FRANKLIN, Tenn. (February 28, 2017)
Hard Bargain Association, a grassroots non-profit dedicated to preservation, affordable housing and revitalization of the historic African-American Hard Bargain neighborhood, is gearing up to host their Annual Celebration Dinner on Thursday, March 9 at the Factory in Liberty Hall. Doors will open at 6:15 PM for a silent auction, appetizers and drinks. At 7:00 PM the program will begin with a sumptuous soul food dinner will be catered by Catering & Events by Suzette. Presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners, the evening will include sharing the story of Jasmine Lillard, a fourth generation Hard Bargain resident, who is one of the organizations newest homebuyers. Musical entertainment will be provided by K.C. Martin Jazz Quartet. Friends of Hard Bargain sponsors include Stites & Harbison, HCA/TriStar Health, LP Building Products, Independence Trust Company, Solomon Builders, Reliant Bank, McCann & Hubbard, Bristol Development Group, McKerley & Noonan, Franklin Rotary Club at Breakfast, Lipman, Southern Exposure Magazine, and Williamson Herald. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at www.hardbargain.org/donate or you can mail a check made payable to Hard Bargain Association to PO Box 545, Franklin, TN 37065-0545.
“This evening is a wonderful time of coming together with t to celebrate the work Hard Bargain Association. Affordable housing is a critical issue in Franklin. The median sales price of a home in Franklin is over $500,000. This price is out of reach for many in our community. We are grateful for our partners- individuals, businesses, churches, schools, and volunteers- who help us keep Hard Bargain a thriving neighborhood and a place to purchase an affordable home.” – Brant Bousquet, Executive Director of Hard Bargain Association
Hard Bargain Association’s goal is to help preserve the historic Hard Bargain neighborhood, which was founded by Harvey McLemore, a freed slave, over 130 years ago. The mission of Hard Bargain Association’s mission is to restore existing homes in the neighborhood, build quality affordable housing, and provide programs for neighborhood residents in Ty’s House, the community center and office. For more information, visit www.hardbargain.org