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Hard Bargain celebration dinner Feb. 28

Enjoy an evening of soul food, fellowship and musical entertainment by Buddy Greene and The Settles Connection as the Hard Bargain Association hosts its 5th Annual Celebration Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 28 in Building 8 at The Factory in Franklin. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the silent auction, appetizers and bar. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

This year’s event will honor Solomon Builders and the TY2 Foundation for their generous gift transforming the former Mt. Hope Cemetery caretaker’s cottage into a vibrant community center and office.

 “We are excited about our fifth annual celebration dinner,” said Brant Bousquet, executive director of Hard Bargain Association. “We will be honoring Solomon Builders and the TY2 Foundation for their generous gift – the renovations of the former Mt. Hope Cemetery caretaker’s house, which we dedicated as Ty’s House. The beautiful community center and office is a dream come true for residents of Hard Bargain.”

A framed photograph of 18-year old Ty Osman II – aka Ty2, and a framed Community Center blessing, read when the Community Center was dedicated in October, will be on display for the dinner and then can be seen at their permanent home in the entrance hall of the Center. The Brentwood Track Team and Brentwood Athletics donated both framed items to the center.

Ty2’s young life was cut short almost a year ago when he was hit by a car while on mission trip in Texas. A member of the Brentwood High School Track Team all four years of high school, Ty2 was known for his generosity and kindness. Friends, family members and neighbors did the renovation project in Ty2’s memory.

“[Hard Bargain Association is] overwhelmed by the generosity of the Brentwood High Track Team and BHS Athletics for their gift of a framed portrait of Ty2 and the community center blessing,” said Bousquet. “Ty was affectionately known by his team as TO.”

Since the Community Center opened in October, residents of the neighborhood now have a place of their own where they have already hosted an array of dinners, prayer groups, Christmas luncheons and other programs, Bousquet said.

“Additionally, we have been offering computer classes three days a week,” he said.

Tickets for the dinner are $75 are available at or at the door the evening of the event. If paying at the door, RSVP to or call 615-591-0504.

Posted on: 2/25/2013


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