Sophistication and fun were the order of the Roane State Foundation's Upstairs/Downstairs High Tea, meant to be reminiscent of the times, glitz and etiquette of the setting of popular PBS television show, “Downton Abbey.”
The tea in Whitestone Country Inn was to raise money for student scholarships with a focus on adult learners.
Michael Dunn Center introduces the members of its board of directors.
They include, front row from left, Barbara Capell, Harriett Westmoreland, Debbie Alexander-Davis, Gail Christian; and back row, the Rev. Bill Fowler, Wayne Tipps, Jim Pinkerton, Ron Blanchard, state Sen. Ken Yager and Jim Conway.
Not pictured are Lana Seivers, Bill Leuking, Ted Bowers, Chris Whaley and state Rep. Kent Calfee.
Calfee and Yager are the newest additions to the board.
Residents throughout Roane County and East Tennessee will have the chance to participate in the upcoming Scouting for Food event to help fight hunger.
In a partnership between Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and the Boy Scouts of America Great Smoky Mountain Council, the Scouting for Food program is designed to encourage communities to come together and combat hunger while teaching scouts the importance of giving back and spreading good will.
Homeowners, businesses and groups of any variety can now sign up to receive free trees for their property or community.
The catch? The trees must be planted during one hour — at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Feb. 21.
A team of non-profit organizations, state agencies and community groups seeks to plant 50,000 trees in one hour across Tennessee on “50K Tree Day,” the first tree-planting undertaking of its size in Tennessee, according to event organizers.
Organizers are currently recruiting interested groups and individuals to get involved.