Our club had a successful, fun, and HOT (>90+ degrees) day in our booth at this community festival. We had a pig race and gave children small prizes. We also had a raffle for children’s books about pigs. The children (and adults, loved the little pink pigs and the cute racetrack constructed by one of our members! Go to our Facebook page to see the video with sound!
Several members of the club attended the annual Fall Conference at Montgomery Bell State Park.
We learned A LOT! We heard about ways to use social media, including video apps, to reach more people about our club and the GFWC. Here’s a video made from the skit and chicken dance about Heifer International:
Thousands of dollars were donated to Heifer International – clubs throughout the state collected quarters (and bills and checks, etc.) and participated in a contest for the best decorated Ark. Some of the entries were hilarious and some were beautiful. Here is another video made after our social media presentation: https://www.facebook.com/linda.b.hershey/videos/10206365106323817/
Hundreds of shoes were donated to Soles for Souls.
The GFWC club in Dickson organized a 5K walk/run. Proceeds will be donated to the Dickson Community Clinic for women’s annual exams and mammograms.
A member of our club taught a seminar about Leadership and one of our members attended. Topics included conflict resolution, parliamentary procedure, meeting planning, GFWC orientation, and much more.
A Park Ranger gave an outstanding presentation about raptor birds that live in Tennessee.
We’re so excited about all the students who participated in our annual Youth Short Story and Poetry Writing Contest! A huge thank you to Spring Hill Area Writers for all the time they took to judge our entries.
In addition to our many local winners, we had several winners in the District and State Competition!! Stay tuned shortly after the start of school for information about our next contest! Congratulations to everyone who won!
Four young ladies attended our recent club meetings and were presented with certificates as well as monetary rewards for their writing creativity!
Winners recognized included:
1st place: GFWC of TN
3rd place: Music City District
Category 1, Youth Poetry
“Everything is Colorful”
Melissa Ann Hoggard
2nd Place: GFWC of TN
2nd Place: Music City District
Category 2, Short Story Contest
“The Candy Factory”
4th Place: GFWC of TN
3rd Place: Music City District
Category 4, Youth Poetry
2nd Place: GFWC of TN
3rd Place: Music City District
Category 3, Youth Poetry
Our club made two donations at tonight’s meeting – giving back to the community from the proceeds of our recent fundraiser. $1000 to SLAC – a summer literacy program for struggling elementary readers and $1225 to support the renovation of our new library.
The GFWC of TN offers $1000 scholarships every year to a student who will be attending college in Tennessee. Deadline for entry is March 1, 2019. Please review the attached application (click on the hyperlink) for details. We’d be thrilled to have a recipient from Spring Hill/Thompson’s Station!
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LIVE AUCTION – Stay on the Lake AND in the Woods!
2 nights at this gorgeous lake vacation home, located on Tim’s Ford Lake in Winchester, TN. Secluded in a tranquil cove. Private swimming dock with slide. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Excludes holiday weekends. Taxes and fees not included. Reservations must be made through VRBO. https://www.vrbo.com/1313107
LIVE AUCTION – 2019 Braves Baseball Opener
Monday, April 1st – 7:05pm EST
WHAT IS SIMPLY A FAN
Simply A Fan is a Nashville-based baseball venture that organizes and leads baseball trips to MLB ballparks across the country, while also providing a platform for baseball fans everywhere to share their personal baseball story. Here is a link to their website: https://www.simplyafan.com/
Simply A Fan will be taking a trip to the Braves Home Opener for the second consecutive season! Join this day road trip from Nashville as we go enjoy a day of baseball fellowship and camaraderie as the Braves take on the Chicago Cubs.
With the first pitch not until 7:05pm EST, we will let Nashville traffic clear out before we hit the road that morning. We will stop for lunch on the way, arrive in time for a behind-the-scenes tour of SunTrust Park, then enjoy the sights and sounds outside the park in The Battery. Note that this is not MLB Opening Day, which is March 28th. The Braves open on the road with a three game set in Philadelphia, then come home on April Fool’s Day to kick off their 2019 season at home….but this trip is NO JOKE! We will return to Nashville after the game.
Monday, April 1st
8:30am CST – leave Nashville
12:00pm EST – lunch on south side of Chattanooga
3:00pm – Tour of SunTrust Park
5:35pm – Gates Open
7:05pm – First Pitch!
Includes the following:
-ground transportation from Nashville (rental + gas + game parking)
-a behind-the-scenes tour of SunTrust Park
-ballgame ticket in Vista Infield (sections 318-333)
-a tour guide for your detailed trip itinerary
-Simply A Fan lanyard + decal sticker
LIVE AUCTION – Timeless Treasure
Complete with furniture, this amazing doll house will be a future legacy for generations to come! Imagine the joy and wonder on a child’s face as they look in the windows and their imagination starts to take flight! Donated by Cynthia Beard and Tina Majors of Re/Max Fine Homes.https://www.remax.com/realestateofficerealtor/springhill-tn-37174-remaxfinehomes-id60210340.html
SILENT AUCTION – Engraved Spring Hill Location Plaque
This beautiful woodwork was done by Veteran Carvings, a local, veteran owned wooden sign carving company. They carve your custom images into burnt and stained wood creating a long lasting personalized gift.
