The Ministry Council of Millington First United Church, which will celebrate its 125th anniversary next year, honored those who have been members of the church for at least forty nine years with a luncheon in Williams Hall, Wednesday, September 18. Betty Huffman, Bobbie May, Tommie Goin, John Proctor, and Jerry Rawls have been members since the 1940’s. Members present are (bottom row)- Mildred Fondren, Bobbie May, Jerry Rawls, Joy Bomar, Cathy Barrington, Jane Pruitt, Bettye Goddard, Kathleen Reilly. (Middle Row- Beverly Beasley, Ann Goin, Carol Harrison, John Proctor, Sue Nan Hartley, Ray Dunavant, Skip Sunderland. Top Row-Jerry Dobbins, Vivian Dobbins, Tommy Goin, Nathan Rawls, Wayne Hartley, Carole McCullough. Members who could not attend are Annette Bates, Trudy Cavens, James Chambers, Alice Clifton, Rachel Harris, Moleise Hemingway, Betty Huffman, Jack Huffman, David Maley, Buck Sigler, and Ricky Willis.
Month of September
Tops (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets on Fridays from 9-11 a.m. at Millington Community Center. Come join us the group to have fun. For more information, call Doris Landerman at 573-8536.
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 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.
On Saturday, the Annual Luncheon for Federal Retirees and/or former employees of the former Naval Hospital of Millington, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. For more information, call 476-6603.
From the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office: The Officer John Lang Benefit Slow Pitch Tournament will be held Saturday at the Atoka Softball Fields. For more information call Sherry Joyner at 734-9089 or you can make a donation at InSouth Bank to John Lang.
Kids in Christ the King is a youth program at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. It is a program for youth ages 3-17 years old. It will meet on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. and the theme for dinner is “50’s Sock Hop.” Dinner will include burgers and fries. For more information, call 876-5757, ext 3.
The Millington Library Boosters are having their next book sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be at the Milllilngton Civic Center on Wilkinsville Road. Paper back books are from .25 to $1 dan hard back books are $1 or $3. All proceeds go to support the Library. For more information, call Bitha Luze at 872-3635.
The Lucy Garden Club kicks off its 2013-14 season on Oct. 7. The guest speaker will be Booker T. Leigh, of the Tipton County UT Extension Director. Booker’s topic will be “Fall and Winter Pruning.” The Club will meet at the Lucy Wedding Chapel at 6185 Chase Road in Lucy. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., with the guest speaker followed by refreshments and than the business meeting. All our neighbors in North Shelby County and the surrounding communities are invited to attend this free presentation. For more information, call Tom Mashour at 872-3593 or 337-0046.
The Millington Ecumenical Bazaar will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Baker Community Center located at 7942 Church Street, in Millington. There will be all kinds of crafts, canned goods, jellies, home made baked goods, breads and candy. There will also be White Elephant item. Come and support your local churches. Breakfast and lunch will be served for a small fee. For more information, call Susan Howard at 835-2426.
The Rosemark Church of God in Christ will be celebrating 80 years of ministry on Oct. 13 with Pastor John B. Smith and his wife Carol. The event will start at 11:15 a.m. with guest speaker Minister Ender Hope Austin III (Bethesda COGIC in Las Vegas). Then at 3 p.m. the speaker will be Pastor Earl Shannon (St. Luke COGIC in Olive Branch, Miss.). The church is located at 8815 Millington-Arlington Road in Millington. For more information, call 829-4106 or visit www.rosemarkministries.org.
The Millington Book Chat Club will meet in the home of Mrs. George Harvell, Jr. at 7 p.m. Scott Graves from Booksellers Book Store will review the new books for 2013-2014. For information, call 872-7812.
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church will hold its Annual Barbeque Dinner on Saturday. Dinner will include pulled pork, beans, coleslaw and dessert. Take outs will start at noon with sit down service from 4:30-7 p.m. St. Anne’s is located at 4063 Sykes Road in Millington. For more information, call 872-0303.
Oct. 25- 27
The Seventh Annual RiverArtsFest, downtown in historic South Main Arts District. Art for sale by more than 190 juried fine artists from across the nation, nearly 40 music acts across three stages, hands-on art activities for all ages, artist demonstrations, and plenty of food and beverages. Opens Trolley Tour Night. Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m., free admission; Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an admission fee; Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an admission fee. Kids under 10 are free. For schedule and more information, visit www.riverartsmemphis.org
The Bolton Full Gospel Church
The church was founded in the mid-1950s in the community of Bolton. In 1956, services were being held in a one-room schoolhouse on Brunswick Road. A dream of the early founders, Brother John Edgar Jolly being one, was to build a church. They prayed and a 10-acre lot on the corner of Pleasant Ridge and Ricks Roads became available for purchase. It was set in motion, and the dream became a reality when the “old” sanctuary was completed and dedicated Oct. 20, 1963. We have held our homecomings the first Sunday of October ever since. This October 6th will be the 50th year BFG Church has been on this corner: A great asset to this community; a beautiful place of worship. Give all the glory to Jesus. If you know of anyone who would like to come, give them a call. Or, give us their address or phone number and the church will give them a personal invitation. The church needs your help in making this a great celebration. For more information, visit the website www.boltonfullgospelchurch.org; e-mail: email@example.com; or call 872-2744 or Bettye Perkins 302-0118.