May , 2010 - Rodeo Results
May, 2010 - Lebanon, Tennessee
2010 Success - Mayor Philip Craighead and wife Darlene present checks to local charities. Mayor Craighead says this is the best part - as he begins to distribute the proceeds from the weekend fundraiser. Plans are underway for next years rodeo - the 2nd Annual Whip Crackin' Rodeo!!
See a gallery of more proceeds from the rodeo here!
May 3, 2010 - Flooding Response
Immediate Release - May 3, 2010 - Lebanon, Tennessee
Any City of Lebanon resident or business owner that experienced flood damage during the storms of May 1st and 2nd should contact Sheila Mullins (Lebanon Fire Department) at 443-2828 or email
Ms. Mullins will be compiling the data for possible site assessments and possible Federal Aid if the area becomes eligible for such Aid.
---- Additional Info (May 10, 2010) ----
In addition to reporting flood info to Sheila Mullins (443-2828,
), flood victims and those wanting to volunteer can dial 2-1-1 to find help or give help.
Flood victims can also go to FEMA’s web site (FEMA.gov) or call 800/621-3362 to apply for disaster assistance.
People with speech or hearing disabilities can call 800/462-7585.
May 3, 2010 - Flooding History
History repeats itself - The pictured railroad damage caused by flooding occurred on August 3, 1939.
April 30, 2010 - Creek Clean-Up
SINKING and BARTONS CREEK CLEAN-UP
Help beautify our creek at the SINKING and BARTONS CREEK CLEAN-UP
Saturday, May 15, 2010 9:00a.m.
Meet at the Don Fox Community Park
In the City of Lebanon, TN
Refreshments, gloves, bags, and t-shirts provided. If possible, bring reaching tools, drinking water, enthusiasm, your friends, or JUST YOURSELF!
An opportunity to be a volunteer and help our community improve our water quality
April 22, 2010 - Earth Day
Earth Day 2010
Lebanon's Community Park
To celebrate Earth Day, the "Green Team" from Wilson Bank & Trust/Raymond James Financial Services gathered at the Community Park this morning to plant an ornamental cherry tree ("Wonderful" the flowering cherry - a Japanese Species Prunus Serrulata).
Pictured are Jill Booker, Mayor Philip Craighead, Heather Harville, John McDearman, Eden Smith, Julie Griffith, Laura Grace Willis. Planting the tree are Kirk Holden, Robert Huttchson, Michael Spencer, Heather Harville, Becky Jennings, Jill Booker, Mayor Philip Craighead & John McDearman. Rhonda Hubner with "Enjoy Earth Day" sign. Photographer and Earth Day Supporter James Vaden.
April 12, 2010 - Joseph's Storehouse
Joseph's Storehouse Food Giveaway
Once a month, on a Saturday morning, the cars snake all the way down Tater Peeler Road. Before daylight, you can count on numerous families lining up to receive a wheelbarrow full of food from Joseph's Storehouse. Mayor Craighead and Brother Bob Evans discuss the upcoming charity fundraiser scheduled for April 16th & 17th - the Whip Crackin' Rodeo. Joseph'sStorehouse is one of the charities which will benefit from the fundraiser.
... read more about the rodeo
February 10, 2010 - Rodeo Announcement
Whip Crackin’ Rodeo - it’s coming to our town!!!
Mayor Philip Craighead & Lone Star Rodeo Company announce the 1st Annual Charity Whip Crackin’ Rodeo this April 16th & 17th, 2010 (Friday & Saturday nights) at the James E. Ward Ag Center under the lights of the new arena.
Events for the Rodeo will include Bareback Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing & Brahma Bull Riding. Other special events include a Gold Rush for the kids - where kids look for prizes in a pile of hay. We will have a Best Dressed Cowboy & Cowgirl Contest for Kids 10 & Under. The Chuckwagon Race will include six chuckwagons actually racing in the arena. You’ll experience the wagons speeding around the tight corners – wheels have been broken and drivers have been thrown from the wagons, along with some rollovers. Folks this is not your grandma’s saddle club gathering. This is the real Wild West!
We started plans for this event over a year ago. I’m very grateful for the support of our Platinum & Gold Sponsors along with all involved to help put together an event which will greatly support many of our local charities, help support our local businesses, and create a fun-filled weekend for the entire family.
Platinum Sponsors for Whip Crackin’ Rodeo are Burchett Ford, Rose Tire/Bridgestone and Wilson Bank & Trust.
The Gold Sponsors are Wilson County Motors, John Greer – State Farm Insurance, Bob Black - Capitol Theatre Project, Rob Cesternino – Citadel Security, Dr. Chad Williams – Smile Gallery, Permobil, and Craighead Home Sales (Zack & Darlene Craighead).
Lebanon - get ready because company is coming to town. The number of Rodeo entries (Cowboys & Cowgirls) is expected to surpass 300.
Saturday’s agenda at the James E. Ward Center will be full of excitement. Dumplin’ Day Events include a dumpling cook-off, storytelling, corn hole tournaments, checker tournaments, all kinds of music & singing, clowns, an antique car exhibit, inflatables, and much more. Last year over 1000 people participated. This year we expect a much larger crowd.
The March of Dimes will be having their March for Babies Walk and the Wilson County Sports Council will be having a 5K Run. The Myotonic Goat Show, a Canning Class, and the MECA Car Stereo Contest will be held.
Our Rodeo event will be helping such local charities as Prospect, Sherry’s Run, CASA, Brooks House, Habitat for Humanity, the Chamber Educational Coalition, Books from Birth, New Leash on Life, Joseph’s Storehouse, and many more.
So come join us and have a great time with your family and help those who help so many of those in need.
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February 4, 2010 - Resolution No. 10-1464 Veto
Mayor vetoes bill on term limits.
Read the mayor’s statement and complete bill here (.pdf)
January 16, 2010 - Polar Bear Plunge
2010 Polar Bear Plunge - January 16
52 Polar Bear Plungers gathered on Saturday at the Jimmy Floyd Family Life Center to brave the elements and raise funds for some very special athletes. The 2010 Wilson County Polar Plunge benefits Wilson County Special Olympics. We have over $4000 in donations with a few more donations coming in.
9 teams participated in the swim meet; two from Nashville and two from Wilson County. Other areas represented were Rutherford County, Williamson County, Sumner County, Tullahoma and Chattanooga. Altogether, there were 87 athletes that participated in the swim meet. We continue to grow - last year we had 75 swimmers.