July 9.
Registration forms can be picked up at local libraries. Children that have gotten well-child
exams within the past 12 months. The Give-a-Kid-a-Chance Event will distribute freee school
supplies to children on July 18 at the Rhea County High School in Evensville between 9 a.m. and 1
Blood Donors Needed — Blood Assurance is in urgent need for blood donors, especially
those with blood type O negative. Rhea Countians are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming blood
drives in Dayton. The Blood Assurance Blood Mobile will be at FB Bank on Tuesday, July 2, from 1:45
to 5:25 p.m. and at Wal-Mart on Monday, July 8, from noon to 5:30 p.m.
Rhea County Academy
Summer Camp (6/3 - 7/22) — Rhea County Academy will host an eight-week summer camp from
June 3 through July 22. The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the school with
after-hours child care available until 6 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Rhea
County Academy at 775-2826.
Walden’s Ridge Benefit Turkey/Ham Shoot (6/29) — The
Walden’s Ridge Community Center will hold a benefit Turkey/Ham Shoot at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June
29, at Ersie’s old store on the corner of Dayton Mountain Hwy/ Hwy 30 West and Morgan Springs
Road. Signs will be posted. Snacks will be available from the Kiuka Fire Dept.
Gardening Presentations (6/29) — Dayton’s Girl Scouts will give presentations explaining square
foot gardening. at Lowe’s on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Under the direction of
leader Luanna Carter, the Girl Scouts have assembled two four-foot square gardens planned and
prepared with the guidance of the book “All New Square Foot Gardening” by Mel Bartholomew.
The Master Gardeners of Rhea County and Rhea County 4-H members are also working on the project
garden. This is a method that produces much more produce per square foot and is much easier for
spring, summer and fall crop harvests than conventional row gardening and requires much less tilling
and fertilizer. The garden will also be on display in the Lowe’s parking lot on
Rhea County Veterans Coordinating Committee Meeting (7/2) — The Rhea County
Veterans Coordinating Committee will hold their regularly scheduled business meeting on Tuesday,
July 2, at 7 p.m. at McClendon-Garrison American Legion Post 203, located at 179 W. Jackson Avenue
in Spring City. Planning and preparation for Veterans Day activities will be discussed. All
honorably discharged military veterans, family members and friends are invited to attend.
There are no dues associated with this organization.
Friends Get-Together (7/4) — A get-together for the Puckett/Beene/Headlee families and friends
will be held Thursday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walden’s Ridge Community Center
on Dayton Mountain Highway (Hwy. 30 W). Those wishing to attend are asked to bring a dish to
pass and drinks. For more information, call Linda at 775-1875, Joan at 775-9376 or Lottie at
Carver High School Reunion (7/5, 6 & 7) — The alumni of Dayton Carver High
School will meet for a reunion from July 5 through July 7 in Dayton. A banquet will be
held on Friday, July 5, at 5 p.m. at the Dayton Welcome Center on Main Street. For more
information, call 775-2623.
Spring City Shake the Lake Independence Day Celebration (7/6)
— Spring City will hold their annual “Shake the Lake” Independence Day celebration at
Veteran’s Park on Saturday, July 6. The all-day event will start with registration for the Mr.
& Miss Firecracker Pageant at 9 a.m. The pageant will include five age categories for boys
and girls from newborn to eight-years-old. The pageant will begin at 10 a.m. with the Baby Miss
Firecracker category and will continue until the final Mister Firecracker category begins at 12:15
p.m. The afternoon’s events will begin with registration for the watermelon and pickle eating
contests at noonwith the pickle eating contest beginning at 1 p.m. followed by the watermelon eating
contest at 1:30 p.m. Karaoke will begin at 2 p.m. followed by sign-ups for the Diaper Derby, Teddy
Bear Run and Duck Race at 3 p.m. The Diaper Derby will begin at 4 p.m. followed by the Teddy
Bear Run at 4:15 p.m. and the Duck Race at 5 p.m. The events continue into the evening as live
band music continues with Corey Rose and Evervigilant performing until dark when fireworks will
light the night sky to conclude to festivities.
Graysville Fire Department FreedomFest (7/6)
— Graysville Fire Department will hold their 4th annual Fourth of July celebration at Graysville
Park (kristopher’s kingdom) on Saturday, July 6. The event will start at 4 p.m. and the Little
Miss/Mr Red, White, & Blue contest will be at 4:30 p.m. The contest is for boys and girls 0-10
years old. There will be face painting, vendors, water games, Air Evac, Lifeforce, kids
activities, food, music and live bands. The event will conclude with fireworks at
Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast (7/27) — The Civil Air Patrol will host a breakfast
from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Mark Anton Municipal Airport on Saturday, July27. The all-you-can-eat cost
is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. The event will be held rain or shine.
Scout Pack 3214 Flag Retirement Ceremony (8/5) — Dayton Cub Scout Pack 3214 will hold an American
Flag Retirement Ceremony on Monday, Aug. 5, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Dayton United Methodist
Church. A flag collection box has been placed at Fastenal, located at 200 Able Towne Place in
Dayton. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.
Rhea Richland Senior
— ACTIVITIES — July 1: Art class 9 a.m. Exercise class 9:30
a.m. Audrey from Dynamic Dietetics 10:30 a.m. July 2: Birthday party. Bingo
with Eagle Exxon 10 a.m. Board meeting at noon. July 3: Anna Johnson with UT with
Living Well Program-part 3. July 4: CLOSED FOR FOURTH OF JULY! July 4:
CLOSED FOR FIFTH OF JULY!
Steve Kelser, a volunteer with the SHIP program will be at Rhea
Richland Senior Neighbors Center at 241 Alabama Ave. on Tuesday, July 16, to help seniors with
Medicare. Call Marilyn at 775-6776 to make an appointment.
— MENU —
July 1: Chicken teriyaki, Oriental blend vegetables, Oriental rice, pineapple tidbits,
cranberry juice (4 oz.), 2% milk (1/2 pint). July 2: Ham with white beans, succotash,
seasoned collard greens, cornbread, applesauce, 2% milk (1/2 pint). July 3: Sloppy joe,
chuckwagon corn, baked beans, hamburger bun, fresh watermelon, 2% milk (1/2 pint). July
4: CLOSED FOR FOURTH OF JULY! July 5: CLOSED FOR FIFTH OF
Senior Lighthouse Center
July 1: Various games 9 a.m. Gospel
singing 7 p.m. July 2: Cornhoe and other games 9 a.m. July 3: Music
day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 4: CLOSED FOR FOURTH OF JULY! July 5: Breakfast at
Dayton Coffee Shop.