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Business After Hours at Altra United Way Annual Meeting Predators Watch Party Leadership Clarksville Alumni Lip Sync Battle Kentucky Derby Crawﬁsh Boil Grits & Gravy Christian Co. Animal Shelter Spayghetti Dinner Second Saturday Art Crawl Clarksville Hike for Hope Flying High Southern Soiree Queen City Road Race Clarksville Vintage Fair A Covert Murder Mystery Relay for Life Business Before Hours at F&M Bank Kentucky Derby Beneﬁt Cadiz Dinner on Main Fort Campbell Spouses' Club Award Ceremony Burdoc Farms Vendor Meet & Greet Industry Appreciation Lunch Hog Roast Hootenanny CAR Appetite for Art Happenin’ at the Holleman’s Leadership Hopkinsville Alumni Reunion
publisher’s letter With kids being out of school, vacations, and the ever-exciting list of activities that seem to ﬁll our calendars, the months of summer seem to be one of the busiest times of the year. But it’s also a time that can be one of the most fun—after all, there’s sunshine and blue skies, days whose length aﬀord us just a little more enjoyment before the stars come out to play, and SO many ways to make fun and lasting memories. In this Gentleman’s Issue, we’re giving all the wonderful guys a shout out with articles tailored especially to their interests, with features on style, articles on grilling and chilling, and a few recipes to show oﬀ their skills. But we invite ALL of our readers —men and women alike—to read and enjoy this issue, as we’ve got a few heartwarming pieces about people and organizations in the community who prove that family, love, and national pride are something to be honored and saluted, no matter what month it may be! Speaking of businesses & organizations who go above and beyond for our community, we would like to acknowledge a mistake made in our May Issue when we failed to present the host of Business After Hours at Downtown Commons: Fortera Credit Union. So many businesses invest in our community, and Fortera is no exception! Their amazing Business After Hours event was thoughtfully planned - the weather was even PERFECT - and the whole evening was a great opportunity for networking through this monthly Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Event. Thank you to the Fortera team for making the event such a success for all in attendance! We hope you have a fabulous summer and we look forward to seeing you around town!
The Gentlemen’s Issue 40 Grilling Grateness 41 King of the Cumberland Fishing Tournament 42 Southern Gentlemen’s Style: The Bowtie 44 Brag N’ Rights Golf Classic 49 The Summertime Swizzle 50 Godfather Golf Tournament 52 Tennova: Simple Tips For A Better Barbecue
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Salute to Service 60 Mission Barbecue 63 Troy for Troops 64 Team RWB Big Winner Social VIP Kids & Family 67 Hometown Heroes Kickball 69 Bowl for Kids Sake 70 Give | Care | Share : Turning Loss Into Love 72 Mary’s Music Recital 75 Cast & Crowns Spring Showcase of Talent 76 Imagination Playground 77 Ice Cream Crawl 6 • VIP Clarksville Magazine | Summer 2018
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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS RYAN CHAMBERS The Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Altra Federal Credit Union, held everyoneâ€™s favorite event, the Business After Hours. Each third Thursday of the month, a different member of the Chamber of Commerce hosts this wonderful event, which consists of food, drinks, and music. It gives local professionals the perfect opportunity to get to know one another in a more casual environment away from the hustle and bustle of the business day. Every month is something new and exciting. So to find out more about the Chamber of Commerce, to include a list of their events coming up in the future, visit www.ClarksvilleAreaChamber.com
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Rob Holleman & Dan Schwaab
Travis Holleman, Randy Butler & Deuce Morris
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Jessica Alarcon & Rachel Bull
Ron Lanfear & Katy Hagstrom
Julie Parks & Jessica Todd
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Jim Manning & Ginna Holleman
& CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS RYAN CHAMBERS It was another amazing year for the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region, which they were able to celebrate at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center this year. Each year the United Way holds their Annual Membership Meeting and Campaign Celebration, where they announce the total of donations that help the United Way make such an impact in our community. This year goal was exceeded by $13,000, and just goes to show how hard all of the volunteers work throughout the year. They were celebrated with a beautifully catered lunch that was all themed around the Monopoly game, and even gave some historical facts that are not commonly known about the beloved game. This was also the perfect time to present awards to some of the outstanding donors and volunteers that make this such a wonderful organization. To find out more about the United Way, and how you can volunteer in the future, visit www.LiveUnitedClarksville.org 10 â€˘ VIP Clarksville Magazine | Summer 2018
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PREDATORS WATCH PARTY STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE The City of Carksville hosted a watch party at Wilma Rudolph Event Center for game 7 of the Nashville Predators vs Winnipeg Jets playoff series. Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan was proudly wearing a Predators jersey with her name and the #1 on the back, she is a fan, and shared her thoughts on the importance of watch parties. “We want to give the families in Clarksville a great place to come and watch the Predators playoff games,” McMillan said. “It's a service, especially for those who may not have the resources to go to Nashville and watch the game inside Bridgestone Arena, or even experience a viewing party in downtown Nashville.” Last year's playoff run watch parties were a huge success, this year's schedule was a little less accommodating.
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“We had a few watch parties this year, but the games against Colorado were so late,” McMillan said. They were during the week, and not starting until 9 p.m. It was almost too late. We decided to wait until we were further into the playoffs to start again, but because this was game 7 we couldn't pass this up. So we said, let's do it. “It's just a wonderful opportunity for Clarksville fans to get a little taste of that playoff atmosphere they would get in Nashville.”
