Boys & Girls Clubs Steak & Burger Dinner
Inquoris “Inky” Johnson, former University of Tennessee football defensive back, spoke at the 28th annual Steak & Burger Dinner at the Factory, benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.
Johnson shared his inspiring journey following a career ending injury in 2006, when his right arm was paralyzed and he was left suffering with daily pain.
Johnson now has a master’s degree in sports psychology from the University of Tennessee and he devotes much of his time to mentoring athletes and underprivileged youth.
In a twist, the event included steak for kids and hamburgers for adults, as well as entertainment and a silent auction.
Robert Blair was presented with the 5th Annual “Ed Moody Award of Excellence.”
For more than 114 years, Boys & Girls Clubs have helped young people reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
For more information, visit www.bgcmt.org.
Full Moon Pickin’ Party
The Friends of Warner Parks held its June Full Moon Pickin’ Party at the Warner Park Equestrian Center on Old Hickory Boulevard.
The event celebrated 17 years of bluegrass performances to benefit the parks.
The family-friendly fundraiser featured some of Middle Tennessee’s finest bluegrass music under the light of the full moon.
Performers jammed in circles under the trees and around the grounds, while three headlining acts performed on the main stage.
All funds raised by the Pickin’ Parties go directly toward protecting the Warner Parks, as well as funding educational programs and special projects that benefit park-goers of all ages.
The Pickin’ Parties are held from 7 to 11 p.m. on the Fridays closest to the full moon. Upcoming events will be July 7, August 4, September 8, and October 13.
Feltus & Hawkins Party
Marjorie Feltus Hawkins and David Hawkins hosted their annual horseracing themed party at their beautiful home.
This year the event benefitted the Nashville Wine Auction, which raises money to fight cancer.
The fun party boasted lovely decorations, including tablecloths printed with horseracing icons and, of course, there were lots of red roses. Numerous other colorful blooms were tulips, hydrangeas, geraniums, and lots of bedding plants around the patio.
Most of the food on the buffet was from Jim n’ Nicks and among the goodies were barbecue pork, fried chicken, cheese biscuits, broccoli salad, potato salad, banana pudding, cookies, and much more.
David Hawkins and some of his buddies crushed a lot of mint leaves for the refreshing mint juleps.
Guests included: George and Lydia Armistead, Mary Carol and Charles Friddell, Marsha and Chuck Blackburn, Pam and Steve Taylor, Holly and Mark Whaley, Nancy Hearn, Joe Cashia, Angela Humphreys, Emmy and Doug Phillips, Erin Keaty, Carol and Darryl Yochem, and Linda and Art Rebrovick.