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The Clemons Farm located at 828 Armstrong Road in Drummonds dug up a 7-pound turnip last month. Dernard Clemons and his sons, Landon and Logan also donated some of their harvest to the Mid-South Food Bank for Thanksgiving. The family has been donating for four years. In the past, sweet potatoes were the item of choice for Clemons Farm. But with a large crop of turnips, the family donated more than a ton to the Mid-South Food Bank. For more information, call 849-4285.

Month of December


The Kiwanis Club of Millington’s annual Christmas Tree sales began on Nov. 23.   Sales location is the Millington Farmers Market. Kiwanis members are present from 4-8 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday.  Sales will continue until all trees are sold. All proceeds go back into the community for various service projects.  Projects include scholarship for a MCHS graduating senior, support for the annual Christmas Basket program, the Millington Crisis Center, Boy Scouts, Ronald McDonald House, Hope House- just to name a few. Kiwanis International includes more than 8,000 clubs with nearly 400,000 members in more than 85 nations.  This past year, Kiwanis clubs donated more than $100 million and almost 6 million volunteer hours for community-service projects.




The Dream Third Annual Shoe and Sock Giveaway will take place Dec. 22 at the Millington Payless ShoeSource from 9 a.m. to noon. The store will open a hour early to meet the demand. This event was made possible by a worldwide grant given to Dream Ministries. More than $1.4 million of free shoes are given to children in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Latin America. Local business OpenMarket Place has donated socks and some adult shoes targeted to the elderly in need. For those interested in receiving a new pair of shoes for their child, contact Dream Ministries at the attention of Irene Beach at 4641 Shelby Road in Millington or call 487-7747 or 873-2660.




Throughout December – Send your favorite holiday recipes, and Millington Arts and Recreation will post them to its Facebook page during the holiday season. Be sure to include your name, category of dish (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snack, drink, etc), the recipe (broken down into ingredients and steps), and a low-resolution photo of the dish if you happen to have one. E-mail all recipes to




Come by the YMCA and mail your Santa letter between Nov. 23-Dec. 15. Santa’s Elf will reply to all letters. Then come and join us on Friday, Dec. 7 for the Annual Craft Fair between 9 a.m. -1 p.m., if you can’t make it on Friday, try Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. While you’re here, bring the children for cookies, pictures and games with Santa. For the athletes, start early and participate in our Santa Swim by swimming 1 mile or try our Mistletoe Mini-triathlon which includes swimming 100 yards; biking (indoor cycle) 6 miles and finishing with a  mile walk/run (treadmill),  the nursery will be available. Call 873-1434, or visit us at 7725 E. Navy Circle, Millington, TN 38053 for event fees.  You can also view programs online at




Dec. 8


Cookies with Santa will be held Saturday  from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Come spend the afternoon with Santa at the Millington YMCA.  Reindeer games and pictures with Santa will be taken from 11:30-noon, followed by cookie decorating until 1. All ages welcome. Parents must supervise children. There is a fee. For more information, contact Emily Winchell, or call 873-1434




Dec. 7-8


Christmas Crafts Fair will be held Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Come for homemade crafts, ornaments, jellies and gift ideas for purchase. It’s free to members and the community. Millington Family YMCA is located at 7725 E. Navy Circle  and call  873-1434 for more information.




Dec. 8


Mistletoe Mini-triathlon will be held Saturday. Swim 100 yards in the Millington Family YMCA’s  Indoor pool; bike 6 miles on an Indoor cycle and walk/run 1 mile on a treadmill. First Heat starts at 8 a.m. Register by Nov. 16 to receive a T-shirt and category winners receive a trophy. Wear your best Holiday hat. There is an entry fee.  Register at the Welcome Center. All proceeds go to our youth sports and swimming programs. Millington Family YMCA is located at 7725 E. Navy Circle  and call  873-1434 for more information.