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Ben, Bailey & Bev Ross
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Cheryl Moss & Kimberly Wiggins
Jennifer Candler & Tara Quirion
To celebrate another successful year of Leadership Clarksville, the previous years’ graduates all got together to celebrate in style. This year’s big celebration was at the Roxy Regional Theatre which proved to be the perfect location for a lip sync battle. The graduates of the past years Leadership Clarksville program all dressed up as their favorite musical icon, everything from Kenny Rogers to Stevie Wonder, and performed for this year’s class and also all the many friends and family that came to show support. The Leadership Clarksville program is designed to give community leaders an in-depth view of the inner workings of Clarksville. To find out more about next year’s class of Leadership Clarksville, and how you can apply, visit www.LeadershipClarksville.com
Cristal Berggren & Payton Mcneely
Marcia Clark & Carole Dorris
Diana & Jason Hodges
Oneal Wiggins & James Satterfield
Stacey Streetman, Ginna Holleman, Melissa Schaffner, Karyl Kirkland, Cindy Chambers & Dee Boaz
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Kentucky Derby Crawfish Boil
STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE MB Roland Distillery recently hosted its 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Crawfish Boil, combining elements of Co-owner Paul Tomaszewski's Louisiana upbringing with his current role on Kentucky's Bourbon Trail. “This is the second year for our Derby Crawfish Boil,” Merry Beth Tomaszewski said. “It's a little bit smaller than last year, but this time we actually held it on the day of the Kentucky Derby, so we're competing with a lot of Derby parties.” The culinary team prepared more than 1,000 pounds of crawfish, and 500 pounds of sides, corn on the cob, red potatoes, and more for the event. Some guests were seen enjoying multiple plates stacked high with crawfish. And, being that its Derby, lots of Juleps and Kentucky Mules were flowing too. “We have a very special guest with us tonight,” Tomaszewski said. “Our friend, Nancy Jones, widow of George Jones came out to join us. Nancy is here, signing photographs of her and George. She's also signing bottles of MB Roland products.”
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Gretchen Wessels & Sara Tays
Tomaszewski says that Pickin' on the Porch starts Memorial Day. Tim Lynch will be kicking of the popular outdoor concert series that runs through August. “It's going to be an exciting year.” Tomaszewski said. “We have so many new things in our gift shop. We have finally gotten to the point where our aged whiskeys and bourbons are being showcased. We have wheat, malt whiskeys, and we're always rotating Dark Fired Bourbon. Our array of spirits is really becoming well rounded.”
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Erin Hayes & Roxanne Stahl
Mary Beth Tomaszewski, Nancy Jones & Paul Tomaszewski
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Father’s Day Meet & Greet Featuring the 501st Garrison Brigade | june 16th Camp Marshmallow Kick-Off | june 16th Get Ready to hike | june 23rd
Explore the Shore | june 30th
Red Cross Blood Drive | july 1st
Camp Hook, Line & Sinker | july 7th
Camp Marshmallow Wrap-Up | july 14th Tax Free Weekend | july 27th - 29th
Hooked on Science Show(s) | july 28th
Back to School Weekend | august 3rd - 5th Fashion Show | august 3rd
Back to School Funny Dummy Show(s) | august 4th Magic Show(s) with Russ Nowack | august 5th
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7TH ANNUAL RED, WHITE & BREW FEST June 9 | 6-11pm | The Downtown Commons Benefiting Bikers Who Care Children’s Charity www.tnredwhitebrewfest.com
WILMA RUDOLPH SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET June 23 | 6pm | Wilma Rudolph Event Center Hosted by The Clarksville Alumnae Chapter www.1913clarksvillealumnae.net
SHINE FOR SUSIE July 16 | Wilma Rudolph Event Center Benefitting Shine for Susie ALS Charity Fund www.shineforsusie.org
BRICE LONG & FRIENDS BENEFIT CONCERT July 18 | 6-9pm | James E. Bruce Convention Center Benefitting the Back2Back Foundation w w w . b a c k 2 b a c k f o u n d a ti o n . o r g
TRIED N’ TRUE PRO WRESTLING: ‘LAST STAND’ July 21 | 7pm | Wilma Rudolph Event Center Benefitting Operation Stand Down www.triedntruepro.com
HANDBAGS FOR HOPE Aug. 4 | Wilma Rudolph Event Center Benefitting Urban Ministries Safehouse for Women www.clarksvilleaor.com
WONDER KIDS TRIATHALON RELAY FOR LIFE AFTER PARTY June 25 | 6-8pm | Old Glory Distilling Co. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Grits & Gravy STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE Manna Cafe recently hosted its 5th annual Grits & Gravy at Belle Hollow, billed as a night-time event with everyone's favorite: breakfast for dinner. The casual event featured live music by Lydia Walker, guest speaker Michael Bayne, and a silent auction. Kenny York was emotional as he talked about the evening, and what's on the horizon for Manna Cafe. “This is a celebration of Manna Cafe serving our first meal in Clarksville,” York said. “May 6th marks our 8th year in Clarksville, so this is a combination birthday celebration and fundraiser for Manna Cafe.”
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Sherry Harris Bivin & Theresa Trumpie
Victoria & Kenny York
Steve & Christy Crosby
York had a major announcement to share and celebrate with his supporters. “We like to make big announcements at this time of year,” York said. “We are in the process of purchasing a 44,000 square foot building in New Providence. We are super excited. We will have room for more services. We can also bring other partner agencies in to a central space as we work toward our mission together. It truly takes a village of agencies to help restore someone's life. “Now, folks can come and get all the services they need in one spot. We change lives now by alleviating immediate needs, this new facility will allow us to change lives by restoring hope and dignity, and helping folks with more than just an occasional sandwich. This is about changing mindsets, teaching people how to believe in themselves again, and finding a way out of whatever hole they find themselves in.”
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SPAYGHETTI DINNER PRIME LENS PHOTOGRAPHY STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS RYAN CHAMBERS For the second consecutive year, the Christian County Animal Shelter hosted its Spayghetti Dinner. The hugely successful event, which is held at the James E. Bruce Convention Center, welcomes over a hundred people to show their support for such a wonderful cause. The night includes a spaghetti buffet, door prizes, and a silent auction, which is donated all by members of the local community. The purpose of this event is to help the local animal shelter spay and neuter the animals that come through the doors and help keep the pet population down. To find out when next year’s dinner will be or how you may help their cause, visit www.christiancountyky.gov.
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Art lovers and local residents showed up all night long to see new art work by artists from all over the country. Along with an art gallery, the space is used for everything from painting classes taught by Olasubomi Aka-Bashorum and Professional Photography services by Lucas Ryan Chambers. There will be two art shows a month and new and exciting events are always being added. To find out about upcoming events or all of the services they offer, visit DraftsByOla.com or TheDudeWithaCamera.com.
