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Franklin Noon Rotary earns Ed Moody Award of Excellence

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Ed Moody Award of Excellence

Rebecca Moody Little (center), daughter of Ed Moody, presents the Franklin Noon Rotary Club with the Ed Moody Award of Excellence. The award was presented to Club President Mark Tumblin (left) and past President Valerie Clark.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (BGCMT) announced the Franklin Noon Rotary Club as the recipient of the ninth Ed Moody Award of Excellence.

The club will accept the award at the 31st annual Steak & Burger Dinner, taking place virtually Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 PM.

The Ed Moody Award of Excellence honors the revered Williamson County businessman who helped establish the Franklin Clubhouse for Boys & Girls Club in 1989. Moody co-founded Moody Tire Co. after World War II with his brother, Tom.

The award recognizes an individual who has made a lasting impact with the Franklin and Fairview Boys & Girls Clubs and the Williamson County community. Each year, the award is chosen by a panel of Williamson County Advisory Board members, Boys & Girls Clubs professional staff and community leaders.

The Franklin Noon Rotary Club’s involvement has been an invaluable resource to the Franklin and Fairview Boys & Girls Clubs since Moody’s passing in 2013. With a motto of “Service Above Self,” the Franklin Noon Rotary Club wanted to continue Moody’s legacy with Boys & Girls Clubs, but at the time of his passing was uncertain to what it would be.

In 2016, they found the perfect opportunity to partner with the Franklin and Fairview clubs by sponsoring the food and beverages offered at the annual Steak & Burger Dinner fundraiser.  Rotarians are busy every year firing up grills and crafting juicy steaks and burgers for the event. They also sponsor Boys & Girls Club members at the annual rodeo and are involved in other Boys & Girls Club programs and events.

The Franklin Noon Rotary Club joins the ranks of other distinguished recipients such as Ron Crutcher, Captain Clay Mackey and Engineer David Edge, Peggy Smith, the late Sandra Moody Sullivan, Robert Blair, Cathy Perry, Loy Hardcastle and Andy Marshall.

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