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Edgar Evins State Park Program Schedule

Jun 30, 2015 to Jul 4, 2015
Edgar Evins State Park

Edgar Evins State Park

June 30th -July 4th Program Schedule

Tuesday, June 30th

6:00 PM Butterfly Garden Comeback: Meet at the park office to help save our once beautiful butterfly garden. We only ask minutes of your time, so please come help out a little with our attempt in reviving the butterfly garden. The butterflies would sure appreciate it.

Thursday, July 2nd

5:00 PM Eagle Hand Print: Meet Tyler at the Camp Store to use your own handprints to make an eagle! All supplies will be supplied by the park, so just come on and enjoy your time here with us.

8:00 PM Night Hike: Take a guided nature hike around the Wolf Creek inlet in the dark! Discover how fascinating and un-scary nature at night can be. We will listen for owls, watch for wildlife and look for other things. You never know what you might see or here! Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a dim flashlight. Approximately 1 mile. Meet in the parking lot next to the Millennium Trailhead.

Friday, July 3rd

4:00 PM H2O Gun Shooting: Meet at the Camp Store and come play a game to win prizes! Shoot things with the water guns supplied by the park and have a good time. We will talk about gun safety and have a good time.

5:30 PM Early Festivities: Meet at the Camp Store to start celebrating the 4th of July right! We will have a water balloon toss and sac races. Winners will receive prizes.

8:00 PM Scorpion Hunt: Did you know that we have scorpions in Tennessee? Join the Park Ranger for a nighttime expedition to find scorpions by black light. Meet at the first picnic area at the boat ramp entrance (look for State Parks vehicle).

Saturday, July 4th

11:00 AM CELEBRATING the 4th: Meet Tyler at the Camp Store to celebrate the 4th! We will have corn hole, water balloons, sac races, water guns, and we will also be handing out free glow sticks to help light up the night with the fireworks.
We will also have WATERMELON EATING CONTESTS and SEED SPITTING CONTESTS at some time during this event! The winner will receive popsicles and of course all the watermelon they can eat!

3:30 PM American Ice Race: Meet at the Camp Store to get your free RED, WHITE, and BLUE ice pop with little American Flags. We will discuss the reason behind the 4th of July, but if you already know just come get a flag!

5:30 PM Slithering Snakes: Meet Tyler at the Fire Circle (campground parking lot) for a fun and informative presentation about our local snake species. Afterwards you will get the chance to touch a live snake!

8:00 PM Campfire: Meet at the Fire Circle to end the 4th of July right with a good, old fashion s'more. We will also discuss fire safety. S'more stuff will be supplied by the park, may need to bring your own stick though. Hope to see you there!

Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer blood supply

Jul 7, 2015
1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer.

A Community Blood Drive will be held in Smithville on Tuesday, July 7 from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 South College Street.

Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors to be less available to give during the summer. However, hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive lifesaving transfusions – the need for blood does not get a vacation.

To encourage more people to donate around Independence Day, all those who come out to donate blood July 2-6, 2015, will receive a Red Cross embroidered hat, while supplies last.

Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Edgar Evins State Park 4th of July Camp Site Decorating Contest

Jul 4, 2015
6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Edgar Evins State Park

The Edgar Evins State Park 4th of July Camp Site Decorating Contest has been scheduled. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Judging will be Saturday, July 4 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The first place prize will be five free nights of camping. The 2nd place prize will be three nights of free camping. The 3rd place prize will be two free nights of camping. Please remember that fireworks are not allowed in Edgar Evins State Park.

DeKalb County Farmers Market

Jun 23, 2015
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
205 East Bryant St. (next to DeKalb Ace Hardware),

The DeKalb County Farmers Market, 205 East Bryant St. (next to DeKalb Ace Hardware), Smithviile, will be open on Tuesdays from 2 PM to 6 PM starting June 23rd through September. So now you can get your fresh vegetables and other goodies on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons! For more information, call Jeff Cantrell at 615.464.7373.

DeKalb County Fair 5K and 1 mile Fun Run

Jul 18, 2015
7:00 P.M.

The DeKalb County Fair 5K and 1 mile fun run will be July 18.. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the run starting at 7:00pm.
Pre-registration forms are available at the Smithville Review.
Pre-registration will guarantee a DeKalb County Fair 5K t-shirt.
$25 for adults $20 for youth
Proceeds go to the Paisley Foundation!
Contact Race official Matt Boss with any questions @ 615-464-8627

DeKalb Fair Seeks Exhibit Entries

May 31, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015
DeKalb County Fairgrounds

The DeKalb County Fair has released the catalog of premium rules for exhibit entries at this year's "Grandpa Fair of the South" set for Monday through Saturday, July 20-25 in Alexandria. This year's theme is "Country Scenes and Beauty Queens".

No matter what you love to do you can compete at the Fair!

Whether cooking, quilting, raising goats, taking great pictures, or having really beautiful tomatoes, you can find the right event for you in the Kenneth Sandlin Exhibit Building.

Just check out the 2015 Fair Catalog (PDF) for complete details. Download the 2015 DeKalb County Fair Rule Book at the link below.

The exhibit building hours:
* 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday - Friday
* 4:00PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday

Entry Dates and Times
*Non-Perishable Items ONLY
will be taken in on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Kenneth Sandlin Center

*Perishable Items ONLY
will be taken in on Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Kenneth Sandlin Center

For more information about this year's DeKalb County Fair visit

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents Trip to Maine

Oct 3, 2015 to Oct 11, 2015

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents a trip to Beautiful Maine Saturday through Sunday, October 3-11. For more information and reservations contact Wanda Poss at 615-428-3576

The trip includes:

Motorcoach Transportation
8 Nights Lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Portland Maine area
14 meals: 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners
Guided Tour of Portland, Maine's largest city-by-the-sea
Guided Tour of quaint Kennebunkport
Tour of Historic Victoria Mansion
Guided Tour of Pineland Farms, a picturesque working farm
Visit to Boothbay Railway Village and Boothbay Harbor
Visit to the Seashore Trolley Museum and countryside trolley ride and much more

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents a trip to Niagra Falls and Toronto

Jun 7, 2015 to Jun 13, 2015
Niagra Falls and Toronto

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents a trip to Niagra Falls and Toronto for seven days and six nights, Sunday through Saturday, June 7-13. You must bring a valid U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport card for this tour. The price includes motor coach transportation, six nights lodging including four consecutive nights at Niagra Falls, 10 meals including six breakfasts and four dinners, guides tours of Niagra Falls and Toronto, a journey to the Falls on a Hornblower Niagra Cruise, gaming at Fallsview Casino, a visit to Niagra-on-the Lake and Queen Victoria Park, a visit to Casa Loma; Canada's most magnificent castle, and much more! $75 payment is due at the time of signup. For more information and reservations contact Wanda Poss at 615-597-4172.

Permits Required during Fire Season

Oct 15, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014
Tennessee Division of Forestry

Tennessee’s fire season began October 15th and the Tennessee Division of Forestry wants to remind everyone that they must obtain a burning permit before doing any open burning. Only brush, leaves, grass, untreated or unpainted lumber or other natural plant residues can be legally burned. Burning permits can be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday by calling the DeKalb County office of the Division of Forestry at 597-4015. Burning permits can be obtained for small debris piles after hours and on the weekends by visiting Think before you burn.


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