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STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention recently hosted Hike for Hope at Rotary Park. Mary Reed and Nancy Walker organized the event which was the area's fourth walk of 2018, and part of the Out of Darkness series. Brenda Williams-Denbo lost her husband to suicide, she took a few minutes to talk about AFSP and the work they do. “We are the Middle Tennessee Chapter of AFSP,” Williams-Denbo said. “We get together to talk about our experiences, and our losses. We have suicide loss survivors, people who struggle with depression, and people who have lost a friend or relative. Also, there are supporters from the mental health field, and veterans' organizations. “We honor our loved ones who are missing with the bubble ceremony, It's a chance for all of us to connect, and then we walk together.” AFSP is a non-profit organization that raises awareness, and funds suicide prevention research and training in the community. “I would say, everyone knows someone, even if they're not aware that someone close to them is struggling,” WilliamsDenbo said. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in Tennessee. It ranks 2nd among young Tennesseans, age 10 – 24. White men in their 40's and 50's are also a huge at-risk group. It touches so many people.” More information about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention can be found at www.afsp.org
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STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center's annual Flying High fundraiser was recently held at Clarksville Country Club. This was the 35th year of the much-anticipated gala. Event Chair Laura Crow, current Chairperson of the Museum Guild, chose the theme Southern Soiree.
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Members of the Museum Guild, assisted by the Customs House staff spent months organizing the event, which promised great food, music, dancing, and most of all, the opportunity to purchase artwork by the area's best artists, and other items that were generously donated to this year's auction. “Charleston is a city steeped in history with beautiful architecture, wonderful food, and amazing gardens,” Laura Crow said. “... At Flying High, we support our local museum which, like Charleston, is full of history, art, architecture, and adventure.”
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QUEEN CITY ROAD RACE STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS RYAN CHAMBERS For the 40th year in a row, contestants of all ages gathered for one of the largest races of the year, the Queen City Road Race. This year’s race was held at Austin Peay State University and took all of the runners not only through the campus, but all the way through Clarksville’s Historic Downtown District. There were divisions for all ages, with a 5K and a 1-mile Fun Run. Despite the rainy weather this year, racers were happy to participate in this yearly race that’s hosted by Clarksville’s Department of Parks & Recreation. To find out when next year’s race is and how to sign up, go to www.CityofClarksville.com/QCRR
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Clarksville Vintage Fair
STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS RYAN CHAMBERS
For the second time at Beachaven Winery, the Five-Star Media Group hosted the Clarksville Vintage Fair. Due to the success of the first one last year, vendors came from all over offering everything from fried pies to antiques and were invited to setup shop on the beautiful grounds that Clarksvilleâ€™s largest winery has to offer. This time around guests could bring a friend or family member for a special ticket price which made for even more fun. While the guests did some shopping, they could also grab some lunch from one of the many food trucks as well as enjoy some local live music which made for the perfect getaway for the day. To find out when the next Clarksville Vintage Fair will be, visit http://5starradio.com
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Murder Mystery STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE Brett & Jessica Ashworth opened Covert Escape Games in Clarksville earlier this year. Recently they hosted their first murder mystery dinner. “We've been open since March,” Brett Ashworth said. “And, the outpouring and support from the community has been awesome. We offer different, really immersive scenarios. That's what we go for here, and we now have three games.” Bobbi Fairlane & Wayne Maker
Ashworth describes Covert's offerings, and the new company's journey to this point.
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“We started with Down the Rabbit Hole, an Alice in Wonderland themed game,” Ashworth said. “Next, we added Crazy Ivan, which is a cold war-space race inspired spy game. Our newest game is Lawn D.A.R.T., which is an escape from behind enemy lines during World War II challenge.” Ashworth says each game holds about 10 people, so Covert can currently host about 30 people at a time. He and his team are on track to have five separate rooms/games at this location soon. They are adding a new game every five to six weeks. “Tonight, we are hosting a murder mystery,” Ashworth said. “A company came up from Nashville with a troop of actors. They are facilitating the evening for us. It's a 1950's Sock Hop with poodle skirts, and greasers. It looks like it's going to be a fun evening.” Jessica & Brett Ashworth
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RELAY FOR LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMITTED Relay for Life Montgomery County recently held their annual event at Kenwood High School. After much planning, captains’ meeting and fundraising, each volunteer and sponsor’s efforts came to fruition with another successful event in support of the American Cancer Society. From survivors to families and friends of those who lost their battle with cancer, everyone in attendance had one mission – Grow awareness, raise funds and ultimately find a cure! Some even went above and beyond gaining #1 spots in three fundraising categories. A big thank you to Clarksville Fire & Rescue for being the Top Team with a whopping $13,579 raised. Congrats to Gary Santora in the Top Participants spot where his efforts raised $2,545. And a very appreciative thank you to Gateway-Vanderbilt Cancer Treatment Center for their $10,000 donation as the Top Company. While this year’s event may have come and gone, there are still plenty of ways to get in on the action and help find a cure for cancer! To find out more, like and follow Team Montgomery County at www.Facebook.com/RelayClarks There you can also learn more about the upcoming After Party which will be held June 25th at Old Glory Distilling Co.
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Held by the Chamber of Commerce, the Business Before Hours event was held high atop the F&M Bank in the spacious Franklin Room. Guests showed up bright and early for a wonderful breakfast and to meet other members of the Chamber of Commerce for a chance to get some very informal one-on-one time with each other outside of normal business hours. Itâ€™s the perfect chance to get to know some of the other members of the community on a more personal level. The Business Before Hours is held a few times a year and is specifically designed to cater to the business men and women that cannot always attend the Business After Hours which is held every month. To find out when the next event will be, and how you can attend, visit www.ClarksvilleChamber.com
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STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE Hopkinsville Rotary Club recently hosted a Kentucky Derby Benefit at Casey Jones Distillery, a party that raised money for scholarships.
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Kiley Killebrew is Hopkinsville Rotary Club's President-elect, and this year's Auction Chair. She took a moment to talk about the event. “This is actually a fundraiser for the Rotary Auction that we just held a couple of weeks ago,” Killebrew said. “We sold tickets for this, and the money went to support the auction.” The Rotary Club's auction has become well known over the years, the whole community turns out to raise money for the cause. “The auction went very well this year,” Kilebrew said. “We actually raised more than $320,000. All the money goes to our Rotary Scholars Program. We are very thankful to the community for their continued support. “So, tonight, we're going to watch the Kentucky Derby and have some fun. We have live music from Cayce Burks and the Moonlight Band, a photo booth by Southern Exposure, some great hors d'oeuvres, and of course, custom beverages from Casey Jones Distillery. 32 • VIP Clarksville Magazine | Summer 2018
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STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE The Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz just hosted its annual community feast along Main Street in front of City Hall, a fundraiser that featured delicious dishes from the city's local restaurants, and live music from members of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band. Paul Fourshee is the current president of the museum. “This is our second year for this event,” Fourshee said. “And, I'm proud to say we are within three tickets of selling out.” Sherry Allen & Jo Alyce Harper
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Fourshee says a committee worked hard to put this year's feast together. “I would say, all together there were about 25 people working on this event, including a team from the museum,” Fourshee said. “They arranged, with each of the restaurants here in town, a coordinated menu. Each restaurant generously donated 100 servings of a single dish, and it will all be served buffet style. “The menu came together with potato soup, grilled pork chops, an assortment of vegetables, and much more, this is going to be a great event.” Fourshee also announced that since this is the museum's 20th anniversary, he and his team are planning a big to-do in June to celebrate the occasion.
