GENTRY City Office Holiday Schedule
City Offices will be closed on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and on Nov. 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Gentry schools will be closed the week of Nov. 23-27 for two days of teacher inservice and three days of Thanksgiving break.
Gentry City Council
The Gentry City Council holds regular meetings in the city court room at 6:30 p.m., the first Monday of each month. The Gentry Planning and Zoning Commission meets in city hall at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
Gentry School Board
The Gentry School Board holds regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the school district board room.
The Springtown Council meets at 6 p.m., on the second Tuesday of each month, in the new community building.
The Highfill Town Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the community building. The next planning commission meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Highfill Community Building.
Falling Springs Church will be holding an auction of pies, cakes and crafts, with a cake walk, to support a community Christmas fund at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the church (north on WPA Road and west on Falling Springs Road). Rob Hopkins will be the auctioneer. All are welcome.
Lodge to hold chili supper
The Gentry Masonic Lodge will hold a chili supper from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 20. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and are available from lodge members and at the door Nov. 20. All proceeds from the supper will go toward scholarships to graduating Gentry High School seniors.
Highfill Fire Department
The Highfill Fire Department is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special catered dinner on Saturday, Dec. 5. All Highfill fire department personnel, past and present, along with their families, are invited to the event. Those planning to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. by Nov. 25 so that arrangements for the dinner can be made. For more information, call Gary Holland at 601-3329 or HeatherHolland at 619-8020. The Courier-Journal is asking fire fighters to share any stories and photos of historical significance for an upcoming article on the department and its 30-year history. Stories and photos may be shared directly with the newspaper or by giving them to Gary Holland.
Moms in Touch
The Gentry group of Moms In Touch International meets to pray for their children and the schools they attend on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Gentry. It is a non-denominational community prayer group and everyone is invited to attend. This group has been meeting for many years and would love to see new moms involved. For more information, contact Dani Cypert at 736-1213 or Regina Morris at 524-8904.
Gentry Food Bank
A food bank is available at the Gentry United Methodist Church, on South Collins Avenue and First Street, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Food donations - dry goods - can be made at any time by calling Norma Burden at 736-8820. The food bank currently does not have facilities to store frozen or refrigerated items. GHS Band Boosters
The Gentry High School Band Boosters meet at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the high school band room.
The Gentry/Decatur VFW Post meets on the first Tuesday of each month - at 7 p.m. during the winter months. New members and guests are welcome.The facility is 3 miles east of Decatur on Arkansas Highway 102, right on Tilly’s Hill Road, and the first building on the right.
Gentry Senior Activity Center
The Gentry Senior Activity Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, in the renovated building on Main Street, just east of the public library. Meals and rides to the center and activities are available Monday through Friday by calling Jackie Bader, the center’s manager, at 736-0378.
Pickin’ in the Park
Pickin’ in the Park is held at 6:30 p.m., the last Saturday of each month, at the Gentry Senior Activity Center. Musicians and music lovers are invited to come and join in or just sit back and enjoy the music.
Free childcare services are available to qualifying parents. For information, call Gentry Head Start at 736-2406.
News, Pages 2 on 11/11/2009
Print Headline: GENTRY COMMUNITY EVENTS