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

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Early Voting now- Oct.29
Early Voting for the Federal and State General Election will take place through Oct. 29 at 126 Crook Ave in Henderson. The Early Voting Polls will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m., and Saturday 8:30am – noon.  Early voting is available to all registered voters in Chester County.
Cham”BOO” Bash Fun Run
Oct. 29

Please join the Henderson-Chester County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Oct. 29, at Gene Record Park for the Cham”BOO” Bash Fun Run! There will be a costume contest for the Fun Run participants. Check-in is at 6 p.m. with the costume contest at 6:30 p.m. and Fun Run at 7 p.m. First place prizes will be given in the following categories: best family costume, best pet costume, best boy and girl costume age six and under, best boy and girl costume age seven-12, and best adult costume male and female. Participants that register before Friday, Oct. 16, will receive a free t-shirt! Please note that age three and under are free but will not receive a shirt. Cost is $25 for 16 and older and $15 for 15 and younger. Make checks to Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce and mail to PO Box 1976, Henderson, TN 38340. You can also pay by PayPal.
Jacks Creek Annual Stew Sale Oct. 31
Jacks Creek Volunteer Fire Station annual stew sale fundraiser will be Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. until sold out at St. Rt. 100 E at Hwy 22A. Cost is $18 a gallon; bring own container. Social distancing will apply.
Mitchell’s Chapel Fall Festivities Oct. 31
Mitchell’s Chapel Baptist Church located in Masseyville on State Hwy. 225 will be hosting festivities Halloween night starting at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.
Franko’s 27th Annual Toy Run Nov. 8
Franko’s 27th Annual Chester County Toy Run will take place at noon Sunday, Nov. 8. We will be collecting new unwrapped toys for local children. It will start on Wal-Mart South Hwy 45 in Jackson and end at Elks Lodge, 505 Steed St. in Henderson. This is a benefit for Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center. There will be fun, food, and a raffle. Bring a donation and join us. For more information, contact Frank at 989-8183 or 435-6163.
Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Nov. 10
Chester County Farm Bureau annual meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at The City Hall. To attend, please RSVP to 989-4662.
Southwest Shopping and More now-Nov. 15
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, SWHRA has created the SAM—Shopping and More Program to provide free grocery delivery services to those who have compromised immune systems or are age 62 or older. This program is available through Nov. 15. How does this work? Visit our website www.swhra.org and click on our “Call SAM” icon to place an online grocery order to be delivered to your home or call 1-800-372-6013 ext. 1182 to place your order over the phone. Payment for the cost of your groceries will be collected upon delivery.
Roby Fire Department Fall Fundraiser Nov. 21
The Roby Fire Department will hold their fall fund raiser beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Chili, hamburgers and hotdogs will be served. Cake walk will start at 6 p.m.  Mask not required but encouraged.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 26
Cookie for Cancer will be passing out free Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thanksgiving Day at Henderson Family Pharmacy in Henderson. Please try and RSVP before Nov. 20. Call 731-658-6347 (land line) or email bethriva04@yahoo.com or private message me on Facebook. From our family to yours, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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.
Teddy Bear Program
The CC Fire Department would like to receive new teddy bears or small stuffed animal donations by citizens and businesses. The teddy bears are kept in the fire trucks, and when the firefighters encounter a child who has been traumatized due to tragedy or victimization, the child is given a bear. For more information on this program or how you can donate a teddy bear, please contact the Chester County Fire Department at 983-5570 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations will be accepted year round.
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.
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. Currentlt offering two options: classroom option (child will attend in a classroom setting four days a week with one virtual day) or virtual option (child will have five days of virtual learning). Call Lisa Brantley at 731-614-1575 or Shana Taylor at 731-549-0028.