June 2018 Around Town 3

Williamson County Fair Seeks Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, families, small and large groups, as well as businesses and civic organizations, to help with activities throughout the fair.

“Volunteers are the heart of the Williamson County Fair and those of us on the Board are the first to say that we couldn’t do it without them,” Williamson County Fair Chairman Rogers Anderson says. “However, as we continue to grow and enhance the activities each year, we always have a need for more volunteers and committee chairmen to continue with our success.”

Serving in the role of volunteer recruitment coordinator is Chelsey McMahon, a graduate of Independence High School who has served as chairman of the Junior Fair Board, co-chair for the event’s livestock shows and a 4-H agent with the Williamson County Fair.

The Williamson County Fair begins Friday, August 3 and runs through Saturday, August 11. Volunteer shifts are scheduled in four-hour time slots and will be coordinated with the chairman of the volunteer’s requested area of service.

Anyone interested in volunteering may email volunteers@williamsoncountyfair.org or call Chelsey McMahon at 615.504. 2562.

Thompson’s Station Evening Farmers Market Reveals New Hours

Now in its eighth year, the Thompson Station Farmers Market will be held weekly from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through July 25, featuring more than 20 local vendors who have grown, made, baked, raised and crafted their products within a 50-mile radius of the historic Homestead Manor property.

Since the market will be held in the evening, guests are encouraged to create their own picnic by bringing blankets and sampling their new goods on the lush 50-acre property. Picnic baskets filled with snacks from Homestead Manor’s restaurant, Harvest, can also be reserved ahead of time by calling the restaurant at 615.538.6113. For more information, visit TSFarmersMarket.org.

Registration Now Open For 40th Annual Franklin Classic

For 40 years, thousands of people have gathered in downtown Franklin on Labor Day to run for a good cause. Since 1998, the Franklin Classic has been the primary fundraiser for Mercy Community Healthcare, a comprehensive nonprofit health clinic providing high-quality care to Middle Tennessee patients of all ages.

The 40th Annual Franklin Classic is set for Monday, September 3 on the Public Square in Franklin. It will offer 5K and 10K races open to anyone, as well as a 1K Fun Run for kids. Register at FranklinClassic.ItsYourRace.com.

PorchFest Returns to Westhaven for the Seventh Year

Saturday, June 16 marks the return of the Annual Westhaven PorchFest, a music and art festival unlike any other, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Westhaven community in Franklin. PorchFest will include more than 75 performers playing on front porches in the Westhaven community from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., followed by a concert on the lake.

The entire event is family-friendly, open to the public and free of charge. Parking is also free, and food trucks and a makers market will be conveniently located in the Town Center. 

Trisha Yearwood Teams Up with Williams-Sonoma In Exclusive Collection

Award-winning singer, cookbook author and Food Network star Trisha Yearwood has created an exclusive collection of mixes and sauces for Williams-Sonoma based on her favorite recipes. Drawing from her culinary traditions, each offering brings a cherished memory to life. From her summer in a cup cocktail mixes to biscuit mixes and barbecue sauce, the Trisha Yearwood collection is a Southern foodie’s dream.