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Calendar of Events April 14, 2016

Cal Pancake Breakfast 2016 4-14The Millington Kiwanis Club held its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, April 2 at the Harvell Civic Center. According to Kiwanis Club member Russ Johnston the group raises funds to support a variety of children’s causes including scholarships for students at Millington Central and Munford High School, and summer programs at the Millington YMCA among others.

Millington Central High School Spring Dates
April 30- Prom
May 10- Honors Banquet
May 11 &12-  Senior Exams
May 13- Senior Picnic @11a.m.
May 16- Baccalaureate @ 6:30 p.m. Crosspointe Baptist
May 19- Graduation @ 7p.m.

Month of April
-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 Lions Club meets at Olympic Steakhouse in Millington every second and fourth Tuesday at noon. The Lions Clubs works around the world for visually impaired and hearing impaired. The public is welcome to join the Club members and to make additional inquiries.

-The Millington Optimist Club meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Old Timers located at 7918 C Street. For more information, call David Adams at 581-4886.

-Soul Out Ministries’ Hot Nutritional Meal are served every Thursday at the Baker Community Center at 7942 Church Street from noon to 1 p.m. The program is a local non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. For more information, call program founder/coordinator and CEO Carol Jenkins 949-1675.

Class Reunion Info
*The Millington Central High School Class of 1991 will be having their 25 year reunion June 3-5, 2016.  For more information visit or e-mail

*George R. Ellis Jr. High School class of 1966 will have a meeting on Thursday April 7 at noon at Olympic Steakhouse in Millington. For more information contact Jerry Cooper at 603-1586 or May (Smith)  Hicks at 872-4065 or 517-3021

April 16
The Shelby Forest Spring Fest will be April 16 at Meeman Shelby Forest. For more information, call Ben Wolfe at 591-5840.
1.  Sanctioned KCBS Bar BQ competition
2. Forest Calk-walk: You can win desserts from great restaurants and bakeries like The Cheese Cake Factory, Old Timers, Chili’s, Apple B’s, Gigi’s cupcakes and much more.
3.  Frankie Hollie and The noise, Ravens Call and Common Man will be performing as will the E E Jeter Band and Choir
4. Corn Hole Tournament
For more information, visit…

April 19
Millington City Beautiful Gardening Series continues Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., with “Shade Gardening” presented by Anne Krekelberg, a Memphis Area Master Gardener. The event will take place at Baker Community Center located at 7942 Baker Street in Millington. It is free to the public. For more information call 872-2609.

April 21
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon Thursday at the Baker Community Center (Oak Room), 7942 Church Street in Millington. Bringing a bag lunch is approved.  For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

April 23
The River City Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting a prospective members workshop on Saturday, April 30 at the Tipton County Public Library, 3149 Highway 51 South in Covington.
The workshop is free to those women 18 years of age or older who are interested in learning about the work of the DAR and about the application process to become a member. As seating is limited , attendance is by reservation only with a deadline of April 23. To reserve a seat, contact River City Chapter at or 440-9585.  Registration check in on the day of the workshop begins a 9:30 a.m.

April 23
The Millington Crisis Center and St. William Catholic Church are joining forces to raise money for the Crisis Center and the church. The Ninth Annual Chinese Auction will be held on Saturday April 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center at St. Williams located at 8027 West Street in Millington. The Auction will be preceded by a spaghetti dinner cooked by the Knights of Columbus. Price of the dinner is $10 a person and includes 20 tickets for the Chinese Auction. Bidders win by placing their numbered tickets in the container in front of the item they wish to bid on.  As tickets are drawn the number of the willing ticket is called and that person claims the item. This is a fun evening and everyone in the community is invited. Advance tickets are available at the church office or by contacting Bitha Luze at 872-3635 or Shirley Maes at 647-6111. Additional auction tickets can be purchased the night of the auction.

May 7-8
The Turtle Island Native American Association will present the 11th Annual Turtle Island Powwow May 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at USA Stadium.
This year’s special guest will be John T. Wayne. The author of numerous books on the Civil War and Old West is the grandson of the “Duke” John Wayne.
The younger Wayne’s books focuses on orphans that grew up to become the cowboys most Americans know like Judge Isaac Parker, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill and Nat Love. There are admission fees with Military in uniform free. Concessions will be available. For more information, call 876-4015.

May 21
There will be a gospel concert by The Road to Emmaus Quartet at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3099 West Union Road, in Millington on May 21 at 6 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner. A love offering will be taken for The Road to Emmaus Quartet. Come hear the gospel music and bring your best potluck dish.  For more information call Debbie at 876-5757.

May 28
The Youth Spaghetti Dinner and Auction will be on May 28.  The meal starts at 5 p.m. and the auction at 6 p.m.  If you have any items to donate, contact Diana Meinweiser at 835-3352 or Brother Jim at 481-5757.  The dinner and auction will be held in the Family Living Center at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3999 West Union Road in Millington.


Over 40 vendors,
20 Bar B Q Teams
Over 2000 people came out last year

Any questions please let me know . . . Donations go back to the Wildlife Conservation and Beautification of the park

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