GM Manufacturing Spring Hill held their first Pay It Forward Festival Saturday, June 25th, at the Tennessee Children's Home. This family friendly event benefited The Well Outreach is local nonprofit that provides food assistance and much more to families in Spring Hill, Thompson's Station, and College Grove. Attendees of the festival were asked to bring nonperishable food items as their admission ticket.
Festival goers spread out over the lawn to listen to the sounds of several bands, including The Tim Turner Band, The Young Fables, Bag Dog Band, and StevieRock and the Blues Connection. Food trucks and tents lined the grounds with treats for every member of the family- popcorn, hot dogs, bbq ice cream and more!
The highlight of the event were the games created to keep everyone entertained. Festival organizers created a 9 hole mini golf course, sack races, bubble ball soccer and a Crossfit "Border Wars" challenge presented by Crossfit Combustion of Spring Hill, TN and Crossfit Old South of Columbia, TN. Little ones also stayed cool with a waterslide park built just for them or down by the lake casting their reels.
The Spring Hill Pay It Forward Festival was originated from the movie, "Pay It Forward", about a boy who does 3 good deeds and asks others to go forward and do the same to spread the message of giving back. According to the Spring Hill Pay It Forward Festival website, the event was put on and sponsored by GM of Spring Hill, Spring Hill Fresh, the City of Spring Hill and the Kiwanis Club as a way to promote community involvement and build neighborly connections. From our view of the day they were able to do just that.