Dancing, dining and socializing at "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" prom night raises money for scholarships

Dancing, dining and socializing at "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" prom night raises money for scholarships

PHOTO: Mr. & Mrs. AAHS Shedrick and Rochelle Wright.


Shedrick and Rochelle Wright, the reigning Mr. & Mrs. AAHS of the African American Heritage Society, will be passing the title to a new couple on July 21, 2018, at the 3rd Annual Tom E. Murdic Educational Scholarship event.

Kevan and Tosha Robinson Baugh
Rick and Gala Murray

The Wrights, along with Dennis and Quen Williams, Freddie and Tondalanea Scott and Cliff and Shatan Jones raised funds for last year’s event. The money they raised, along with donations from sponsors and the community, enabled AAHS to award $1,000 scholarships to seven high school seniors this year: Briana James, McKyan James and Frank Fontaine Thomas, Independence High; Deanna Riley and Courtney Wright, Summit High; Isaac Scott, Brentwood Academy and Charlye Williams, Centennial High.

The couples vying this year for the title of Mr. & Mrs. AAHS for 2018-2019 are: Kevin and Tosha Robinson-Baugh, Timothy and Maria Gaines, Rick and Gala Murray and Ralph and Machelle Thompson.

The community can contribute to this year’s effort and encourage and support the couples and the organization by sponsoring, attending the event and making donations. Donations received by the couples and proceeds from the scholarship event will go directly to the Tom Murdic Educational Scholarship
Fund and is tax deductible.

Ralph and Machelle Thompson

The scholarship is named in honor of board member, community leader and Franklin native Thomas Murdic, who was a leader and AAHS board president for many years. The application process for the year 2018-2019 will be open October 1, 2018 and

will be due by March 1, 2019.

Sponsors on board thus far for this year’s event are: Community Housing Partnership, Franklin Housing Authority, State Farm Insurance-Ed Underwood, Hall Emery, Heritage Foundation, Williamson Medical Center, Let It Shine, Buerger, Moseley and Carson and The Good Food Group. Media sponsors are: Williamson Herald, Your Williamson Magazine. The Tennessean, Southern Exposure Magazine, Franklin/Brentwood Home Page, The Tennessee Tribune and WAKM Radio.

“Prom Night 2018” offers an opportunity for couples and individuals to get together for a night of food, fun, music and dancing, while contributing to a good and worthy cause.

The event will be held at the Embassy Suites on Saturday, July 21. Social hour with cash bar begins at 6 p.m. and the prom commences at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, or $500 for a table of 10. AAHS is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made to the African American Heritage Society. Contact Paulette Johnson at 615-243-7751 or Ashley Patterson at 615-521-4116 for tickets and ticket information or if you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund.

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