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Great things are made possible by pancakes

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The Rotary Club of Kingston hosted its annual pancake breakfast and silent auction on Feb. 2.  

More than 300 people were served, and folks enjoyed wonderful food and visited with friends and neighbors in this annual tradition.

A record $6,000 was raised that will be used to support many local and international service projects such as providing dictionaries to each third grade student at Dyllis, Midway and Kingston elementary schools; awarding a scholarship to a nontraditional student at Roane State; and providing a water tank in Mexico for a school without fresh water.

The Rotary Club of Kingston would like to thank all who attended for their support and the Kingston Church of Christ for allowing us to use their family center.

Thanks also go to the following businesses and individuals who showed their support by purchasing gold-table sponsorships:  A&R Packing (Hamtramck, Mich.); Acme Block and Brick; Adkisson Cabinets; Animal Medical Center; Troy Beets, mayor of Kingston; Browder’s Ace Hardware; Bunch Marine; state Rep. Kent Calfee; Daniels, Uselton & Clay, CPAs; Don Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant; Earl Duff Subaru; East Tennessee Pool and Spa; Eddie’s Body Shop; Education Matters! (The Roane Alliance); Fraker Funeral Home; County Commissioner Carolyn Granger; Griffin Insurance Agency; Hair and Body Image; Jack Haney, DDS; Glenda Johnson, Realtor; Kingston Express Lube; Kyker Funeral Home; Jon Loden’s Auto Body Center; County Commissioner Stanley Moore; Outkick the Coverage (Nashville); Roane County Schools; Roane State Community College; Rock Garden Landscape; Scandlyn Lumber; Sexton Automotive Group; Terry L. Stevens, attorney; and Valley Farmers Co-op.

Next, thanks go to our silver sponsors: Active Family & Sports Chiropractic; AGA Insurance; County Clerk Barbara Anthony; Audibel Hearing Aid Center; County Commissioner Copper Bacon; Best Exterminating; Beyond Technology Corp.; Bootleggers Liquor; County Commissioner Bobby Collier; Marjorie Earick, former school board member, Kingston; Evergreen Solutions; Executive Choice Real Estate; County Commissioner Nick Forrester; Ray Fuqua, DDS; Handee Burger; Charles Holiway, Administrator of Elections; Josh Igou, State Farm Insurance; Import Enterprises; Jerry Duncan Ford; District Attorney General Russell Johnson; Kroger; Loose Threads; County Attorney Tom McFarland; Louise Mixon, Realtor; Circuit Court Clerk Kim R. Nelson; Outer Limits Satellites; Parsons and Wright, CPAs; Pattersons Appliances; Piggly Wiggly; Rocky Top Markets; Sheriff Jack Stockton; Tennessee Eye Care; Tennessee’s Finest Trophies; County Executive Ron Woody; and state Sen. Ken Yager.

The following also contributed: All-Star Promotions, Baggett’s Pharmacy, Buddy’s BBQ, McDonald’s, Papa John’s Pizza and Pilot Fuel Center.

Each person, business and organization that supported the Rotary Club of Kingston’s event is helping change the lives of children and adults both in Roane County and in Mexico.  

Deborah Alexander-Davis
Rotary Club of Kingston