HC Historical Society

Please join us for the Houston County Historical Society meeting on January 8, 2019, at Erin City Hall. James Bridges, County Mayor, will be presenting the annual “State of the County” report.

HC Legislative Body Meetings

On January 10 at 6:00pm the Law Enforcement Committee will meet at the Houston County Sheriff’s Office at 3330 Highway 149, Erin.

On January 17 at 6:00pm the Ambulance Committee will meet at the Ambulance Building at 2400 West Main Street, Erin.

On January 23 at 5:30pm  the Houston County Pre-Legislative Work Session will take place at the Houston County Courthouse.

The Houston County Legislative Body will be held on January 28 at 6:30pm at the Houston County Courthouse.

All meetings are open and the public is encouraged to attend.

Irish Day 2019

Roots of the Irish Run Deep is the theme for our 57th Annual Wearin’ of the Green Irish Day Parade and Arts & Crafts Festival. It will be held on March 16, 2019.  Our Irish Day Celebration is often listed as one of the Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the United States!

Information on the 2019 Irish Day is available here. If you wish to participate in the Grand Parade, click here.  The Leprechaun Parade form is here.  Craft and Food Vendors should check here for more information.

Farmers & Artisan Market


The Houston County Farmers & Artisan Market will have a Special Market for Christmas!  Please join us on December 15 in the Erin Square.  Crafters and Home Businesses are welcome.  If you would like to participate, please call Andy Hale at 585.610.7619!


Genealogy Workshop

Melissa Barker teaches a free Genealogy Workshop at the Houston County Library. The Friends of the Houston County Library provides pizza!

Bring your research with you and get help checking out a few websites! Perhaps you will be able to break down a brick wall!

On October 23, the topic will be “Writing Your Ancestor’s History:  Just Do It!”.  This will be the last workshop for 2018.  Workshops will return in January 2019.


SCSEP Opportunities

Robin Last works in Houston County with the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  She is currently recruiting older workers that may need help obtaining employment in Houston County.  September is Older Worker’s Week.   They have several Federally-funded positions that they would like to fill.


WANTED!­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ – Workers Age 55+
Unemployed?  Limited/low income?
Do you want to work?

Can you work?  Do you wish you had a part-time job?  How great would it be to do something to earn a little money and make your life better?  Have you ever used a computer?  Do you have a desire to help others?  Do you want to learn new skills? 

These are the type of questions that can help you decide if the SCSEP program might be right for you.  SCSEP is funded through a Federal grant as part of the Older American Workers Act.  Many people over the age of 55 often have difficulty finding work and maybe they physically just can’t do what they used to do but still have a desire to “do more”. 

Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) offers opportunities for older workers to earn an income by participating in community service assignments for just 20 hours a week, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a regular paying job in the community.  Veterans and their spouses, persons with physical limitations, lack of GED or other barriers to employment are encouraged to apply.  If interested, contact Robin Last at 731-884-2640 or email robin.last@tncsa.com.



Tennessee Department of Agriculture

August 27, 2018

Wendy Sneed


NASHVILLE – The dog days of summer seem an odd time to start planning holiday menus. However, if you want locally produced meats grown and processed just the way you like them gracing your holiday tables, it’s time to track down that rack of lamb, pasture raised turkey, prime beef rib, or heirloom breed pork sausage.

Local farmers are taking reservations now for the poultry, pork, lamb, and beef, as well as specialties like cured hams and local sausages, which are in high demand throughout the holiday season.

A directory of farms that accept holiday meats and poultry reservations is available now through Pick Tennessee Products, the farmer to consumer service provided by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. The directory is posted online at www.PickTNProducts.org.

Most Tennessee farms are relatively small family farms, so herds and flocks are limited to the numbers the farm can accommodate. Once the birds or beasts mature and are ready to market, there’s no time to raise more to fill last-minute holiday orders.

Pick Tennessee also lists farmers who sell all kinds of meats straight from the farm all year long, including beef, lamb, pork, and poultry.

Pick Tennessee statewide directories include Christmas tree farms, wineries, farmers markets, farms with fall produce, and makers of artisan products like cheeses, goats milk soaps, and beeswax candles. Directories of locally made specialty products, from alpaca yarns and clothing to fine chocolates, are also available.

Follow Pick Tennessee on social media for current information about seasonal farm fare and activities.