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HuffPo salutes Matthew Parker and Vadis Turner for Nashville Counts!

December 15, 2010 Vadis Turner and Matthew Parker have found a national audience for their children’s book, Nashville Counts!: The Huffington Post has named the pair “the greatest people of the day” for their clever fundraising efforts on behalf of Middle Tennessee’s flood victims. A silent auction of original artwork from the book brought in $10,000, and stores are selling out of the book all over the region. “Nashville to me is a sense of home,” Parker told HuffPo. “When I say I’m going home, it’s not to my apartment in New York, its back to Nashville. We grew up there and it’s such a strong community. When something happens to home, you want to do what you can to give back.” To read the full story, click here. To read Chapter 16‘s interview with Vadis Turner, click here.

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