SOCM Hosts First Maury County Unity Day

Columbia, Tenn. – The Maury County Chapter of Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM) will hold its first annual Maury County Unity Day on Saturday, September 29th, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm, at Riverwalk Park in Columbia. The goal of the event is to promote unity within the Maury County community while creating a fun day with a diverse gathering of people and lots of activities.

There will be live rock, blues, country, and gospel music from area bands and performers throughout the afternoon. And local non-profits, community groups, and social service agencies will be on hand with a wide range of information and resources.

“Our ‘Unity Day’ is a way for all of Maury county to come together, enjoy our diversity, and learn about the benefits of living in Maury county,” said Michael Chester, the Chair of SOCM’s Maury County Chapter. “Informational booths will be set-up so that residents can see the resources that are available. And we want to provide a relaxing atmosphere to bring out the entire family and take advantage of the many ways Maury county is a great place to live.”

SOCM is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2012. It was founded in 1972 by a group of citizens working to protect mountains and mountain communities in East Tennessee from destructive corporate practices. The Maury County Chapter of SOCM was formed in 1998. The local group has worked on issues of government transparency, voter registration, fair taxes, water quality, public education, and promoting sustainable industry and “green-collar” jobs.

This is a free event that will be open to the public. Monetary and in-kind donations are still being accepted. Contact SOCM’s Middle Tennessee office for more information – 615-355-9356, The organization’s website

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