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Tri-County teachers give back with a well-organized "cash mob"

A group of Tri-County Teachers Association members get ready to “cash mob” Terrazza gift shop in Franklin.
A group of Tri-County Teachers Association members get ready to “cash mob” Terrazza gift shop in Franklin.

The Tri-County Teachers Association turned the typically quiet Monday afternoon at Terrazza gift shop in Franklin into a buzzing buying frenzy thanks to a well-organized “cash mob.”

Approximately 30 members of the association, which represents educators and staff at the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, showed up at Terrazza between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, each committed to spending $30 dollars in the store.

Tri-County Teachers Association President Mary Taintor and Terrazza owner Charles Bradford.
Tri-County Teachers Association President Mary Taintor and Terrazza owner Charles Bradford.
“When someone called and asked about doing this, I had to ask, ‘Can you explain it?’ A lot of people ask about fundraisers, but in this case, the teachers just wanted to come here and shop,” said Terrazza assistant manager Diane McBride.

Tri-County Teachers Association President Mary Taintor said the teachers and staff at the high school simply wanted to show their support for the community that has long been supportive of Tri County and its students.

“We thought creating a ‘cash mob’ for a locally owned business was something different. It’s a way for us to get together outside of the high school, have some fun and benefit a business in the community,” she said.