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July

Thursday, Jul 29th MEDIC is hosting a summer cookout to celebrate donors and thank them for their time and support for donating blood, platelets and plasma at Farragut Donor Center, 11000 Kingston Pike, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, July 29. All donors will receive a special edition tie-dye T-shirt, Texas Roadhouse coupon, automatic entry to win in the daily drawing for a $50 Food City gift card, automatic entry to win two zero gravity chairs and automatic entry in the July $1,000 E-Gift Card (redeemable at more than 100 major retail organizations) drawing as part of the “Save Our Summer” initiative. Appointments are preferred. Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org. Walk-in donors are allowed. • The need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types — especially type O and those giving platelets — are urged to make an appointment to give now. All who come to give through Saturday, July 31, will receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card via e-mail, and also will receive automatic entry for a chance to win gas for a year (a $5,000 value). More information and details are available at rcblood.org/fuel. Also, all those who come to donate throughout the entire month of July will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for four to Cedar Point or Knott’s Berry Farm. To learn more, visit rcblood.org/CedarFair. Schedule an appointment to give blood or platelets by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Locally, you can donate from noon to 5 p.m., Thursday, July 29, in Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd. or from 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, at Element Knoxville West, 400 N. Peters Road in West Knoxville.
Friday, Jul 30th Farragut High School Class of 1970 is hosting an Alumni Gathering from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, July 30, at the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff “for all Farragut High School alumni who would like to attend,” a Class of 1970 press release stated. There will be a cash bar, plus food availability from the hotel’s restaurant. Dress is casual.

August

Wednesday, Aug 18th Intro to Farragut begins with a reception and program kickoff in Farragut Town Hall at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18. Learn more about Farragut’s history, government structure and operations, public safety, education and volunteer opportunities in this unique series of classes. Learn more and register at townoffarragut.org/introtofarragut. Deadline to register is Friday, July 30.

Nurses applaud

A week and a day after being placed back on the national kidney transplant list — and just after deadline of the July 15 farragutpress story detailing his steadfast faith in God despite near misses at receiving a kidney — Roy Webb got the call he had long awaited. “The hospital (University of Tennessee Medical Center) called at 6:45 that morning (Tuesday, July 13), telling us they had a kidney coming from out of state, ‘but not to get too excited until he woke up and actually had a new kidney because anything could go wrong,’” his wife, Vicki Webb, explained.

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No. 1 ‘Collagen Elixir’ shared by Farragut duo

The health benefits of collagen have been in the news for some time, with celebrities and health gurus touting its impact, but two local women are sharing a new product revolutionizing the movement. Kristin Williams and Angie Brown of Farragut are partners and distributors for Isagenix, which earlier this year launched its new Collagen Elixir, which already is the No. 1 collagen product on the market today.

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Business

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Community

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Sports

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