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Clarksville’s 40th Annual Queen City Road Race not dampened by rain

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s 40th Annual Queen City Road Race saw runners and walkers of all ages take to the streets of Downtown Clarksville in spite of relentless heavy rain that lasted throughout Saturday morning.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Tina Boysha was once again at the helm of the popular event.

1,200 runners came out Saturday for a rainy Queen City Road Race.

1,200 runners came out Saturday for a rainy Queen City Road Race.

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Clarksville’s May First Thursday Art Walk has large turnout

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Downtown Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk for May saw perfect weather, new venues, and big crowds, as local artists showed off their latest creations.

The recently-opened Downtown Commons joined in the First Thursday fun for the first time, featuring live music from It’s Relative, the musical brother/sister duo of Nashville-based musicians Jeremiah & Jordan Johnson.

The Riverview Inn hosted local photographer, Lucas Ryan Chambers, an internationally published photographer and graphic designer based in Clarksville, TN.

Several downtown establishments featured local artists for Clarksville's May First Thursday Art Walk.

Several downtown establishments featured local artists for Clarksville’s May First Thursday Art Walk.

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Hilltop Supermarket’s 3rd annual Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off a great success despite rain

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – It might have been raining, but spirits were high at Hilltop Supermarket’s 3rd annual Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off.

The cook off was held in honor of Dwayne Byard who past away three years ago. Proceeds from the event went towards a scholarship fund for Dwayne’s grandchildren.

Seventeen teams competed for trophies and cash prizes. There was BBQ, ribs and more for sale.

(L to R) Bubba Burchett and Ricky Thomas with RT-Que won Grand Champion at Hilltop Supermarket's 3rd annual Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off, Saturday.

(L to R) Bubba Burchett and Ricky Thomas with RT-Que won Grand Champion at Hilltop Supermarket’s 3rd annual Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off, Saturday.

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Hilltop Supermarket kicked off the 2018 Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook-Off, Friday night

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – On Friday night, May 4th, 2018, Hilltop Supermarket held their 1st annual Country Kids Cook-Off. The event is part of the 2018 Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook-Off.

Hundreds of people attended the event despite the overcast skies and chance of rain. The rain held off and it turned into a wonderful night.

“This is just an all around good community event right here at Hilltop and always appreciated what they do to bring the community together,” said Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson.

Dylan Byard (left) was the first place winner of Hilltop Supermarket's 1st annual Country Kids Cook-Off. Cody Jackson (right) gave Byard his trophy and cash prize.

Dylan Byard (left) was the first place winner of Hilltop Supermarket’s 1st annual Country Kids Cook-Off. Cody Jackson (right) gave Byard his trophy and cash prize.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Great American Clean-up event has Hundreds take part

 

Great American Clean-up 2018

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 more than 400 people came out to the annual Clarksville-Montgomery County Great American Clean-up event. Participants cleaned up litter in various areas of the community from the industrial park to downtown.

The event is promoted through the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce and organized through Bi-County Solid Waste Management.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett speaks to the volunteers on the Historic Courthouse stairs before clean-up efforts began.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett speaks to the volunteers on the Historic Courthouse stairs before clean-up efforts began.

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Imagination Playground opens at Downtown Commons

 

Downtown CommonsClarksville, TN – A lot has been going on at Downtown Commons, which opened just last week. Saturday afternoon, another of the park’s much anticipated components was unveiled, the Imagination Playground.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett was on hand. He took a few moments to welcome a crowd of more than 100 people to Clarksville’s newest park.

Downtown Commons unveiled its new Imagination Playground Saturday.

Downtown Commons unveiled its new Imagination Playground Saturday.

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Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center holds Indian Artifact Show

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center hosted an event this weekend that focused on Native American artifacts, bringing in experts on the subject, and inviting locals to come in with their own items, and questions on the subject.

William Parker is the Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “We are known as a Civil War site, but we tend to forget the war only lasted four years,” Parker said. “So we’re tapping into the history of this site way before the war, when this hill was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years.

Fort Defiance hosted a Native American artifact event this weekend, with experts on hand to answer questions on the subject.

Fort Defiance hosted a Native American artifact event this weekend, with experts on hand to answer questions on the subject.

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Downtown Artists Co-op holds Annual Art Auction & Gala event

 

Clarksville Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC)Clarksville, TN – F&M Bank’s Franklin Room was packed Friday night with art lovers and avid supporters of the Downtown Artists Co-op, for the DAC’s Annual Art Auction & Gala.

This year’s event featured great food, live music and an incredible selection of artwork by local artists, that was auctioned throughout the evening. There were ten offerings in the live auction, including works by Peggy Bonnington, Janet Felts, Betty Liles and others, and more than a dozen pieces in the silent auction.

The Clarksville Downtown Artists Co-op held its annual Art Auction & Gala at F&M Bank's Franklin Room Friday evening.

The Clarksville Downtown Artists Co-op held its annual Art Auction & Gala at F&M Bank’s Franklin Room Friday evening.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk sees large crowd

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – For April’s First Thursday Art Walk, Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC) featured the work of two local favorites, Beverly Parker and Bob Privett, in a show titled ‘Two: Two Artists, Two Friends, Two Styles.’

Privett is a painter who works in the style Les Fauves, French for ‘the wild beasts’, a style that emphasizes strong color over realistic values.

Parker is a photographer, elements of Les Fauves can be seen in her work as well. Her sought-after works use exaggerated color, distressed images, and abstract layers that incorporate watercolor, text, and fabric.

Works by local artists, Bob privett, and Beverly Parker, were featured at the Downtown Artists Co-op for April's First Thursday Art Walk.

Works by local artists, Bob privett, and Beverly Parker, were featured at the DAC for April’s 1st Thursday Art Walk.

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Hilltop Supermarket’s Easter Egg Hunt delivers big for the local community

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – Hilltop Supermarket hosted its 23rd annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 with food, face painting, inflatables, games, and one of the biggest egg hunts in town.

“This has been going on since I was a little kid,” Cody Jackson said. “We put out somewhere between 10,000 and 11,000 eggs this year. But, it may be even more than 11,000, we lost count.”

Jackson says it takes a while to put that many eggs out, but they’re all gone in a matter of minutes.

Hilltop Market hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt, this year with more than 10,000 eggs placed on the lawn.

Hilltop Market hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt, this year with more than 10,000 eggs placed on the lawn.

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