Friday, October 29, 2010

Got Recycling? Join Lewisburg on America Recycles Day November 15

The City of Lewisburg is in its second year of its curbside recycling program and participation has been great but there are still people who are not taking part – here’s your chance to begin.
“I Recycle” is the theme of Keep America Beautiful’s 2010 America Recycles Day (ARD), which takes place on November 15. Millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 13-year history of ARD, a nationally-recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work, and on the go.
Lewisburg Mayor Barbara Woods initiated the Lewisburg Curbside Recycling program and chaired a committee that included City Manager Eddie Fuller, Councilman Quinn Brandon, Marshall Co. Solid Waste Director Morgan Thomas, Public Works Director Kenny Ring, Jennifer Harris and Greg Lowe. The committee developed the program that evolved into Thursday and Friday recycling pickup in the city with containers provided for single-stream recycling waste.
The program has been a success by comparative standards but until everyone in Lewisburg is recycling the program will not be a complete success. That is why Mayor Woods is promoting America Recycles Day as an event to get more people in Lewisburg to use their recycle containers and rid their household and business recyclables.
“Most of the people I have spoken to who are recycling are just amazed at the amount of actual garbage left over,” said Mayor Woods. “I think some people just need a little push and they will see how easy and beneficial recycling can be.”
Mayor Woods is urging all the city residents who are currently not recycling to start adding their recyclables to their containers on November 15. Then, on November 18 and 19, depending on where a resident lives, take that recycle container to the curb for pickup.
“Getting started is the key,” said Mayor Woods. “I would love to see us double the number of people recycling this year.”
If you have any questions about recycling in Lewisburg, you can contact Lewisburg City Hall at (931) 359-1544 or Marshall County Recycling at (931) 359-0547. You can also log onto – or for more information on America Recycles Day.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The 1st Annual Lyons Chevrolet Golf Tournament to benefit the Marshall Co. Imagination Library & Lewisburg Police Department Cops of Kids will be held Nov. 8, 2010 at Saddle Creek Golf Course in Lewisburg, TN. The cost is $600 per team or $150 per player. The price includes entry to all events, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, various awards, and live entertainment featuring Joey & Rory. Hole sponsorships are $300. This 4-man scramble event will tee off at 8:30 a.m. and includes prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd best, closest to the pin, silent auctions, raffles and a hole-in-one car giveaway. 100% of the proceeds go to the Marshall Co. Imagination Library and the Cops for Kids Program. For more information, to register or to provide hole sponsorship, contact Mark Wright at Lyons Chevrolet (931) 359-2564.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

More Barks than Bites as 101 Dalmatians Comes to the Dixie Theatre Stage

Starting this Friday night, the Marshall County Community Theatre Kids Division brings an old Disney favorite to the Dixie Theatre stage with a musical adaptation of 101 Dalmatians.
First made famous by the animated Walt Disney classic in 1961, 101 Dalmatians has been made into movies, animated series for television and now it comes to the theatre stage. Under the direction of Allison Mulliniks, the MCCT Kids Division with its 38-member cast will bring this musical adaption to life. Assistant directors Kelsey Keny and Luke Collins add their expertise on the stage to the young cast of elementary and middle school performers who have been rehearsing for weeks to learn their parts and their songs. The musical play combines action and humor and a great score of songs under the musical direction of Doug May, another veteran of high school and community theatre performances at the Dixie.
101 Dalmatians has delighted audiences for generations with its cute and cuddly characters and one of the greatest villainous characters and names, Cruella De Vil. Emma Butt will be deliciously Cruella in the role of the infamous villain who plans to make an evil fashion statement from the large litter of puppies belonging to Pongo, played by Leremie Plott, and Perdita, played by Kelsie Lowe. Follow the plight of all those puppies and their parents as they attempt to escape the devious clutches of Cruella De Vil when the play opens this Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
You can catch all six performances at the Dixie Theatre on the Lewisburg square Oct. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31. The Sunday performances on Oct. 24 and 31 will be matinee performances beginning at 2 p.m. All other performances will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $6 and are on sale now each day at the Dixie Theatre ticket booth from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can also purchase tickets at the door of each performance provided seating is available so get your tickets now.