The Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce held its first meeting of the year January 8 at Volunteer State Community College. The featured speaker was James Fenton, economic community director for the city of Gallatin.
The Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce held its first meeting of the year January 9 at the Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club. The featured speaker was Rod Kirk, economic community director for the city of Hendersonville.
January 2018 experienced two full moons, with the second one appearing as part of a total lunar eclipse. The first full moon, known as the "super wolf moon," was on January 1. The second full moon, or "super blue blood moon," occurred on January 31. Photography by Rick Murray.
The annual Frostbite Races/Polar Plunge was held on Saturday, December 30. Hundreds of runners competed in the 10K and 5K races held at the Sumner Family YMCA in Hendersonville. After the races, several individuals participated in the Polar Plunge, leaping into a frigid 29-degree outside pool.
The annual Hendersonville Christmas 4 Kids event took place on December 12 with dinner and entertainment at the Gallatin Civic Center followed by a shopping spree at the Walmart Supercenter in Hendersonville. Hundreds of children and chaperones from across Sumner County attended the event.
Hendersonville Christmas Parade dignitaries and sponsors were treated to a VIP celebration before the start of the event on December 3. Special guests included grand marshal Dana Williams of Diamond Rio, emcee Holly Thompson of Channel 4, the parade judges and local politicians and dignitaries.