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The Fort Campbell Spouses’ Club hosts two large fundraisers a year in addition to smaller fundraising opportunities throughout the year. Recently an event was held high atop F&M Bank in the scenic Franklin Room. Throughout the past year, the club raised over $60,000 to donate in the form of scholarships and grants for students. It was on this night that the scholarships were awarded to the individuals, and along with this special occasion, guests dined on a decadent menu . Along with the perfect weather and beautiful view from one of Clarksville’s favorite venues, guests at the evening event got to see all of their hard work put into action. To find out more about the Ft. Campbell Spouses Club and how you may assist this club in the future, please visit www.FtCampbellSpousesClub.com. Beth Poppas & Cosy Sims
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Burdoc Farms Vendor Meet & Greet STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE Sara Shepherd and her team at Burdoc Farms hosted an event recently for local vendors to come together in a relaxed situation and learn about opportunities presented by the venue and its upcoming events. “Today is our Vendor Meet & Greet, Shepherd said. “We've invited people, who like us, are in the wedding business. I wanted them to come out and see us, meet with us, enjoy some of Chef Teeka's good food. “This gives us a chance to thank them. We never get a chance to eat, and talk, and be together. We are always working.” Shepherd said she was excited about the chance to relax, kick off her shoes, and share some war stories with others in the business. “I can assure you, there are lots of good stories in this business,” Shepherd said. “This way, people can see our new building, and just spend the afternoon relaxing and hanging out.” Shepherd says 2018 is going to be a big year at Burdoc Farms. “We have a lot coming up, like our 2nd annual Mud Run. Our 2nd annual Bluegrass Festival will be a 2-day event. The first night will feature local talent, and the second night will bring some very popular, well-known bands, including The Cleverlys.” In addition to those events, the Vintage Craft Festival will return, Whitney Davis & Mia Charette and of course there is a calendar full of weddings on tap. Shepherd and her daughter have also been trained on corporate team building. so businesses, management groups, and others looking to build communication skills are urged to contact Burdoc Farms for more details.
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Maple Peanut Butter Bacon Cheeseburger STORY BY LIESEL SCHMIDT
dmit it. Summer rolls around, and all you can think about is sinking your teeth into a juicy, grilled burger. The idea of cooking indoors flies out the window and our mansized spatulas make their big seasonal debut. So get ready to inhale the distinct aroma of charcoal meeting flame, and be sure to invite your co-workers and neighbors because this is one burger recipe that they won’t want to miss.
Naturally, meat is one of the top contenders when it’s time to decide what to throw onto the grates of the grill. From steaks and ribs to chicken and fish, those char marks seem to make everything better, giving them a delicious flavor that pairs oh-so-well with the fresh air and the summer sun. Nothing - and we mean nothing - feels more at home on the grill than a good old fashioned burger.
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl and mix until thoroughly blended. Form beef mixture into 6 4-inch patties and transfer onto a plate. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 30 minutes. Preheat grill to medium heat and lightly oil grates. Meanwhile, cook the bacon on medium high heat in a large skillet, turning occasionally until evenly browned and crisp. Place bacon on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
1 lb. ground beef 1 tsp. black pepper 1/2 tsp. onion powder 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 8 slices applewood smoked bacon 12 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or 6 slices) 1 cup peanut butter 1 tbsp. maple syrup 6 hamburger buns 6 leaves fresh lettuce 2 tomatoes, sliced
When grill has heated, cook patties about 4 minutes per side, until slightly firm to the touch but hot. Center should remain slightly pink. Add cheddar cheese to patties about a minute before removing them from the grill. In a small microwave-safe bowl, stir together peanut butter and maple syrup. Microwave about 25-35 seconds until slightly runny. Stir again to fully incorporate. Spread maple peanut butter mixture onto both sides of the hamburger buns. Then add the cheese-topped burger patties and layer with lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon.
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King of the Cumberland FISHING TOURNAMENT STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS RYAN CHAMBERS Dozens of anglers gathered on a rainy spring day for the inaugural King of the Cumberland Fishing Tournament. There were three categories for the determined fisherman to choose from, Traditional Bass, Catfish, and even a Kayak Bass division. Even with less-thanperfect weather, the contestants took off on the Cumberland River and its surrounding areas with hope of landing the big one. The winners in each category were awarded prizes totaling into the thousands and there was even a raffle for a brand-new fishing kayak. To find out when next yearâ€™s tournament will be, visit www.TuckesseeOutdoors.com
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THE BOWTIE Southern Gentlemen’s Style STORY BY LIESEL SCHMIDT
Once a common feature in men’s fashion, the bowtie seemed to all but vanish from the style scene as neckties took up residence around the necks of males from coast to coast and edged out their counterpart in popularity, their sleek length considered far more desirable than the smaller bows that became viewed as almost fussy. But though their widely-embraced relegation to the archives could have made them completely irrelevant for the rest of time as an antiquated sign of holding onto the past, the ways of fashion have worked their magic to make them not only acceptable in common society once again—but truly on trend. 42 • VIP Clarksville Magazine | Summer 2018
And now the bowtie could well be said to have men’s fashion all tied up. Getting in on the massive revival of bowties, a young entrepreneur named Moziah Bridges began sewing and selling his very own line of handmade pieces back in 2010 at the age of nine, appropriately naming his charming company Mo’s Bows. And boy, could the boy sell. Dressed head to toe in attire whose level of refinement far belied his young age, Bridges wasn’t just decked out in style—he was decked out in charisma, himself a longtime
lover of bowties whose own philosophy that “when you look good, you feel good,” was espoused in the simple sophistication of a bowtie. And as he worked to bring that feeling to the masses, his unique story captured the hearts and attention of everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Steve Harvey and gained him features on such national television shows as The Today Show and even Shark Tank. Since those early days of peddling his wares out of cases as he personally pitched at shops throughout Tennessee and racked up the sales through his online store, Bridges has proven that his ties indeed have staying power—so much so that he’s killing it on the business scene and has a fan following that includes multiple celebrities. Not that he’s letting it all go to his head. Rather, the now 16 year-old Bridges has used his company as a platform to raise funds for charitable organizations and to inspire his fellow youth to further their education and follow their dreams. From polka dots to a rainbow-like array of colorful ties, Mo’s Bows has the perfect piece to compliment your style and show off your personality—and perhaps even remind yourself that it’s never the wrong time to feel great about how you look.
