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Tennessee's 40th Annual TaterTown Special
Labor Day Weekend:
August 25 ~ September 1
Sunday, August 25th
the Doves in Memory of J C Carey ~ Sponsored by the Gleason Clinic at the
~ 2:00 PM
Marshall Reception honoring Servants of Tatertown at the First United Methodist
Church ~ 2:30 PM.
Monday, August 26th
Wrestling at the Gazelle Grounds - $5.00 Admission. Contact: Cil Weddington
514-9007 ~ 6:30 PM.
Tuesday, August 27th
at the Gazelle Grounds.
Must be at least 18 years old to play.
Contact Jennifer Cook at 571-3885~ 7:00
Cake Auction at intermission during during bingo.
Wednesday, August 28th
Youth Bingo night at the Gazelle
Grounds. Age 5 - 17 years
can play. MUST BE PRESENT FOR DEVOTIONAL. Contact: Jennifer Cook - 571-3885 ~
Thursday, August 29th
BETHANY ELLIS. Also featuring local special music at First Baptist Church,
Contact: Cristi Clark: 415-3511 ~ 7:00 PM.
Friday August 30th
Special Sweet Potato Bake-Off
"CASH" prizes awarded! Drop off begins at 5:00 PM ~ Judging
at 5:15 PM. Contact: Cil Weddington at 514 - 9007.
Special BBQ Cook-Off at the Gazelle Grounds.
Gates open at 5:30 PM ~ $5.00 per person
- Free Concert: Hard Drive - Contact: Tracy Gaylord: 514-6185; Christi
Concert - HARD DRIVE. Contact: Tracy Gaylord 514-6185; Christi Clark 415 - 3511.
Saturday September 1st
C CAREY MEMORIAL 5 K Run at Gleason School ~ Race Begins at 7:00 AM
Register at 6:30 AM - Entry Fee is $10.00. Sponsored by McKenzie Medical
Center. Contact Amy Reed: 415-1795.
front of Gleason Lumber at 9:00 AM. Contact: Reba Pritchett 514-9504.
American Legion at 9:00 AM. Parade begins at 10:00 AM. No Entry Fee. Contact:
Cil Weddington ~ 514-9007.
Saturday ~ Beginning at 11:00 AM. . .
& Arts & Crafts & Food. Music by LONGSHOT Contact: Melanie MaddoX ~ 694-9849.
Tractor and Truck Show at 8:00 AM ~ In front of Gleason School. Contact: Charles
Anderson 695-5753; Zac Montgomery 234-6491; Marty Morris 445-4854; Dale Flowers
Club's Fun Night ~ 7:30 PM ~ Contact: David at 514-6392.
Sunday, September 1st
AM ~ Community Church Service ~ First United Presbyterian Church ~ Jim
Class Reunions and Other Activities
CLASS OF 1963
of 1963 will be having their 50 year class reunion on
Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 6:30 at the First Baptist
Church of Gleason.
CLASS OF 1962
of the Class of 1962 are following up on their last
year's 2012 Tater Town reunion by planning a get
together on Saturday, August 31st at 1:00 PM at Hig's
Restaurant on Highway 22 in McKenzie (Dutch Treat Lunch
Buffet ($8.99 + drink + tax. All members of the Class of
1962 and other friends are invited.
2013 Grand Marshall:
Servants of Tatertown
What an awesome community we live in. Where would Tatertown
be without the dedication of those who love Gleason? We have
so many people in our small town who freely give their time
and talents for the betterment of out community. From the
leaders who guide our town to the nameless supporters,
Gleason is grounded by the Humble Servants of Tatertown.
This marks our 40th Tatertown Special and we honor those who
have offered their time and talents throughout the years. We
want to give recognition to several special people in honor
of their service, devotion, and leadership for, not only the Tatertown special, but also our community.
Jack Dunning has previously served as Mayor of Gleason for
25 years. Jack has a great love for the town of Gleason. He
has given countless hours, providing Gleason with the
leadership needed to thrive while selflessly giving of his
own time above and beyond what was required of his office.
Ronnie Lawrence has been a faithful friend of the Tatertown
Special and the Gleason Gazelles. He has volunteered his
expertise for years in the background, assisting the Gazelles
in preparing for the annual Tatertown festivities. He was
pivotal in the building of the pavilion on the Gazelle
Grounds, which is used not only during the Tatertown special
but throughout the year for many special events.
The Gleason's Women's club has also been an integral part of
making our town a better place to live. This club, based on
Christian values, perform charitable acts and also has
contributed to the beautification of our town.
Our annual Tatertown Special would not even exist if not for
the past Gazelles and Gazelle presidents. Forty years ago
the Gazelles decided to plan an event to bring our community
together for a day of fellowship. It took an entire year
to plan the one-day event that has forever changed Labor Day
weekend in Gleason.
No words will ever be enough to say Thank You to each person and
group who contributed to Gleason and to the Tatertown
Special. It is with supreme gratitude that we thank all the
humble servants for making Gleason a wonderful place to
Jack Dunning - Ronnie Lawrence
Past Gazelles and Gazelle Presidents
Gleason Women's Club
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