Motlow State Community College is gearing up for a new community event set for Saturday, April 20, at the Moore County campus.

John Chandler, Ph.D., dean of athletics and physical education at Motlow, invites locals to enjoy the inaugural Motlow State Community College Community Day. Activities will begin at 12 p.m.

This will be a free event, with food a beverages available for purchase.

The event is being organized by the Motlow State Community College Athletic Department, and Chandler, who was recently appointed as dean of athletics, serves as coordinator for the event.

“Motlow State welcomes all alumni, parents, prospective students, prospective student-athletes, and visitors in town to celebrate Easter with their families,” Chandler said.

Two tents will be set up to welcome attendees at the campus – one tent at the baseball field and another at the softball field.

“Visitors can expect a great doubleheader for baseball and softball on separate fields, great food, and a great atmosphere where Motlow State employees, alumni and community leaders can interact and enjoy great games,” Chandler said.

“The purpose of the event is to celebrate the final home game for the sophomores playing on each respective team,” Chandler said. “It is also an opportunity for the community to come and experience a reinvigorated Motlow State Athletic Department.”

Chandler encourages area residents to visit the campus and take part in the activities.

“Locals should come because there isn’t a home in Tullahoma, Lynchburg, Manchester, Winchester, or Shelbyville that has not been touched by the presence of Motlow State Community College,” Chandler said. “This campus means so much to so many in this and surrounding counties, and we would love to bring them to campus to help us say ‘thank you’ to the community members we serve and the sophomores becoming new alumni.”

Elena Cawley may be reached via email at ecawley@tullahomanews.com.