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

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Library Book Sale Sept. 1-30
The Chester County Library Friends of the Library book sale will be going on from Sept. 1-30 during normal business hours! We have many great teen/young adult, children’s, juvenile and adult books available for purchase! Hardback books are 50 cents, paperbacks are 25 cents or a bag of books (the library provides the bag) is $3. DVDs are $1, TV series are $2 for 2 discs or fewer and $3 for 3 discs or more, CDs are $1, audiobooks are $2, and VHS tapes are free. We hope to see you during the month of September! 
Trice Street Stew Sept. 11
The annual Trice Street Stew will be Saturday, Sept. 11, at 543 and 563 Trice Street at the homes of Darlene Jones and Matilda Massengill. If you would like to participate, please bring all meat donations on Friday, Sept. 10, and all vegetables before 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Stew will be ready to serve or picked up around 2 p.m. Bring your own containers.
CC Retired Teachers Meeting
Sept. 15

Chester County Retired Teachers will meet at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Snookum’s. The sponsor is First Bank. Dr. Al Price will be our guest speaker.  He will discuss his new book “Gravel and Grit.” We will have memorials for Mrs. Nancy Shutt, Mr. Don Bryant, and Mrs. Imogene Fitts. The service project will be money donations for school supplies. 

Rise & Swine Community Breakfast Sept. 21
The Chester County BBQ Festival Rise & Swine Community Breakfast sponsored by Chester County Lions Club & Besso’s Coffee will be from 7-9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Chester County Senior Center.  Tenderloin, biscuits, gravy, eggs, fruit and coffee will be served.  Carryout will be available.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Henderson|Chester County Chamber of Commerce, FirstBank (main branch), Centennial Bank or any Chester County Lions Club member.
Notorious P.I.G. Talent Competition Sept. 24
The Chester County BBQ Festival Notorious P.I.G. Talent Competition will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the E & T Contracting stage located on the Chester County Courthouse lawn.  Please check in at 6:30 p.m.  Two categories, Youth (15 & under) and Adult (16 & over), will be judged.  Registration fee is $25 and entry forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce or call 731.989.5222.  $250 1st Place in each category and cash prizes for 2nd & 3rd places.
Chester County Barbeque Festival Sept. 24-25
The 43rd Annual Chester County BBQ Festival is Friday, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Sept. 25. The Henderson|Chester County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting all vendor applications. Please visit https://chestercountybbqfestival.com/ for more information.”
Swine N’ Shine Cruise In
The Peoples Bank presents the Swine N’ Shine Cruise-In to the 43rd Annual Chester County BBQ Festival! Open to all cars, trucks, jeeps, and motorcycles! For more information or to register, please call the chamber office at 989-5222.
Tea with a Princess
Be our guest at the 43rd Annual Chester County BBQ Festival Tea with a Princess sponsored by Southern Chic Spatique. Enjoy tea with your favorite princess from 11 a.m.-noon.  Dress in your favorite princess outfit and let the magical princess tea begin! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Henderson|Chester County Chamber office or at Southern Chic Spatique!
Pig Trot 5k/1 Mile Sept. 25
The Chester County BBQ Festival Pig Trot 5k/1 mile sponsored by FirstBank will be Saturday, Sept. 25 at No Xcuse Fitness, 123 Front ST, Henderson, TN.  Registration starts at 7:15 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m.  Entry fees are $30 for the 5k and $25 for the 1 Mile.  Register on RaceRoster.com or obtain a registration form at FirstBank (main branch) or No Xcuse Fitness.
Charger’s Mutt Strut Sept. 25
Charger’s Mutt Strut at the 43rd Annual Chester County BBQ Festival! Bring your pet to parade the festival at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Registration begins at 1 am at the Chamber of Commerce booth! 
Hope Outdoors Oct. 14
Hope Outdoors will host their annual dinner and auction from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 14 at The Barn at Snider Farms in Denmark, TN. Ticket prices are $500 for corporate table, $60 for couples, $40 for a single ticket, $20 for a junior ticket (ages four-13). Children three and under are free. For more information on Hope Outdoors, please visit hopeoutdoors.org or call Shane McBroom at 731-394-0587. Hope Outdoors is a 501c3 organization.
Southwest Head Start Applications now
Southwest Head Start is now taking applications on three- and four-year old children for Chester County Head Start in Henderson. No fees for services. Let us take your application by phone: Lisa Brantley, 608-9102; Kristyl Hansen, 608-9049; or Head Start Center, 989-2561.

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