Superior Essex was honored at the event because of its generous donation
and Puckett’s donated 100 percent of its event profit to the school. On Thursday, October 4, the Montessori School of Franklin, located at 244 Noah Drive, hosted a Puckett’s Food Trolley and RetroSno lunch event from 11 – 1 p.m. at the school.
Neighboring residential areas and local businesses were invited to celebrate the developmental achievement by Superior Essex, which donated $20,000 to the Montessori school. Puckett’s surprised the school by donating their time and 100 percent of ticket prices went to the school.
“This project began two years ago thanks to Superior Essex,” said Caroline Gannon, past
president of the school’s board, “Only because of their generous donation, we were finally able
to build a playground for our Montessori community and our present and future students will be able to experience nature at its best.”
Natural Playgrounds are designed and constructed based on inspiration from natural
environments. Being a part of the greening movement to reduce costly environmental impacts,
these playgrounds offer higher play value at a lower cost and improve wildlife habitats and
After the dedication, students christened phase I of the playground by being the first allowed to
play and enjoy the area. The first phase of Montessori’s Natural Playground included a fort,
slide, tire swing, chain climber, monkey bars, and swing set.
Construction of phases two and three are scheduled to begin soon and will include additional
activities for children with the Natural Playground theme. Fundraising efforts are still being
developed for the future natural playground phases and its Montessori community.
ABOUT MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF FRANKLIN:
Founded in 2001, The Montessori School of Franklin is a community of children, parents and
staff dedicated to the development of the whole child. While developing socially, emotionally
and academically, this community provides a secure, warm and enriching environment for a
child’s early education. The Montessori School of Franklin is located at 244 Noah Drive in
Franklin, Tenn., and offers classes for students 30 months through 12 years. Visit us online at
www.montessorifranklin.org or call us at 615.794.0567.