Recently, the Tennessee Society Daughters of 1812 attended the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner held in Baltimore at Fort McHenry as guests of the Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland. The group toured many War of 1812 sites, then went to Fort McHenry for the
dedications of the new cannons donated by the Daughters 1812 and Sons of the War of 1812, plus the firing of the cannons. A wreath was laid at the statue of the commander during the battle, Major George Armistead. On Saturday, a meal was served on the grounds of Fort McHenry under a tent. In attendance were Vice President Joseph Biden, Senator Nancy Pelosi, the Maryland Governor, Baltimore Mayor, plus city and state officials, for the special program followed by the spectacular fireworks with music provided by the U.S. Marine Band.
On Sunday morning, a memorial service was held near the flagpole with General Colin Powell as guest speaker. There was a reading of all four stanzas of “The Star Spangled Banner.” At 9 a.m. at the precise moment that the historic flag was raised 200 years ago inspiring Francis
Scott Key to write the poem that became our National Anthem, a full-size replica 15-star and 15-stripe flag was raised over Fort McHenry. Pictured from left Colleen Spears and Harriett Hogue of Brentwood, Tenn., Olivia Chandler of Germantown, Ginger Apyar, President National, Daughters of 1812, Bettie Gustafson of Rosemark and Felicia Wilt of Antioch, Tenn. Olivia and Bettie are members of the local Piomingo Chapter.
Month of November
The Millington Lions Club meets at Olympic Steakhouse in Millington every second and fourth Tuesday at noon. The Lions Clubs work around the world for visually impaired and hearing impaired. The public is welcome to join the Club members and to make additional inquiries.
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.
Stay fit and active with low impact senior exercise class offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Baker Community Center Room 5. Baker Community Center is located at 7942 Church Street in Millington. For more information, call 873-5770.
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.
Soul Out Ministries’ Hot Nutritional Meal are served every Thursday at the Baker Community Center from noon to 1 p.m. The program is affiliated with Dream Interfaith Ministries and all donations are tax deductible. For more information, call program founder/coordinator Carol Jenkins 949-1675.
The Tipton County Health Department Announces free Flu Vaccine Event Nov. 14. A limited number of free flu vaccines will be available for adults and children during a Drive-through Point of Dispensing Exercise to be held Friday at Cobb-Parr Memorial Park off Highway 51. Free vaccines will be provided from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until all vaccine is given. The injectable flu vaccine (the “flu shot”) will be available during this event, in limited quantities.
A Craft Bazaar will be held at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or table rental, call Sharon Hance at 876-3265.
The members of the Jones-Phillips Civic Club will host a meeting with guest Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell Nov. 17 starting at 6 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church located at 8801 Bethuel Road. The public is invited at attend. For more information, call Joe Houston at 644-7125.
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.
Chief Servant Community Mega Feast 2014 (Free-Pre Thanksgiving Dinner) will be held Nov. 20 at the Millington Civic Center from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. It’s free to all families, churches, friends and neighbors. It is hosted by the Historical First Baptist Church and REACH Ministries. For more information, call 872-3411 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit online at www.hfbcministries.org
Embury UMW presents Christmas in the Forest Bazaar will be held Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Embury United Methodist Church at 2060 Locke Cuba Road in Millington. There will be handmade crafts, relishes, baked goods along with soups and cornbread, hot dog lunches including drink and dessert served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be the Christmas Decor with jellies and gifts. For more information, 351-0254 or on Bazaar Day call 876-6161.
Munford High School Class of 1974 Class Reunion will be held Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites at 5090 Cooper Creek Blvd. in Millington. The theme will be 1970s or semi-formal attire. There is a fee with cashier’s check or money order payable to: Class Reunion of 1974, P.O. Box 1263, Munford, TN 38058. For more information, contact Carolyn Nabors Dowell at 487-2128 or email@example.com, Cynthia Bounds Green at 218-9956 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Deborah Hayes Burris at 603-7014 or Debone756@yahoo.com, Oberia Vergers Malone at 867-6686 or email@example.com, Mary Wilson Adkins at 581-2579 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jill Moore Anderson at 634-3810.
Munford Baptist Church presents Christmas Village 2014 on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. It is a family event for all ages and admission is free. Come and visit the Magical Christmas Village that will include music, snacks, and village shops where children can create Christmas crafts. Children will have a blast inside the indoor snow area. For more information, call Munford Baptist Church at 837-6325 or visit the website at www.munfordbaptistchurch.org