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Editor's Letter

May is a beautiful month where spring is gradually blooming into summer, and late May represents the start of the warm vacation season in many parts of the world, meaning any symbol that speaks of festivities can be associated with this month. This issue is a true representation of that, as it is full of warmth and festivities!

This issue, VIP Murfreesboro has worked with an amazing group of professionals in the financial field to bring you Murfreesboro Money Minders, a section dedicated to introducing you to the faces of such important facets of our day to day life, from banking and mortgages to future planning. We hope you take the time to read about each individual, as they each have something valuable to offer Murfreesboro. Keep the magazine as a resource. It will be a great place to refer when you need a person to help with your financial needs!

This month has been BOOMING with events! I have really enjoyed watching each community event through the amazing pics in our coverage. If this month is any indication of what’s to come, no one will have a chance to be bored throughout the summer! Check out the success of United Way’s annual Red, White and Bayou party, see the fun in adult kickball games, bask in the glory of our community Healing Fields ceremony, and so much more!!!

As a reminder, this issue will be on the stands for both June and July. We are excited to be working on a jam-packed Health and Beauty issue for you in August. Enjoy your summer, sit back, relax, and become refreshed! As always, let us know if you have ideas or event submissions. Visit to contact us, or even to purchase event pictures.

Carrie Beth Catron

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