By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post
Most of us have heard the quote, Every once in a while life gives us a fairytale.
That statement was very true for Wilson Countys Amanda Hubbard, who received two fairytale moments on Thursday night. Not only did Hubbard recieve her diploma as a member of the GED Graduating Class of 2012-2013, but she was also greeted by a surprise visitor.
The popular Symphony On the Lawn at Cumberland University is set for Tuesday, June 11, with pre-show entertainment commencing at 5:30 p.m. and featuring the Suzuki Players and the Mt. Juliet Gold.
So, bring your chairs, blankets and ice chests full of food to celebrate summer coming with a picnic, said Dottie Allen of the independent Cumberland University Fine Arts Council (CUFAC) that has brought the Nashville Symphony to Lebanon for the past 14 or more years on an annual basis.If you don't want or have time to pack your own picnic supper, we will have three vendors on hand selling food. They are Blue Moon Barbeque, Busters Real Ice Cream and Sugar Baby Cakery, she added.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $5 each and available for early sale at Regions Bank of Lebanon, Cox's Gifts & Jewelry, the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, the Mt. Juliet/West Wilson County Chamber of Commerce offices and at the door on Tuesday night. All children and students are admitted free of charge.
Associate Conductor Kelly Corcoran will lead the orchestra which will perform music from Star Wars, Sleeping Beauty, Harry Potter and West Side Story, along with classics by Copland, Prokofiev and other crowd favorites.
Families so look forward to this show each year because the whole family enjoys it, Allen said. It's such great fun to see the little kids reacting to the Symphony music by dancing. The Symphony plays such a great selection of music each year and it's wonderful to look out and see a sea of 1,500 to 2,000 fans in the audience all enjoying it. We hope there's even more in attendance this year. Reps from CUFAC were guests on Thursday on the Coleman Walker Show on WANT Radio and got a good reaction from the listening audience.
The Nashville Symphony Orchestra will bring its instrument petting zoo, where children of all ages can get a chance to try playing an instrument.
The Eagle Scout Color Guard from Troop 360 will be presenting the flag before the National Anthem.
Sponsors again this year for the Nashville Symphony's appearance are Cracker Barrel and Regions Bank.
Cumberland University shortstop Cory Urquhart was named to the 2013 Rawlings-NAIA Baseball Gold Glove Team this week, as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (NAIA-BCA) All-America Selection Committee.
The Yakima, Wash., native just finished his senior season with the Bulldogs, committing 11 errors in 286 chances in 2013, including 185 assists.
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MURFREESBORO -- Lebanon's McClain Christian Academy was approved for TSSAA membership by the organization's Board of Control during a meeting Wednesday morning at the Embassy Suites Hotel. McClain will join the TSSAA as a Division II, Class A school.
MCA, a K-12 school with a total enrollment of 43 students. Some 23 students are currently enrolled in grades 9-12.
Eight former Wilson County prep baseball standouts will be among the participants in the second annual MidTN Senior All-Star Classic presented by TopTennBaseball.com Saturday at Cumberland Universitys Stockton Field.
Class A state champion Friendship Christian School will be represented by Brennan Swindoll, Stefan Remus, Hunter Watts, Austin Godwin, Cale Mitchell and Gunner Osborne.