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Bedford County Loves God and America Patriotic Parade and Rally is set for Wednesday, July 3, in Shelbyville. The parade starts at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Shelbyville. All are welcome to march. A rally will be held at 7:45 p.m. on the Bedford County Courthouse steps. For more information about joining in the parade or rally, call Calvary Baptist Church at 684-1870.
Prayer on the Square will be held Saturday, July 6, beginning at 7 a.m. Participants will assemble at the pavilion on the Lincoln County Courthouse lawn. Everyone is invited to come and join other Christians as they prayer for our nation.
Southern Alliance Spray Neuter Clinic Open House is set for Sunday, July 7, from 2 until 6 p.m. The clinic is located at 2703 Huntsville Highway. Light refreshments will be served.
Third Annual Christmas in July Community Blood Drive will be held on the east inner-side of the Fayetteville square on Friday, July 19, from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Hosted by Lincoln County Health System and Blood Assurance, the drive is being sponsored by a number of businesses and organizations.
Tater & Melon Day will be held from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Boonshill Community Center, 22 Red Oak Road. The event will include a chicken dinner and music by Jacob Painter and his band, 4 Miles Gone, as well as Doug Stone. The cost is $8 for the meal only or $12 for the meal and show. For information, call Greg Dunn at (931) 307-3594.
Central High School Class of 1965 is having a “Birthday Bash” on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Museum. Tickets are $60 per couple or $30 single. Social is from 6 to 7 p.m., photos at 6:30 p.m., dinner from 7 to 8 p.m., and Four on the Floor will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. All members of the Class of ’65 are invited.
Central High School Class of 1978 will be holding its class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Dragonfly Gallery & Design, 125 Main Avenue South, from 7 until 10 p.m. The cost is $10 per person in advance or $15 per person at the door. Reservations and payment payable to Class of ‘78 can be mailed to Carolyn Denton, 509 Mulberry Avenue, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Weekly Saturday night dances are held at the American Legion Post 42, 2007 Wilson Parkway, from 7-10 p.m. The dance is open to the public, and the facility is a nonsmoking building, though a smoking area is provided outside. Country Roads Band plays a mix of country, country rock and classic rock and roll music. The cover charge is $5 per person. The kitchen grill is open for the sale of sandwiches, fries and soft drinks. The American Legion is a nonprofit organization, and proceeds from the dances helps in the funding for the aide to the veterans of Lincoln County.
Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center’s Senior Dance is held each Tuesday from 1 until 4 p.m. Cover charge is $3 per person. A live band is on hand to provide music. Bring a dish to pass or just come and relax, listen to music, dance, eat and enjoy. The Senior Citizens Center is located at 908 West Washington Street, Fayetteville.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held each Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, located at 106 East Washington Street in Fayetteville. For more information, call (931) 227-7908.
Senior citizens’ exercise classes are currently being held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center. Denise Kendrick is the exercise instructor. For more information, call 433-7271 or stop by the center at 908 West Washington Street.