Oh Christmas Tree

The City of La Vergne will host a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, at La Vergne City Hall, 5093 Murfreesboro Road, La Vergne. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Wrong Turn

A Federal Express truck became tangled in a phone line after knocking the electrical line from St. James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 164 Stones River Road in La Vergne Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Citations against the driver of the truck were pending when this photo was taken. (Photo submitted by Angie Mayes.)

La Vergne Christmas News

Breakfast with Santa
Don’t forget — young people are invited to attend “Breakfast with Santa,” starring Jill Thatcher as The Elf, at 9 a.m. on Dec. 9 at the La Vergne Library. To RSVP, please stop by the Children’s Desk in the Library at 5063 Murfreesboro Road in La Vergne. For more information, call 793-7303, ext. 102.

Cookie Swap
The La Vergne Seniors are going to have their first annual Christmas Cookie Swap at the Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 15 at the Senior Center, 337 Stones River Road, in La Vergne. Anyone interested in participating should being two dozen (24) of their favorite home-made cookies along with a clean container in which to take all of their new cookies home. Feel free to bring the recipe to also exchange with everyone. This should be a yummy event.

Christmas Dinner for Seniors
The La Vergne Seniors will have their annual Christmas Dinner, at 6 p.m.Dec. 18 at the Civic Auditorium, 283 Old Nashville Highway in La Vergne. Alderman Senna Mosley will cater the meal. The Snappy Pappy band will be providing entertainment. Any senior who wants to attend the dinner, needs to stop in the Senior Center, 337 Stones River Road to register and get a ticket by Dec. 11. In lieu of exchanging Christmas gifts, the seniors will be supporting a needy family in La Vergne. Seniors can make a donation or go out a purchase items from a list. Call 793-3048 for more information.

And When It’s Over …
La Vergne residents who want to dispose of their “live” Christmas tree after the holiday season, are welcome to bring them to a specially roped off parking lot next to the La Vergne Public Works Department, according to La Vergne Public Works Director Bob Burns. The lot will be open through Jan. 31, and trees may be brought to the lot at anytime.

The Public Works Department chips the trees into mulch. The trees must be cleared of all ornaments, tinsel, garland and lights prior to being dropped off. The Public Works Department is located at 148 International Blvd., off Waldron Road. For more information, call 793-9891.

Gobbling the Gobbler

La Vergne senior citizens had their turkey and ate it too during a Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday night at the town’s Civic Auditorium. Town officials served the national bird wannabe to more than 100 seniors and their families.

HERE’S WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Alderman Dennis Waldron, Vice Mayor Jerry Gann and Senior Center employee Suzanne Curry serve food to Leo Ward.

Mayor Ronnie Erwin and the rest of the gang serve food to Don Lehr.

Gladys Talley and Beverly Talley wait to get in line.

Stay safe, don’t drink and drive, and find a comfortable place to nap off the turkey coma.

Bake Sale & Bazaar TODAY

All I want for Christmas is a new band uniform!

Don’t forget!! The LaVergne High School Band’s bake sale and bazaar is today from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the school. Money raised will be used to pay for new band uniforms. The band, comprised of an exceptional group of talented students, has been invited to perform at the Liberty, Sugar, and Gator bowls – it takes a trumpetful of talent to achieve those invitations.

We encourage the citizens fo La Vergne to march right on over to the school today and show your support. Donations will be accepted, as about $60,000 needs to be raised. You can read more about the event in the Daily News Journal here.

Well Howdy Doody – You’re Invited Too!

Our great friends from This is Smyrna TN have invited bloggers to the monthly meeting at Espresso Joe’s. Come on down for a few laughs! You can rub Ivy’s now-bald head, hear about what bloggers are thinking about nowadays (Christmas shopping, wrinkles, etc.), or just enjoy a nice, hot cup of joe.

COME ON DOWN!

Afterwards, go to the Fall Festival/ Craft Bazaar sponsored by the LHS Marching Band on Saturday, November 18 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at LaVergne High School. Admission and parking are free. There will be games, prizes, food, a craft sale, drawings for door prizes, baked items for sale, and more.

Oh, and if you don’t believe me about Ivy’s missing mane, here’s proof.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

Why would anyone do this? Because Ivy is showing her love and support for a friend of hers who is fighting cancer. She shaved her head on Wednesday, the day Robin began her chemotherapy. And if you want to be shocked at how people react, read Ivy’s personal blog here. I’m dismayed at how our fellow human beings PUBLICLY LAUGH at a fantastic gesture of love and caring. They should be ashamed.

Clean Up Day Photos

This is what Community Clean-Up Day was all about. On November 11th, volunteers grabbed garbage bags and cleaned the area near the Hurricane Creek boat ramp. Angie Mayes said about 75 people showed up to help clean the 1.5 mile trail, which is near Hurricane Boat Ramp. It will be turned into part of La Vergne’s Greenway system. Our community owes these big-hearted individuals a big THANK YOU for your time and effort!

Vice Mayor Jerry Gann picks up garbage bags.

Webster Gilcrease and Aaron Simmons haul trash bags while members of the community help clean up.


Chuck Walden shows off his bag of garbage.

A group of people work on the trail.

Grace Church minister Randy Berg and Mayor Ronnie Erwin take a moment to pose near the water, alongside the trail.

LHS DECCA student Kayla Short picks up trash as a part of her DECCA and National Honor Society projects.

The trail….

Mayor Ronnie Erwin and Bridgestone Plant Manager John McLaughlin pick up trash.