The View 38002 April - May 2013

inform. educate. connect. Arlington — Lakeland Community Newspaper April 2013 23rd Annual Arlington in April Festival Story Courtesy of Main Street Arlington April 27th from 10am to 4pm (Rain Date April 28th, 12pm to 5pm) Please join us at this year’s 23rd Annual Arlington in April festival. This one-day event features craft booths, children’s games, a petting zoo, live music, great food and much, much more. The stage will have singers, dancers and the school jugglers. As for vendors there will be food for sale, a petting zoo, fire trucks, Memphis Heals will have Ida Mildred, homemade craft items, wood furniture, pottery, moon bounces, and face painting. Depot Square historical buildings will be open as well. Main Street Arlington is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, revitalize, enrich, and promote the Downtown District of Arlington. Main Street organizes the Arlington Christmas Parade and Arlington in April. For more information visit at or Right: Festival-goers enjoy “picture perfect” weather while visiting booths in Depot Square during last year’s Arlington in April. Photo by Debbie Wiseman A Taste of Arlington Preparations Underway Mark Louderback, event chair, TJ Cox, Vinegar Jim's, Sherry Wooley, The Grapevine, and Don Oliver, from Presenting Sponsor, First Citizens National Bank, review plans for A Taste of Arlington during a walkthrough at Arlington High School on March 25. For more information on A Taste of Arlington, see pages 9 & 15. Relay for Life 38002 Arlington Residents Shannon Peterson (left) and Buffy Morris (right) share a laugh at the Annual Blue Jean Gala on March 23rd. Funds Raised at the event benefit Relay38002. For more information on Relay events, see page 12, inside. Relay38002 Saturday, May 4 Depot Square Arlington, TN Photo Courtesy of Arlington Chamber of Commerce Photo by Craig Peterson Inside this issue: Arlington Town news, page 4 Lakeland City News, pages 5 & 6 Senior Notes, page 7 Business News, pages 8 & 9 Giving Back, page 10 Home & Garden, page 11 Relay for Life 38002, page 12 AES Dr. Seurss Wee, page 14 School Information, starts on page 16 Kids & Heath, page 22 Sports & Fitness, page 23 History & Arts, page 24 Snow Day There aren’t many wintery days in the MidSouth. Local Photographer Jeremy Elkins captured a “oncein-a-blue-moon” shot in Arlington’s Historic Depot Square. Photo Courtesy of Sammy and Michelle Ragan One-year-old Hudson Ragan enjoys “reading” The View 38002. Photo by Jeremy Elkins