Summer is unofficially over! Well, at least for the teachers and students of Cumberland County. Local educators resumed work on Thursday, July 29 with the 2021 Convocation at Stone Memorial High School before dispersing to their respective schools. Students will return to school on Monday August 2 for a two hour day and return for their first full day of the 2021-2022 school year on Wednesday August 4.
As always, in conjunction with schools across the state starting their fall semesters, a tax-free weekend on clothing and school supplies has been scheduled. It begins today, Friday July 30, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday evening August 1.
This year, the state implemented two more duty-free events: one on food and one on gun safety equipment and gun safes. According to the state’s website, the food and ready-meal sales holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 30 and run through Thursday, August 5. , 2022.
The start of the school year is also the precursor to many other events and activities. The
annual 127 Yard Sale, also known as the longest in the world as it stretches from Michigan to Florida, will begin on Thursday August 5 and last all weekend. The garage sale offers a multitude of new and vintage items, cars, food products and various products. If you are moving around the area during the sale, remember to watch for pedestrians, slow down, and be on the lookout for quickly stopping cars.
Mark your calendars for the ever popular upcoming Friday at the Crossroads on August 6th. Sponsored by Downtown Crossville, Crossville Noon Rotary and Crossville Breakfast Rotary, this episode will feature the annual YPA “Dash in the Dark” 5K. The race will start at 8 p.m. while Crossroads will start at 4 p.m. and last until race time. This event features kiosks, food vendors, arts and crafts, as well as extended hours and sales downtown. You can find additional details online at FridayCrossroads on Facebook and www.downtowncrossvilleinc.net.
High school football action for the Cumberland County Jets and Stone Memorial Panthers is about three weeks away. The Jets will play their first game of the 2021 season on Friday, August 20, when they travel to Whitwell. The Panthers will also open on August 20, on the road, against East Ridge in Chattanooga. The Jets will host their home game opener on September 3 and the Panthers will be home on August 27 for their home opener. The two teams will face off on Friday October 1, with the regular season ending October 29.
The Cumberland County Fair will be back this year on Friday August 20. This year’s event will last through Sunday August 29 at the Cumberland County Community Complex. The 2021 event will feature music, food, rides, animal shows and exhibits. Admission was set at $ 5. Children under five will be admitted free.
Fair director Frances Brooks said the fair will be held at the Palace on Main Street. The dates of August 20 and 21 have been reserved for the competitions. If you are interested in participating (girls 5-20 years old), call Frances at 931-248-1988, for more information and to register.
It’s also once again time for the annual United Fund Golf Tournament fundraiser at Dorchester Golf Course in Fairfield Glade. The four-way scrum is scheduled for Saturday, August 21. Proceeds from this tournament benefit more than 30 local nonprofits. Contact the United Fund office at 931-484-4082 or email [email protected] for more information.