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.
While everyone was dealing with the bitter cold temperatures, Steve and Mona Bolden took their Roane County News on a cruise to the Southern Caribbean to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, Jan. 11-18.
They said the temperatures were perfect, staying between 79-81.
They visited San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and Barbados.
Planning a vacation?
Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.