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Calendar 10-25-22

Humane Society Halloween Bingo, Cake Walk
The Carroll County Humane Society is hosting a Halloween Bingo and Cake Walk on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The event takes place from 4-7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Insurance building, 125 Third Avenue, Huntingdon. Parking is on the side of the building behind the main office and signage will mark the entrance. Donations of baked goods such as cakes, cookies, cupcakes and brownies for the cake walk are appreciated and can be dropped off at the shelter between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Friday, October 28, or brought to the event. Bingo is fun for the entire family and light concessions will be available. For more information, contact the shelter at their new phone number 731-358-1019.
Bethel Hosts Marching Band Invitational
Bethel University’s Renaissance Regiment is hosting a marching band invitational on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the Wildcat Stadium. Featuring over 20 high school marching bands from across Tennessee and Kentucky, the event begins at 10 a.m. Tickets are $10 and will be for sale at the front gate with concessions available for purchase throughout the day. Marching bands participating are Calloway County High School, Camden Central High School, Clarksville High School, Donelson Christian Academy, Dyer County High School, Dyersburg High School, Haywood High School, Hillsboro High School, Hollow Rock Bruceton Central High School, Huntingdon High School, Jackson Christian, Lawrence County High School, Marshall Co High School, McEwen High School, McKenzie High School, Peabody High School, Scotts Hill High School, Sycamore High School, Waverly Central Tiger Marching Pride and West Carroll Junior/Senior High School. For more information, visit BethelRenaissance.com or contact Ryan Griffin at 731-352-6993 or email griffinr@bethelu.edu.
Monster Dash 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run
The McKenzie Rotary Club is hosting a Monster Dash 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, October 29, at the McKenzie City Park, 570 Como Street, McKenzie. The 5K run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run at 9 a.m. The entry fee is five canned goods or a monetary donation.
Mckenzie Elementary School Fall Festival
The McKenzie Elementary School Fall Festival is Saturday, October 29, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 165 Brooks Avenue in McKenzie. A king and queen from each class in grades Pre-K through fourth will be crowned. There will be a costume contest, games and other fun activities.
Boo Bash Hosted By Bethel University, City of McKenzie
The Boo Bash returns to downtown McKenzie after a two-year absence due to COVID-19 precautions. Sponsored by Bethel University and the City of McKenzie, this family event is Thursday, October 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. featuring good food and fun activities such as Trunk or Treat, Haunted Train rides, Kinda Creepy Creature Features, Pumpkin Bowling, Bouncy House, Obstacle Course and a Cake Walk. There will be a costume contest and categories include Tiny Terrors (0-2 years), Small Spook (3-5 years), Middle Monsters (6-9 years), Older Ogres (10-14 years) and Fearsome Families.
Carroll County Republican Party Pasta, Politics Dinner
The Carroll County Republican Party is hosting the annual Pasta and Politics Dinner on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the Carroll County Civic Center, 201 Mustang Drive, Huntington. Special guests include Senator Marsha Blackburn, Representative David Kustoff, Loren Spivack, author of “Freedom Fighter”, and Carroll County Mayor, Joseph Butler. Also attending will be County Commissioner and GOP Chair Cyril Ostiguy, Tennessee GOP Chairman Scott Golden and Representative candidate for district 79, Brock Martin.
Gleason Rotary Club BBQ Fundraiser
The Gleason Rotary Club is hosting their annual BBQ Fundraiser, Saturday, November 5, at the Gleason Senior Citizens Building, 120 North Cedar Street, Gleason. The plates will have a BBQ sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad. You can purchase a plate for $10, one pound of BBQ for $8 or a sandwich for $4. Pickup begins at 10:30 a.m. and funds will be used to repair and maintain the Gleason Senior Citizens Building.
Carroll County Commission Meets Monthly
Carroll County Commission meets the second Monday of each month, 7 p.m., in the Conference Room of the Carroll County Office Complex, High Street, Huntingdon. There are no meetings in December, February, and July.
McKenzie Farmers Market
McKenzie Farmers Market is open Saturdays at 8 a.m., 2431 Cedar Street, in downtown McKenzie. The former Studebaker dealership was converted to an indoor/outdoor farmers market and allows area citizens to sell their homemade and homegrown foods and other products. It is open every Saturday morning through October. Also visit on Tuesday afternoons, 2-6 p.m. Watch for special children’s activities sponsored by the Carroll County 4-H and Agriculture Extension Service. 
Admission is free. The facility is sponsored by the City of McKenzie. For vendor information, phone City Hall at 731-352-2292. 
Morning Glory Garden Club Memorial Tree Planting
The Morning Glory Garden Club is hosting a memorial tree planting ceremony on Tuesday, November 1, at 11 a.m. A total of eight trees will be planted in Veterans’ Park and in the arboretum area behind City Hall and the Fire Department. The event will begin in Veterans’ Park in downtown McKenzie where Mayor Jill Holland will speak as well as the club’s chaplain, Judy Winters, and then proceed to the arboretum.
Shepherd’s Table Community Kitchen
On the third Tuesdays of each month, The Shepherd’s Table community kitchen serves meals at First Presbyterian Church located at 19835 E. Main Street, Huntingdon. Meals are served restaurant style with drive-through available after 6 p.m. It is open to the public and there is no cost. Donations are accepted. All are invited.
It is our mission to create a community atmosphere where individuals can come in and have a meal and a comfortable setting. We encourage friendly conversation, prayers and laughter. If you would like to volunteer to help prepare the meal, serve the meal or help in any way, please call 731-415-9199 and leave a message or email fpcshepherdstable@gmail.com or write PO Box 651, Huntingdon, Tennessee.
Adult Education Classes
Huntingdon Location - Adult Education Building, 14155 Paris Street. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Classes are offered for one-on-one instruction on Mondays, 1-4 p.m. and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, phone 731-364-5481.
McKenzie City Council Meets Monthly
The McKenzie City Council meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. 
Prayer on the Square
The Prayer on the Square is held the second Saturday each month, 9 a.m. at The Network on the Court Square in Huntingdon. All denominations are welcome.