Through pancakes and support, lives can be changed

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The Rotary Club of Kingston hosted our annual pancake breakfast and silent auction on Feb. 8. More than 200 people were served, as folks enjoyed food and visited with their friends and neighbors in what has become an annual tradition.

Funds will be used to support service projects such as providing dictionaries to each third grade student at Midway and Kingston Elementary Schools; awarding a scholarship to a nontraditional student at Roane State; and helping to provide kidney transplants for low-income children in Mexico.

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. Special thanks also go to the Cherokee Middle School Interact Club students and their sponsor, Gordon Pickrell, for coming early and staying late to help.

Thanks also go to the following who purchased platinum sponsorships: A & R Packing, LLC (Hamtramck, Mich.); Animal Medical Center; Beyond Technology Corp; Don Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant; Eddie’s Body Shop; Foust Family Fitness; Friends of Harold Balcom; Friends of Ken Yager, state senator; Carolyn Granger, commissioner, District 7; Jon Loden’s Auto Body Center; Louise Mixon, Realtor; Roane State Community College; and Uselton, Clay, and Bright, CPAs.

Also thanks to our gold sponsors: Acme Block and Brick; Adkisson’s Cabinets; Troy Beets, mayor of Kingston; Browder’s Ace Hardware; Bunch Marine; Tabitha Burke (“31” Products); Kent Calfee, state representative; Earl Duff Subaru; Enrichment Federal Credit Union, Kingston; Nick Forrester, commissioner, District 6; Fraker Funeral Home; Griffin Insurance Agency; Hair and Body Image; Handee Burger; Jack Haney, DDS; Jamestowne Assisted Living; Glenda Johnson, Realtor; Russell Johnson, district attorney general; Kyker Funeral Homes; Oak Ridge Associated Universities; Pattersons Home Appliances; Gene Pickel; Scandlyn Lumber; Sexton Automotive Group; Wellington Place of Kingston; and Ron Woody, county executive.

Thanks also go to our silver sponsors: Active Family & Sports Chiropractic; AGA Insurance; Barbara Anthony, county clerk; Best Exterminating; Bootleggers Liquor; Bobby Collier, commissioner, District 6; East Tennessee Pool and Spa; Richard Evans Law; Dennis Ferguson, road superintendent; Dr. Ray Fuqua, DDS; Charles Holiway, administrator of elections; Josh Igou, State Farm Insurance; Vic King, school board; Kingston Express Lube; Kroger’s Grocery Store; Tom McFarland, county attorney; Kim R. Nelson, circuit court clerk; Parsons and Wright, CPAs; Pilot Fuel Center, Lawnville Road; Roane Medical Center; Sam’s Club; and Tennessee Eye Care.

Lastly, the following also contributed to the success of the Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction: Baggett’s Pharmacy, Buddy’s Bar-b-q, CashSaver Grocery, Food City Harriman, Food City Kingston, Debra Lyons, Sonic Drive In Kingston, and United Grocery Outlet.

Each person, business and organization that supported this is helping change the lives of children and adults both here at home in Roane County and also in Mexico.

Suzanne Horsfall, president

Rotary Club of Kingston