What’s Happening in Henderson, Chester County and surrounding areas

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Sanford Rodgers Cemetery Association Meeting Sept. 5
The Sanford Rodgers Cemetery Association will have its annual business meeting at the cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. There will be no meal this year.

Alexander and Climer Reunion Cancelled Sept. 6
The Alexander and Climer family reunion scheduled for Sept. 6 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Rescheduling in the near future is possible.

Hog Toss Sept. 19
Join us for the second annual Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce Henderson Hog Toss. The Hog Toss is a disc golf game played with a flying disc in which players throw at a target. The Henderson Hog Toss will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the disc golf course at Gene Record Part. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the Hog Toss will begin at 9 a.m.

Noah’s Ark Fundraiser Sept. 11
Noah’s Ark Preschool is selling mums from McGee Farms. There are $12 each for a two gallon bucket. Orders are due by Sept. 11. Please make checks payable to NAP. Colors are white bronze, purple, red and yellow. Call 989-6880 to place your order.

Trice Street
Neighborhood Stew Sept. 12

The annual Trice Street Neighborhood Stew will be Saturday, Sept. 12, at 543 and 563 Trice Street at the homes on Darlene Jones and Matilda Massengill. If you would like to participate, please bring all meat donations on Friday, Sept. 11, and all vegetables before 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. Stew will be ready to serve or picked up around 2 p.m. Bring your own containers. Free masks will be given out as long as supplies last.

Braly Family Reunion Cancelled
The Braly family reunion usually held at Sagamore Lodge on Sunday of Labor Day weekend will not take place this year due to COVID-19. 

Free COVID Counseling Hotline
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Quinco Mental Health Center has partnered with The Tennessee Recovery Project to provide free phone counseling for those experiencing emotional health challenges related to COVID-19.  You will get a supportive, sympathetic ear along with practical advice and coping skills. The hotline, 866-511-4159, is answered live by a trained counselor seven days per week.  The hotline hours are 8 a.m.-midnight Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday. You can share as little or as much information as you are comfortable with. We are here to listen.

Masseyville-Woodville Labor Day Barbeque Cancelled
The Masseyville-Woodville Volunteer Fire Department has cancelled their annual Labor Day barbeque/fundraiser due to the virus. Thanks to everyone who has supposed us. We will be back next year.

Volunteers Needed
now-Jan. 1, 2021

The Ladies from the Henderson Community are seeking children ages 17 and below to do posters, essays, poems and oratoricals to support Black History Month, Feb. 2021.  We are also pursuing businesses in Chester County to display the youth’s work during black history month. For more information, contact  Lwright8159@gmail.com or 662-205-6172.

Loving Paws
Fundraising in August

Loving Paws Rescue is celebrating 15 years of second chances in August. They currently have a Facebook fundraiser going on. For those who are not on Facebook, donations can be made directly to their PayPal account using muffin4vols@aol.com. They invite anyone that would like to hold a fund raiser for them during August to do so – car wash, dog wash, bake sale, etc. This is a great way for kids to get community hours for extracurricular clubs they might be in. From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 29, Loving Paws will be at Tractor Supply in Henderson, grilling burgers and hot dogs. They will have their famous barbeque sandwiches as well. All proceeds from food sales go directly to the dogs. They will also have complimentary cake and cupcakes for the sweet tooth! Last but not least, they will debut their limited edition t-shirts that will be a hit for sure!

CC Head Start Accepting Applications
Southwest Head Start is now taking application on three- and four-year old children for Chester County Head Start. There are no fees for services. Let us take your application by phone. Call Lisa Brantley at 731-614-1575 or Shana Taylor at 731-549-0028. Head Start offers research-based Creative Curriculum used by teachers to promote school readiness skills; three star rated classroom by the TN DHS licensing; a nutritious breakfast and lunch served; comprehensive services including: health, mental health, dental, nutrition, family services, and parenting skills offered using the Ready Rosie Parent Curriculum; and volunteer services that promotes parent and community engagement.