Medic Regional Blood Center and Second Harvest Food Bank are teaming up in December with a “Double Your Good Deed” theme to create a unique giving opportunity for donors.
All blood donors, including those donating next week during a blood drive in Oliver Springs High School library, will have the opportunity to opt out of a T-shirt, and a donation equal to nine meals will be made to Second Harvest.
“It’s very easy for donors to help two area nonprofits at one time,” said Medic spokeswoman Christi Fightmaster.
It’s may be his busiest time of the year, but Santa Claus is taking a break from the North Pole hustle and bustle to visit with all the boys and girls in Roane County on Friday.
He’s joining his friends at Rockwood 2000 for a free family event beginning at 7 p.m. at Rockwood Homecoming Park.
Photo opportunities will be available; the public is encouraged to bring along cameras for this special event, which is part of the annual tree-lighting celebration that ushers in the holiday season in Rockwood.
Two Roane County artists will have their works shown during the Arts & Culture Alliance’s National Juried Exhibition of 2011.
Katie Wood of Harriman and T.P. Dunn of Kingston are among the 38 artists in the Southeast and Midwest whose works are included in the new exhibition featuring both traditional and non-traditional work.
The exhibition will be displayed from Dec. 2-Jan. 27, 2012, in the Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay St., downtown Knoxville.
25 Years Ago
Established and newcomer in Rockwood: Evans Mortuary celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house where visitors were taken on a tour of the facility and treated to refreshments. Further south on Gateway Avenue, plans were finalized for the construction of a new Hardee’s restaurant.
By Ellen Probert Williamson
The hanging of the greens in churches at the beginning of Advent began with the ancient Roman festival of Kalends, when green branches were given to friends for good luck and to bring blessings on the household.
The bringing of evergreens into the house was thought to help woodland spirits who might be clinging to the branches. They would be warmed, sheltered and add to the festivity of the season.