Rusty Boguskie and Smyrna High School senior Breanna Evans will be honored at the Smyrna Volunteer Banquet this month, the town council announced at its Feb. 11 meeting.

Boguskie will receive the Kenneth “Coon” Victory Lifetime Service Award. Boguskie is a longtime youth sports enthusiast and volunteer with Town of Smyrna Athletics. He is the Vice President of Facilities for the Stones River Futbol (Soccer) Club, where he ensures the fields and facilities are ready for games.

In the past two decades, he has served in numerous volunteer capacities for the North Rutherford Soccer League, including coach, referee, board member, field coordinator and field director.

In his day job, Boguskie is a transportation project specialist supervisor with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Evans led her school’s fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, raising $65,000.

“Breanna is an exemplary young woman,” Smyrna High Principal Sherri Southerland said in a city news release. “She is one of the most dependable students I have witnessed in my 20 years of education.  She will be remarkable when she enters college and will do great things.”

Other individuals to be honored include Coach of the Year Eli Victory, Parents of the Year Brian and Melissa Risner and Smyrna Sports League volunteers for basketball, baseball, softball, football and soccer.

The Smyrna Volunteer Banquet event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21 at the Smyrna Event Center at 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, call the Smyrna Parks and Recreation Office at (615) 459-9773.


Top Gun Night Run 6K

Smyrna is also making plans for the Friday, May 29 Top Gun Night Run 6K. Money raised during the evening event helps to pay for maintenance of the Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial. 

The run, for participants of all skill levels, is six kilometers instead of the traditional five, marking the No. 6 aircraft tail number of Kuss’ Blue Angel aircraft. 

Last year’s inaugural run was capped at 500 participants and quickly sold out. This year’s event will have a maximum of 750 runners.


Harts Branch Village Town Homes

More than dozen citizens attended the Town Council meeting, expressing their interest in a 169-unit, Planned Residential Development of Town Houses primarily for residents older than 55. 

The Harts Branch Village will occupy more than 21 acres on Rock Springs Road near the intersection with Highland Avenue in Smyrna. Parts of the site are affected by the 100-year flood plain, and no development will take place in those areas. The developer plans to grade the land to ensure that any residence will be three feet above the flood plain.

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