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Montgomery County Community urged to ring bells at noon August 18th

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts want bells to ring out at noon in celebration of women’s voting rights.

The mayors have jointly proclaimed August 18th as “Tennessee Women’s Suffrage Centennial Day” in Clarksville and Montgomery County and request that churches and community members join in by ringing their bells to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tennessee General Assembly’s historic ratification of the 19th Amendment.

(L to R) Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett.

(L to R) Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett.

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Celebrating a Tennessee Triumph: New monument to honor Clarksville’s suffragists

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a July afternoon in 1914, more than 75 people crowded into a house on Madison Street for a meeting of the newly established Clarksville Equal Suffrage League.

The women who joined the league that afternoon spent the next six years facing ridicule and threats of violence in the pursuit of their goal – earning women the right to vote.

A woman casts her first vote in this miniature replica of the statue. (APSU)

A woman casts her first vote in this miniature replica of the statue. (APSU)

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Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Civil War Park offers story time, tea time

 

History comes alive at Clarksville’s Civil War Park

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Visit Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center for two new opportunities to learn during the month of March.

A new program, Fort Defiance Story Time will be from 10:00am-11:00am on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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10th annual Empty Bowls Clarksville a Huge Success

 

Empty Bowls ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Hundreds participated in the 10th annual Empty Bowls Clarksville Tuesday, with volunteers at eight local churches serving meals to raise money and awareness for area residents dealing with food insecurities.

This year’s theme; Hope, Not Hunger, will raise tens of thousands of dollars for Loaves & Fishes, and Urban Ministries Food Pantry, local agencies that provide thousands of meals each year for those in need in our community.

Brenda Harper is one of the Empty Bowls volunteers who worked the event at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Immaculate Conception Church hosted Empty Bowls 2018 Tuesday. This is the 10th year of the event which benefits Loaves & Fishes, and Urban Ministries.

Immaculate Conception Church hosted Empty Bowls 2018 Tuesday. This is the 10th year of the event which benefits Loaves & Fishes, and Urban Ministries.

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Lifelines program being piloted in Montgomery County

 

The Tennessee Department of Health Emergency Preparedness Program, in partnership with the Montgomery County Health Council, is offering assistance with emergency planning. Montgomery County is currently piloting the Lifelines program that may benefit individuals considered “at risk” of severe outcomes in an emergency. You may be at risk if:

  • You have difficulty maintaining independence, communicating with others or have transportation concerns
  • You live at home but need constant supervision or medical care
  • You would need assistance during and after a tornado, ice storm, prolonged power outage or other emergency or disaster

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