Keeping Susan's fight going

Oct. 12 is more than a Saturday; it's Susan's Saturday.
Oct 10, 2013
Susan Denning



Oct. 12 is more than a Saturday; it's Susan's Saturday.

The fourth annual event honors Susan Denning and helps raise funds for scholarships in her memory. The event will start at 10:30 a.m. and will be on the Trousdale County High School campus. It will feature inflatables, cow chip bingo, concessions, indoor batting cages, duck pond, face painting, book fair, ball toss, a kids' auction, obstacle course, craft fair, petting zoo and a silent auction.

"All proceeds will be donated to the Susan Denning Memorial Scholarship Fund," said Shelley Cook, an event organizer. "In the past three years, a total of 29 students have received Susan Scholarships for a grand total of $22,500. [The] 2011 class – seven students – received $6,500; 2012 class – 16 students – received $10,000; and 2013 class – six students – received $6,000."

Sandra Taylor, an event organizer, added, "Our only goal is just putting in our time, to try to raise a little money so kids can go to school, and maybe, just maybe, there will be a kid from Trousdale County that will figure out away to stop breast cancer."

Taylor reminds parents that while there is a lot of free and fun stuff to do for the whole family, there certain events like face painting that will have a charge. As of Oct. 4, there were still tickets for cow chip bingo, which will begin at noon, still up for grabs. Tickets for bingo are $30, and the "winner" can win a $1,000 prize.

"The real fun is the silent auctions for the students," said Taylor. "We have had bidding wars in the past, especially for items like the principal's parking spot and baskets filled with chocolate and cokes."

The student auction will end Oct. 11 before the pep rally.

Silent auction items will include: Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts tickets for Nov. 14; Titans vs. Chargers for Dec. 15 tickets; UT Vols vs. Vanderbilt tickets for Nov. 23 with parking pass; Lady Vols vs. Oakland basketball tickets for Nov. 24 with parking pass; Premier Jewelry; Silpada; Wife-In-Laws $50 gift certificate; $400 gift certificate for tires/services; season passes with reserved seating and snack for TCHS baseball home games; season passes for TCHS softball home games; session passes for TCHS basketball home games; a homemade child's Adirondack chair; a handmade child's picnic table; Trousdale County cornhole set with Yellow Jacket bags; Matilda Jane gift certificate; Thirty-One purple monogrammed blanket; Cinda B. duffle bag; pink ribbon official Titans signed game ball; signed game from the Trousdale County vs. Gallatin game; hat with infinity scarf from Van Loos; homemade cheesecake; Jackets Bling jersey and much more.

"People are still bringing things in for auction," said Taylor.

Bidding for the silent auction will end Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Sandra Taylor or Shelley Cook at 374-2201.

Managing Editor Marie Corhern can be reached at 615-374-3556 or email


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