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The Valley Fest in Dunlap is taking place through Sunday. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to 

Decoration Day will be held at Charles Creek Cemetery. Upkeep of the cemetery depends on yearly donations. All contributions are greatly appreciated.


Lucky CIC will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome.

The Warren County Democratic Party’s monthly meeting will take place at Gondola Restaurant at 6 p.m. The speaker is Betty Fraley, the 16th District Tennessee Senatorial Committeewoman.


Westwood Church of Christ will have its free clothing giveaway from 8 to 10 a.m.   


The Warren County Retired Teachers Association will hold its annual banquet to honor new retired teachers at Centertown United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 5 p.m. The WCRTA scholarship winner and Retired Teacher of the Year will be announced. Guest speaker will be Jimmy Haley. Call Kerry Mullican at 474-1770 for more information.

Warren County District 3 County Commissioners Joseph Stotts and Richard Grissom will be holding a town hall meeting in the fellowship hall at Smartt Baptist at 6 p.m. Anyone from the community can attend to ask questions and/ or voice any concerns about the community or Warren County government. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Calvary Baptist Church is meeting at the pavilion at 610 Myers Lane each Thursday night during the month of May. Special speakers and music include pastor Herschel Short on May 9, pastor Loyd Warren on May 16, pastor Tony Ayers on May 23 and Bro. David Carr on May 30.


There will be a hamburger supper at Centertown CIC at 5 p.m. The menu includes hamburger or hotdog plate, baked beans, potato salad or chips, dessert and beverage. The cost is $6 for adults and carry-outs are available.

The Generations 6th annual 5K Color Run is taking place and forms can be picked up at USA Gym or online. The cost is $25 which includes a T-shirt, bottled water and paint packets to throw during the end-of-run party. For more information, call 931-743-6628.

The 5th annual Cruise-In will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McMinnville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for the following Saturday. For more information, contact Bobby Adams at 931-259-0803.   



Fuston Cemetery is holding its Decoration Day on Sunday, May 12. Donations for upkeep may be sent to treasurer Sarah Stanley, 698 Mike Muncey Road.

A meeting for the Warren County Health Department will take place Tuesday, May 14 at noon.

The 3rd annual Veterans Dinner and inaugural Mission 22 Ride will take place May 18 from noon to 2 p.m. for dinner and 2:30 p.m. for the Mission 22 Ride. This event is to honor all who served and veterans eat free. Dinner and ride to leave from and return to Silent Creed Clubhouse, 414 Beersheba Street. For more information, call 931-808-3457.

The Wanamaker Reunion will be held May 18 at Shiloh Methodist Church with lunch at noon. Bring family, friends, pictures and plenty of food. Plates and cups will be provided. Ice will be furnished, but bring your own drinks.

The New Union Cemetery Association will meet May 19 at 2:30 p.m. at New Union United Methodist Church on Highway 30. The meeting will be held to elect new trustees and discuss cemetery business.

Gath Cemetery Decoration Day is May 19. Donations for upkeep of cemetery may be sent to Gath Baptist Church, 6967 Smithville Highway.

Noon Exchange Club of McMinnville and Botanico Inc. will present the community’s inaugural Memorial Day Healing Field at Caney Fork Electric Cooperative on Smithville Highway from May 25-27. The display will feature 132 American flags representing the 132 local military lives lost in war. A patriotic opening ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 25 and the field will be open to the public all three days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on sponsoring a flag for $50, call (931) 607-6599 or visit the Noon Exchange Club of McMinnville Facebook page.