Monday, June 05, 2017

[466] ‘MTSU On the Record’ explores alumna’s co-creation of Tenn. hometown festival

MURFREESBORO — An MTSU graduate who is putting her degree to use to promote her hometown will be the guest on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Cambre Godwin, co-creator of the inaugural Village Jubilee & Festival, will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 28, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

Godwin, a 2016 alumna with a degree in leisure, sport and tourism studies, teamed with her friend Georgia Claire Varble to create the celebration. Their goal is to raise public awareness of the virtues of Hampshire, Tennessee, an unincorporated hamlet west of Columbia, Tennessee, along the western edge of Maury County.

“I don’t think I’ve ever lived in a community that comes together so often to help each other and just spend time together,” said Godwin. “So I think that’s why we’re so special, and I think that’s why we want to welcome more people into that kind of community.”

Godwin said the Village Jubilee & Festival will include offerings by local artists, organic farms and food vendors, as well as a petting zoo, live music, face painting and a “bounce house.” The local restaurant will smoke its own barbecue, and the local general store and museum will be open.

Hampshire, Tennessee, is located along state Route 99, which overlaps with U.S. Highway 412. It has a population of some 1,400 people.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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