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Community Announcements 5-1-19

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Free senior stretching class
A free senior class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Summer Food Service Program
Students in Johnson County have been offered breakfast and lunch at no cost through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Now that school will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.

Recycling Center new hours
Due to our partnership with First Tennessee Human Resource Agency’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, the Johnson County Recycling Center is now open six days a week from 8:30-12:30.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts may be of any size or condition. Selected quilts may be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners may show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877

Friends of the Library Sale- May 2-4
Friends of the Johnson County Public Library Book Sale will be held May 2-4. Pre-Sale to Friends Members Only: 5-7 p.m .Friday: 9-5p.m.
Saturday 9-1p.m

Pond Mtn. Trout Rodeo- May 11
The Pond Mountain Fire & Rescue Trout Rodeo will take place on Saturday, May 11. Breakfast starts at 7 am. Fishing starts at 8 am and ends at 3 pm. 12 and older $10 to fish. 6-11 years old $8 to fish. Children under 6 fish for free with a paying adult. Lots of prizes, food and fun! Come on out and enjoy a great day with your family! For more information, visit Pond Mountain Volunteer Fire – Rescue on Facebook or call Chief Lee Denny at 336-385-9118.

JCCT Open Auditions- May 11
Saturday May 11 from 11 am to 1 pm at Heritage Hall we will hold open auditions for our July production, “Mom’s Gift”. Performance dates are 7/19- 7/27. There are 3 female and 2 male roles. Enter at handicap entrance. Call 727-6234 for more information.


Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880

Levi Retirees Dinner- May 3
The Levi Retirees will hav a dinner to benefit CBM of Johnson County on Friday, May 3 from 5 PM – 7 PM. Adults: $10 | Kids (6-12): $5. Carry out is available.

Trade Mother’s Day Lunch- May 5
Mother’s Day Lunch Sunday, May 5 from 11 am to 2 pm. Dinner will be chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, dessert, and a drink. Adults: $8 Ages 5-12: $5 4 and under: free. Drawing for mother’s day basket. Benefit for trade Center Chain of Love. Call 423-895-2213 or find us on facebook for more info.

Order Spring Lunch- May 5
Butler Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is having a Spring fundraiser lunch on Sunday, May 5 12-2 p.m. at Roan Creek Lodge (behind Ruritan Park) in Butler. The cost is: $8.00. Money raised will go to support chapter projects. Dine in or get carryouts.

Latham Singing Benefit- May 11
Benefit singing May 11 from 5-8 pm at the Creston Fire Department for Travis Latham. There will be refreshments available along with a cake walk. For questions or directions please contact Pastor Anthony Roark at 336-977-6663.


Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
There is an A.A. Meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information call Chuck at 423-957-0171.

VFW Post 6908 Meeting- May 4
VFW Members and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, May 4 at the VFW Building at 179 Depot Street. Members start gathering in around 5:30 PM and a carry-in meal is served at 6 PM with a regular monthly meeting following. Any eligible veteran of Foreign Wars or Active Duty Military is invited to attend. VFW 6908 is a smoke-free and alcohol-free Post. For more information, contact James D. Payne, Commander (423) 727-7362.

Taylorsville Masons Meeting- May 6
The regular stated communication of Taylorsville Lodge #243 F & A M will be held at 7 PM, Monday, May 6 at the Masonic Lodge on College Street. Members are encouraged to attend and visiting Brethren are always welcome.

Town Meeting- May 7
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. There will be a Public Hearing and Second and Final Reading of Ordinance #1630, the Town of Mountain City Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance. There will also be a Public Hearing and Second and Final Reading of Ordinance #1632, the Town of Mountain City Beer Ordinance. The public is urged to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

Jo. Co Democrats Meeting- May 9
The Johnson County Democrats will hold their next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 pm in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.


Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The Class of 58 will have their reunion at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.

Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
Johnson County Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9am – Noon at Ralph Stout Park.

Johnson County Arts Center
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. You can sign up for scheduled classes or use the materials in our Maker Space anytime. Volunteers are always ready to help get you started. Stay updated on events and classes at

Heritage Hall- May 3-5
Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4; Sunday, May 5, 3pm; The Johnson County Community Theatre will present The Beverly Hillbillies: The lovable Clampett family rides onto the stage for a spell of hillbilly hilarity. Starting in the Clampett’s mountain cabin, the play follows them through the discovery of oil, their improbable invasion of hi-falutin’ Beverly Hills society and the absurd adventures and ridiculous romances they encounter there. Everyday life will be a bit “different” for those the Clampetts meet in “Californy.”Online tickets are now available. Online tickets will go off sale at 2 PM the day of each event. You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door (CASH ONLY). For more information, check or call (423) 727-7444.

Crafters Supply Sale- May 11
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will host a Crafters Supply Sale 11 May – 9am – 1pm at the Johnson County Library. Supplies of all types to include fabric, books, patterns, wood crafts, trims, children’s crafts, needle work, decorating and lots more will be available. We will also have handmade items to sell for Mother’s Day.

Annual Turtle Derby- May 24
The sixteenth annual Turtle Derby is set for Friday, May 24 at 6 PM at Ralph Stout Park. Sponsored by the Johnson County Lions Club, the Turtle Derby has become a favorite event for the families of Johnson County, so reserve the date now for more exciting turtle races. There is no admission charge, but there will be lots of fun for everyone and great door prizes including two brand new bicycles. Proceeds from this event will support the work of the Lions Club in providing eye care and glasses for Johnson County people in need of assistance. Call 727-8817 or 727-4119 for more information.