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FBC donates trailer to school in Oneida

They were so excited to deliver their present that they were an hour early.

Mike and MaryEmma Bunch and Betty Holland, members of First Baptist Concord, were all up by 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29. They’d already had their coffee by the time they hitched up the 17-foot-long trailer — the present — and headed to Burchfield School in Oneida.

The pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade school with about 700 students had been needing the trailer for years: members of the band and football team had been cramming equipment into individual cars when they traveled to band competitions or away games.

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Farragut’s Kornegay,Turkey Creek club fight 30 Years’ War in miniature form

Jerry Kornegay frantically motioned for his Polish unit to run. They disappeared one by one into the dark cover of Germany’s Black Forest. They burst into the German camp. They attacked, thrusting German soldiers through with their swords. The year was 1630. Kornegay was 12 years into the 30 Years’ War.

Kornegay’s Polish unit is Protestant and they’re constantly fighting the German Catholics, even though the 30 Years’ War was over centuries ago.

Kornegay, a Farragut resident, moved his men — half-inch figures — on a tabletop at Hobby Town in Turkey Creek on Saturday, Sept. 2. With the retired Air Force major were the commanders of the Swedes, the French, the Spanish, the Austrians, the Russians and the Ottoman Turks, otherwise known as members of the Historic Gaming Society of Knoxville.

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Oct. 7 car show a big deal for Farragut Lions Club

Farragut Lions Club member Ed Mee, right, helps his friend, Bill Sliger, get his 1957 Chevrolet ready for the Lions Club Car Show at First Baptist Concord, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7.
Could you spare 30 minutes to help people see? That and a small donation is all it would take and you’d have fun at the same time.

Farragut Lions Club is putting on its second annual Charity Car Rally show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, in the main parking lot of First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike.

Member Ed Mee is excited about this year’s Charity Car Rally.

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Dean named Town’s ‘Featured Artist’ for September, October

Town of Farragut Arts Council presents the watercolor paintings of Farragut artist Sandra Dean. As Town’s “Featured Artist” for September and October, Dean’s works are on display in Farragut Town Hall.
Inspired by mentor, American artist Jim Grey, Sandra Dean, a Farragut Arts Council member, focuses her talents on using watercolors to create botanical paintings.

Town of Farragut presents Dean as its featured artist for September and October. Her exhibit, located on the second floor of the rotunda in Farragut Town Hall, spotlights Dean’s watercolor botanicals and other subjects.

Her interest in art started when she was very young.

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New pastor unveils CCPC vision for future

During Vision Sunday, Aug. 20, Pastor Seth Hammond talked to the congregation at Christ Covenant Presbyterian about the church’s plans for the future.
“I believe every person has questions about why they exist and what their purpose in life is,” the Rev. Seth Hammond said recently.

Just before “Vision Sunday” Aug. 20 at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, 12915 Kingston Pike in Farragut, Hammond took some time to talk about his vision for the church’s future.

“Everybody asks those questions at some time in their life,” said Hammond, who took over the pulpit as CCPC senior paster in May when the Rev. Jim Barnes, founding pastor, retired.

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Farragut residents add cheer with flowers

Farragut residents Carla Werner, left, and Nancy Kirt push a Random Acts of Flowers cart at Clarity Pointe memory care center along Concord Road. Werner usually delivers arrangements to patients at Blount Memorial Hospital, while Kirt helps with flower preparation at RAF warehouse off Middlebrook Pike.
The core idea of Random Acts of Flowers is to re-purpose flowers; for instance, flowers that have just been used at a wedding could be distributed the next day to patients at a hospital or to residents in a nursing home.

This non-profit was founded by Larson Jay of Knoxville in 2008. He was taken aback by seeing hospital patients without flowers, in contrast to the many that came to his room in the days after recovering from a fall. Jay was inspired to change that imbalance.

Also inspired are Farragut residents Nancy Kirt and Carla Werner, who have been Randon Acts of Flowers volunteers for a few years. Both women said they get a lot of joy out of helping with the nonprofit.

When Kirt moved to Linda Heights from Wisconsin three years ago, she came with her Master Gardner credentials.

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