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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan hosts “Play Ball”

 

City of Clarksville teams up with Major League Baseball, Conference of Mayors

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan hosted more than 100 Clarksville youths in the Mayor’s Play Ball program June 22nd, 2018 at Heritage Park as part of her continued support of “Play Ball Summer,” a U.S. Conference of Mayors initiative that promotes baseball and softball as great pathway to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan explains how to confidently swing a bat to a participant during the Mayor’s Play Ball event June 22nd at Heritage Park. The Mayor's Play Ball event offered kids ages 5-18 the chance to hit several balls at Heritage Park’s baseball and softball fields.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan explains how to confidently swing a bat to a participant during the Mayor’s Play Ball event June 22nd at Heritage Park. The Mayor’s Play Ball event offered kids ages 5-18 the chance to hit several balls at Heritage Park’s baseball and softball fields.

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Downtown @ Sundown brings Live Music to Downtown Clarksville

 

Downtown @ Sundown Concert Series

Downtown at SundownClarksville, TN – Downtown Commons recently hosted the second installment of Downtown @ Sundown, Clarksville’s newest outdoor concert series, with hundreds of people coming out to enjoy live music by country music duo, Trailer Choir.

Trailer Choir features vocalists Marc Fortney and Vinny Hickerson who gained a wide audience in 2007 when they were signed to Toby Keith’s record label, Show Dog Nashville. The band has had a number of their songs make it onto the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Downtown Commons' second concert of the 2018 season featured live music from country music duo Trailer Choir.

Downtown Commons’ second concert of the 2018 season featured live music from country music duo Trailer Choir.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation, TWRA provides outdoor fun with Youth Fishing Rodeo

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency partnered once again with Clarksville Parks and Recreation to host its annual Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park.

TWRA’s Nate Thompson talked about the event and why it’s important to his agency and the community it serves.

“TWRA has been doing this for at least 15 years, that’s longer than I’ve been here,” Thompson said. “This year we have at least 200 kids signed up. Today’s rodeo just gives them that fishing experience, and for many of them, it’s their first time.”

More than 200 kids at this year's TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo spent Saturday morning fishing and competing for prizes at LIberty Park.

More than 200 kids at this year’s TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo spent Saturday morning fishing and competing for prizes at LIberty Park.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation installs upgraded playground equipment at Bel-Aire Park

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation reopened Bel-Aire Park, a neighborhood green space on Marie Drive off of Peachers Mill Road, Thursday with new and improved playground equipment.

“When I became Mayor, one thing that was very important to me, was ensuring we had recreational opportunities, parks and other amenities for all children to enjoy,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, joined by more than 50 children and staff from the Kleeman Community Center, cut a ribbon during the ribbon cutting ceremony at Bel-Aire Park June 7th, 2018. The ceremony marked the official reopening of the park, after it received much needed equipment upgrades. Improvements include a new playground that meets the current guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, joined by more than 50 children and staff from the Kleeman Community Center, cut a ribbon during the ribbon cutting ceremony at Bel-Aire Park June 7th, 2018. The ceremony marked the official reopening of the park, after it received much needed equipment upgrades. Improvements include a new playground that meets the current guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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The Nightmasters kicked off 2018 Jammin’ in the Alley

 

Jammin’ In The Alley

Jammin in the AlleyClarksville, TN – Music is a year-round business for Ken Jolly and the members of The Nightmasters, but this past Friday another of Clarksville’s favorite concert series’ kicked off. This time, in Strawberry Alley, with Jammin’ in the Alley bringing hundreds of live music fans out for an evening of great entertainment in the heart of downtown.

“We’re excited to have Henry Rives back with us tonight,” Jolly said. “He’ll be sitting in on saxophone, and we are going to just blues/rock it up as usual. We take other people’s stuff, do it our own way, and it just seems to work.”

The Nightmasters opened the 2018 season of Jammin' In The Alley Friday, June 1st.

The Nightmasters opened the 2018 season of Jammin’ In The Alley Friday, June 1st.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County holds 2018 Memorial Day Ceremony

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial DayClarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at William O. Beach Civic Hall, Monday, with Guest Speaker Major (Ret,) Bill Summers, U.S. Air Force.

Hundreds of people filled the room to honor America’s fallen soldiers, both known and unknown, as local leaders took turns at the podium sharing their thoughts on the meaning of the heroic sacrifice so many have made for this country, and the impact that sacrifice has had on us all.

Clarksville-Montgomery County hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the William O. Beach Civic Center.

Clarksville-Montgomery County hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the William O. Beach Civic Center.

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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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