The Smithville Downtown Revitalization Project was a recent recipient of funds from the Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Project Hometown Help program. These funds will be used to assist with the construction of a new open-air stage located at the Anne S. and Joe L. Evins Park across from the Smithville Post Office and used for outdoor concerts, performances, and other community events for the public to enjoy and use.
Project Hometown Help is funded by the customers of Middle Tennessee Natural Gas who allow the utility to round their bill up to the next dollar. The money collected in this fashion is distributed to local organizations and charities. These customers have given more than $1,500,000 to their communities since 2005.
Presenting the check from Middle Tennessee Natural Gas is (center) W. Michael Corley, Vice President - Human Resources and General. Accepting the check for the Tennessee Downtowns Program Steering Committee is from left to right, Mark Ashburn, Wade Smith, Corley, Steve White and Suzanne Williams.