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Tumble Time Receives Chamber Grant to Make Improvements

She’s been a cheerleader most of her life.  Monday, it was the Carmi Chamber of Commerce’s turn to cheer on Whitney Barbre.  Members of the Chamber bounced over to Tumble Time Cheer and Fitness to award Whitney Barbre with a $2,500 member grant.  Barbre began competitive cheer and tumbling as a child herself and attended Tumble One herself, which used to be located on the corner of North Church and Cherry Street.  What began as a side hustle for Barbre with 5 to 10 kids has grown into a small empire with more than 200 kids from White and it’s collar counties all coming to Tumble Time to take advantage of a number of opportunities.  Tumble Time offers Mommy and Me classes, Ninja classes, regular recreational tumbling classes, as well as competitive and performance cheering squads.  Barbre’s storefront at 109 Robinson also plays host to birthday parties and she rents out inflatables.  She tells WROY/WRUL News she plans to use the member grant to redo the floor of Tumble Time’s party area and to buy new floor mats.  In February, Tumble Time Cheer and Fitness will launch a 12 week cheer program designed at helping youth learn the basics of cheer, a routine, and will culminate with them performing at a recital on April 29th.  The best way to get in touch with Tumble Time, Barbre says is to connect with them through facebook.

pictured left to right:
Kelly Northcott, Amanda Nelson, Mackenzie Lehmkuhler, Whitney Barbre, Lacey Harms, Wanda Dunn, Justinn Bell

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