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Low Country Boil Moves ‘Uptown’


Since 2002, the Shamrock Society of Lebanon, Tennessee has organized a fundraising event known as The Low Country Boil. A desire to help their neighbors battling cancer and have fun while doing it is what has fueled this group through the years, and that same spirit carries on this year with a new twist. On Friday, February 5, the Shamrock Society invites you to a new event called Mardi Gras at the Capitol.


“This event will truly be a celebration of life, love, and everything that is great about this community,” says one member of the Shamrock Society. “Our goal is to be a blessing right here in this community and inspire hope for everyone involved.” The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a good ole fashioned New Orleans style funeral parade through the square. “We’re going to put Cancer in the casket,” say event organizers. “Many of the members of this group have been touched in personal ways by cancer and this event is intended to celebrate what cancer cannot take from us.”

The event will take place at the historic Capitol Theatre at 110 West Main Street in Lebanon. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with a New Orleans inspired menu including a surprise Mardi Gras themed dessert. Getting our toes tapping throughout the evening will be a LIVE Motown band. Their will also be a cash bar, live auction, and a few entertaining surprises! Click here to read more about our exciting LIVE auction items.

But the most important thing you need to know about Mardi Gras at the Capitol is that 100% of the proceeds will stay right here in our community to help Sherry’s Run meet the needs of our neighbors battling cancer. At the event, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of the patients that Sherry’s Run has touched and how your support can change lives and give hope.

“The Shamrock Society members have been a tremendous blessing to the work of Sherry’s Run through the years,” says Tonyia Watson, Sherry’s Run Board Chair. “It takes people with their passion, vision, and willingness to give in order for this ministry to be so effective.”

There are still a few tickets available, but they are selling fast. Get yours now for $50 each at Mo’Cara, G.G.’s Jewelry & Gifts or the Sherry’s Run office. Call 615.449.2088 or 615.925.2592 to purchase tickets or get more information.

Corrie Cluck

Faith, courage, optimism and a desire to help others were qualities that defined Sharon “Sherry” Patterson Whitaker. Both before and after the energetic wife and mother was diagnosed with colon cancer, the impression she made on her family, friends and community was undeniable. While her battle in the flesh was lost in 2004, the spirit she had shown throughout life continues to touch more lives every day. Because of Sherry’s Run, a 5K run/walk benefit organized in Sherry’s memory, area cancer victims and their families can make strides toward becoming cancer survivors, and researchers are a small step closer to stopping the disease for good.