with Mary Lynn Lambert
The Silerton City Park continues to gain momentum for its upcoming enhancements. The play structures have been ordered, and the split rail fence will be installed soon. Mayor Beshires shared that the play structures will include a swing set as well as a playground spinner that multiple children can enjoy. In addition, following the grant funded purchase of the adjacent lot, Hardeman County has agreed to clear the land and remove the debris free of charge.
Mary Lynn Lambert shared with us some July Fourth holiday celebrations. She writes, “David and Winna Cupples were busy over the holiday. On Friday, July 3, they entertained the extended Lambert family. The food was delicious and spending quality time with family was great. On Saturday, July 4, they once again entertained with another great barbeque with their children and grandchildren. Walter and Brenda Cooper served up a great barbeque with all the sides on Sunday, July 5. Grady and Carolyn Stack, Frankie and I certainly enjoyed the food and our time with them. In case you missed Debbie Dillard’s birthday, on Saturday, July 4, it is not too late to wish her a Happy Birthday.”
Our annual Silerton firework show was cancelled this year due to the pandemic. Otto and I took the opportunity to visit my family in Knoxville. As a child, my family traditionally celebrated the Fourth of July in Norris with my grandparents. Norris also hosts a firework festival each year. We would order barbeque from the Lion’s Club and eat on it all day. The dog show and the quilt show were some of our favorite events. One year, our dachshund Cobalt won “most handsome” in the dog show. The Norris Festival was cancelled as well, but we still enjoyed visiting with the family and getting to see neighboring fireworks from lawn chairs at my parents’ home. Last year, my son Otto was too young to really appreciate fireworks. This year, he seemed a little apprehensive when he heard the first boom, but when he got a glimpse of the colors bursting in the sky, he decided they were actually quite amazing. We look forward to resuming our annual firework show next year and getting to introduce Otto to his hometown traditions.