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Thanks for helping Harriman Lions help community

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The pancake lovers in the county once again united to make the “World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast” a great success. The Harriman Lions Club hosted this event on May 6 at the Roane Street Grill in Harriman.

This is our annual major fundraiser for the programs which we sponsor and support. Our funds go back into the community. We provide photo eye screening each year for more than 400 Roane County children. We pay for eye examinations and/or glasses for 30-40 people yearly. We also contribute to local charities as the need arises.

Our primary goal is sight preservation, and it is with the help of many that we can meet this goal. First, we thank Rodney Harback, who supplied his restaurant, staff and food vendors for our endeavor. His generosity is matchless.

Food services that contributed are IWC, Food City of Harriman, Mayfield Dairy, Reinhart Food, Roane Street Grill, U.S. Food and United Grocery Outlet.

Second, we thank Claudette Coulobe, UPS store owner, for freely preparing and printing our long list of sponsors for display at Roane Street Grill.

Next, on our long list of thanks, is to our many table sponsors. They are A1 Tactical, Scott Armes; Ahler/Bingham Partnership; AGA Insurance, Jerry Stephenson, et. al.; AMC Auto Parts; Anna’s Vintage Store; Brown’s Greenhouse; Bunch Marine; C&D Tire; Dr. C. Brook Schwepfinger; Champion Physical Therapy; Charlie’s Aluminum & Glass; Chase Drug and Clinical Services; U.S.

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann; Christmas Lumber Co.; Clancy’s Tavern and Whiskey House of Knoxville; Coldwell Banker-Jim Henry & Associates.

Also, Drs. Thomas and Jackie Gunter; Dr. Dwight Willett; Earl Duff Subaru; East Tennessee Pool and Spa; Foust Family Fitness Center; Gary’s Tire Service; Gene and Mary Weldon Connor; George Brown, State Farm Insurance; Glenn’s Auto Parts; Greg Leffew, County Attorney; Griffin Insurance; Holiday Inn Express, Shashi Patel; Jack McPherson, attorney; Jack Stockton, sheriff; Jerry Duncan Ford-Lincoln; Jerry and Jo Hardin; John D. Agee, attorney; Julian and Margo Ahler.

And, state Sen. Ken Yager; state Rep. Kent Calfee; Kim Nelson, public defender; Kyker Funeral Home; Live and Let Live Drug Store; Los Primos, Harriman; Mama Mia’s Pizza; Mike’s Body Shop; Pattersons Home Appliance Center; Dr. Raymond S. Holmes; Roane County Chamber of Commerce; Roane County Family Practice; Roane Medical Center; Roane Veterinary Hospital; Rockin’ L Rentals; Ron Berry, county commissioner; Russell Johnson, attorney general.

Also, Smokehouse Bar & Grill; Star Physical Therapy; Sun Cycles, Harriman; Tennessee Eye Care; Tennessee College of Applied Technology; Traughber Insurance and Finance Services; TVA Credit Union; Uselton, Clay & Bright, P.C.; Williams Farm Greenhouse; Y-12 Federal Credit Union.

Finally, because of the generous spirit of many Roane Countians, the Harriman Lions Club has a sufficient budget for helping others.

Thank you again for your part in helping us uphold our motto, “We Serve.”

Louise Shipwash

Pancake Breakfast Project

Co-chairwoman

Harriman Lions Club