The Lucy Garden Club recently donated a check to the Millington Crisis Center. With the holiday season here, organizations like the Lucy Garden Club are assisting the Crisis Center in its efforts to help the needy. This year the St. William Youth Group is cooking Thanksgiving dinner for everyone who could benefit from having a cooked dinner brought to them at their home. Other groups are doing dinners, this is for those who are stuck at home. Call the Millington Crisis Center at 872-4357 to sign up, deadline Tuesday Nov. 26. The Crisis center also has a great need for laundry soap & personal care items and gas money grants (for those looking for work). The Center is adopting a new motto at the center: BE THE CHANGE FOR GOD
Month of November
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 Understanding Grief Series I presents free worksheets on surviving grief during the holidays. For more information, visit www.chriswmason.com or call C.W. Mason at 743-7705.
City of Millington Happenings
“All I Want For Christmas” Entry Form
Nov. 26, 8 a.m. - Nov. 27, 5 p.m. @ Baker Community Center
This entry form is available now and due in to the Baker Community Center by November 27. to be accepted. Visit www.millingtontn.gov for more details.
Holiday Market Christmas Concert (Vendor Information)
Nov. 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Baker Community Center. Visit www.millingtontn.gov for more details.
Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Board of Mayor & Aldermen – Work Session
Nov. 21, 5 p.m. at City Hall Chambers
Meeting is to have presentation from Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) of the University of Tennessee on the results of their review on our Fire Department and other items which may come before the Board. Fire Chief, Gary Graves, will also make comments to the Board. Visit www.millingtontn.gov for more details.
Chief Servant Community Mega Feast 2013 Free Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thursday at the Millington Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It free to all families, churches, friends and neighbors. It is a time of fellowship. The event is hosted by the Historica First Baptist Church and REACH Ministries. For more information, call 872-3411 or fax 873-2582 or visit www.hfbcministries.org.
The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon, Thursday at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.
Embury United Methodist Church located at 2060 Locke Cuba Road will be having their annual “Christmas in the Forest” bazaar on Saturday. The church will have baked goods, canned goods, crafts, soup luncheon and a white elephant sale. Come join the church from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call Liz at 876-3091.
On Thanksgiving Day, Soul Out and DREAM Inter Faith ministries will host the Thanksgiving Feast at Baker Community starting at noon.
Carolyn Jenkins, of Soul Out Ministries started feeding the needy at Baker Community Center earlier this year. Her food outreach program will be on dispay Thanksgiving feeding those in need. For more information on Soul Out Ministry or the Thanksgiving Feast, call 949-1675. To donate, send to Soul Out Ministries, P.O. Box 231, Millington, TN 38083-0231.
Holiday Market and Concert
Saturday following Black Friday
Shop local this holiday season at the Millington Arts and Recreation Holiday Market. The Market is open at Baker Community Center from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Enjoy Christmas carols and hot chocolate as you shop for home made, hand made items. Vendor booths are available for a fee. Admission to the Market is free.
Month of December
Christmas Time at the Y. Come by the Millington Family YMCA on Friday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for our Annual Christmas Craft Fair which features edible goodies, crocheted and knit items, jewelry and more for sale.
On Saturday, Dec. 14 start early and participate in our Santa Swim by swimming one mile, the nursery will be available, all proceeds go to children programming in the Millington community area. For more information, call 873-1434, or visit at 7725 E. Navy Circle, Millington, TN 38053 for event fees.
Kids in Christ the King is a youth program at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. It is a program for youth ages 3 to 17 years old. It will meet on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m and the theme for dinner is”Jungle Safari.” Dinner will include spaghetti and animal
crackers. This is the final KICKs meeting until January 2014. For more information, call 876-5757, ext 3.
The Millington Christmas Parade is held the first Saturday of December at 3 p.m. The parade begins at Bill Knight and Newport, continuing north on Newport, right onto Navy Road, right onto Church Street, and right onto Bill Knight. There is a theme for each year’s event, which annually features more than 50 entries. Trophies are awarded for the best entries.
Celebrate Christmas Parade Saturday at 5:30 p.m., in Downtown Munford.
* Line up:
Proceed to your designated line-up position at 4 p.m and be situated by 4:30 p.m. The parade will begin to move shortly after 5 and the parade will start on the parade route at 5:30.
* Entry Fee:
Individual entries are to bring 1 new, unwrapped gift and 3 to 4 new, unwrapped gifts for organizations. Gifts will be given to Toys for Tots to distribute to those in need at Christmastime.