Brentwood Goes Golden: 50th Anniversary Golden Gallop Parade

Come see and be seen at “A Golden Gallop,” the parade to celebrate the half-century mark of the City of Brentwood. The fun starts rolling at 2 p.m. on April 13 at the Tractor Supply Company HQ, 5401 Virginia Way. With the theme “Show Us What Makes Brentwood Golden,” expect lots of nice neighbors and festive floats. The parade will also feature Brentwood and Ravenwood High Schools marching bands, cheerleaders and equine groups. The parade and other events are made possible thanks to donations from community sponsors. Tractor Supply Company is the presenting sponsor of the City of Brentwood’s 50th celebration events.

The parade route is 1.5 miles and will head east on Virginia Way, then north on Ward Circle, west on Maryland Way, south on Powell Place and east on Virginia Way. Family-friendly areas and specific school meet-up locations will be coordinated along the parade route. The Sponsor VIP section will be located at 5211 Maryland Way, in front of Brentwood City Hall. Come join the fun!


Porsche of Nashville’s Poker Run: Start Driving, Stop Leukemia!

Draw your first two cards and start your engines! It’s the annual Poker Run to keep the fight against leukemia rolling along. The Poker Run will be held on May 11, starting at Porsche of Nashville. Check-in, registration and a complimentary breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. Participants get instructions before heading out in groups of 10 to follow a lead driver to the remaining three stops, drawing a card from a fresh deck at each. The last stop is Velocity Motor Cars where lunch will be provided and hands will be compared with the top three winning prizes! There will also be door prizes as well as a live auction. The Start Driving, Stop Leukemia Charity Poker Run is organized by the Team Annie Rose Foundation. The TARF was founded in 2013 and is a nonprofit that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society here in middle Tennessee. The LLS provides funds for research of all blood cancers and helps support patients and families of Tennessee. Registration is $200. A friend can ride shotgun for free!  


Franklin Soul Has the Sustainable Spirit

Chef Reuben Sliva of Franklin Soul holds more than just a stirring spoon in one hand and a major award for the nation’s best barbecue in the other. He also holds a B.S. in environmental science. You can help Chef Reuben support two local environmental nonprofits in this issue, Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary and Harpeth Conservancy, by enjoying some Franklin Soul Food for yourself and writing “Dine4Owls” or “Dine4Harpeth” on your check. When you do, Chef Reuben will donate 10 percent of your tab to the worthy nonprofit of your choice!

The Carell Legacy Continues to Uplift at Vanderbilt

Vibrant and whimsical, curious and playful, the refurbished grand staircase and the new Carell Family Balcony now lift up childlike spirits of all ages at Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital. Celebrating the renowned hospital’s namesake and his family, the cheerful Carell Family Balcony leads visitors, families, staff and kids in need of expert care to the heart of Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The balcony embodies the Carell family’s enduring commitment to not only Children’s Hospital but also to the health and well-being of children and families across Tennessee and beyond.