The Tullahoma Public Works department received an award for their efforts last year, providing financial aid to Swansboro, North Carolina, following Hurricane Florence. City Administrator Jennifer Moody presented the plaque at the Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting last Monday.

The Hurricane had over 30 casualties and destroyed countless homes and businesses. Last September, Tullahoma decided to unofficially “adopt” the city of Swansboro, collecting donations of necessities, including baby items, feminine hygiene products, new socks, underwear and nonperishable food.

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City Administrator Jennifer Moody and Tullahoma Mayor Lane Curlee present a plaque of recognition for the public works department from Oslo County Schools in Swansboro, North Carolina. The city helped Swansboro repair from Hurricane Florence last year.

“It has been about a year since we did this. The whole community adopted Swansboro, North Carolina and collected donations and carried them there. It is a very small community of about 4,000 people,” Moody said.

“When I received the plaque in the mail, I had to recall why they sent it because it has been so long,” Moody said. “It’s from Oslo County Schools in Jacksonville, North Carolina. They decided to thank us for our community sending the relief items to Swansboro.”

The plaque reads that Tullahoma is an “all-star contributor to education for the students of Swansboro.”

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