Singer-songwriter and Kingston native Woody Wright will make multiple appearances in the East Tennessee area this weekend.
A featured artist with the “Gaither Homecoming” series and a gospel recording artist, Wright will be the guest speaker as he revisits some of his school teachers at the Oct. 8 Roane County Retired Teachers luncheon in Kingston Community Center.
Later that day, he will perform the national anthem with the Roane County High School marching band at Nat Sugarman Field prior to the homecoming football game.
The city of Kingston has been approved for a $68,000 state grant for a playground project.
“Our parks are very important to our community, and I am very pleased that we will be receiving this grant,” said state Sen. Ken Yager upon learning about the Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant from Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke.
“I look forward to seeing the improvements that will come as a result of this grant,” Yager added
25 Years Ago
The Emory Gap neighborhood revitalization was nearly complete. All the houses were improved, with remodeling where necessary, painting, roofing and/or insulation. Sidewalks were installed, about 5,000 feet of streets were leveled and widened, and sewer and water lines were put in. Funding was applied for from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A park for the area children, expected to be finished by the end of the year, will complete the project.
Mid-East Community Action Agency welcomes area seniors to the annual Roane County Senior Citizen picnic on Oct. 7.
The picnic will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roane County Park shed 2.
“Area seniors can look forward to a day filled with good food, entertainment, bingo, door prizes, vendors and a cake walk,” said Amber Jacks, Mid-East senior service director. “Plan to bring a side dish if you are able.”
Call 354-0450, Ext. 227, to register or for details concerning the picnic.