County Employees 1st Picnic at TRANSFER STATION Construction Site

Jul 09, 2024 at 10:40 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TN -  Rutherford County Employee's inaugural picnic was held at a unique location. It was hosted by the Solid Waste Department and was at the construction site for the TRANSFER STATION at 6000 Landfill Road. For those who don't know, that's next to the Stones River, near the Walter Hill Dam, and adjacent to Middle Point Landfill.  

Mayor Joe Carr noted, "Rutherford County Solid Waste is proud to have been able to host the inaugural Rutherford County Employee Picnic, said Solid Waste Director Bishop Wagener.  “Thank you Mayor Carr for making this possible, and to all of our hard working public servants. You all are the reason Rutherford County is such a wonderful place to live.”


Roughly 600-700 employees attended with Rutherford County Commissioners Carl Boyd, Joshua James, Anthony Johnson, Michael Kusch, Allen McAdoo, Romel McMurry, Hope Oliver, Robert Peay Jr., Pettus Read, and Chantho Sourinho.  Lunch was catered by the Slick Pig and music was provided by Ben Potter and Friends.  Hayrides to the landfill for a tour were available. 

Assistant Public Safety Director Tim Hooker said, “Couldn't have asked for more perfect weather to have a good meal while listening to a great band and spending some time with fellow employees. I've been with the county 19 years, and this was a first. It was very much appreciated.”

Correctional Work Center Lieutenant Jason Peralta commented, “It was great spending time with our extended work family socializing and fellowshipping outside the office. The picnic was a great way to celebrate and strengthen relationships with our colleagues.”

Planning Director Doug Demosi concluded, "You couldn't have asked for a nicer day. It was great seeing so many of our coworkers all enjoying the music, food, and fellowship.  Can't wait until next year."

Mayor Joe Carr started the annual picnic because of the belief that county employees are the greatest resource. 

Proudly he noted, “I appreciate the dedication and commitment our employees show serving the fastest-growing county in Tennessee and in that regard, this event is a thank you,” Carr said.   

A picnic recap can be found at

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