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ANOTHER MINUTE: ‘Tis the season for fundraising efforts

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Save this date! On Saturday, Aug. 4, the Arts Center of Cannon County will host a special evening of fun and games that includes a reverse raffle and gourmet dinner.

“Tickets are $75 each, and this valuable ticket is your passport to an entertaining and fun-filled evening,” the local arts center announced. “You do not have to be present to win. There will be a maximum of 300 tickets sold which gives you a 1 in 300 chance at winning $5,000.”

Each ticket also includes a gourmet meal prepared by Dr. Darryl Deason and James Adkins featuring locally grown produce. As in previous years, the dinner is generously sponsored by The Woodbury Nursing Home.

Throughout the evening there will be door prizes and games with the chances of winning extra tickets! Additionally there will be numerous gift baskets (valued at a minimum of $100 each) available for prizes and auctions. The evening will culminate with the drawing of the winning ticket for the $5000 Grand Prize!

This fundraiser is very important and the proceeds of this evening will directly benefit The Arts Center of Cannon County which brings you quality entertainment at bargain prices.  

Tickets may be purchased by coming by the Arts Center Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by calling 615-563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073 or online at www.artscenterofcc.com. Participants must be at least 21 years old.

The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville.

Help others get ready for back to school

Kroger is hosting a School Supply Drive now through Aug. 5 to help support public schools in Middle Tennessee, the grocer announced earlier this week.

Customers are encouraged to place donations in the special drop-off bins at the front of the stores.

“We are very excited to be able to support our schools in this way,” said Melissa Eads, community affairs manager for Kroger in Middle Tennessee.  

“Every year teachers are forced to dip into their own pockets to buy classroom supplies for students with the greatest need.  We hope to collect enough supplies to where that won’t be necessary this year.”

 Most needed items include crayons, dry erase markers, erasers, pencils, pens, rulers, glue, scissors, binders, hand sanitizer, and notebook paper. Supplies collected in Kroger stores outside of Davidson County will be donated to select schools in each store’s neighborhood.   

Want to open your own business?

The Small Business Development Center at Middle Tennessee State University, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” from 3:30 till 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.  

The purpose of this seminar is to provide individuals interested in starting a business a broad overview of the many things they will be confronted with in doing so. It will introduce attendees to the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the services available, and how it can assist in the development of their business venture.  

Sources for information gathering, research and databases available are also discussed. This seminar is intended for persons who have never been in business.  

There is no charge to attend the seminar, or for one-to-one counseling which is available, by appointment, after attending the seminar.  

Reservations are required and available on-line at www.tsbdc.org or by calling 615-898-2745. Please arrive and sign in 10 minutes prior to the startup of the seminar. Accommodations are available for the handicapped.

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