“Bowties bring that certain element of old-school class and sophistication.” - PENNY BURNS, LUCKY PENNY TIES | NASHVILLE
And owner, founder, and inspired designer of Lucky Penny Ties, Penny Burns, would certainly agree with that sentiment, having rolled out her own line of handmade bowties in 2016 when her “champagne tastes” necessitated the need for a little extra income as she prepared for her wedding—which would otherwise be relying on a beer budget. Having seen the wonderful handiwork of her favorite great aunt in making bowties for a husband who seemed never to be without a tie to complete his ensemble, Burns used the inspiration to honor her great aunt at the same time as she earned money for the wedding of her dreams. But her waltz down the aisle didn’t spell the end for Burns’s tie making days. Instead, it gave rise to a full-fledged company, and now there are more than 36 different designs available online in addition to the custom-made pieces that she designs according to her clients’ specs. And those clients are many—including everyone from young professionals who want their style to stand out to the older generations who have a penchant for panache. “Bowties bring that certain element of old-school class and sophistication,” says Burns of just what has brought their resurgence on the recent fashion scene. “Men who wear them seem to have a bit more confidence and often get extra attention
because they’re kind of bold and unexpected.” Using every type of fabric from paisley pattered to sports-themed, Burns adds that extra little touch by sewing an actual “lucky” penny into the neck of each tie certainly, giving the men who wear her ties a way to stand out from the crowd—and a reason to wear them with pride, as a portion of each purchase is donated to Operation Stand Down Tennessee, a Veteran’s organization dedicated to serving the needs of military Veterans and their families. “My dad is a Vietnam Veteran, and my grandfather was a WWII Veteran. I chose OSDTN because I wanted to give back to an organization that helps those who have defended our country—not only to help those veterans, but to also honor my dad and grandfather,” Burns explains. Much like her ties, that’s certainly a sign of class— and one that makes her company worthy of salute. From Old Glory-themed to plaid and everything in between, a bowtie is the perfect piece to give your style some flair—so break out of your shell and get tied up. For more information on Lucky Penny Ties, visit www.luckypennyties.com. Mo’s Bows can be found at www.mosbowsmemphis.com.
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STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE The Christian County Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Brag N' Rights Golf Classic at Hopkinsville Golf & Country Club. “This is Christian County Chamber's annual Golf Classic,” Director of Events & Marketing, Kirstie Darnall said. “Brag N' Rights is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Money raised this week will help support all our efforts at the chamber, whether it be military affairs, membership, or our advocacy efforts.” 45 four-man teams were signed up for this year's tournament. 20 were scheduled to play on Tuesday, 25 were scheduled for Wednesday. Thanks to a number of generous sponsors, teams, while raising money, were also competing for some great prizes. “Players have five opportunities to win $10,000,” Darnall said. “If a player gets a holein-one on any of those par-3 holes, they win. Other great prizes include a membership to Hopkinsville Golf & Country Club, and a 2-man 30-bird hunt from Winghaven Lodge. “We're also doing a golf ball drop, where players can buy one or more golf balls. We are going to put them in a bucket, drop them from 35 feet, and closest to the target gets to split the pot. The other half of the money is being donated to fallen Hopkinsville Police Officer Phillip Meacham's family, part of a scholarship fund for his daughter.” 44 • VIP Clarksville Magazine | Summer 2018
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STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Development Board partnered recently to host the annual Industry Appreciation Day lunch at Beachaven Winery. “This is a way for us to recognize the employees and management at all the existing industry in the industrial park,” Clarksville Chamber's Melinda Shepard said. “Lunch is open to everyone who works in manufacturing jobs in the area, and we expect as many as 4,000 people this year.” Shepard says, organizers prepared for 3,000 people last year, and still ran out of food. “With the Hankook Tire Group, and LG Electronics opening up, we thought we better bump it up a bit this time,” Shepard said. “It's a huge event. We have Benny Cushman handling all the food for us, we're doing hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, cookies and soft drinks. “We think it's important for us to show the people in our existing industries how much they are appreciated in this community. May is Industry Appreciation Month.”
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HOG ROAST HOOTENANNY STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE The Food Initiative hosted the 2nd Annual Hog Roast Hootenanny recently at its Sango Farm location, featuring Pit Master Charity Williams and her husband, Kevin roasting a whole hog that was raised on the farm. Guests also enjoyed popular BBQ sides and desserts, including a S'mores station, and music was provided by Cindy McElroy and Ivan Colon of The Beagles, with a special presentation for the kids by Ms B. “This is the 2nd year for this event, and the first time we have done a whole hog,” Regina Hampton said. “We have about 150 people here, and the weather is perfect, so we are really excited for everyone to have fun and enjoy the farm.” Dr. David Haase, J. P. Vanover & Hayden Sturm
Hampton said that cold and wet weather has delayed them this planting season. She announced that they will be starting an urban farm in Springfield, as well as offering their normal programs and field trips in Clarksville this year. “We are trying to get caught up on the planting,” Hampton said. “We are also looking for a few more sponsors so that we can hire a total of 40 students for our Summer Youth Program. We have 32 students so far.” The Food Initiative's SYP connects students from all over Clarksville/Montgomery County and Fort Campbell. The students spend four weeks in the summer working in the program's sustainable garden, and at local hunger relief organizations.
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The SummerTime Swizzle: Cocktail Recipes For the Southern Gentleman STORY BY LIESEL SCHMIDT For red-blooded Americans, summer means time outdoors with friends and family and maybe a refreshing cocktail (or two). So if you’re searching for a new chilled summer drink recipe to liven up your next poolside party or barbecue, here are a couple to help you channel your inner Mad Men-esqueness and show off your mad, mad mixology skills.
From fruity summer swizzles to something with a kick, there are many summer cocktail options to explore. Take a risk. By summer’s end, you might find you have unlocked skills you never new you had; and if nothing else, you’ll have some great drinks to add to your repetoire. So get ready to get your mix on!
