WCTE Joins Community Partners in Promoting National Estate Planning Awareness Week

WCTE Joins Community Partners in Promoting National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 16 – 22, 2017

Cookeville, Tennessee, Oct. 1, 2017 –

WCTE announced today that the station is joining local community organizations in a public awareness campaign to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 16 – 22, 2017.

Estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management. It’s been estimated that more than 120 million Americans do not have proper estate plans to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents, or untimely death. This circumstance can cause many families unnecessary expense and financial hardship. Proper planning can help avoid these unintended consequences.

In 2008, Congress passed a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. “Public television has long served as an advocate for financial literacy. Estate planning is a critical component of the financial health of most adults,” said Avery Hutchins, Director of Development and Marketing of WCTE.

WCTE will recognize National Estate Planning Week by providing local residents a FREE estate planning booklet. The booklet will allow the user to start organizing their financial assets and thinking through their personal goals. Any person interested in receiving this booklet may contact Avery Hutchins at ahutchins@wcte.org or call 931-528- 2222.

“For over 39 years, WCTE has provided public television programs and educational services to the people in this community. Raising awareness about estate planning is in line with our public service and educational mission,” Avery stated.


WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for more than 39 years as the region’s premier
storyteller, and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, TN.  WCTE is
a proud strategic partner to educators, health services, government, arts and music
organizations across the Upper Cumberland and beyond. WCTE is a 501-(C)3, and is owned
and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE is one of 350 PBS
member stations nationwide.