Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee is struggling to feed all children going hungry in the region, including Roane County.
Food for Kids, a collaborative effort between Second Harvest Food Bank and East Tennessee schools, is aimed at feeding area children through the weekend, when they do not receive free breakfast or lunch served by the school system.
The Tennessee Wars Commission and the Tennessee Historical Commission will begin accepting applications on Dec. 1 for a new grant program to provide funding to protect Civil War and Underground Railroad sites in Tennessee.
Grant funding is made possible by the Tennessee Civil War Sites Preservation Act of 2013, which was passed this year by the Tennessee General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Haslam.
Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ninth Judicial District is offering two opportunities for the public to have a child’s or pet’s photo taken with Santa while discussing how to help abused children.
Santa will be in front of the former Roane Medical Center in Harriman from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 before the Harriman Christmas parade.
The second opportunity will be from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 at Earl Duff Subaru, Harriman.
State Rep. Kent Calfee, left, presents Operation REACH President Randy Ellis with a check for $2,100.
The money was raised during Calfee’s inaugural spaghetti dinner and dessert auction, with all proceeds from the event going to Operation REACH, a charitable organization that enables children in need to go Christmas shopping every holiday season.