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The 41st Annual Tater Town Special

Labor Day Weekend

August 23rd 2014 - August 30th 2014

Bro. Keith Sumner Named 2014 Parade Grand Marshal

The 2014 Grand Marshal for the Tater Town Special is Bro. Keith Sumner, pastor at First Baptist Church. Bro. Keith was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the son of Earl and Martha Sumner. He has one brother, Scott. eith and his family moved to Gleason in 2003 when he became pastor at First Baptist Church .

Bro. Keith married Tina Flowers Sumner in 1987and they have spent 27 wonderful years together. They have three sons: Josh, Ben, and Chris. Bro. Keith is very family oriented, which is why he feels so at home in Gleason. Keith often says that he couldn’t think of a better place to raise his boys.

Bro. Keith is a Gleason Volunteer Fireman and has been a Gleason First Responder. For years, Keith has assisted the Gazelles with the sound system for the Tater Town Special.

He has served on the Library Board and is the occasional announcer for Gleason sporting events. For many years, he has also been the emcee for Hometown Christmas and for Relay for Life. Bro. Keith also partners with Bank of Gleason and Gleason Clinic to assist them each December by being that special person local children enjoy every Christmas.

First Baptist Church has grown with his leadership, true dedication, and the hard work he puts into all he does. Bro. Keith’s true passion is Missions. His heart follows the Great Commission serving in Kosovo and Honduras outside the USA.

During his career, he’s also served in Arkansas, Cincinnati, and other places surrounding Tennessee, as well as inside Tennessee in Memphis. Bro. Keith is currently instrumental in local missions in Gleason, by the coordination of LG Day, which are times set aside to help people within the town.

Bro. Keith has also organized Annual Prayer Walks for Gleason school, as well as for the National Day of Prayer. Bro. Keith is willing to help whenever the need arises. He’s always willing to assist everyone who asks something of him.

He has made a profound influence throughout the town of Gleason, touching lives of many of its citizens by serving as an outstanding role model and leader. By his selfless service and dedication, Bro. Keith Sumner has truly made the community of Gleason a better place to live.

The Grand Marshall reception honoring Keith Sumner will be held at the First Baptist Church at 6:00 pm. on Thursday, August 28. Source: Dresden Enterprise.

 

CLICK HERE FOR GRAND MARSHALL CELEBRATION PICTURES

 

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 23rd

TATER TOWN WRESTLING

The Gleason Gazelles are hosting a night of SWAG Wrestling on Saturday night, August 23rd, at the Gazelle Grounds, beginning at 7:00 pm. Come out and enjoy this new Tater Town event.  Admission $5.00.

TUESDAY,  AUGUST 26th

 TATER TOWN SWEET POTATO BAKE-OFF

The Gleason Gazelles and Simply Southern Restaurant are sponsoring a “sweet potato” bake-off on Tuesday, August 26th, at the Simply Southern Restaurant in Gleason. Individuals must submit their prepared dishes and recipes by 5:00 at the restaurant for judging. The dishes must have sweet potatoes as an ingredient.  First Prize will win a $50 cash prize and second and third place receiving gift certificates from the restaurant. For more information contact Cil Weddington at 514-9007.

 TUESDAY,  AUGUST 26th

 TATER TOWN SPECIAL ADULT BINGO-

The Gleason Gazelles are sponsoring a night of free “Bingo on the Gazelle Grounds”. Come and enjoy the excitement of winning valuable prizes. The fun starts at 7 pm on Tuesday night, August 26th. Free admission. You must be 18 to participate. 

 WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27th

 TATER TOWN SPECIAL YOUTH NIGHT -  YOUTH BINGO

On Wednesday night, August 27th, the Gleason Gazelles will sponsor Youth Bingo. A short devotional will be held at 7:15 with Bingo to follow. You must attend the devotional to play Bingo. Kindergarten through age 17 are invited to play.  For more information call Jennifer Cook at 571-3885.

THURSDAY,  AUGUST 28th

 GRAND MARSHALL RECEPTION

The Grand Marshall reception honoring Keith Sumner will be held at the First Baptist Church at 6:00 pm.

CLICK HERE FOR GRAND MARSHALL CELEBRATION PICTURES

RENAISSANCE BLUE GRASS BAND IN CONCERT 

The Gleason Gazelles are sponsoring a concert featuring Bethel’s Blue Grass Band on Thursday, August 28th, at the Gleason First Baptist Church. Jonathan McDowell of Gleason will be performing before the Band takes the stage.  The Singing will start at 7:00 pm. and admission is free. Come and enjoy a night of wonderful gospel music. For more information call Cil Weddington at 514-9007. 

