Last Thursday’s reception at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts was a terrific success for Howard’s Hope. Guests enjoyed snacks, cocktails, and the music of Andre Ng playing the piano. In the background, a slide show of all the pictures taken during this summer’s Flying Fish program played on a big screen. After the mixer, guests were seated in the theater where the Rutherford County EMS Honor Guard started the program with the ceremonial posting of the national and state flags. Afterward, several speakers associated with Howard’s Hope and its supporting organizations spoke about the benefits of the Flying Fish program and the success it’s had so far in reducing the number of potential juvenile drowning victims in the county. Additionally, Steve Reeves, the founder of Howard’s Hope was surprised when Dr. Bryan Terry, Representative, 48th District, presented him with a proclamation designating him an “Outstanding Tennessean” by the Tennessee House of Representatives. Reeves accepted the award not only on his behalf, but also on the behalf of the Howard’s Hope team who work so tirelessly to educate the public about juvenile aquatics safety. The evening ended with a Q & A session with several of the guests pledging to spread the word about the great things Howard’s Hope is accomplishing and to continue to support its mission.
Founder of Howard's Hope, a nonprofit charity for disadvantaged children.