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Before a recent advance screening of Kung Fu Panda 3, a red carpet reception was held honoring hometown heroes at the Carmike Thoroughbred movie theater in Franklin, TN.

Much like the movie, which features positive concepts such as living up to your potential, discovering yourself and releasing your inner chi, these role models hope to inspire others through their volunteer work.

Personal stylist Caitlin Colling has a passion for helping others, including advising people on reentering the professional work place on a personal level. She actively volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Clinic, Mending Hearts Womens’ Shelter and Nashville Fashion Forward Fund.

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Lindsey Langley organized the Katie Hill Kids Toy Drive and later the School Supply Drive, which eventually grew into the Project Nema. As the Founder of Project Nema, she provides a holistic and innovative approach to help under-served Northeast Nashville neighborhoods in the community.

Shane Miller has a long-standing history with the Nashville Rescue Mission. His grandfather volunteered there for 41 years and he practically grew up there in his younger years. As a baby, he was cared for and looked after by the staff there while his mother went to work. Mr. Miller is recognized as an outstanding community citizen volunteer with his ongoing volunteer work there.

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Each of these hometown heroes help foster a stronger community through all of their efforts.

Don’t forget to check out our review of Kung Fu Panda 3.