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Rockwood Rotary chili supper today

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Today’s Rockwood Rotary Club annual chili supper kicks off a busy couple of months for the civic group.

The chili supper will precede Rockwood High School football team’s first home game against South Greene.

The meal will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the new state-of-the-art Rockwood High School cafeteria.

Tickets are $5 each and can be bought from any Rockwood Rotarian or Rockwood High School cheerleader.

“Come early, see the new cafeteria,” said Rockwood Rotarian Maurice Greif. “There will be plenty of chili.”

The club’s president, Chris Ahler, said the organization’s annual picnic will start at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Camp Buck Toms, Rockwood. Both Rotarians and their guests are welcome to attend.

“A good meal is also planned, and you may view the new things at Camp Buck Toms,” Greif said. “Dave Wallace will be our host.”

The Rockwood Rotary Club will distribute dictionaries to all third- graders at two county schools in early September.

The dictionaries will be given out on Sept. 6 at Ridge View Elementary. The process will be repeated the following day, Sept. 7, at Midtown Elementary.

“This is the sixth year for this project,” Greif said. “Harriman and Kingston clubs will be giving out dictionaries to other third-graders in the county. This will insure every third-grader in Roane County will receive a dictionary for this year and future years.”

Rockwood Rotary Club will be the host for the 10th annual Roane County Rotary Clubs Band Festival on Oct. 10.

“This is a joint project of all three clubs in Roane County — Rockwood, Kingston and Harriman,” Greif said.

“Cost for this is a donation of canned goods for the food banks of Roane County, plus a cash donation for the bands.”

Cash donations are divided five ways among the marching bands of Rockwood, Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs and Roane County high schools.

“Please come out for an enjoyable evening of band music,” Greif said. It’s “not a competition, but a good show.”