The inaugural County Sumner Irish Festival was held Saturday, March 10, at Bledsoe Fort Historical Park in Gallatin. The event drew hundreds of visitors who were treated to an afternoon of Irish culture, games, food and drink.
The sixth annual Wonderland Easter Egg Hunt Festival was held March 17 at historic Rock Castle in Hendersonville. Thousands of children attended the event that featured egg hunts, arts and crafts, games, bounce houses, face painting and tea parties with “Alice in Wonderland” characters.
The annual Women Impacting the Community Awards Celebration was held February 13 at the Long Hollow Gardens and Nursery event venue. More than 200 business and professional women attended the program, which featured a trio of motivational speakers and the recognition of impact award winners.
Mary's Magical Place held a groundbreaking February 15 for a new all-inclusive playground at Veterans Park in Hendersonville. Currently under construction, Mary's Magical Place is on track for completion before the end of spring 2018.
The Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center in Hendersonville celebrated Black History Month through a unique art exhibit called "By the Fire: Heart. Home. Heritage." The exhibit ran from February 10 through March 21, and it featured inspirational works by artists Helen LaFrance and Henry Jones.