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You are invited to attend an open house at the Boys and Girls Club of Bedford County. Oh, and bring some pencils and other school supplies. Youth Leadership Bedford is hosting an open house from 4-6 p.m. March 13 at the club. The goal is to increase the club's membership and people's awareness of the club, said one of the event organizers, Jennie Hill, a junior at Cascade High School...
Youths of the month
Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County Youths of the Month for June.
'Positive energy': UT coach praises Boys & Girls Club
University of Tennessee fans, many decked out in orange and white, turned out by the hundreds for the chance to see and meet Volunteer head football coach Butch Jones Thursday night -- but the true purpose of the event was to honor and support the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County...
Menu: Steak, chicken... and football
University of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones will be coming to Shelbyville Thursday, June 19, for the annual Steak & Chicken fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County. The fifth annual Steak & Chicken dinner gives UT supporters and Boys & Girls Club supporters alike to hear Jones' plan to return the Volunteers to prominence and to support a good cause at the same time...
Youth step out for Kick Butts Day
Bedford County youngsters from the Boys & Girls Club joined thousands of peers across the country to take part in Kick Butts Day March 19. The national day of activism empowers children and teenagers to be leaders in efforts to stop youth tobacco use...
Good eats for good grades
Last week, the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County celebrated members who made the A/B Honor Roll with a pizza party sponsored by Pizza Hut. "We want to congratulate all of these children for their achievements," said club director Roger Harrell. "We would also like to say a special thanks to Pizza Hut for this special treat."...
Scam Watch: Club isn't selling subscriptions
Magazine subscriptions are not being sold by the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County, its leader said Monday. "We have received some phone calls reporting that someone is going door to door in the Riverbend area representing the Boys & Girls Club trying to sell magazine subscriptions," Roger Harrell, the club's area director, said...
Help mold a life
Out of the 50 to 55 children who attend the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County's after-school program each day, about 30 come with homework. In some cases, their parents are ill-prepared to help them with that homework, and their best chance of getting it done is the club's "Power Hour," from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday...
The Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County ended their summer program with a Kids College contest. Kids College is an educational computer program that helps to enhance reading, math and science skills. The top six members with the highest scores received $25 Wamart gift cards donated by various businesses and members of the community. ...
Leadership Bedford celebrates playground completion
Leadership Bedford on Wednesday celebrated the completion of a playground for the Boys and Girls Club of Bedford County. Class members, in no particular order, are: Ashley McReynolds; Amanda Hermann; Don Hicks; Jay Johnson; Mike McGuire; Pam Galbreth; Jennifer Templeton and William Moore. Club board members are: Barry Childers, Janie Childers and Jennifer Jarrell. Also pictured are Roger Harrell, club area director and Kay Adcock of Adcock Construction, whose workers helped. Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville HVAC students (not pictured) helped: Harold Biggers; Conard Harris; Brian Adams; Sherman Childers; Langston Taylor; Vernon Byars and Drew Andreason. HVAC instructor Bruce Nelson helped as well. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
Boys & Girls Club benefits from Dollar General grant
Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County has received a $3,000 Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will support the club's Kids College program which provides children with innovative, fun learning educational experiences, said Roger Harrell, area director of the club...
B & G Club's success mirrors town's big heart
What a special evening it was! I had the opportunity to attend the Bedford County Boys & Girls Club's annual Steak & Chicken dinner fundraiser on Monday night and was very impressed. Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin was outstanding as the keynote speaker and it was great to see the support the club has received from this community...
Boys & Girls benefit features VU coach
Vanderbilt Commodores head football coach James Franklin will be in Shelbyville Tuesday June 18, and he's having chicken for dinner. Franklin is the special guest speaker for the fourth annual Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County Steak & Chicken dinner, which will start at 6 p.m. at the Blue Ribbon Circle Club on the Celebration grounds...
Kids' place grows up: Boys & Girls Club reaches maturity with full programs
It's been a little more than two years since the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County opened its doors, and area director Roger Harrell is happy to report the community's youth can finally enjoy a fully thriving club....
World Book Night observed
World Book Night was celebrated Tuesday at the Bedford Boys and Girls Club. Shelly Gray gave middle schoolers a copy of "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life," by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. World Book Night U.S. is a celebration of books and reading on April 23, when 25,000 volunteers across America, the U.K., Ireland and Germany donate more than 2.5 million books to more than 80,000 people who do not regularly read. Shown in no particular order are: Jaylon McCree; Solomon Green; Danielle Buckingham; Jeremi Powell; Dakota Nicholas; Chancie Wicks; Buddy Buckingham; Brooklyn Steverson; Gillian Tucker and Shelly Gray. Gray also serves as president of the Bedford County Imagination Library. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
Kick the habit before it starts: Boys & Girls Club fights smoking
The Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County is ready to kick some butts. Cigarette butts. Bedford County Health Council is partnering with the club to promote the national observance of "Kick Butts Day," a youth anti-smoking initiative, on March 20. As part of the program, health educator Emily Darnell of Bedford County Health Department spoke to small groups of kids at the club's facility on Madison Street, talking about the health risks associated with smoking...
Wing it on over to Boys & Girls Club
If you like chicken, wing it on over to the Boys & Girls Club next Tuesday and order some wings. You'll be helping fund the club while enjoying a snack. The Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County is marking National Poultry Day with a wing sale. The event will provide money for program supplies and educational trips, said area director Roger Harrell...
