Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program at the Houston County Library kicks off on June 1 at 10:00!  There’s something different going on every day, and check out the entertainers who will be there on Fridays!

All of the events are listed here.

 

 

Marathon in a Month

Come join the Houston County Health Council as they kick off the “Marathon in a Month”!
Take your first step toward a healthier you by committing to walking (or running) a Marathon in one month, by doing a little each day to achieve a total of at least 26.2 miles in 30 days. 
Mayor Paul will be there as they take their first step together on the beautiful walking trail at the park in downtown Erin. Walk or Run 1 mile with them or as many as you’d like. 
They will be set up for entries by 8am, with the first step being taken at 9am. This is intended to be a fun event for all, so form a team at work, at Church or your family. Dress alike to show your team pride! Lots of cool door prizes will be given away at this kickoff and at the end of the 30 days there will be a celebration with awards for both individuals and teams.
The registration form is here and a walking log is here.

If you have any questions, call Steve at: 760-500-2472.

Farmers & Artisan Market

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Join us for the next Houston County Farmers and Artisan Market
opening on May 13th in Betsy Ligon Park!!

We are accepting applications for the 2017 Season. Locally grown produce, meats, fruits and local Artisan crafters are welcome to submit an application. The Market runs from May 13th through October 28th. The fee is $50/season or $40/season for Houston County Area Chamber of Commerce members. If you’re interested in an occasional or one time drop in Saturday the fee is $25 per day. Applications are available on this website, at the Houston County Area Chamber of Commerce office, or by emailing Carolyn Hale at hcfarmersmarket2015@gmail.com. All applications must be approved by the market managers. Any applications not approved will receive a full refund. No trucked in produce and no commercial products. We are a growers/producers market.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your space at the Houston County Farmers and Artisan Market!

Pot of Gold Adult Creative Writing Contest

The Houston County Friends of the Library is hosting it’s Second Annual “Pot of Gold” Adult (18 and older) Creative Writing Contest.  There are 2 categories; short fiction and poetry. A writer may enter one or both categories and may submit multiple entries in each category, however, the writer can only win once per each category. Entry forms are now available here and the deadline for the contest is April 17, 2017.  Good Luck and Happy Writing!

Guidelines and Entry Form

Irish Day Schedule of Events

Erin Tennessee is the place to be on Irish Day 2017!

For a complete schedule of the events from the Kick Off Breakfast on Friday, March 10 where we will name the Lord High Mayor and the Emerald Award Winners to all the events of Irish Day, Saturday, March 18, check out the Schedule of Events.

Irish Day Celebration Information

Erin Tennessee is the place to be on Irish Day 2017!  is the theme for the 55th Annual Wearin’ of the Green Irish Day Parade and Arts & Crafts Festival.  Our Irish Day Celebration has been listed as one of the Top 10 in the United States!

Vendor information is available for craft and food vendors wishing to join us!  If you’d like to parade down Main Street, the parade rules and application form are available!  The Leprechaun Parade departs from the Erin Church of the Nazarene, check out the leprechauns of Erin!  For event information click on Community Events.

Grants Available

There are loans and/or grant funds available from the USDA for prospective homeowners and current homeowners.

Christmas Decoration Contest

Is your home or business decorated for Christmas?  Do you know someone who has decorated their home or business?  Let’s see how many nominations we can get for the Christmas Decoration Contest!

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Community Thanksgiving Service

The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Houston County High School Sunday Night, the 20th at 6pm. There will be a stellar lineup. An offering will be taken for Bethesda Mission and you can bring non perishables and leave them out front.