Local Playgrounds Benefit from Fifth Annual Hometown Huddle

Local Playgrounds Benefit from Fifth Annual Hometown Huddle

Presented by First Baptist Murfreesboro (East Castle)


Last Friday, United Way volunteers from local companies participated in the fifth annual Hometown Huddle event, presented by First Baptist Murfreesboro (East Castle). This year, volunteers refurbished 11 school playgrounds and common areas in Rutherford and Cannon counties. Hometown Huddle was designed to bring awareness and impact to United Way’s priority issues of healthy eating, physical activity, and supporting healthy choices.

Participating schools included East Side Elementary, Rock Springs Elementary, Short Mountain Elementary, Christiana Elementary, Scales Elementary, Hobgood Elementary, Cedar Grove Elementary, David Youree Elementary, Thurman Francis Arts Academy, Holloway Harbor Daycare and Walter Hill Elementary.

“Working with our friends at the United Way during the Hometown Huddle is something we look forward to every year,” said Jay Sanders, MTEMC community relations coordinator. “The spirit behind the event speaks to what we are as a cooperative, committed to the communities we serve.”

Additional companies involved in this year’s event include:



First Baptist Murfreesboro (East Castle)


Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation

Murfreesboro Young Professionals




US Bank


Event sponsors include First Baptist Murfreesboro (East Castle) and Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

To learn more about the impact of United Way in Rutherford and Cannon Counties, visit www.yourlocaluw.org.   For more information about volunteering with United Way, visit www.unitedwayvolunteer.org.




About United Way

United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. United Way focuses on education, health and financial stability – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done through giving, advocating, and volunteering.


Mission Statement

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties improves lives by advancing opportunities for education, health and financial stability for all.


Vision Statement

To be the primary community solutions leader for human services.



The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is located at 3050 Medical Center Pkwy in Murfreesboro. For more information, please call (615) 893-7303 or visit www.yourlocaluw.org.