Flag Retirement Ceremony

Flag Day is observed on the 14th of June each year to honor and celebrate the adoption of the American Flag on June 14, 1777.
On June 14, the American Legion Post 73 will host a Flag Retirement Service at the Herb Gould Veteran’s Park in Tennessee Ridge.

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 April 24, the topic will be “Your Ancestors Didn’t Leave A Paper Trail, Are You?”.


Irish Day Information

When I-Rish Upon A Shamrock is the theme for the 56th Annual Wearin’ of the Green Irish Day Parade and Arts & Crafts Festival. Although we celebrate the heritage of Erin, our Irish Day Celebration has been listed as one of the Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day events in the United States!

For a complete schedule of the events beginning with the Kick Off Breakfast, on Friday, March 9, where we will name the Lord High Mayor and the Emerald Award Winners to all the events of Irish Day, Saturday, March 17, check out the Schedule of Events.

This year we have over 100 Craft and Food Vendors! To find your favorite vendors, check out the list here. Maps to their location are here!

If you’d like to parade down Main Street, the parade rules and application form are available here! The Leprechaun Parade departs from the Erin Church of the Nazarene! A map showing our city and parking is here.

FCE Christmas Home Tour

In what has become a tradition after more than ten years running, the Houston County FCE Council is again offering their Christmas Home Tour, held the 2nd Sunday in December from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  Tickets are available at the Houston County Extension Office, our local library, the Southernaire Restaurant and Motel, and from any of the FCE members in our county.  

Tickets will also be available the day of the Tour at any of the homes shown on the Tour.

Recently the Christmas Home Tour participants met at the Tennessee Ridge United Methodist Church to discuss their plans and ideas for this upcoming fun day.

Showing their lovely homes this year (pictured from left to right) are Lisa Moore, Robin and Michael Sutherland.  Also on the Tour this year is the whole Houston County Emergency Operations Center with Ambulance Director, Steven Graybill and 911 Director, Dale Popp pictured.    James and Shea Chappell and the Tennessee Ridge United Methodist Church will be on the Tour this year.

The Family and Community Clubs and Council are non-profit. All fundraising proceeds go to the American Cancer Society, scholarships for the 4-H summer camps and Bethesda Mission.  The FCE Council also supports the Houston County Fair with monies to help with prizes and gifts given each year and will consider any other community need of which we become aware.


Transition Resource Fair


For current Houston County students or graduates with disabilities and their parents

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

WHERE: Houston County High School Forum

Join us to learn about programs and services to help young adults make that leap from high school to adulthood!

Organizations will share information about services available to help get a job, attend college, plan and save for the future, develop community interests, and more!

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives and receive information from: Family Support Groups, Legal Aid Services, Progressive Directions, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Essentials, TN Disability Pathfinder, APSU Disability Services, plus other agencies


Irving Berlin – An American Tradition

The Houston County Arts Council is proud to sponsor An American Tradition, a one man show written and performed by Shawn Knight.  Join us at the Erin United Methodist Church on October 1 at 2:00.  Admission is free, and donations to the Arts Council will be accepted.

King Puck


The Houston County Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the second annual King Puck Contest.

When:  Friday, September 15
4:00:   Veterinarian Check In at Tent – Certificate of veterinary inspections are required for all goats.
5:00 – 5:45:   Registration – Goats must be vet check and registered before 5:45.
6:00:   Parade to the state – Goats must be at the stage area by 5:45.

Winner receives the title of “King Puck” with a ribbon and may be asked to represent Houston County Fair at various events during the year including the Irish Celebration Parade in March.

Judging will be on beauty/handsomeness, accessories, personality/mannerisms, and audience response.

The Goat has to be a Buck
The Tennessee Health Requirements apply to all goats (Vet Check in).
Sportsmanship and manners are required of all contestants and their owner. Unruly animals may be excused from the contest by the Judges
Goats should be on the grounds one hour before the contest time and ready at the stage area at 5:45.
Trucks and trailers shall park in designated areas after unloading.
At registration each participant will be required to fill out a funny information card about their goat.
Accessories are encouraged  such as, but not limited to, hats, ties etc.
Audience response will be like a “Town Meeting”  the goat will parade in front of the audience and the judges will rate their response.