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10th Annual Red, White & Bayou

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Story and photography by Eric Lusk

Over the past 10 years, Red White and Bayou has become one of Murfreesboro’s favorite events. And 2019’s celebration seemed to be the best yet! Despite a rainy forecast, the weather held out for the most part, allowing the crowds to stay strong and the bidding war to hit a fevered frenzy. When Auctioneer Jay Cash’s microphone cooled down and all donations were counted, this year’s party brought in over $75,000 for the United Way!

Hosts Jimmy and Nikkole Aho opened their beautiful home and backyard to guests, who were served a delicious Cajun and Bayouinspired offering from The Alley on Main.

Veteran chairs Carrie Beth McDonald Catron and Julie Rickman Stump, along with Megan Flippin, Casey Warren and Annie Gibson Cotter and the rest of the gang from The United Way put together a truly amazing event benefitting a great cause!

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