Santa Swim will be held Saturday. Swimmers will begin at 8 a.m. and complete 1 mile in our indoor pool. All participants receive a t-shirt and category winners receive a trophy. There is an entry fee. Register at the Welcome Center and wear your best Holiday hat. All proceeds go to our youth sports and swimming programs. Millington Family YMCA is located at 7725 E. Navy Circle  and call  873-1434 for more information.




Munford Baptist Church presents “Christmas Village 2012,” Saturday, from 6-8 p.m. Family event for all ages and admission is free. Come and visit the magical Christmas Village that will include music, snacks, and village shops that children will love! Have a blast inside our indoor snow area too. For more information, call Munford Baptist Church at 837-6325 or visit our website at for more information.




Upper Canaan M. B. Church located at 9090 Highway 51 North in Millington, will have  a Clothes-Give-Away Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An assortment of clothes and shoes for male and female adults as well as for boys and girls of all ages will be available. Accessories such as jewelry, belts, hats, scarves and gloves will be also be given. Household items (such as comforters, draperies, lamps ,etc.)along with  toys and Christmas ornaments/decorations will be included.  Pastor Julius Hawkins and members are asking all who can and will to come. For more information, call 872-0673 or 872-6919.




Dec. 18


Mature Adults Ballroom Dance (ages 30 and up) will be held at the Baker Community Center, Millington on Tuesday. Music will be by The VIPs from the hours of 7-10 p.m. There is a fee and bring finger foods. For more information, call Betty or Everett Clark at 872-3508.




Dec. 18 & 20


Christmas Stories with Mrs. Claus (Sponsored by Millington Arts and Recreation, Millington Telephone, and Millington Public Library):  Mrs. Claus and her elves are taking time out of their busy schedule to read some of their favorite Christmas stories to children of all ages! Tell Santa your Christmas Wish List at Millington Telephone, then join Mrs. Claus and the elves at the Millington Public Library.  The elves will be passing out treats to good boys and girls! Stories begin at 7 and 7:30 p.m.




Dec. 21


Family Skate Night will be held from 6–9 p.m. at the Millington Civic Center gym. Entertainment will be provided by Jordabella Entertainment.  There is an admission fee which includes the use of our skates.  Non-skating parents are admitted free.  Concessions will be sold.  The school with the most students in attendance will win the traveling Skate Night trophy!




Dec. 27-Jan.1


Mini Golf: Mini Golf returns to the Millington Civic Center gym. The course features 18 holes.  There is a fee per game.  Course hours: Dec. 27  5-9 p.m., Dec. 28:   5-9 p.m., Dec. 29: noon-9 p.m., Dec. 30 1-6 p.m., Dec. 31  5-9 p.m., and Jan. 1 noon-9 p.m.


For more information, call 873-5770.




Jan. 7, 2013


The next meeting of the Lucy Garden Club will be on Jan. 7, 2013 at the Lucy Wedding Chapel at 6185 Chase Road in Lucy.   The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with guest speaker, Carl Wayne Hardeman. His presentation will be on “Sustainable Gardening Methods.” Hardeman has been a member of the Memphis Area Master Gardeners Association since 2005. He is well known in our community for his humorous talks on gardening. Hardeman has been on the WKNO Family Plot series. He is a co-founder of the Collierville Victory Garden which uses sustainable gardening methods to grow produce for the Memphis Area Food Bank, the Collierville Food Pantry and for various families and other organizations that, at no charge, receive high quality fresh produce.


On 4,500 square feet of raised beds, the CVG had delivered almost 5,800 pounds of food this year, which is more than one pound for every square foot of gardening space. They have a cut flower bed from which they deliver cut flowers weekly to local hospice and nursing homes to hopefully brighten the day of the staff and their residents.


All Northern Shelby County and Tipton County neighbors are encouraged to come out to Hardeman’s speech. There is no charge and refreshments will be served immediately after Hardeman’s presentation.   For more information or need directions call Program Director, Tom Mashour, at 872-3593 or 337-0046.


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