Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program’s fourth annual 5K race/walk will be on Nov. 3 at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston.
Medals will be awarded in all age groups, with male and female categories in each division. Entry fee is $25 for adults; student entry fee is $10. The walking division will begin at 8:30 a.m., with runners to start at 9; registration tables will open at 7:30. Registration forms are available at roaneschools.com or from Patti Wells at 882-3700, Ext. 1910, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 30 percent of Victorian Square’s residents are veterans, and the assisted-living facility in Rockwood has developed a special wall to honor them.
“We are blessed to have so many people living with us who served our country,” said Kelly Gibson, Victorian Square’s director of business development. “We want to show appreciation for them on a daily basis. This wall serves that purpose.”
Fearsome plants abound in Halloween lore and call to mind the legend of a poison garden rumored to have been part of the estate of Italy’s famous Borgia family in the 16th century, a time when poisoning was the preferred way of dealing with enemies and worrisome competitors.
Kingston Lions Club this week will begin its annual campaign for raising funds for district projects.
The drive is called White Cane Days, because the white cane is symbolic of aid to the blind.
Some of the specific projects funded by the drive are East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank, Leader Dog for the Blind, Lions Volunteer Blind Industries, Tennessee School for the Blind and Tennessee School for the Deaf.
These projects are representative of how the Lions use their motto: We Serve.
The Department of Veteran’s Affairs has awarded grants to the Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness to serve veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Roane County veterans can benefit from the Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families Program that promotes housing stability among very low income veteran families who live in or are transitioning to permanent housing.
Service provided include outreach, case management, and assistance in applying for VA and other benefits.