Parker’s Project to host second annual fundraiser


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — An annual event in Columbia on June 3 will raise funds to provide books to babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC). Parker’s Project will host its second annual evening of music on Sunday, June 3, at Puckett’s in downtown Columbia. The event is presented by Listerhill Credit Union.

Proceeds from Parker’s Project are donated to the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation to provide books to newborns who are patients in the NICU. Sondra and Cord Martin launched Parker’s Project following the birth of their son, Parker, as a way to honor his caregivers and provide support to other NICU families.

Foundation Executive Director Joe Kilgore said, “The Martins exemplify such a spirit of generosity. Parker’s Project is a wonderful display of their desire to help other parents whose children are patients in our NICU. We are honored to partner with them on this meaningful endeavor.”

On Sunday, June 3, doors at Puckett’s will open at 4:30 p.m., with music at 5 p.m. featuring the Jason Eskridge Band and Cord Martin. Advance tickets are $20 per person plus a $2.49 processing fee. Children 13 and under are admitted free. Food and drinks may be purchased during the event.

Online reservations are available at

Since 2006, the Foundation has funded more than $2 million in programs and services for underserved and financially challenged populations. All donations directly benefit the community through the programs and services funded by the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Gifts to support Parker’s Project may be made through the Foundation’s NICU Fund at For more information, call 931.380.4075

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