“Cookin’ in Keg County” includes hundreds of pages of recipes – including one for moonshine, and a set of stories about the importance of “white lightning” to families here in early part of the 20th Century. The 300-page cookbook was compiled by the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce, which is selling it for $12 at its office on the Public Square in Centerville. The moonshine stories come from interviews with James Hassell, Junior Bates and John T. Givens, whose families were involved with the backwoods industry during a time when living off the land was the only work available for many folks. The cookbook’s cover, designed by artist Dodie Lovett, depicts a scene at a still.
The 19th Annual Law & Safety Appreciation Dinner, hosted by the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce will be held February 23rd at the Fairfield Church of Christ Fellowship Hall beginning at 6pm. Individuals from thirteen different agencies within Hickman County will be selected by their peers to receive recognition and an award plaque for outstanding service to their departments and their community. This is an excellent opportunity to give special recognition to law enforcement and emergency services personnel and the event also gives citizens the opportunity to acquaint themselves with local Judiciary. To RSVP or sponsor the event call Mandy at (931) 729-5300.
The Hickman County Chamber of Commerce will host the 3rd Annual Keg County Poker Run will be held May 7th. Registration begins at 10am at RiverPark in Centerville. Bikes leave out at 11am. Come out and enjoy the beautiful country roads Hickman County has to offer and visit our local merchants. The willing hand will receive $750 and the 2nd place hand, worst hand and the greatest distance traveled will win $200 each. For more information contact the Chamber at (931) 729-5300.
The 24th Annual Grinders Switch Music & Arts Festival will be held Septemer 10th from 10am until 11pm. We typically have approximately 2,500 attend the festival yearly. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please download the registration paperwork below and send it to the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce. If you have questions please call us at (931) 729-5300.