La Vergne holds host of family friendly events

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National Night Out in August ends with the famous tug-o-war between police and fire personnel over a mud pit.

LA VERGNE - The city of La Vergne kicks off a host of summer activities starting this Saturday with “Music in the Park.”

“I have received a lot of requests for family events,” said Alderman Tom Broeker, chair of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. “The programs planned this summer will be a lot of fun for our entire community.”

Starting at 7 p.m., visitors to Veterans Memorial Park can listen free to the music of Chainbreaker, Magic Bubba, Velvet Tread, and the Attitude Band. Residents should bring lawn chairs and blankets to Pavilion B at the back of the park.

On Tuesday, June 12, at 10 a.m., Belgium Folk Fest Dancers will perform at the Civic Auditorium on Old Nashville Highway Hosted by the La Vergne Senior Center, the event is free for people wanting to welcome these young dancers from Belgium.

The Great American Duck Race will take place at the La Vergne Public Library on Tuesday, July 3 at 10 a.m. Children of all ages can collect their duck for decoration and then will race down a water flume (compliments of the La Vergne Fire Department) in front of the library. Winners receive bragging rights as duck race champions.

The second annual Patriotic Picnic in the Park celebration is scheduled on Wednesday, July 4 at Veterans Memorial Park. Beginning at 5 p.m., there will be activities for children, food vendors on hand, and music from the very talented Missy Garnet and the Six Pack Pretty. The free fireworks show will begin at dark. About 3,000 attended last year, so again bring your own lawn chairs and picnic blankets to be comfortable.

Along with communities throughout the nation, La Vergne will celebrate “National Night Out Against Crime” from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Veterans Memorial Park.

The city’s emergency responders including police, fire, EMTs, Rescue Squad, and Box 100 will be on-hand to talk about their programs and equipment. You can meet the SWAT team and tour the fire trucks and other emergency vehicles. Free food including hamburgers, hot dogs, and sno-cones will be served. The night ends with the famous tug-o-war between police and fire personnel over a mud pit.

On Friday, Aug. 17, Veterans Memorial Park will again be the site of a family friendly event, “Movies in the Park.” Beginning at 6:30 p.m., you can pull up a chair or lay out a blanket to watch a movie presented by the Parks & Recreation Department.

Tagged under  Entertainment, Event, Folkfest, Great American Duck Race, La Vergne, Movies in the Park, Music in the Park, National Night Out, Patriotic Picnic, Sports

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