Dustin Lynch performs, Moore County home featured in Caroling for Kids fundraiser

Local boy Dustin Lynch released his “tip of the hat” album Tullahoma last December. The country crooner will appear in a virtual fundraiser for the Tullahoma Day Care Center on Sunday. (Photo Provided)

If you are a fan of local boy turned country star, Dustin Lynch, and you’d like to get a peek inside the home of Moore County’s Janice Harder, then we’ve got a cool virtual event for a good cause for you. On Sunday, Caroling for Kids: A Virtual Fundraiser will take place at 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Tullahoma Day Care Center, a nonprofit facility for at-risk children with the mission of “providing affordable, safe, healthy and nurturing pre-school child care” for area students.

“Since the popular holiday tour of homes had to be canceled this year, we wanted to give everyone something as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for your support in 2020,” said Board president Reba Walters. “We have planned a Facebook Live virtual fundraiser that we think will be enjoyed by everyone.”

The event will be a 45-minute video accessible through the day care center’s Facebook page by clicking here. Hosted by Tullahoma Alderman Rupa Blackwell, board vice president, the video includes a tour of the Tullahoma Day Care Center by Justin Holder that features interviews with staff and special guests. Also featured will be an online tour of the Moore County home of Janice Harder, and special musical performances by Lynch, Tullahoma Alderman Sernobia McGee, Michael McGee, alumni of the THS AristoCats, and Greg Gressel.

The annual tour of homes has been the center’s largest fundraiser for decades, according to Walters, but this year the board decided to offer an alternative as a kick-off to the holiday season.

“We couldn’t hold our tour of homes this year because of COVID-19, but we wanted to offer the public something to lift our spirits this time of year,” said Walters. “The event replaces our largest annual fundraiser, but we also wanted it to be available for everyone to enjoy. Donations to support the nonprofit center will be accepted during the event, or anytime afterward.”

The center is at 707 Trinity Lane behind Trinity Lutheran Church in Tullahoma and has remained open to preschoolers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more or to make a donation, visit Facebook,, or call Emma Coleman, director, at 931-455-4197. •

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