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Calendar of Events August 15

Brighton Centennial 5K
The town of Brighton will hold the Brighton Centennial 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 14, 2013 starting at 7:15 a.m.  For information,  contact Nan Hill at (210) 279-8188 or by e-mail at  More information may be found by visiting
“Centennial Celebration”
The town of Brighton is celebrating its 100th Birthday this year. The celebration will take place  Sept. 13-14 at the Brighton Park.  We are planning a BBQ Cooking Contest, a hilarious game of Donkey Basketball, and a “Brighton’s Got Talent.”

Summer Saturdays
The Millington Crisis Center, located at 8133 Wilkinsville Road, will have a yard sale (rain or shine) the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-noon. For more information or to donate, call 872-HELP (4357).

Month of August
As July came to an end, the youth Trojan Football programs reported low turnouts for tryouts. Millington Metro Football and Millington Central High School Freshmen Football are currently holding tryouts for aged appropriate children. Tryouts are held throughout the week at 5:30 p.m. at the football field on the MCHS campus. For more information, call coaches Tommy Clifton at 494-9965 or Tony Johnson at 491-2483. And a fundraiser dinner for Millington SYS Football will be held Saturday Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. And there will be a pep rally in the near future to celebrate the start of the 2013 football season. Sign-ups are currently underway for children ages 5-13 (age on September 20, 2013) will determine the division the player will compete in. The location is Aycock Park off Raleigh-Millington Road from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. There are fees, and practice days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, e-mail director Carrie Tate at

Attn: Class of 1983
Millington Central High School Class of 1983 will hold its 30 Year Reunion Aug. 30-Sept. 1 starting with golf at Mirimichi and concluding with events on Sunday. Those of you who would like to mail a check or post office money order with names of the people you are paying for mail to:
Rebecca Autry Conway
149 Switchgrass Cv
Munford, TN 38058
Elizabeth L. Cavens (Lulu Turner)
6992 Juana Dr
Millington, TN  38053
Make them out to:  MCHS 1983 REUNION
There is a paypal account for anyone who would like to pay with a credit/debit card.
our e-mail address is
Just go to paypal,open an account or if you already have an account,
Go to Paypal “buy” drop drop down tab
send money to:
Fill out the form of how much you want to transfer ($25 for Fri night ticket, $50 for Sat. night ticket or $75 for both nights, or multiply by 2 for  tickets.)
Fill in the subject line: ticket sale
Fill in the Message with the name(s) of the ticket holders names.
Hit Send money
You will get a receipt on your email and we will get one with all the above information on our email.

The Exchange Club of Millington meets at Old Timer’s Restaurant in Millington at noon every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Guest are always welcomed. For more information, call 872-8888.

The Millington Central High School Class of 1988 is announcing its 25 year reunion Aug. 30-31.  For more information, visit for all details.

Mary S. Mitchell teaches an art class at the Baker Community Center on Monday  at 5 p.m., “Drawing Made Easy.” The class meets in room 2. There is a cost for two hours of instruction. Supplies needed are a pad of smooth drawing paper and a fine tip black marker and two packages of colored markers one broad tip and one fine tip. For more information, call 258-0408.

International Goat Days Festival Information –  Are you interested in volunteering to help with the festival this year? We are in need of committee members to coordinate the following events/areas: Horseshoe tournament, Antique Tractor Show, and Gin.  For more information on participating or volunteering for the 2013 International Goat Days Festival, please e-mail Samantha at

City Beautiful will host our Gardening Seminar Series at the Millington Farmers’ Market Every second Saturday at 11 a.m.
Aug. 10- “Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies”—Cheryl Rose
Sept. 13-15—Goat Days—Hands on Demonstrations
Oct. 12-“Hydrangeas”—Linda Lanier

Watercolor Art Class: Learn the art of watercolor from National Award Winner Barrie Foster.  Classes will be held on Thursdays from 2 until 4 p.m., and there is a fee per class.  For more information and a list of supplies needed for the class, or to register for this class, please call 873-5770.

Drawing Made Easy: Instructor Mary S. Mitchell will provide you with the step-by-step instructions on the basics of drawing. After you gain experience and develop your abilities, we will try more difficult projects. Supplies needed are an ink pen or black fine tip marker and a pad of smooth heavy drawing paper or cardstock. There is a cost per class, and the class meets at Baker Community Center in Room 2 each Monday from 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Aug. 16
“Friends of Lola” will perform live at Newby’s on Friday Aug. 16 at 9 p.m. Two of Friends of Lola members are Cyrena Wages, former Miss Tennessee runner-up, and songwriter Houston Wages are offspring of Millington Judge Wilson Wages. They will be joined on stage by Gabe Rabben, drummer for Bill Medley of the legendary Righteous Brothers, comprise the upcoming talented musical group.

Family Skate Night will be held on Aug. 16  from 6–9 p.m. at the Millington Civic Center gym. Entertainment will be provided by Look Left Entertainment.  There is an admission fee and 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.

Aug. 16-17
Knights of Columbus holding a Sloppy Joe sale Aug. 16-17 from at 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. William Family Life Center on Easley Street, benefiting the Millington Crisis Center There is a fee for the event.

Aug. 17
Friendship United Methodist Church located at 6220 Highway 51 North in Millington invites you to attend its annual homecoming celebration: A Hallelujah Homecoming:  A Return To  Our Spiritual Roots on Sunday, Aug. 17. The worship service starts at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Jerome Scales, Jr., Pastor, Charles Collins, Co-Chair and Linda Nettles Harris, Co- Chair. For more  information  , call Linda Nettles Harris 484-4223.

