Spaghetti supper to benefit Brooks House

Xavier Smith • Sep 26, 2017 at 8:49 PM

Brooks House will have its annual spaghetti supper Thursday night with proceeds to benefit the shelter.

The spaghetti supper will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at College Hills Church of Christ at 1401 Leeville Pike. Tickets are $10 per person and children younger than 5 are free.

Tickets are available at Pinnacle Bank offices on West Baddour Parkway and South Cumberland Street in Lebanon.

Current and former Brooks House residents will be available for guests to gain more insight about the shelter, its mission and impact in the community.

The Brooks House mission is “to provide a safe, comfortable environment for women and children seeking shelter and connect them with resources to help change their lives.” 

 Before his untimely death, Brooks Franklin, a reporter for The Lebanon Democrat, researched the homeless population in Wilson County and wrote several award-winning articles on the subject. These feature stories made the community aware of the size and plight of the homeless population and especially the need for temporary shelter for women and children in the local area.

It became the mission of a diverse group to create a shelter in Wilson County to help the homeless population. Out of this mission a new nonprofit corporation, Community Homeless Outreach and Support Inc. was formed. Doing business as Brooks House, in honor of Franklin, the group started the shelter.

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