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Calendar of Events May 14, 2015

Cal DAR Memphis Courthouse 4-30The Piomingo Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812 of Millington, recently celebrated the 248th Anniversary of the Birthday of General Andrew Jackson and the 7th President of the United States.  A wreath laying was held at the Andrew Jackson bust located in the History Hall of the Shelby County Courthouse in downtown Memphis.  The bust dates from 1859, first located in Court Square and was moved to the courthouse in 1921. Special guests for the day, was Linda Helton Tripp, TN State President, U.S.D.1812 of Nashville, who brought greeting from the Tennessee State Society.  Jimmy Ogle, Shelby County Historian, accepted the wreath and related the history of the bust.  Randall Chandler, Former Deputy Marshall General, Bicentennial 2011-14, General Society, War of 1812, Secretary/Treasurer, Tennessee Society, War of 1812, brought greetings from the General Society, War of 1812, also attending from the General Society was Jay Buck.  John Johnson from Boy Scout Troop 332, presented the flags and unveiled the wreath.  Natalie Payne, Regent, River City Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution, of Millington, led the American’s Creed.  Members of the Piomingo Chapter taking part in the program, were Olivia Chandler, President, Mary Margaret Buck, Chaplain, Bernie Crosby, Vice-President, Carla Maitland, Librarian, Cathy King, Curator, Joanne Moore, Advisor and Bettie Gustafson, Parliamentarian and Tennessee State Honorary President. The ceremony closed with the singing of ‘’Eight Thousand Redcoats’’ and a special birthday cake made by Piomingo member, Amber Hester, was served with punch and Blackberry Fizz, a favorite drink of Andrew Jackson. Pictured from left are Mary Margaret Buck, Cathy King, Olivia Chandler, Piomingo Chapter President,  Linda Tripp, Tennessee State President, U.S.D.1812, Bettie Gustafson, Carla Maitland, Joanne Moore, John Johnson, Paula Raines and Carolyn Sinquefield.

May 14
Come celebrate 60 years of service by our Millington Public Library on Thursday, May 14.  An open house will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the library. The Library will also have its first award to an outstanding community member who has supported the library through thick and thin. This will be a surprise for the person.
Summer Reading kickoff will be carnival oriented with booths for various games set up outside on the front lawn. Sign-ups will be done and children and teens will receive their initial bag of goodies. Hotdogs will be served too. New books for their reading pleasure and more prizes (weekly and grand prizes at the end). Theme is Every Hero has a story. This will include local heroes such as police and fireman as well as super hero characters.

May 15-17
2015 Memphis in May Triathlon Sports Festival returns to Edmund Orgill Park May 15-17. The 33rd annual Memphis in May Triathlon weekend features swimming, bike and running courses with some of the best athletes from around the world.  This event was last held in Orgill Park in 2009. For information, visit or contact Pam Routh at 550-2114 or

May 16
Fish Fry with pond-raised catfish, white beans, fries, cole slaw, hushpuppies, tea or coffee and dessert will be May 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church FLC. The church is located at 4635 Quito Drummonds Road in Quito.

Bark in the Parke will be held May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lions Park at 4376 Oak Spring Drive in MIllington. Booths are still available and it’s a chance for dogs and dog owners to enjoy a day in the park. For more information, call 873-5770.

May 21-24
The American Legion Fair will be held May 21-24 at USA Stadium 4351 Babe Howard Blvd. in Millington. It’s free entry. Thursday the fair goes from 6 to 10 p.m.; Friday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday noon to midnight; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

May 22
The VFW Post 7175 has rescheduled its Annual VFW Golf Tournament to May 22. Tee times will remain the same, 1 p.m. shotgun start at Glen Eagle Golf Course. The prizes will be awarded at Post 7175 located at 4681 Cuba-Millington Road in Millington. For more information, call 872-7175.

May 26-29
The Tipton-Rosemark Academy Summer Baseball Camp will be held Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29 from 9 a.m.-noon. Walk-ups are excepted or Coach Brad Smith can be contacted at 351-0629 or by e-mail at

May 30
Amanda’s Way Second Annual Cruisin’ Against Bruisin’ will be held May 30 at Brighton High School located at 8045 Highway 51 South in Brighton. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10:30. The award ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Cars, trucks and bikes of all makes and models are welcomed. There will be live music, a barbecue cookoff, silent auction and 50/50 raffle and other vendors. The event is in support of Amanda’s Way (stand against domestic violence in Tipton County). For more information, call 268-1995.

‘Mike’s 50’s Cafe’, Mystery Dinner Theater will be held on May 30 at 6 p.m. This will be an evening of mystery, games, prizes and a great meal.  You are encouraged to come dressed in 50’s attire,  The performance and dinner will be held at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 876-5757 or Debbie at 876-3665.  This is a fund-raiser for the new playground.

Sponsored by Millington
City Beautiful
*June 13 11 a.m. @ Millington Farmers Market — Roses
Speaker: Don Wear, Master Gardener
*July 11 11 a.m. @ Millington Farmers Market — Easy Kitchen Gardens-Herbs
Speaker: Evelyn Mosley, Memphis Herb Society
*Aug. 9 11 a.m. @ Millington Farmers Market— Perennials
Speaker: JoeEllen Diamond, Tipton County Ext Agent
*Oct. 10 11 a.m. @ Millington Farmers Market — Gardens in Winter
*Nov. 7 11 a.m. @ Millington Library
Speakers: Molly Hampton, Penny Glover, Rosemark Garden Club. Pre-Registration Required, Sign Up @ Library

This Summer
Join The Millington Municipal Schools’ Summer STEM Camp, “The City of the Future,” for middle school students interested in hands-on science, engineering, and math projects.
The Millington Municipal Schools’ Summer STEM Camp for students’ grades 6-8 will be held June 8-19 at Millington Central High School. The camp will begin at 8 a.m. and end at noon Monday through Friday each week.  Students attending Millington Municipal Schools last year or those having been accepted for open enrollment for next year may apply; there is no fee to attend.
“The City of the Future” STEM Camp is designed to give middle school students the opportunity to engage in a variety of hands-on construction technologies, scientific experiments, and real world math skills needed to explore new and emerging science and technology.
Using Physics and Engineering skills, students will design and build their model city of the future, water bottle rockets, earthquake proof towers, solar cars, and bridges.  Students will have the opportunity to use Biology and Chemistry lab skills to explore the properties of safe drinking water compared to safe natural water systems needed by wildlife.
Applications are available at Millington Central High School’s Main Office or on the Millington Municipal Schools’ website home page.  Applications can be returned via email, sdropped off at the high school, or mailed to:

Millington Central High School
8050 West Street
Millington, TN  38053

June 6
There will be a Community Yard Sale at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church on June 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.  Spaces are available, inside and outside.  In case of rain, inside spaces only will be used. For more information or reserve space, call Sharon Hance at 876-3265.

June 27
Greg Hardy presents the Fourth Annual I Go Hard-y Camp for boys and girls ages 6-17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Aycock Park in Millington. Registration/check-in will be at 8 a.m. For cheer camp information visit There are only 300 slots available. For more information visit the website or call camp coordinator Lan Hardy at (704) 255-5110.

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