The Memphis and Shelby County Regents Council Daughters of the American Revolution met Saturday, June 14 at the Racquet Club of Memphis in celebration of Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the Unites States. Continental Congress passed the flag act on June 14, 1777. Special guest speaker was Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, and the Bartlett Police Department served as the color guard. There were representatives from the Chickasaw District’s ten (10) chapters including the River City Chapter from Millington. River City members attending are as follows: from left are Judy Ray, Natalie Payne –Chapter Regent ,Linda Heide ,Nancy Foshee-Vice Regent, Lorrine Miller; and back row from left are Anne Holzemer, Carolyn Sinquefield, Paula Raines, Jackie Garner, Carolyn Stricklin, Marge Smith, Pam Heide and Stephanie Bohrman.
Month of June
Millington Airport Authority Board of Commissioners Meetings are scheduled at 3:30 p.m. every third Tuesday at Millington Regional Jetport. For more information, call 873-5796.
Jordan’s Thrifts, Gifts & Java located at 6646 Highway 51 North by Plantation Oaks Hotel will be starting classes on Jan. 6 from 6-8 p.m. for the following classes: Domestic Violence, Shelter from the Storm (Overcoming Sexual Abuse) and Celebrate Recovery (Overcoming Addictions). For more information, call one of these women to sign up as space is limited Lisa Tennyson at 828-2189 or Lainie Hale at 488-0268.
Tops (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets on Fridays from 9-11 a.m. at Millington Community Center. Come join 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.
Join Millington Parks, Recreation and Arts’ Jeremy Rochell every Monday morning from 9 a.m. to noon for a fun and educational program to make landscape improvements in our parks. This program is open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by and adult or pre register. All materials will be provided. No fee to participate. For more information, call 873-5770.
City of Munford, The recycling container is located at the south end of Haddad’s Department Store parking lot on Crigger Circle. Only newsprint, corrugated cardboard and plastics are collected at this site. Additional materials are collected at the Tipton County Recycling Center located at the landfill on Highway 51. Computers may be recycled free of charge at Expertek, 70 Munford Avenue.
Munford Parks & Rec
Munford Parks and Recreation Partners with the “Y” to Provide Summer Camps Munford Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Millington Family YMCA to provide summers camps for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. The summer day camp starts May 27-Aug. 1, Hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is a registration fee. Camps will be held at the old Munford Library located at 87 College Street, and will include trips to the parks in the city of Munford, the library and skating rink. Summer Day Camp Programs provide an exciting, safe environment for children and teens to explore the outdoors, build confidence, develop skills and make lasting friendships and memories, so they can grow as individuals and leaders. To register, call the Millington Family YMCA at 873-1434.
The Millington Crisis Center’s Big, Big Sale will take place the weekend of June 27-28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8133 Wilkinsville Road in Millington. The event will take place rain or shine. All proceeds will benefit the Millington Crisis Center.
Meanwhile the Leadership Millington Community Baby Shower is still underway at several locations throughout the city. Look for the decorated boxes to drop off baby items to help the Millington Crisis Center. For more information, call 872-4357.
Millington Animal Safe Haven (M.A.S.H.) will be taking photos of your pet for a cash donation at Millington Public Library, located at 4858 Navy Road, on Saturday. A summer fun backdrop will be ready for your pooch to pose for our camera between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Your picture will be printed while you wait. Come and meet the MASH volunteers and some of the pups currently available for adoption. For more information, go to www.mash38053.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-9502.
“The Bluff ” Community is having a party and inviting the public. The event will be held at Wakefield’s Elegant Occasions located at 61 Quinton Drive in Munford this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with DJ Ken Mebane. There is a fee. For more information, call 835-3991.
Millington Central High School Class of 1974 will hold 40 Year Reunion, Aug. 1-2. For more information, contact Debra Daniels Golden: 353-3313, email@example.com, or Annie Weakley Watkins: 353-8034, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NFL Pro Bowler and Carolina Panther star Greg Hardy is returning back to his hometown this summer for the I Go Hardy Camp for boys and girls. The football camp will be held July 12 for ages 6-17. The football camp is limited to 275. And there will be a cheerleading mini-camp for ages 6-12 that same day. The space there is limited to 25 spots. The camp will be held at Aycock Park with registration at 8 a.m. Then the camp will start at 9 a.m. and be completed at 2 p.m. Register at www.greghardyjr.com.
2014 Gardening Seminars sponsored by Millington City Beautiful Commission
July 12 ~ “Nine Rules for Mixed & Blended Beds” By Master Gardener Jean Ward-Jones
August 9 ~ “Trees and Storms”
By Master Gardener Jim Volgas
October 11 ~ T B A
September 13 ~ “Daffodils” By Master Gardener Dan Fuchs
May 31 ~ “Where the Wild Things Are”
By Master Gardener Sheryl Rose
September 20 ~ “Fall Containers”
By Master Gardener Vicky Higgins
November 15 ~ “Wreath Workshop”
For additional information contact: email@example.com or call Jeremy at 873-5700
The Millington Trojan Basketball Camp 2014 will be held July 7-10 (noon to 3 p.m.). There is a cost and early registration discount if paid by May 31 making checks payable to Trojans Head Coach Rob Sabau. Included in the fee is a camp T-shirt and personal evaluation by coaches. Sabau will direct the camp with Trojan coaches and players as camp directors. Camp participants should come dress and ready to play basketball with basketball shoes, shorts, socks and T-shirt. For more information, call Sabau at 461-3464 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate Munford presents “Celebrate Independence” on July 2 at City Park on College Street in Munford.
Starting at 7:30 p.m., the Navy Band Mid-South’s contemporary entertainment ensemble will perform a 45-minute concert. A spectacular fireworks display will be the grand finale.
Food and beverage will be offered for sale in support of the Munford High School Band’s fundraising efforts to attend the Macy’s Day Parade in 2015. T-shirts and other items will also be made available at the Celebrate Munford table. Rest room facilities will be provided in the park. Limited handicap parking will be available in the City Hall parking lot at the corner of Munford Avenue and College Street. The public is encouraged to bring their own seating for this free event.
Rock the Block is coming back to Walker Park on Thursday, July 3 beginning at 7 pm. Plan to join the party as it will kick off the Independence Day holiday with live music, activities for the entire family, free food, extended splash pad hours, games and, after dark, a fireworks display as we celebrate America – all right in the heart of Atoka at Walker Park. Rain date will be Saturday, July 5.
Food Free community picnic will be offered – courtesy of FastTimes – including hot dogs, chips, drinks, snow cones and watermelon. Food will be on a first come-first served basis so plan to arrive early. Seating will be limited so bring your lawnchairs and blankets for grass seating.
Activities Bounce houses, face painting stations, picture booths, splash pad activities, dunk tank, sand volleyball and more
Live music throughout the evening on the main stage
After dark, fireworks from the heart of Walker Park. Fireworks will be visible from surrounding subdivisions as well
Parking at Atoka Elementary with free shuttle service to Walker Park. Shuttle service will begin running at 5 pm and will end when all guests have left Walker Park. Parking at Walker Park will be limited to handicap-tagged vehicles only.
On-street parking will be allowed in the emergency lane on Meade Lake Road, in the Templeton Farms subdivision and on side streets off Walker Parkway including Stroud Circle, Edith Lane and Bouler Drive. Police officers will be available to assist pedestrians in crossing at Meade Lake Road and Walker Parkway.
On-street parking will not be allowed on Walker Parkway (east of Meade Lake Road), Farmers Trail or Kearns Circle. Vehicles parked in those areas will be subject to ticketing and towing.