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  • Travis supports Hunters for Hungry

    State Rep. Ron Travis has recently made a donation in support of Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program.

    Travis’ donation will cover the cost of deer processing in his area, House District 31, which includes part of Rockwood.

    Hunters for the Hungry provides funding to 79 wild game processors across 63 Tennessee counties.

    The processors receive donated venison from hunters during whitetail deer season, package the lean, organic meat for free or at a reduced rate, and make it available to area food banks and kitchens.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods next month.

    The distribution will be in Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Harriman and Kingston residents will pick up their foods from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4.

    The food pick up for Oliver Springs and Rockwood residents will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 5.

    Commodity food recipients should be certified.

    Those receiving the foods are advised to bring a bag in which to carry the food.

  • Gala to benefit museum

    Guests will dance jigs and reels to fiddlers’ tunes during “A Celtic Holiday” at the annual Gala hosted by the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.

    The Gala, celebrating the culture and cuisine of Scotland and Ireland, will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Dec. 5 in the museum at 461 W. Outer Drive.

    The event benefits the museum. Tickets are $125 each.

    Call Carroll Welch at 865-482-1074, Ext. 105, or visit www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org for details.

  • Renaissance Terrace quilt honors veterans

    Renaissance Terrace, Harriman, had a recent quilt-hanging dedication ceremony in honor of veterans.

    Nurse Missy Watson, far left, made the quilt, which was framed by Ellis Cable, far right.

    The ceremony was attended by state Sen. Ken Yager, center left, and administrator Roger Parker.

  • Harriman opens historic homes in Christmas tour

    On Dec. 13-14, the public is welcome to take the time to experience true Southern hospitality by touring the historic homes of the Cornstalk Heights area of Harriman.

    The tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

    Presented by the Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization, this is the 24th annual Historic Harriman Tour of Homes.

    Tickets are $15 per person and $5 for ages 11 and younger.

    They are available in advance at Rocky Top General Store, Harriman.

  • Bring joy to a Roane area senior by giving to Operation Holiday Cheer

    This year when approximately 200 senior citizens in Roane and Loudon counties receive a nutritious home-delivered meal from the Senior Nutrition program at Mid-East Community Action Agency, they will receive something else: a small gift that means a lot.

    The Operation Holiday Cheer program delivers a holiday package containing useful items for each person.

  • Soup’s On to help Child Advocacy Center

    Kids First Child Advocacy Center will have its 10th annual Soup’s On fundraising event on Jan. 21 in Tellico Village Community Church.

    Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    An all-you-can-eat selection of homemade soups, breads and cookies will be available.

    Soup offerings will be Blackfoot potato with sausage, Tuscan chicken, Elvis Presley vegetable and vegetarian as well as Hunter’s Chili.

    Take out will also be available.

  • Fort Southwest Point Christmas candlelight tour set for Dec. 13

    Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point will host a Christmas candlelight tour and reception next weekend.

    The tour and reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13.

    The public is welcome to visit and experience the sights, sounds and flavors common to the people of the 18th century.

    Guests will be greeted at the visitors center for the candlelight tour of the fort.

    Beeswax candles will light the walkway, and bagpipe music will set the tone.

    Special attention will be given to recreate an atmosphere of the past during the event.

  • Campground to reopen soon

    Rock Creek Campground, part of the Obed Wild and Scenic River, should soon reopen after construction activities.

    The campground was scheduled to be closed through Nov. 21 for construction of a new comfort station that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is accessible to mobility-impaired visitors.

    Campsites were also to be upgraded with new picnic tables, campfire grill rings, and wildlife-proof food storage lockers.

    Call 423-346-6294 for more information.

  • The Henry Center youngsters spend Halloween with Spider-Man

    Children at The Henry Center had a Halloween treat from neighboring Warehouse Furniture, which displayed a large jack-o’-lantern and had Spider-Man as special guest.

    Children visiting with their new superhero friend include, from left, Opal Morris, Bella Williams, Keeley Cleveland, Sam Segatto, Ta’Naya Scandlyn, Zailyn Dyer, Cadyn Newman, Preston Pugh, Walter Poland, Jake Edwards, Tom Evans, Bryson Brackins, Karissa Vanover, Ally Freels, Zayden Vanover, Jaxon Armes, Anaya Patel, Braelyn and Tamara Foley.