Monday, April 10, 2017

A Mirror Image

It's a beautiful day in our neighborhood.  Thanks to Carol McCuiston for the photo!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Building Bluebird Boxes

Photo by Jean Owens

Saturday, March 4th at 1:00 pm at the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 1371 Wildlife Drive in Springville, the Refuge is hosting a program about the Eastern Bluebird. Mitz and LoraAnn Bailey will present a program about this amazing bird and it's historic comeback. Part of the program includes building your own bluebird box, with instructions on how to use this box to attract bluebirds to your backyard. For those that would like, we invite you to stay and help the refuge install a bluebird trail along Wildlife Drive. This program and entrance to the Refuge Visitor Center are always free. We hope you and your family can join us!

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Fishing Is Great! Come On Over!

63.6 surface temp, light and gusty winds, partly cloudy skies, North of Paris Landing - 2 1/2 feet of
David Seaton and friend Jeff Evans, not usual February Fishing

Monday, January 2, 2017

$7,497 Raised At Shiver On The River

Paris Mayor Carlton Gerrell, middle,
 along with County Trustee Randi French
 and Steve Matlock taking the plunge.
(McFarlin photo)
By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Paris, Tenn.-A total of $7, 497 was raised at this year’s Shiver on the River at Paris Landing State Park. Shiver on the River is held annually on New Year’s Day and raises funds for the REAL Hope Youth Center in Paris.

Twenty-nine people of all ages plunged into the chilly waters Sunday afternoon and were thankful that the temperatures were not as low—and that the wind was not as strong—as it had been in recent days.

Paris Mayor Carlton Gerrell, one of the original organizers of the event, handed out awards at a New Year’s brunch at the Paris Landing Inn for participants following the event. 

Winning for raising the most funds was Dawn Hurney, who individually raised $2,212, and coming in second was Henry County Trustee Randi French.

Henry County Clerk Donna Craig, Deputy Clerk Jamie Miles and their kids getting ready for the plunge. (McFarlin photo).

The group prizes for fund-raising were: first, Henry County Clerk Donna Trustee and her group, who raised $3,725; second place, Walking the Plank headed by Susan Jones, raising $300; and third place, Alpha Omega Counseling, $225.

Winners of the outrageous costume awards were: first, Linda Lindsay; second, Walking The Plank; and third, the Matlocks.

Gerrell noted that with more donations set to arrive, the total for the event will be close to $8,000.

Susan Jones and the Walk The Plank group Cruz Dancy, Mae and Megan Dancy, Pat and Mike Johnson.  (McFarlin photo).