Building dedication honors donors Emily Magid, Calvin and Marilyn LeHew for generosity
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN hosted donors and dignitaries for a reception on Thursday, Oct. 11 to dedicate the LeHew Magid Big House for Historic Preservation.
Guests were invited to the 112 Bridge Street building for an unveiling of the new signage, champagne toast, tour of the Old, Old Jail and a celebratory cake cutting provided by Triple Crown Bakery in Franklin.
“It is with immense gratitude that we recognize Emily Magid, Calvin and Marilyn LeHew for their outstanding generosity,” said Bari Beasley, CEO of the Heritage Foundation. “It’s an exciting day that we are able to honor the history of yesterday and the vision of tomorrow.”
Beasley welcomed guests and spoke on behalf of the Heritage Foundation regarding its continued mission of preserving the communities and cultural heritage of Williamson County by working with leaders to continually care for historic spaces, treasured landmarks and cherished local businesses.
Major donors, preservation leaders and key club donors were recognized for their commitment and generosity. Major Donors include Calvin and Marilyn LeHew, Emily A. Magid, FirstBank, Roderick and Kay Heller, Pamela L. Lewis, Valere Menefee, Middle Tennessee Electrical Customer Care, LLC, Tim Pagliara, CapWealth Advisors, LLC, Aubrey and Michele Preston, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurants, Samuel M. Fleming Foundation, Tennessee Historic Commission, Mel and Cheryl Thompson and Rick and Elaine Warwick.
For more information on the Heritage Foundation, visit https://williamsonheritage.org.
About The Heritage Foundation
Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage and promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include the Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield and the Old, Old Jail. The Foundation brings county history to about 3,000 public, private and homeschooled children each year through the Heritage Classroom program and walking tours of downtown Franklin. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas bring hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to the county each year. For more information on the Heritage Foundation, visit https://williamsonheritage.org.