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— 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

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.

Springtown Council

The Springtown Council meets at 6 p.m., on the second Tuesday of each month, in the new community building. Highfill Council

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.

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. For more information, contact the Lodge Secretary at 228-2317.

Quest Night at Gentry Intermediate School

Gentry Intermediate School’s gifted and talented class, Quest, will hold its first annual Quest night beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Quest room. Students will be showcasing the creative results of the research projects on which they have been working.

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 Heather Holland 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.

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.

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. Gentry Christmas Parade

“A Christmas to Remember” is the theme of this year’s Gentry Christmas parade set for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12. The parade, sponsored by the Gentry Chamber of Commerce, will begin at Curran Feed Store and travel west to the Gentry City Park. Float entries should be lined up at 5:30 p.m. Awards of $100 in Gentry Bucks will be presented for the best theme, the best lighting and the best music. A $200 grand prize in Gentry Bucks will be presented to the best overall float - theme, lighting and music combined. Santa will pass out treat bags and visit with children from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the day of the parade at the Gentry Chamber of Commerce building. He will not be in Carl Gym following the parade this year. Plans are also being made for choirs and carolers to perform in front of the Chamber building from 3 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 12. For more information call the Chamber office at 736-2358.

Christmas Lighting Contest

All Gentry businesses, schools and government offices are being invited to participate in this year’s Christmas lighting contest. The Gentry Chamber of Commerce will present $100 to the best decorated business. Judging will take place Dec. 12. Business owners wishing to make sure their business is included in the contest are being asked to call the Chamber office and let the Chamber know when decorations are up so no one is missed in the judging. For more information call the Chamber office at 736-2358.

News, Pages 2 on 11/18/2009

Print Headline: GENTRY COMMUNITY EVENTS

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