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 men of Harriman’s Renaissance Terrace are taking matters in their own hands to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease research.
Featured in a “Dude Looks Like an Old Lady” contest are, from left, Roger Parker, administrator; Amos O’Keefe; physician’s assistant; Jerry Malicoat, accounts receivable; Brandon Whiteside, assistant administrator; and Dr. Mancel Wakham, medical director.
25 Years Ago
Harrell’s IGA of Harriman and Kingston was ready to answer the call of grill chefs looking to take advantage of the last days of summer. USDA choice sirloin steak was on sale for $1.89 a pound. Salad fixings were also on sale, with lettuce at 59 cents per head, large slicing tomatoes at 2 pounds for $1, and green peppers at two for 69 cents. At Goldston’s Grocery in South Harriman, a 50-pound bag of potatoes could be bought for $3.99, and JFG coffee was $1.69 per bag.
Roane County Master Gardeners will have an Aug. 24 workshop on preservation of the harvest and cool season gardening, the third workshop in a Sustainable and Edible Landscapes series.
Discussion includes food preservation principles and techniques, preventing insects from overwintering in the garden and other key cool-season gardening topics; a hands-on demonstration of food preservation techniques.
Lunch will be served; there will be a fee for workshop participation. Contact MGRoaneCounty@comcast.net or 919-5769 to register or for details.