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If you love beer but sometimes favor a margarita, try this recipe for a drink called the Costa Rhode Island, adapted from one created by Joe McGuirk at Highland Kitchen in Somerville, Massachusetts & featured in Men’s Journal online:
Here in the South, we do love us some sweet tea, and hard iced tea is the best of both worlds.
1.5 oz. blanco tequila 0.75 oz. grapefruit juice 0.75 elderflower liquer 6 oz. lager beer
INGREDIENTS: 1 black tea bag 12 oz. water 1.5 oz. lemon flavored vodka 1 tbsp. honey (can substitute agave nectar or 1 pkt. sweetener) 1 lemon wedge Mint
In a cocktail shaker, combine first three ingredients and shake until well mixed. Strain and pour over ice in a glass rimmed with salt. Add beer, then serve and enjoy!
Boil the water, then add tea bag and honey and steep for five minutes. Remove tea bag and refrigerate to chill or add to a shaker with a few cubes of ice and shake to chill immediately. Pour tea and honey mixture into a large glass with ice. Add vodka, then squeeze the lemon. Stir together, garnish with mint, and serve. Summer 2018 | www.vipclarksville.com • 49
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GOLF TOURNAMENT STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS RYAN CHAMBERS The Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Buffalo Wild Wings and Godfathers Pizza, hosted the annual Godfather Golf Tournament at the beautiful Clarksville Country Club. Dozens of soldiers from Ft. Campbell were invited to play a round of golf and enjoy the day on the beautiful course that Clarksville’s only country club has to offer. The event was held to show appreciation for all of the hard work and dedication shown by service men and women at Ft. Campbell. To find out when next year’s event will be and how you can purchase tickets to play a round of golf, visit www.ClarksvilleCountryClub.com
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Summer is here, and it’s time to fire up the grill. Here’s how to make every barbecue healthier — and a little tastier. There aren’t many people who don’t enjoy the occasional meal cooked over an open flame. Plus, getting creative with how you cook your food offers new opportunities to expand your menu. Have you ever tried grilled romaine? Still, grilling has a downside — it exposes you to compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs), which form when meat and fish are exposed to high temperatures, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which exist in smoke and can deposit on food. HCAs and PAHs have been found, in animal studies, to increase the risk of certain cancers, including lung, breast and colon cancers. Even though their influence on cancer risk in humans isn’t as clear, HCAs and PAHs can be avoided with a few sensible adjustments to your grilling routine:
Choose leaner cuts. When fat drips onto hot charcoal or gas flames and leads to firey flare-ups, the likelihood of PAHs depositing on your food increases, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Cut meat into smaller pieces — and keep it moving. The longer meat is exposed to high heat, the higher the levels of HCAs, according to the NCI. Smaller pieces of meat need less time on the grill, which may limit your exposure, as does continuously flipping your meat, the NCI notes. You can also follow the mantra “low and slow” and cook food over indirect heat.
Precook your meat. Partially cooking meat in the microwave is another way to limit HCA formation, the NCI adds, but always take partially cooked meat directly from the microwave to the grill. Partial cooking can increase the risk of bacterial growth, according to FoodSafety.gov.
Get creative. Research from Kansas State University’s Food Science Institute has identified certain antioxidant-rich herbs and spices, namely rosemary, thyme and black pepper, that can significantly reduce HCA formation, particularly on beef. Find a spice blend you like or use a marinade that contains them. One study from the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that marinating pork in dark lager reduced PAH formation, as well.
Keep it safe. Finally, keep it safe — separate raw and cooked meats, and cook all your meats to the proper internal temperature. The chart available at FoodSafety.gov is a good resource. Eating more lean meats and veggies is also good for your heart. If you’re looking for more ways to boost heart health, consult a cardiologist. Tennova Medical Group has assembled a team of cardiac specialists dedicated to caring for you and your heart. Learn more at TennovaMedicalGroup.com or call 931-502-3750. For more health and wellness articles like this one, visit our blog at www.TennovaWellness.com. Summer 2018 | www.vipclarksville.com • 53
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To commemorate their evening, all guests received a canvas bag featuring the art of one of this year's winning students. The FUEL program is a food subsidization program that places food directly in the backpacks of local children who face food insecurity. Their vision is to “provide hope, love and self-worth to the children we serve by nourishing the body and soul.”
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hen you’re passionate about meat, smokin,’ and grillin’—as so many men are—it’s logical to go after that passion with gusto, really sinking your teeth into it to create food that’s flavorful, fallingoff-the-bone tender, and so delicious it’ll bring people to their knees. Or, in the case of MISSION BBQ, to their feet. Not that it’s actually the food here that inspires people to rise, though some might argue the contrary. Rather, it’s the respect being shown to our wonderful nation and the heroes who so selflessly defend it, and that respect is something that the founders at MISSION BBQ have taken to heart in all that they do, from their patriotically-themed décor and their focus on charitable giving to their playing of the National Anthem every day at noon. If you’re at all familiar with daily operations at any military installation, the National Anthem being broadcast over the base-wide PA system at the hours of Reveille and Retreat puts a halt to movement—a complete and utter halt. Cars on the road stop. People cease their steps mid-stride. 60 • VIP Clarksville Magazine | Summer 2018
Everyone freezes, standing at attention to salute or to place their hand over their hearts in respect to the flag. And at MISSION BBQ, they take that noontime anthem just as seriously—from the customers in the dining room all the way to the kitchen staff. Opening their first restaurant on the tenth anniversary of 9-11, cofounders and brothers-in-smoke Bill Kraus and Steve Newton set a precedent for pride and support of our heroes—not only those in our military, but also those who serve as first responders. And while that support literally plays over the loud speakers, it also plays out in the extent of their giving. Each year, MISSION BBQ donates millions of dollars to a staggering list of military and Veterans’ organizations as well as those serving the needs of first responders, proving that doing good really does feel good…and it tastes even better. With two of Kraus’s sons currently serving in the military, such personal ties could certainly be considered a strengthening point in communicating their mission and making it resonate with their
customers. “We believe there’s nothing more American than barbecue and nobody more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve our communities and our country,” says Kraus of the passion that has driven the company’s success and the reason that it connects so greatly within the communities it serves. “We do what we do for the love of our firefighters, police officers, first responders, and our soldiers—for all of our loved ones in service.” So passionate is that love that, over the past seven years, MISSION BBQ has grown into a nationwide chain with more than 65 locations, each of which operates on the same tenets of good food, good smoke, and good old-fashioned pride. And in communities with a strong link to the military like Clarksville, that pride permeates the air right along with the wood-smoke. Since opening its doors on November 13, 2017, the Clarksville location of MISSION BBQ has been serving the company’s mission, feeling right at home amidst a heavy customer base of the many men and women in uniform who dine daily at its tables and bring their families and friends to enjoy their fantastic fare. From Texan beef brisket and St. Louis-style spare ribs to Carolina-inspired pulled pork, every dish on the menu is a sample of America at its finest, representing the regions so famous for making smoked meat akin to a religious experience. Each of the tender meats is dry rubbed before being smoked over the wood chips and served with an array of scratch-made sauces created to represent the cities that so inspired its founders. And while the thick scent of smoked meats certainly inspired them to open their first restaurant, it’s the men and women in service who continually inspire them—and that’s something they stand and salute each and every day.
