Childrenís Home hosts Banquet to honor festival supporters
The Tennessee Children’s Home hosted a banquet to honor supporters of the ninth annual John Maher Builders Spring Hill Country Ham Festival on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the historic Ferguson Hall that is a part of the Children’s Home campus in Spring Hill.
The many volunteers and sponsors that were a part of this year’s event made it one of the most successful with more than $22,000 contributed to various nonprofit organizations including the Tennessee Children’s Home, the Imagination Library of Spring Hill and the Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation.
“It takes so many people to make this event happen every year,” said Andy Meldrum, Executive Director of the CHF of Spring Hill Community Foundation, Inc., the 501 (c) (3) organization behind the festival. “I want to personally thank all of the people that were involved this year. You have my sincere appreciation.”
Those in attendance gave a round of applause to Meldrum for his countless hours of effort in organizing the event for the second time. Other volunteers and organizers who were recognized included Jim Sterling, President of the CHF of Spring Hill Community Foundation, Dave and Brenda Craker, Jill Rosenberry of SunTrust Bank, the Target volunteer team, Griffin Creative and Trent Alexander and Mike Yuhas from the Tennessee Children’s Home Spring Hill campus. Special recognition was given to all who were instrumental in installing electricity on the grounds of the Children’s Home including title sponsor John Maher Builders, Southern Electric, Davis Materials, Brian Brewer, Discount Plumbing and Electric Supply, City Electric, Williams Electric, Bobby Street and Wire Masters.
“I would also like to thank our sponsors,” said Meldrum. “John Maher, President of John Maher Builders, steps up every year to support this festival as title sponsor and we are thankful for his support again this year. We also thank Maury Regional Medical Center, TriStar ER of Spring Hill, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Mid-State Title and Escrow and Community South Bank. Your generous support made it possible to provide a great weekend for the community while also contributing to some amazing local organizations. Our hats are off to you.”
Meldrum highlighted the most successful aspects of this year’s event including a great turnout of food and crafts vendors, a bigger than ever Kid’s Zone, entertainment that was in his words “through the roof good,” the inaugural Hog Jog, a spectacular fireworks exhibit and the very popular Monster Truck attraction.
“We really had a little bit of everything this year,” said Meldrum. “And we expect next year to be even bigger and better. Again, we thank everyone that helped us make this happen. This event is an important part of our community and we want to see it continue on for years to come.”
The 10th annual Spring Hill Country Ham festival is scheduled for Oct. 5 and 6, 2013. For information, visit the website www.countryhamfest.com or contact Andy Meldrum at 615-429-7115.
Posted on: 11/15/2012