Not Your Ordinary Tour of Homes 2015

03.13.15 - 03.15.15

Submissions Underway for
“Not your Ordinary Tour of Homes”


Cookeville, Tenn. – The Pet Therapy Program at Cookeville Regional Medical Center is challenging local woodworkers, handyman and groups looking for a team building project to construct a doghouse for inclusion in the upcoming “Not Your Ordinary Tour of Homes” event.  


Last year, the event featured 16 unique doghouses, which were sold at a silent auction to raise funds to provide personal care journals to Cancer Patients at CRMC. This year, “Not Your Ordinary Tour of Homes” will take place as part of the Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show on March 13, 14 and 15 at Hyder-Burks Pavilion. Doghouses will be on display and available for purchase at the show.


“We are really excited about the new venue for the event, and are so appreciative of the Home and Garden Show for allowing us to be there. This is a real opportunity for lots of people in our community to learn about the Pet Therapy Program, and hopefully purchase some doghouses so we can raise funds to help cancer patients,” said MaryDell Sommers, Chair of the Pet Therapy Program.


MaryDell continued, “We have a handful of doghouses under construction already, and would really appreciate a few more organizations or individuals volunteering to build and donate a doghouse toward this cause.”


Individuals and organizations are encouraged to learn more about constructing and donating a doghouse for inclusion in “Not Your Ordinary Tour of Homes” by contacting MaryDell Sommers at or calling the Foundation office at 931-783-2003.


Pet Therapy is an outreach program of the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation. Readers can learn more about the Foundation’s programs and services by visiting




The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality and availability of healthcare in the Upper Cumberland by: offering charitable assistance to local patients; supporting free or reduced healthcare services for the public; promoting compassionate programs for patients; and encouraging investment in our regional, non-profit, community-owned hospital: Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

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Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation ∙ 1 Medical Center Boulevard, Cookeville TN 38501 ∙ 931-783-2003 ∙ Fax: 931-783-2093