If the common perception is that Spring Hill is a quiet, sleepy town somewhere between Franklin and Columbia, Hazel Nieves said it's time for everyone to wake up.
"Oh now, we are a hustling, bustling progressive growing young family community," said Nieves.
Community is the keyword. Nieves' website, SpringHillFresh.com, is her way of making sure neighbors are in touch with every little thing in town, whether it's school news, sports or fishing tournaments.
She believes those little things are what matter.
"This is America. These towns and cities make up who we are and if we're not present in our own communities or interested in what's going on here, then what do we have?"
On Saturday on the grounds of the Tennessee Children's Home, the community will hold a Pay it 4Ward festival with music, food trucks, cupcakes and pageants, all in support of the home, which houses abused and orphaned children.
Getting the word out has kept her busy for months.
"The reason I care, I was brought up in a time when service to neighbors was an important factor and character," said Nieves.
Nieves doesn't own a business or is not part of the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce, she just thinks it's time, on her own, to Pay it 4Ward in support of what is now her hometown.
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