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Refit Raises Funds for Salvation Army After Store Suffers Severe Storm Damage

Local dance fitness community Refit will host the “Refit for a Reason” benefit to help the Salvation Army on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8:30 a.m.–­1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army gym at 1137 W. Main St in Murfreesboro. Tickets are $10 at the door. All proceeds from the event will go to help rebuild The Salvation Army Family Store on South Front St. that was completely damaged in a storm on June 23. According to Lt. Monica Seiler, the store will be closed for repairs for four more months and will lose an estimated $20,000 per month in revenue. Around $102,000 is needed to sustain current operations and help get TSA Family Store reopened.

The Aug. 22 event will include three hours of fun dance cardio provided by some of the best local Refit and Zumba dance cardio instructors. There will be a silent auction with items donated by local businesses including Dance Murfreesboro, Altar’d State, Andrew Allen Morton Photography, Sunshine Nutrition and more. There will be exciting vendors to browse including health and wellness items, jewelry and skin care. Rachel Holder, featured on WSMV Channel 4’s More at Midday show, will be on site doing several juicing demos. There will be fun for all and an opportunity for the community to support the Salvation Army.

“I’m amazed at the outpouring of generosity in the Murfreesboro community. Every business we’ve contacted to donate auction items has been willing. We’d love to help the Salvation Army get closer to their needed amount of $102,000,” said Lacey Garrett, certified Refit instructor, who came up with the idea to give back to the Salvation Army since they allow her to teach Refit in their gym on West Main Street on Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Refit is a dance cardio fitness program that focuses on engaging the heart as a muscle and a soul and seeks to build not only muscles, but also community. It’s open to everyone, non-intimidating and incorporates family-friendly pop music and dance moves along with Christian and worship music for cool down and ends in a devotional or uplifting message. It’s truly a mind, body and spirit experience.

For more information on the benefit or on Refit, contact Lacey Garrett at (813) 785-3246 or refitwithlacey@gmail.com.

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