Boys & Girls Club of Maury County 2017 Great Futures Luncheon

Boys & Girls Club of Maury County 2017 Great Futures Luncheon

The Annual “Great Futures Luncheon” is one of the Club’s main fundraising events and is attended by 300+ community leaders. This year’s luncheon was held on Tuesday, April 4th in the upstairs event space at Puckett’s downtown Columbia.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is to “enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” The vision statement of the Boys & Girls Club of Maury County is: “We strive each day to POSITIVELY IMPACT Youth, STRENGTHEN Families, and ENRICH Maury County, one child at a time.

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Mule Day Parade 2017

Photos from the 2017 Mule Day Parade!

From Wikipedia:”Mule Day” has been a popular Columbia tradition for nearly 170 years, since the 1840s. It began as “Breeder’s Day”, a single day livestock show and mule market event held on the first Monday in May. Over time, “Mule Day” evolved from a single day event into a multi-day festival, attracting thousands of attendees, lasting almost a week. According to its official website, the heavy involvement of Maury County in the mule industry caused the event to grow for a time into “one of the largest livestock markets in the world.”

In 1933, Thomas Marion Brown had the idea for a Mule Day Parade and Celebration as a way to bring in money to the community. He approached W.D. Hastings of the Daily Herald and J.J. Johnson to bring this event to life. They went to the Chamber of Commerce and in 1934 the First Mule Day Parade was a reality. Tom designed the Mule Day Crown which is on display in the Maury County Public Library. He was the first Grand Marshal and led the parade for about 7 years.

Mule Day suddenly gained wider notice in 2006 when the Mule Day Parade listing in the National Asset Database, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) list of potential terrorism targets, was featured in a New York Times article.

 

Boys & Girls Club of Maury County Great Futures Luncheon 2015

Boys & Girls Club of Maury County Great Futures Luncheon 2015

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2015 Columbia Breakfast Rotary Mule Day Auctioneer Contest

On April 10th 2015, the Columbia Breakfast Rotary held the 2015 Columbia Breakfast Rotary Mule Day Auctioneer Contest. This contest draws Auctioneers from all over the country and has gained the reputation as one of the best in the country. Below the pictures is a link to the LIVE video we shot for the first time for the Auctioneers Contest and the Columbia Breakfast Rotary! Enjoy!

Watch the 2015 Columbia Breakfast Rotary Mule Day Auctioneers Contest below!

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