By April Holland
My husband and I had a great time last year volunteering together. Caroline Lampley, who I had served on the board with in the Junior League of Murfreesboro, asked me to help co-chair the food for 2016 and I was happy to get to serve on this committee. I care a lot about women’s health since my mother died at age 52. My mom’s best friend, Judy Goforth, had breast cancer when I was a teenager, and that really affected me as well. Thankfully, Judy is a 20-year survivor.
So this year, I’m working to help recruit restaurants to get involved and donate food for our guests, and so many have said yes already! It’s going to be a great night in downtown Murfreesboro Sept. 17!
I guess when I really think about it, it’s helping women get access to health care that was the main reason I’m back as a volunteer leader this year. I’m concerned about cancer in women and making sure they get the tests they need, and that’s what this event is all about. We raise money so women who don’t have money or insurance can get diagnostic breast tests. I love my community! It is fun to be downtown and outside, it really brings the community together. I hope even more people will come out this year and join us for wine, beer and liquor tastings, lots of great food, live music and entertainment, and just a great night with all of Murfreesboro for a great cause. Tickets at winearoundthesquare.org.
(April Holland is a pre-K teacher at First United Methodist Church preschool; her husband Dean is co-owner, with his brother, Fletcher Holland,of Bock & Sons Company and Carriage House Craft. April and Dean have two daughters: Maggie, age 9, and Annie Jane, age 5).