Pot of Gold Adult Creative Writing Contest

The Houston County Friends of the Library is hosting it’s Third 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. The deadline for the contest is July 20, 2018.  For more information, contact the Houston County Public Library.

Good Luck and Happy Writing!

Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will be at the Erin City Hall on June 14 from 1:30pm til 5:30pm for a blood drive in memory of Sam Howell.  Please stop by and donate in memory of Sam Howell.

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.