‘MTSU On the Record’ explores alumna’s co-creation...

‘MTSU On the Record’ explores alumna’s co-creation of her Tennessee hometown festival

An MTSU graduate who is putting her degree to use to promote her hometown was the guest on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

MTSU alumna Cambre Godwin

Cambre Godwin

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Cambre Godwin, co-creator of the inaugural Village Jubilee & Festival, first aired May 23 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and You can listen to their conversation above.

Godwin, a 2016 MTSU alumna with a degree in leisure, sport and tourism studies, teamed up 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. “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.”

WMOT Roots Radio-new logo-2017 web Godwin said the Village Jubilee & Festival will feature special items 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 an estimated population of 1,400 people.

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For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

This sign on state Route 99 greets visitors to the Hampshire community in Maury County. (Photo provided)

This sign on state Route 99 greets visitors to the Hampshire community in Maury County. (Photo provided)

Hampshire Jubilee 2017 poster