By Brooke Coffey


The Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope is an organization that helps cancer patients in Obion County currently undergoing treatment. After visiting the office and talking with Lorraine Gossett, I grew a deeper understanding of just how amazing the walk of hope is and how much it does for the community.

Cottonwood Harvest Grill

By Brooke Coffey


Cottonwood Harvest Grill is a local restaurant set right in the heart of downtown Troy, Tennessee. With a menu that is great for the whole family (even if you have picky eaters), you are sure to have a great experience while dining with them.

Trudys Kids Cafe

By Brooke Coffey 


What better way to start your morning than with the lovely ladies at Trudy’s Kids Cafe in downtown Union City!

Trudy’s Kids Cafe is an organization that believes no child in Obion County should ever be hungry. Trudy’s serves free meals to children up to the age of 18 Monday through Friday. One thing that stood out to me is that they are able to serve breakfast, lunch, AND dinner to children. The employees deliver meals all across the county for kids to pick up as well as have a full cafe that welcomes you to eat, work on homework, use the computers in the cafe, and feel the love poured into the community each and every day. The hard work and passion present is noticed and appreciated all across the county.

Library Books

By Brooke Coffey


Today I met with Carolina Conner, Interim Director at the Obion County Public Library. Carolina has been at the library since 2011 and after meeting her and taking a tour, I can tell she has a true passion for what she does. When most people think of a library, they think of checking books in and out and that's as far as the mind goes. However, the Obion County Library is so much more. From the park in the back that features an amphitheater and book walk to the largest selection of Ellison Dies I have ever seen, I soon realized how much the library has to offer to community members.

Player Piano in Foyer

By Brooke Coffey


Today I had the chance to speak with Julie Hill, owner of Historic Anns 1893 Wedding and Event Venue. Julie and her husband David bought the historic downtown Union City home in 2018 and have since transformed it into a BEAUTIFUL 5,000 square foot venue. The first thing I noticed as I walked in was the character that was in the home. You could instantly tell that there has been a lot of love (and probably blood, sweat, and tears) poured into this project.

Brooke Coffey

Hey everyone!

My name is Brooke Coffey and I am a 22-year-old who loves new experiences and being around people! In February of this year, I became the Community Relations Director for the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation. Growing up and going to college in small towns has given me a deep love for community and all that it brings. Small town feel is something that is so very special. The next adventure, Obion County, TN!