FRIDAY,  AUGUST 29th

 TATER TOWN SPECIAL BBQ COOK-OFF 

Fire up those grills for the last big cook-out of the summer and participate in the Tater Town Cook-off on Friday, August 29th, at the Gazelle Grounds. Specialties to choose from include BBQ, Chicken, Ribs, Hamburgers and Hotdogs. Gates will open to the public at 5:30 pm. There will be live entertainment. Adult admission is $7.00 to enter and eat till it’s gone.. For more information call Tracy Gaylord at 514-6185 or Christi Clark at 414-3511.

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 30th

 TATER TOWN J C CAREY 5K MEMORIAL RACE

The Gleason Gazelles are sponsoring the second annual  J C Carey  5K Memorial Race on Saturday, August 30th. Entries will register in front of the Gleason School at 6:30 am. The race will begin at 7:00 am. The race is sponsored by the McKenzie Medical Center in honor of the late J C Carey. The entry fee is $l5.00. For more information call Amy Reed at 415-1795. 

SATURDAY AUGUST 30th

TATER TOWN SPECIAL ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW

An Antique Tractor & Truck Show will be held on the front lawn of the Gleason School on Saturday, August 30th. Show entries may be driven through the Grand Parade if desired, then parked on the school lawn for show. There are no entry fees. Call Charles Anderson at 695-5753 or Zac Montgomery at 234-6491or Dale Flowers at 514-5218 or Marty Morris at 445-4854 for questions concerning the tractor show. 

 


 

 

10th Annual

 

Tater-Town Antique Tractor & Truck Show

 (No entry fees and free to the public)

 When:     Saturday August 30th, 2014 

 Where:    Front Lawn of Gleason School

 Parking:  Hauler trailer parking behind the Gleason School

 Parade:  10:00 Saturday 

               Participants are encouraged to drive in the Tater Town Parade  

               through downtown Gleason.  No Registration fees for the Parade at  

               the American Legion Parking Lot.   Line up time: 9:30 am 

 Accomodations:   Concessions and Restrooms are available at   

                             the adjacent Gazebo Grounds.  No electricity available.

Show tractors:  We invite all makes and models of rubber tired antique

                          Tractors of any condition, Hit/Miss Engines, and  Old trucks. 

                          One of a kind trophy for “Best of Show”. Tractor related

                          Vendors or shop/swaps welcome.  No setup fee. 

 Contact Info:    Charles Anderson @ 695-5753, Zac Montgomery @ 234-6491,                      

                          Dale Flowers @ 514-5218, or Marty Morris at 445-4854 for             

                          more information.

 No Alcohol or Drugs allowed.  Not responsible for theft or accident.

Sponsored by Gleason Gazelles         

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30th

2014 TATER TOWN PARADES 

The Gleason Gazelles invite everyone to participate in this year’s Parades on Saturday, August 30th, beginning at 10:00 am. The theme for this year’s parade is “Saluting Our Local Industry”. Kids are invited to decorate bikes, trikes, 4-wheelers, go-carts, etc, and ride in the Jr Parade. Registration will be in front of Gleason Lumber Co. at 9:00 am. Registration for the Grand Parade will be in the American Legion Parking lot at 9:00 am. Trophies will be awarded in several categories. There is no entry fee for either parade. All horse entries will register at the Gleason Saddle Club. Make plans now to attend.

  See Mr. Lloyd Delaney's model of Downtown Gleason from the Mid 1940's - 1950's - At the Senior Citizens building.

 

ARTS, CRAFTS, & BOOTHS AT THE GAZELLE GROUNDS

The Gleason Gazelles wish to invite are Arts & Crafts Dealers and local merchants to set up booths at the  Tater Town Special.  The set up fee is $10.00. For more information call Melanie Maddox at 694-9849.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31st

COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICE: 11:00 AM - AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: KEITH SUMNER

The Gleason High School Class of 1964 will have their 50th Class Reunion on Saturday, August 30th. This Fifty-year celebration is scheduled to begin at 6:00PM with a great meal in the company of old friends at Mallards Restaurant in Huntingdon.

After the meal, those wishing to continue visiting with classmates can take a short walk up to the Huntingdon Court Square and continue visiting in the basement of The Dixie.

Be sure and note that the Class of '64 will be having a float in the Tater Town Special parade on Saturday morning  so, if you were in the class of 1964, be sure and get to the parade venue in time to take a ride on this special float. 

 

 

          

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