Welcome to our 3rd issue of 2011! What a year it’s been so far. May 1st marks the one year anniversary of the flood that poured into Middle Tennessee. While Wilson County homes and businesses suffered damage totaling in millions, residents rallied around each other offering food, beverages, a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on for those affected. This is one of the reasons Wilson County is such an incredible place to find the good life.
The Paper Mill was one of those businesses damaged in the 2010 flood. Owners are the mother/daughter team, Debra Winfree and Beth Sparks. These ladies were not about to let the water destroy the successful business that took years to build. Read why they think Wilson County IS the place to be.
Since May is the month made for moms, we’ve included some pretty cool stories about some pretty amazing moms that live right here in Wilson County.
What do a high school teacher of the year, a grandmother, and a mother of three have in common? They are just a few of the Moms Style and Trends Editor, Erin Brown, salutes in her section this issue. Getting to see these hard working women get all dolled up in the latest fashions from some of Wilson County’s coolest boutiques was an incredible experience. Look for the spread on page 42.
One special Mom will get a surprise this issue too. A few weeks back we got a call from an old friend who recently retired from the Army, after several tours of duty in Afghanistan. He had a request. He wanted to write a story about the strongest person he knows; his wife. She has no idea. Look for his words on page 60, and FYI, better get a box of tissues before you read it.
We also have some delightful new recipes from Food Contributor, Stacey Meadows and a new restaurant review from Dining with Doc, John Gallaher. Plus, a new article by Roy Harris that’s sure to inspire you.
Before we go, we’d like to wish all of the Moms and Dads a Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Father’s Day. Without you, the world wouldn’t be as interesting.
Until next time, keep reading!!