A fundraiser dinner for Millington SYS Football will be held Saturday Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. And there will be a pep rally in the near future to celebrate the start of the 2013 football season. Sign-up are currently underway for children ages 5-13 (age on September 20, 2013) will determine the division the player will compete in. The location is Aycock Park off Raleigh-Millington Road from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. There are fees and practice days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, e-mail director Carrie Tate at

Playhouse 51 will conduct a lighting workshop on Saturday, August 17 from 1-3 p.m. at the Harvell Civic Center Main Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend. The workshop is free to Playhouse 51 members, non-members will pay $10 for the workshop and receive a one year Playhouse 51 membership. This workshop will provide an overview of the light board, programming, set up and running lights for a show. For more information, contact Mike Evans at or 604-8833.

Aug. 17-18
The Eighth Annual Turtle Island Pow Wow will be held Aug. 17-18 at USA Stadium in Millington. The event is open to the public and bring your lawn chair and blankets to view dancing, hear the drum beat and songs. There will be food, arts and crafts available for purchase. There is an amission fee and the Aztec dancers Quetzalcoatl will perform. All drums and dancers are welcome. For more information, call Hal Colston 876-4015.

Aug. 18
Homecoming will be celebrated at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Aug 18 at 11 a.m. Church service will be at 11 a.m. with a pot luck dinner and fellowship following.  Homecoming is a good time for renewal of your faith or a time to start a new phase in your life.  Come join the church for faith, fellowship and food.  For more information, call 876-5757 ext. 3.

Aug. 20
Mature Adults Ballroom Dance (ages 30 and up), will be held at the Baker Community Center in Millington on Tuesday with music by The VIPs from the hours  of 7-10 p.m. There is a fee and  bring finger foods. For more information, contact Betty or Everett Clark at 872-3508.

Aug. 21
Kids in Christ the King is a youth program at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  It is a program for youth ages 3-17.  It meets every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m.  Supper is served at 6 with activities and bible study following.  The first session is Aug. 21 in the family living center.  For more information, call 876-5757, ext 3.

Aug. 22
National Senior Citizen’s Day honorning all senior adults will be held Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be a health and wellness fair with prizes. There will be a proclamation by Mayor Dewayne Cole and a tour of the Munford Senior Center. The event is sponsored by the Muford Parks and Recreation Department.

Aug. 23
Movies at the Market: Millington Arts and Recreation is proud to announce “Movies at the Market” at the Millington Farmers’ Market on Aug. 23.  We will be showing “Oz: The Great and Powerful” starting at 7:45 p.m. There is an admission fee and it includes all snacks and drinks.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.  For more information, call 873-5770.

Aug. 28
The Tipton County Class will begin Wednesday. This internationally recognized, non-denominational Bible Study for adults will be held on Wed. mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Gateway Baptist Church, which is located at 1915 Rosemark Road, in Atoka, will be the host church. This year’s study will be the Gospel of Luke. Classes are available for children up through 5 years of age. Nursery is also available. The CBS schedule will follow the Tipton County school calendar for vacation breaks, snow days, etc. There is a registration fee per adult for the class. Scholarships are available. Children may be registered at the same time at a cost. For more information, call 476-5857.

Sept. 15
The Old Millington Winery will be hosting ‘ Winestock III’ it’s happening Sept.15 1- 7p.m. Musical lineup is coming together. They will be giving to a local organization that is doing great work in our city and is becoming a model around the country.check out the winery’s facebook page for more details as they unfold, Come on out to the concert, Sept. 9, music 2 to 7p.m.

Sept. 26
The Millington Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding the Professional Women’s Luncheon, a for women only event, titled sponsored by Lalania and Cary Vaughn on Sept. 26 at NSA, Mid-South’s Pat Thompson Conference Center.  The luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. To 1 p.m., is a celebration of the woman in the workplace.  With no formal program planned, the purpose of the ladies lunch is to fellowship with the women in the community while being served a light meal including soup, salad and dessert served by surprise guest waiters, enjoying a fashion show including fashions by Goodies Department Store, and winning many of the door prizes donated by local Millington Area Chamber of Commerce members.   Tickets are selling fast and must be purchased in advanced.  No ticket sales will made the day of the luncheon.  Single seating tickets are $20.  You may reserve a table of 8 for $160.  Major recognition sponsorships are available as well.  Call the chamber for more details.  To reserve your ticket or table, call Teri at the Millington Chamber 872-1486.

Beginning July 8 through Sept. 30, the NSA Mid-South commissary will close on Monday and Tuesday. We know that any disruption in commissary operations will impact the NSA Mid-South community. Our commissary is not alone. The decision to reduce the operational hours of commissaries impacts nearly all commissaries with only a few overseas exceptions – commisaries where there are sufficient Local National employees to remain open. We appreciate your support and patience during this time.

Gift card promotion
Blood donations especially drop around the summer holidays, when donors are busy with fun activities or on vacation. As part of the Red Cross Summer of Stories campaign to maintain the blood supply, everyone who presents to give blood between Aug. 26 and Sept. 9, in honor of Labor Day, could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards. Watch videos of individuals whose lives have been touched by blood donors at Then, share your own story via social media using the #SummerofStories hashtag.
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The Exchange Club of Millington Officers, for the 2013-14 year, were inducted at the July 24 meeting at Old Timers Restaurant. Pictured from left are Chuck Hurt Jr. (president), Tia Lord  (secretary), Rene’ Jones (treasurer), and Ken Sullivan  (president elect).

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