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.
Beth Uselton, lead organizer for the Tennessee Heath Care Campaign, will speak about her work with this non-partisan, non-proﬁt statewide consumer advocacy organization at the Oct. 5 Lunch with the League, a twice-monthly series with the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge.
Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. and is available on a first-come basis at a cost of
The program starts at noon in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
In an effort to help the willing gain financial stability, the Roane County United Way has teamed up with a network of financial educators and institutions, social service agencies and churches to form the Roane Alliance for Financial Independence.
Roane County has a variety of resources that can provide assistance with budgeting, debt management, low-cost healthy cooking, second-chance banking and foreclosure prevention.
RAFI’s goal is to promote these services to the public in the hopes of increasing financial stability.
25 Years Ago
A 1949 model pumper was Kingston’s first fire truck, the only unit the city had for 15 years. After a new unit was purchased, city employees eventually restored the 1949 pumper as a showpiece in area parades and other events.