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TEAM RED, WHITE & BLUE - BIG WINNER SOCIAL STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE The Clarksville/Fort Campbell Chapter of Team RWB was the recipient of a Big Winner Social recently, a party thrown for them for winning a national membership contest in January. Team RWB's mission is to enrich the lives of veterans, through physical and social activity, and with that goal in mind, Chapter Captain Harriet Williams, says there is a lot of community service involved. “We are trying to help veterans, active duty soldiers too,” Williams said. “But, we find that a lot of the veterans get out of the service and miss that sense of camaraderie and community they are so used to. Some of these folks can find themselves a little lost.” Team RWB creates a lot of events. Williams says there is something almost every day. Events include running, yoga, swimming, rucking and many of those are free through RWB's partnerships within the community.
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“Besides physical events, we do social events like this gathering tonight,” Williams said. “Sometimes, we just get together as a group and go out to eat somewhere. “Our chapter is at about 1,200 members. It's free to join, and you don't have to be military or prior military to become a member. You just have to want to get involved. “I was looking for a way to reconnect, after I had been out of the Army for several years. I discovered this group at a USO 10-Miler a few years ago, and it was a great way to get involved. We are a veterans service organization that encourages everyone to become a member.” For more information, go to Team RWB Clarksville or Team RWB Fort Campbell on Facebook.
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Bowl for kids' sake STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville recently held its annual Bowl for Kids' Sake, with hundreds coming out to Pinnacle Family Entertainment Center to support the cause. Chris Buerck is Executive Director of BBBS Clarksville. “We've been doing this here at the Pinnacle since at least 2004,” Buerck said. “Bowl for Kids' Sake is one of our organization's signature events. Every BBBS agency does this. Today, we have about 300 people bowling, and each team competes to raise the most money. We like to say, it's not about the bowling, its about the kids.”
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Bowl for Kids' Sake is historically BBBS's biggest fundraiser of the year, but not the only one. “We will have at least two more events this year,” Buerck said. “We will be doing our traditional golf tournament, but this year we have teamed up with Downtown Commons to do a new downtown golf tournament. It's going to be a very interesting 9-hole course that will play through the streets of downtown Clarksville.”
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“RELIGION THAT GOD OUR FATHER ACCEPTS AS PURE AND FAULTLESS IS THIS: TO LOOK AFTER ORPHANS AND WIDOWS IN THEIR DISTRESS...” JAMES 1:27 (NIV) It’s a verse of the Bible taken to heart by Andrew and Revee Kraszewski, a verse that resonated deep within the couple long before they were even married. Having struggled with the tragedies of multiple miscarriages following the birth of their first daughter, Audrey, they decided to adopt a baby, finding themselves blessed by the addition of a baby girl named Raelynn. Not long after, baby Wyatt soon made his way into the world, the long-waited miracle of a pregnancy that Revee carried to term after so many tries had been unsuccessful. Wyatt’s arrival—happy though it was, was never without struggle, and their beautiful baby boy was lost at 18 months old due to heart complications connected to a genetic heart defect. And while that loss could have easily discouraged others, the Kraszewskis knew that they had more to give—and so they once again turned to adoption, unexpectedly meeting a young woman whose story moved them to the core. Pregnant with twins, the woman was desperately seeking a home for her two unborn babies, a home and a family who loved them as much as she did. And that love seemed to run deep, as carrying the babies to term was, essentially, a death sentence for this brave woman who was terminally ill with cystic fibrosis. Weeks of phone calls later, the Kraszewskis finally met her face to face and officially arranged the adoption, turning the potential for tragedy into a double blessing—in more ways than one. Legal adoption is hardly inexpensive. So overwhelming, in fact, that it is often an impossibility for many couples whose greatest
wish is a family. Such costs would have been a staggering hit for the Kraszewskis, as well, but they did exactly what Jesus commanded His people to do: take care of widows. And through that care, they raised much-needed funds to take care of the orphaned. “We worked with the Both Hands Foundation to raise $4700, gathering a team together to renovate and repair a widow’s home here in Clarksville. All volunteers seek sponsorship to work that day, raising money for an adoptive family at the same time as they serve the needs of a widow in the community,” explains Revee, an entrepreneur whose diverse pursuits include hairstyling, instructing, designing, and even breeding Labradors as the co-owner of a breeding company with her mother. Loving parents to the children already at home, Revee and Andrew, an NCO in the Army stationed at Ft. Campbell, were excited to welcome two new little ones home—and their story was an amazing one. So much so that they were asked to give interviews with news outlets including The Today Show, which soon added an unexpected twist to an already remarkable tale. “The very next day after the article appeared online, I received a message from a lady in Mississippi asking me about the expectant mother because our stories were very similar. Once I shared a few details, she confirmed that she had also been matched with her,” Revee recalls. “This mom had been stringing three separate families along, doing three different gender reveals in three different states.” Such news could have easily made Andrew and Revee stumble and left them too disheartened to consider adoption again. But rather than seeing it as a reason not to trust, they have launched efforts to help end adoption scams through various social media platforms. “We were heartbroken to find all of it out—but more so angry, because we had so much invested into bringing them home. We’d shared our joy with our own friends and family, and then that was all taken away.” Not that their hope has been taken away, as the Kraszewskis are still filled with love to give—and that love served a widow who needed their help, a selfless act that will certainly see its reward when they have the opportunity to welcome a new baby into their home. But for now, the knowledge that they followed Jesus’ direction is more than enough to sustain them. Summer 2018 | www.vipclarksville.com • 71
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STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE Mary's Music recently held its Recital 2018 at Governor's Square Mall's center court, featuring performances from about 3 dozen local music students. Mary Morgan is a piano teacher at Mary's Music, she oversaw the recital. “Today, we are having a recital that features the talents of many of our students at Mary's Music,” Morgan said. “We have some guitar students, and some piano students who will be performing various pieces. We even have one student today, Kelsey Burkhart, who will perform her original song, The City That Never Sleeps.” Mary's Music currently has about 200 students signed up for music lessons. Instructors work one-on-one with students of all ages, and offer lessons on piano, guitar, drums, bass, ukelele, voice, even the violin. “We've never done a recital quite like this,” Morgan said. “We just thought it would make a fun community event, and it would give these kids a chance to perform in front of an audience. This is something I had the chance to do when I was a kid, and I thought it would be a great opportunity for them. They are very excited.”
