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Hoedown for Hunger

Story and photography by Joyce Taylor

On the evening of June 8, Kids Helping Kids and Murfreesboro City Schools partnered to host Hoedown for Hunger at the Minerva Drive home of Tammy and Joe Garrett. The evening included live music, dancing, fellowship, BBQ dinner, a silent auction and donation wall. Nearly $5700 was raised.

Kids Helping Kids is a local ministry started by eight-year-old, Charlie Pirtle. Charlie has mainly focused on serving kids locally through Murfreesboro City Schools, but has a desire to make a global impact as well. This event kicked off his next big project.

His ultimate goal is to raise $25,000 to fund over 100,000 meals that will go to starving children world-wide. The Kids Helping Kids Mobile Food Pack will be held December 1 at Hobgood Elementary. Over 500 volunteers are needed.

If you would like to get involved, please contact or visit them on their Facebook page.

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