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First Presbyterian Church Raises $300,000 for Loaves & Fishes Campaign

 

First Presbyterian ChurchClarksville, TN – As First Presbyterian Church prepares to celebrate a bicentennial year in 2022, they have dedicated 50 cents of every dollar they raise in a three-year Campaign to seed the Loaves & Fishes plan for expansion in a completely new facility. 

The second installment of this nearly half-million-dollar, three-year commitment by the church came on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020  in the form of a second check for $150,000.

Ross Hicks (FPC Bicentennial Committee Chair), and Maggie McGrady-Sumonka (FPC Finance Committee Co-Chair) present a check for $150,000 to Issac Wright (Loaves & Fishes Construction Project Manager), Tamara Long (Loaves & Fishes President), and Karen Sorenson (Loaves & Fishes Board Member). (Morgan Adames, Mosaic Production and Entertainment)

Ross Hicks (FPC Bicentennial Committee Chair), and Maggie McGrady-Sumonka (FPC Finance Committee Co-Chair) present a check for $150,000 to Issac Wright (Loaves & Fishes Construction Project Manager), Tamara Long (Loaves & Fishes President), and Karen Sorenson (Loaves & Fishes Board Member). (Morgan Adames, Mosaic Production and Entertainment)

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Loaves and Fishes Support of Christmas in July

 

Loaves and FishesClarksville, TN – Christmas came early for some Clarksville families thanks to Loaves and Fishes of Clarksville and First Presbyterian Church!

On Saturday, July 25th Loaves and Fishes partnered with First Presbyterian Church to provide food boxes to 40 Norman Smith Elementary School families who usually receive FUEL Bags. 

Tamara Long, Chairperson for Loaves and Fishes Board stated, “The mission of loaves and Fishes is not just a meal program.  Our mission also includes sharing the gift of food pantry items back to our community through partner agencies and events like Christmas in July.”

Loaves and Fishes of Clarksville and First Presbyterian Church hold Christmas in July.

Loaves and Fishes of Clarksville and First Presbyterian Church hold Christmas in July.

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Arts for Hearts Clarksville, First Presbyterian Church partner to create Sew Kind Mask covers to support community

 

Arts for Hearts ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Arts for Hearts Clarksville and First Presbyterian Church are working together to help our medical community during this time. Face masks have been in short supply all over the country and our hope is that we can join together and share our creative spirits to help our communities during this challenging time.

Volunteers are asked to make mask covers.

Important: The mask covers are NOT to replace the protective masks, but to be used in conjunction with them.

Fabric Face Mask

Fabric Face Mask

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Montgomery County announces Adult and Youth Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award Recipients

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Two Montgomery County residents were recognized in Franklin, Tennessee in February and again at the formal March County Commission meeting, because they were selected as the Montgomery County recipients of at the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards (GVSA).

The Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award is a statewide recognition program that was instituted by former Governor Phil Bredesen to honor and publicly recognize citizens in the adult and youth category from each county for their exemplary volunteer service to their community.

2019 Adult GVSA recipient Gary Norris.

2019 Adult GVSA recipient Gary Norris.

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra to hold second annual America’s Haydn Festival in April

 

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – On Thursday, April 2nd, through Sunday, April 5th, 2020 the Gateway Chamber Orchestra will host the second annual America’s Haydn Festival. Tickets are on sale now for the festival honoring the famed composer Franz Joseph Haydn.

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SpiritFest kicks off Christmas Season in Downtown Clarksville

 

Clarksville's SpiritfestClarksville, TN – Downtown Commons, along with First Presbyterian Church and Trinity Episcopal Church teamed up once again to bring SpiritFest to Downtown Clarksville.

2019 marked the fifth year of the event which precedes the annual Clarksville Christmas Parade. Guests were invited to come downtown early and enjoy a variety of activities.

Clarksville's annual SpiritFest featured live music, a live nativity scene, food trucks, ice skating and more.

Clarksville’s annual SpiritFest featured live music, a live nativity scene, food trucks, ice skating and more.

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SpiritFest offers Fun, Family-Friendly Activities before Christmas Parade

 

Clarksville's SpiritfestClarksville, TN – The Fifth Annual SpiritFest – a holiday event from 2:00pm – 5:00pm on Saturday, December 7th – will offer a bounty of free activities, including visits with Santa Claus, rides on the Express Bus, four kids’ inflatables, live music on the new Downtown Commons stage, ice skating, art and gift markets, food trucks and a live nativity with animals.

SpiritFest, a free “Pre-Parade Celebration of Christmas,” will feature kids’ inflatables, Santa Claus, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, and more.

SpiritFest, a free “Pre-Parade Celebration of Christmas,” will feature kids’ inflatables, Santa Claus, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, and more.

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First Presbyterian Church Gives $150,000 to Loaves & Fishes Campaign

 

First Presbyterian ChurchClarksville, TN – As First Presbyterian Church prepares to celebrate a bicentennial year in 2022, they have dedicated 50 cents of every dollar they raise in a three-year Campaign to seed the Loaves & Fishes plan for expansion in a completely new facility. The first installment of this nearly half-million-dollar, three-year commitment by the church came on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 in the form of a check for $150,000.

(L-R) Jill Crow (Loaves & Fishes Capital Campaign Chair), Charles D. Keene, Tamara Long (Loaves & Fishes President), Dr. Rita Burnett (Loaves & Fishes Executive Director), Scott Giles (FPC Finance Committee Chair), Vicki Wallace, Issac Wright (Loaves & Fishes Construction Project Manager), and Joyce Norris (FPC Bicentennial Campaign Chair). Scott Giles presents a check for $150,000 to Dr. Rita Burnett. (Gary Norris)

(L-R) Jill Crow (Loaves & Fishes Capital Campaign Chair), Charles D. Keene, Tamara Long (Loaves & Fishes President), Dr. Rita Burnett (Loaves & Fishes Executive Director), Scott Giles (FPC Finance Committee Chair), Vicki Wallace, Issac Wright (Loaves & Fishes Construction Project Manager), and Joyce Norris (FPC Bicentennial Campaign Chair). Scott Giles presents a check for $150,000 to Dr. Rita Burnett. (Gary Norris)

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Clarksville City Council elects Gary Norris for Ward 11 Council seat

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Thursday, June 13th, 2019, the Clarksville City Council voted for Gary Norris, a long-time resident of Clarksville who has served in several community leadership positions, to fill the vacant Ward 11 seat on the Council.

Gary Norris is congratulated by Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts on being elected Clarksville City Council Councilman for Ward 11.

Gary Norris is congratulated by Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts on being elected Clarksville City Council Councilman for Ward 11.

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SpiritFest draws huge crowd to Downtown Clarksville

 

Clarksville's SpiritfestClarksville, TN – Downtown Clarksville was the site of the 3rd Annual SpiritFest Saturday, a holiday event that preceded this year’s 58th Annual Clarksville Lighted Christmas Parade.

Festivities were held in an area that included streets and parking lots between First Presbyterian Church on Main Street, Trinity Episcopal Church on Franklin Street, and the new Downtown Commons space.

The 3rd Annual SpiritFest, featuring a variety of fun, family-friendly activities, preceded this year's Christmas Parade Saturday.

The 3rd Annual SpiritFest, featuring a variety of fun, family-friendly activities, preceded this year’s Christmas Parade Saturday.

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