Volume 51, Number 29

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 17, 2014

Byrdstown Independence Celebration

Byrdstown Independence CelebrationAddison Slaven and Valley Beaty celebrate their first 4th of July by participating in the Stroller Parade.


Mayor says “Thank You”
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved with the Independence Day Celebration and car show last Saturday on the square. The parents and children really showed their patriotism in the bicycle parade and old fashioned games. I really appreciated the Byrdstown Kountry Cruisers and their support for 1st annual Independence Day car and motorcycle show. It was also good to see folks come from miles away to participate. Thank you to Peoples Bank for the use of their parking lot for the show. I want to try to improve it for next year by offering more trophies for multiple classes.
The local businesses really came through for the D.A.V. with the items for the silent auction which raised $776.00 for the purchase of uniforms. It was a worthy cause, because the Veterans have always came through for us in defending our freedoms here at home and all around the world. Thank you to Rick Cross for his remarks about our military members and prayer for the opening ceremony.
A special thank you to everyone who volunteered for the dunk tank which was a fundraiser to support Congenital Heart Defect Awareness through a new organization called "Chances For Scarred Little Hearts" which was started by Amanda Bond. Also thank you to Amanda for promoting it so well with the paper.
Thank you to the Fire Department who blocked off the square and kept the dunk tank filled. We appreciate the dedication the Fire Department, Sheriff's Department, and Ambulance Service shows when we have a local event like this. Thank you to the Cross Family for being first class and family friendly. It was also good to see Stanley on stage so soon after his heart attack. His family has been great friends to me for alot of years. Thank you to John B. Mullinix for emceeing, he brings great character to any event.
The last big thank you is to the girls here at the office, Michelle and Jenny, along with Angie Robinson, Julie Parris, Kelvin Beaty, and Eric Pierce who worked hard to help make it a great day we won't soon forget.

Sincerely,
Chris Thompson, Mayor

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