SILENT AUCTION – California Closets Gift Certificate
Buying or building a new home, or planning to rehab your existing closet to make it more organized and beautiful? This gift certificate is for closet accessories worth up to $250 when you purchase a system from California Closets. https://www.californiaclosets.com/locations/nashville/franklin-showroom/
LIVE AUCTION – Dazzling Amethyst Necklace
Not only is Amethyst the theme and color for our annual fundraiser gala, it is also the birthstone for February, the month of Valentine’s Day and LOVE! Donated by Walton’s Antique and Estate Jewelry in Franklin, TN, https://waltonsjewelry.com/, this beautiful necklace is an approximately 9.10 carat amethyst in 14K white gold with a retail value of $735. The photo does not adequately capture the beauty and sparkle of this piece. You will have to see it in person during the Amethyst Affair! A perfect gift for your special person.
SILENT AUCTION – Handcrafted Earrings
Designed by Jenny Crawford, these one of a kind earrings will definitely make a statement when you wear them!
LIVE AUCTION – Smoky Mountain Getaway
Smoky Mountain Getaway – “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” This beautiful 2 bedroom 2 full bath cabin that sleeps 8 has it all. Great location, the comfort of home, and the views of the breathtaking Smokies. High bidder for this auction wins 2 free nights (you can rent the cabin for additional nights pending availability) in this gorgeous cabin in the Smoky Mountains, along with free admission to numerous area attractions. Visit http://www.greatoutdoorrentals.com/cabin-rentals/aint-no-mtn-high-enough for more pictures.
SILENT AUCTION – Groove Life Rings
Have you heard about GrooveLife silicone wedding bands? The company is headquartered right here in Spring Hill! They are donating two rings to the Amethyst Affair – Art, Auction, & Awareness auction! Alaska and wedding rings. These two things probably don’t always go together, especially to form a company, but for Groove it did.
Their founder, Peter Goodwin, needed a wedding band that was on par with his other adventure/work gear.
Groove Ring was kickstarted in December 2015 and has grown to be the industry leader for active, adventurous people needing high quality products that match their lifestyle.
SILENT AUCTION – Titans Basket
If you love our local NFL team, this basket is perfect! Full of a variety of merchandise with the team logo.
SILENT AUCTION – Wine Lover’s Basket
Filled with a variety of wine-related items, this basket will surely help you appreciate your favorite red, pink, or white beverage!
LIVE AUCTION -Genesis Diamonds Valentine’s Celebration!
The winner of this auction will receive dinner for two at the Chateau Restaurant on West End in Nashville, along with flowers, chocolates, and a $200 gift certificate for jewelry from Genesis Diamonds! We are combining this with free transportation in a vintage Rolls Royce to and from the Spring Hill/Thompson’s Station area.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Family, Pets, Children, Graduate!
Kevin Wimpy Photography in Franklin has a long-standing tradition of taking incredible photos. Minimum bid is $99 for each of the four options. Wonderful opportunity to obtain a family heirloom!
Silent Auction – HANDCRAFTED QUILT OR TOWEL LADDER:
Lightly whitewashed, perfect for today’s homey farmhouse-style decorating trend.
Silent Auction – OUTDOORS PACKAGE:
This mobile storage crate donated by Union Sportsmen’s Alliance is chock full of items for a man who loves to spend time in the great outdoors. Carhart merchandise, thermos, socks, tackle box, rod and reel and more! Perfect for a Valentine’s gift for your favorite fella!
Silent Auction – “COZY FAMILY” BASKET
Snuggle up with your loved ones under this fluffy blanket, while admiring the family-themed artwork and smelling a yummy candle.
Silent Auction – “WOODY WAGON” Photo Opportunity
This auction item is the chance to schedule a photo session with this beautifully maintained vintage station wagon, using UT memorabilia or whatever sports or school theme you’d like to use. Perfect for family pictures, senior pictures, or even to highlight your business!!
Silent Auction- SPRING HILL BASKET
Chock-full of gift cards from a variety of Spring Hill area restaurants, along with a wonderful hand engraved metal sign from Old School Signs and More – this is such a nice basket! Perfect for those nights you just don’t feel like cooking or you want to try out a new potential favorite place!
LIVE AUCTION – Dierks Bentley Concert Tickets with Dinner at Etch Restaurant
Two tickets to the February 22nd concert at Bridgestone Arena (donated by Derrick Foster with “Tennessee Tickets”) along with a $50 gift certificate to the highly rated Etch Restaurant just around the corner from the Arena. Perfect Date night!
SILENT AUCTION – Art Potpourri – So Many Styles to Pick From!
Have a blank space on a wall? Maybe one of these pieces of art will be a perfect fit! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles prints are signed by Guy Gilchrist, the artist behind the Nancy comic strip, TMNT comics, Muppets, Pink Panther, and more).
SILENT AUCTION – LOOSE AMETHYST STONE AND CERTIFICATE FOR MOUNTING
Tillis Jewelers has donated a lovely unmounted amethyst stone, accompanied by a gift certificate to be applied to the mounting of the winner’s choice. http://www.tillisjewelry.com/
This handsome fella, made with care and a whole lot of skill by one of our members, was in a competition at a local pumpkin farm for the best scarecrow. There were 12 entries and we’re thrilled to announce our scarecrow received the most votes. We will use the prize money to support our numerous community service projects!