Fall is in the air and football is on the ground. Yes, it's football time everywhere. Our mighty Trojans are headed to Red Bank Friday night for a showdown beginning at 7:30 p.m. Plan to be there and show your blue and gold.
The Aug. 23 issue of Time magazine featured a piece on the World’s Longest Yard Sale on Highway 127 and mentioned both Dunlap and Sequatchie County. The entire article may be read on the inside of the magazine from pages 38-41 and on the web at http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2010183,00.html.
School bells are ringing again and students are in their zoned schools due to a stricter policy by the Hamilton County school board.
Griffith Elementary School will hold an Open House on Tuesday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The Parent Teacher Organization is hosting the event and providing food and entertainment.
Congratulations to Kaylee Disterdick, who was chosen first runner-up in the Distinguished Young Woman of Tennessee pageant for 2011. She also won Overall Fitness and Overall Self-Expression awards along with a $3,000 college scholarship.
Following recent and highly viewed appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show,” actress Betty White will stop in Chattanooga for the Life Expo at the Chattanooga Convention Center Aug. 15.
The local Girl Scouts will be moving to a new location today and there will be an open house from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Our community was shocked and saddened with the closing of North Valley Emergency Service clinic. It is our understanding that this service will be in place until Sept. 1. Efforts are under way to secure a new emergency care program. Sequatchie County owns the facility and County Executive Michael Hudson is talking with Erlanger hospital of Chattanooga about possibly taking over the lease for the clinic. It is very important to our citizens that emergency service be a continuous 24/7 operation.
The hottest news this week is that the "North County Jam" is back. These jam sessions of good music will begin Saturday and continue each Saturday of the month, except the third, throughout the year. Make your way over to the Sale Creek Lions Club, behind Sale Creek School, by 6 p.m. to hear #11 Band with Biggun Welch, followed by Pickin to Beat the Devil and Cedar Creek. Enjoy a covered dish supper and an opportunity to win big prizes for an optional $5 donation. Call Randall Card at 423-595-7942 for more information.
A site for the Sequatchie County Memorial Park has been prepared to grade and is ready to be sown at 858 Cordell Drive.
Celebrate those lazy, crazy days of summer with a big ice cream cone. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. Rosie’s Ice Cream shop will offer 25 handmade flavors along hot dogs, hamburgers, prizes and fun all day on July 18. They are located next to City Hall.
Video Ideas Productions has been awarded the job of designing the dual website for the Sequatchie County-Dunlap Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dunlap.
Hot weather tells us July is here. Don't forget the grand celebration of the Fourth is on Saturday at Kids Park by the lake. We have our Vietnam Veterans Chapter 942 to thank for the event. Activities, food and live entertainment are on tap from 9 a.m. until dark. The car show will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fireworks will explode at dark-thirty for all to see from land or boat.
Habitat for Humanity for Soddy-Daisy is busy raising money to fund the much-needed housing for an area resident. A Family Variety Show is taking place Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Soddy Elementary School auditorium. Admission is free and will include local performers such as the 2010 Soddy-Daisy Junior Miss Kaylee Disterdick, Elvis artist Gene Hodge, music by Jody Norris and others. Catherine Jordan, Cleveland Habitat for Humanity homeowner, will give her testimony and share her singing talent with the audience. Come out and show your support for this worthy cause.
The Dunlap Church of God will have Family & Community Day on Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be a car show with no required entry fee but donations will be appreciated. There also will be family fund, food and fellowship. For more information, call 949-2790 or 940-4736.