Local teen singer Macy Tabor delivered thank you cards to the Ty Bentli Show at Nash FM 103.3 radio station in Nashville for its annual campaign to collect 100,000 Thank Yous for military men and women who will not make it home for the holidays this year.
This is the third year that Nash FM 103.3 has lead the campaign for 100,000 Thank Yous, and this is also Tabor’s third year to collect.
This year, the campaign hit a little closer to home for the teen, as her brother Coleton Tabor is currently deployed in Poland, and will not be home for the holidays.
Tabor set a personal goal for herself which was to collect at least 1,000 Thank Yous this year. She reached out to a few teachers from different schools in the area as well as a couple of church groups and asked for help. Tabor also met with her principal at Coffee County Central High School, Paul Parsley, and they came up with a plan and discussed when students might be able to take time out of their day to help with writing Thank You cards.
In total, students at the high school wrote over 700 of the Thank You cards that Tabor needed as part of her goal. In all, students and teachers from Coffee County Central High School, East Coffee Elementary, College Street Elementary, Morrison Elementary, Bel-Aire Elementary, Tullahoma City Schools, Tullahoma High School, members of Pioneer Community Church, and First Baptist Church of McMinnville helped with Macy's mission. Not only did Macy double last year’s card total, but she exceeded this year’s goal with a grand total of 1238 Thank You cards.
"I would like to thank everyone that participated and helped me exceed my personal goal by writing cards of gratitude. This project is near and dear to my heart. My brother may be a recipient of one of these cards this year, and just the thought of that makes me happy. You never know how much it means to our military members to receive these letters of gratitude from home when they are so far away," Tabor said.