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“Build It Forward” with Habitat for Humanity

In addition to the panel build on Oct. 15, Habitat's “Cookin’ To Build” will be around the courthouse on Nov. 5.

The Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity’s fifth annual “Build It Forward” will take place this Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the parking lot at First Community Bank (262 Robert Rose Drive in Murfreesboro). 

Panel Build

With a team of 100 community volunteers, all of the walls for the Habitat house will be built in only 5-hours. When they are finished, the volunteers will stand the walls up and create a Habitat house right there in the parking lot.

They will be able to walk through the house with the future homeowner and sign the walls with words of encouragement. A group photo will be taken when the home is completed around 2 p.m. that afternoon.

Cookin’ To Build

The 15th Annual Habitat “Cookin’ To Build” will be around the historic Rutherford County courthouse from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 5. Local businesses, civic groups, churches and other non-profits will compete with each other to see who has the most delicious chili, stew or soup.

In addition, you can creatively paint your own bowl at the Pottery Place in the Avenue of Murfreesboro. The $30 fee includes all you can eat, as well as the bowl painting. Keep in mind, the deadline to paint your own bowl is prior to Oct. 15, 2022.

For more information, visit Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity, 850 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Murfreesboro. You can also phone them at 615-890-5877, check their website at



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.