|Family Day of Fun set April 30 at Pickett Chapel|
|Wednesday, April 20, 2011|
LEBANON -- Families are invited to enjoy a day of music, food, fellowship and yard-sale shopping Saturday, April 30, at the Family Day of Fun, sponsored by the Wilson County Black History Committee.
The event will be held in the parking lot of Historic Pickett Chapel, 209 East Market Street in Lebanon. The yard sale begins at 6:30 a.m. Other activities take place throughout the day, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Anyone who wants to participate in the yard sale can reserve a spot for $20; spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Yard sale participants must bring their own table, and no food items may be sold. To reserve a yard sale space, call 449-2911.
Donations will be accepted and will help fund the restoration of Historic Pickett Chapel, which is the oldest brick building in Lebanon.
Pickett Chapel Methodist Church was established in 1866 as the first church for Blacks in the city, and became a major factor in the formation of the Lebanon community.
The church remained active until 1973, when members moved to a new building, which was named Pickett Rucker United Methodist Church. For several years, until 2001, the historic building was home to a local theater company.
The Wilson County Black History Committee purchased the building in 2007 and is overseeing the restoration. When the project is complete, Historic Pickett Chapel will house the Roy Bailey African American History Center, and will serve as a resource for the entire Lebanon community.
For more information, call 449-2911.