Take a Cookie Walk

Faith Lutheran Church holds annual event to benefit pantry

Crafters, from left, July Patrick, Annabelle Haynes and John Markley, chat during last year’s Faith Lutheran Cookie Walk and Craft Fair. Faith Lutheran Church bakers are rolling up their sleeves and getting ready for this year’s Cookie Walk and Craft Fair.

Farragut and other cookie lovers can grab their fill of homemade holiday cookies and shop for Christmas gifts during the church’s 14th annual event, which is slated to take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 5, in the church at 225 Jamestowne Blvd., Farragut.

People can expect at least 8,000 cookies at the Cookie Walk, Lynda Primka, who co-chairs the event with Hartley Savitz, said.

“Last year, we had 10,000 cookies, and people always bring more,” Primka said. “We expect it to go well.”

About 60 church members make cookies by hand and bring them to the church, where volunteers fill trays from which shoppers will choose their favorite cookies.
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FIS cross country team takes home state championship

Farragut Intermediate School’s Cross Country Track Team won first place overall in the state.

The boys returned home with two trophies at the Tennessee State Cross Country Meet, which took place Saturday, Oct. 24, at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville. The team placed first for Boys Ele-mentary Junior Varsity Team and for Boys Elementary Varsity Team, Allison Carr, who coaches the team with Marty Sonnenfeldt, said.

“It was a big surprise,” Carr said about the win. “We are so proud of them. The whole point was for everyone to get better and get fit.”

Two boys, Colin Summie, a third-grader, and Riley Hanson, a fifth-grader, had personal wins. Riley won second place for state varsity while Colin Summie won first place for varsity.

Colin just joined the FIS team this year.
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The magical power of habit

At this very moment, you are creating your tomorrow with your habitual thoughts and subsequent actions.

If you love the consequences of these habits, you’re on a magnificent journey through this life you’ve been given.

But if you don’t particularly like the way your life is going right now, you have the power to choose new thoughts that’ll create wonderful consequences for your tomorrow.
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