Make a Difference Day of Service, July 20

On Saturday, July 20, from 8 a.m. until noon, South Cumberland Community Fund (SCCF) will host its third annual day of service at Grundy County’s six elementary schools, as well as Sewanee and Monteagle elementary schools.

Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee will serve alongside volunteers on Make a Difference Day, at several elementary school sites.

This year Tracy City Elementary will concentrate on outdoor spaces, including planting trees and painting playground benches. Coalmont Elementary will repaint the school parking lot, plant flower beds, and work on a variety of indoor painting projects. Monteagle Elementary will create an outdoor classroom space. Sewanee Elementary will add game boards to the playground area, repair and refill sandboxes, and add mulch to a newly landscaped area.

All hands are welcome—students, parents, teachers, and community members. Rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, and other gardening equipment are needed for many of the schools. To volunteer for Make a Difference Day please go to or contact Lucas Crossland at with questions or for additional information.