Sherman News

 Congratulations to Rev. & Mrs. E.L. Greenhaw for winning August Yard of the Month. The Sherman Beautification Committee chose the Greenhaw’s residence at 33 East Lamar Street.

The Senior Adult Revival held August 24 – 26 at Sherman Baptist was wonderfully attended. The Lee County Baptist Association, sponsor of the annual Senior Adult Revival, said that Monday’s attendance of 211 was the largest attendance in the six years it has been conducting this adult revival. Thank you to all that attended and to those that helped make it such a success.

The Sherman Baptist youth will attend a youth rally Sunday night, September 6, at By Faith Church. The youth will leave the church at 5 p.m.

Sherman Day is set for Sept. 12 and will feature many activities. “We are very excited about this year’s plans for Sherman Day,” said Donna McMurry, chair of Sherman’s special events committee. “The committee has been very busy making sure we have something for everyone and their dog this year. We want everyone to come out and enjoy it.”

Proceeds from the day’s events will benefit the town’s Emergency 911 sign project. McMurry said each resident will benefit from this program, which aims to place a 911 placard in each resident’s yard.

The day will begin at 8 a.m. with the second annual 5-K run. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Pre-registration is available at www.active.com or at Breese’s Therapeutic on 3rd Ave. in Sherman. Registration will also be available on the morning of the event.

The Volunteer Fire Department will host a double elimination softball tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is $50 and the number of teams is limited. Interested teams should call McMurry at 840-7757 by Sept. 5.

At 10 a.m., motorcyclists will begin to assemble at the fire department for the third annual Firehouse Poker Ride. Departure will be promptly at 10:15 for the 60-mile journey that will include New Albany, Ecru and Pontotoc before returning to Sherman where lunch will be provided. A $50 gas card will be awarded to the rider with the best poker hand.

Activities for kids will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the T-ball field. A $5 admission allows kids up to 12 years of age to participate in various games and activities.

Sherman Day goes to the dogs at 2:30 p.m. with the first annual “Bark in the Park.” Prizes and treats will be awarded in eight categories, including owner/dog look-alike, cutest, people’s choice, most talented, wildest, most well behaved, best tail wagger and best costume. There is a $5 registration fee to participate. Dinner plates are available from 5-7 p.m. at the library, followed by the sixth annual After Dinner Theater at the fire station. Combo tickets are available for $10 adult and children under 9- $6. These tickets are good for one dinner plate and admittance to the dinner theater. Individual tickets are also available or you can pay at the door.

For more information, contact McMurry at 840-7757 or e-mail sherman.ms@live.com.

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