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ice Cream Crawl STORY BY LIESEL SCHMIDT
I scream, you scream, we all scream for….ICE CREAM! No matter how old we get, there’s always something fabulously fun about ice cream—which is why it’s also a perfect thing to share as a family, whether you’ve got elementary aged kidlets or your junior set has reached high school. And because this decadent (let’s be real) delight is so creamy and cool, it bears an inescapable association with summer—not that that’s a bad thing. Unless, of course, you make the mistake of ordering a towering triple scoop on a sugar cone at high noon on the hottest day of the season and decide that you want to eat it slooooowwwly… Good luck with that. Historically speaking, the continuous growth of the ice cream industry’s capital gains could easily have allowed it to cool its heels and rely on the ever popular trifecta of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry to keep it churning, but the simplicity of these flavors has inspired out of the box thinking, turning them into a canvas for creativity as their base notes are amped up with everything from ribbons of caramel to crushed up cookies, nuts, and even bits of cake. So which cream reigns supreme? A true debate, if there ever was one…which is where the ice cream crawl comes in. Three magic words that should be surrounded by a rainbow of sprinkles, right? And maybe there will be sprinkles somewhere along the line—it all comes down to the scoops you choose. As with any good crawl, there is a strategic plan that should be observed in order to be successful. So round up the fam and hit the town to see which scoops take the crown…and which only get a few licks. 1. Plan your crawl according to the geographic location of each ice cream shop in your area. Try your best to keep them close together so that you can avoid more car travel or long walks from place to place. 2. Time of day matters, because the summer months mean that people flock to ice cream shops like moths to a flame. Try early afternoon or even when the shop first opens up for the day. The less time it takes to hit each ice cream shop, the more stops you’ll get to make. Another time-saver to remember: Have just one person get in line at each shop to cut down on the time it takes to be served. It’s also wise to go on a weekday rather than on a Saturday, when you’ll have to battle the biggest crowds. 3. Limit the bites. It only takes a few bites each to form an opinion on an ice cream, so get one cup or cone of however many flavors you’re sampling and give everyone their own tasting spoon. Order 1 to 2 flavors at each shop, and consider asking your server which two flavors are their most popular. 4. Bestow the golden spoon. Create a score sheet and rate each flavor of ice cream on a scale of 1 to 4, with 4 being the highest. Tally up the scores after the last stop to decide the winner…and find your new favorite!
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Happenin' at the Holleman’s STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS RYAN CHAMBERS Each year Mark & Ricki Holleman & their family open their home for one of the most anticipated events--“Happenin’ at the Holleman’s.” At this event the Roxy Regional Theatre announces its line-up of shows and scheduled events and also provides the perfect opportunity to help raise funds to keep one of Clarksville’s most notable attractions funded throughout the year. This year’s line-up will include all of the holiday favorites as well as some new surprises that are sure to be a hit with theatre goers all year long. To get information on the complete list of shows and dates, or for general ticket information, please visit www.RoxyRegionalTheatre.com.
Cindy Chambers & Judge Charles Smith
Chris & Kate Smith
Donald Groves & Ryan Bowie
Ginna & Rob Holleman
Melinda Dawn Kelly-Major & Lillie Rich
Rhonda & Kevin Kennedy
Tim & Kris Lee
Su & Randy Whetsell
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Leadership Hopkinsville - Christian County Alumni Reunion STORY + PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY CENTONZE Leadership Hopkinsville – Christian County recently hosted an alumni reunion at Casey Jones Distillery, with great food provided by Four Seasons Catering, and live music from The Pilgrim Project. Lea Martin took a moment to share her thoughts on the organization and what it does for the community. “I am a member of Leadership Hopkinsville – Christian County,” Martin said. “I’m also on the Board, and on a subcommittee for Leadership Alumni. As far as I know, this is our first official Leadership reunion. “We just wanted to get everyone a chance to reconnect. Life is busy, so this is a great opportunity for our members to reminisce with their classmates.”
A. J. Casey Jones & Peg Hays
Martin says that LHCC has been going strong for 33 years. Each year, a class of about 20 goes through the program. The class then chooses to fund and work on one of several suggested projects. Past projects include work with The Boys & Girls Club, Alissa Keller & Zirconia Alleyne as well as the Pennyrile Children’s Advocacy Center. Classes also choose a second project, one of the most recent was the playground at North Drive in Hopkinsville.
Allisha Lee & Lanita Wilson
Angie Goode & Brandi Alexander Annie Catron & Ryann Mabry
Brad Rose & Dustin Gilbert
Anthony Ervin & Rebecca Pepper
Angie Goode, Brandi Alexander & Lynn Pryor
Curtis & Diane Pyle
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Eyvette Sellers, Holly Boggess & Lea Martin
Wendee Aldridge & Tana Edwards
Martha Thomas & Lori Rucker
Krin Mimms, Wendee Aldridge, Holly Bivins & Lucas Stagner DeeAnna Sova & Melissa Sellers Spurr
Jerod Kaufman & Lana Bastin
Greg Moore, Matt Workman & Robert Webb
Krin Mimms & Lucas Stagner
Rachel Crick & Jeff Calhoun
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Lea Martin & Mayor Carter Hendricks
Linda & Thomas Hales
Sandy Grogan, Janet Calhoun & Amanda Vinson
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The signs of a heart attack are rarely this obvious. During a heart attack, every minute matters. So, know the warning signs. If you experience any of them, call 911. And count on the Nationally Accredited Chest Pain Center at Tennova Healthcare â€“ Clarksville for emergency heart care.
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