Make a difference at The Boys & Girls Club
In honor of national "Make a Difference Day," The Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County is having a volunteer opportunity at its first "Make a Difference in the Club" Beautification Project on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club located at 1055 Madison Street...
Printers given to Boys & Girls Club
Connected Tennessee recently donated four new printers to the Rutherford and Bedford County Boys & Girls Clubs. Two printers were presented Friday to each club as a part of a donation made by Lexmark International to the Computers 4 Kids (C4K) program. Kentucky-based Lexmark provided a total of 250 printers to the C4K program that will be distributed to Boys & Girls Clubs across the state over the coming weeks...
Rollins honored with national award
Shelbyville native Kelly G. Rollins has been awarded the National Medallion of Honor by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for his outstanding support and unusually devoted service in helping youth achieve a fuller and richer life through positive guidance and influence. This award is one of the organizations most coveted honors...
Steak & Chicken Dinner speaker announced
Supporters of the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County look forward to the Steak & Chicken dinner each year. In past years, representatives of the Tennessee Titans and University of Tennessee have been guests. This year, Shelbyville will be treated to a Nashville Predators night...
Boys & Girls Club accepting summer program applications
It's been a long road for the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County since it pulled into Shelbyville a little more than a year ago. "The first week of the summer program was the first time I felt like we really had a Boys & Girls Club in Bedford County," Harrell said...
Special night for special kids
Young people need our help. Too many children and teens are not receiving the guidance they need to graduate from high school, to avoid the effects of violence, gangs and drugs or to become responsible adults. The statistics on high school dropout rates, obesity and violence among youth are staggering...
Essential Evelyn: McGrew wins lifetime achievement honor
Shelbyville & Bedford County Chamber of Commerce's 2012 membership meeting and awards luncheon was held Tuesday at the Blue Ribbon Circle. A crowd of local businessmen and women, local leaders and other Chamber supporters were on hand to congratulate four individuals recognized for their contributions to the community...
Special time for fun
The Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County held its Day for Kids activities last weekend to give school-age children and their parents time to visit the new Shelbyville club and enjoy themselves. The activities included different activities Thursday through Saturday such as face painting, cornhole, basketball, karaoke and treats...
Steak and chicken dinner held
Tennessee Titans radio announcer Mike Keith was the keynote speaker for Thursday night's Steak & Chicken Dinner to benefit the newly-formed Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County. Adults were served chicken, while children who are members of the club received steak. Club member Promise McWhirter served as an enthusiastic emcee for the event....
Helping hands: Volunteers pitch in to build Boys & Girls Club
Roger Harrell brightens up like a boy at the circus when he talks about the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County and the army of volunteers who are turning a dream into reality. As area director for the club, Harrell became the No. 1 volunteer when he accepted the opportunity last year to help create a club from scratch in a community that has never had one. For Harrell, this is his 22nd Boys & Girls Club in a career that has spanned more than 27 years and five states...
Titans voice to speak at annual fundraiser
The voice of the Tennessee Titans, Mike Keith, will be the keynote speaker June 9 for the second annual Steak & Chicken dinner for the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County. The Steak & Chicken dinner is a variation on the Steak & Hamburger fundraisers held by the Murfreesboro Boys & Girls Club. It is the main fundraiser for the Shelbyville club, which opened its doors in late March...
Pitcher throws a hit
The Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County has received a grant for furnishings and laptop computers just in time for the first summer program of the club that opened its doors in late March. The Project One Four Foundation completed the renovation of the club's Learning Resource Center by adding another counter top along one side of the room and purchasing seven HP Pavilion laptops...
Boys & Girls Club celebrates first week
Today is the last day of the Boys & Girls Club's first week and the verdict is in. "It's cool." That was the opinion of Caleb Peacock, an Eakin student who attends the program with his little sister, Alyssa. He admitted missing his computer and the games on it, but didn't seem to mind playing Connect 4 with his sister, or pool or foosball with the other guys...
Liberty, Community, Cascade students eligible for Boys & Girls Club
Families of students from Liberty School, Community and Cascade elementary schools may apply for membership in the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County this week, according to area director Roger Harrell. A story published Wednesday in the Times-Gazette incorrectly stated that students from Liberty, Community and Cascade would be added later...
Youth club's debut nears
Years of work to bring a Boys & Girls Club to Bedford County will be realized when the club opens for children beginning Monday, according to Roger Harrell, area director for the club. A lottery will be used to select the first group of children to become members...
Orange and white night
First Baptist Church was flooded with orange Thursday night as Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl addressed the inaugural Steak and Chicken fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Bedford County. Pearl and board members made it clear that the focus of the event was the children of Bedford County, not basketball...
Boys and Girls Club works towards opening local facility
Boys and girls. When one hears these words, he or she may not think about the struggles that many children are faced with daily, especially outside of school. However, the need in Bedford County for a safe environment for children and teens to go is more pressing than ever...
Club asks to share city gym
Members of the Boys and Girls Club will need to speak to the county commission for permission to use Central Memorial Gym, known to many in the county as the old Harris Middle School or the old Central High School gym. Kelly Rollins and Dan Jernigan have been looking into the possibility of starting a chapter in Shelbyville and they asked the city council Tuesday if they could share the facility with the parks and recreation department...