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Preschool Screening Day Carnival planned at Griffith Elementary
Karen House
March 22, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

March 22, 2017 – Griffith Elementary School (GES) in Dunlap is planning its annual Preschool Screening Day Carnival for Friday, March 31, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Parents and children planning to enroll for fall preschool at GES should enter through the breezeway located near the old gym (2nd- 4th grade car rider drop-off/pick-up).

Children ages 3-4 years who are residents of Sequatchie County are eligible to receive vision, hearing, motor, speech, and developmental screenings, and carnival games.

Parents should bring proof of residency in Sequatchie County, such as a utility bill or property tax bill, the child’s birth certificate and Social Security card, physical and immunizations information on a school form, and proof of income (required for some programs).

Preschool classes at GES are provided for low income or developmentally delayed children.


March 18 #BeMoreGavin concert raised $3,675 for skate park
Karen House
March 21, 2017, 11:47 a.m.


March 20, 2017 – About 300 people showed up at Harris Park Saturday evening for the #BEMOREGAVIN benefit concert. Shawn Cooley, Time Truck, Matthew Brock and Will Sims entertained the crowd, while volunteers manned tables selling T-shirts, wrist bands, food, and chances at a hand-crocheted blanket.

The event was in memory of Gavin Gardner, who died in a house fire last October in Dunlap and was the motivating force behind efforts to build a skate park here. Funds raised at the concert and in other events planned for the future will go toward making Gardner’s dream of a skate park in Dunlap become a reality.

Altogether, the #BEMOREGAVIN concert raised $3,675, according to information released on Facebook.

Fundraisers planned for the next few months include a bike rally and car show in June.

More information is available at “Be More Gavin” on Facebook.