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Tuesday, Dec 6th Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club Members of Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will meet beginning at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Alcoa First United Methodist Church for its holiday luncheon. For more information, contact Marie Hickson, secretary, at 865-457-0960.
Friday, Dec 9th MEDIC Regional Blood Center MEDIC Regional Blood Center is recognizing “the Blood Industry’s Season of Giving with Blood Centers of America,” which is under way and runs through Thursday, Dec. 15, while also hosting MEDIC’s 12 Days of Christmas, which is under way and runs through Friday, Dec. 9. Both promotional drives are at all MEDIC locations, including its 11000 Kingston Pike location in Farragut. For Season of Giving, there are three steps to enter: donate blood with a participating blood center through Dec. 15, 2022; post a public photo of yourself on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #Santasblooddonors; and complete an entry form located at Limit one entry per person. For 12 Days of Christmas, donors automatically are entered.
Wednesday, Dec 14th Veterans Legal Advice Clinic Veterans Legal Advice Clinic will be held in person at the Knox County Public Defender’s Office, 1101 Liberty St. in Knoxville, from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14. Veterans unable to attend in person can use the telephone clinic option. Pre-registration is required for telephone clinic. Veterans are asked to call Legal Aid of East Tennessee at 865-637-0484 to pre-register. This is a general advice clinic with a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support and personal injury, among other issues.
Saturday, Dec 17th Marble Springs State Historic Site Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, will host an afternoon by the fireplace with some wintertime storytelling from noon until 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17. Hot cider, hot cocoa and other refreshments can be enjoyed by a warm fire. “We will also be making popcorn and cranberry garland to take home,” a MSSHS press release stated. For more information, call 865-573-5508.

In memory of her grandparents, Lynch has Send Seniors Christmas Love in high gear

In honor and in memory of her own grandparents, Doyle and Irene Arwood, Ashley Lynch of Farragut has made it her mission to make sure senior citizens feel loved all year long. The Christmas-focused event, Send Seniors Christmas Love, is in full swing again this year, and has a need for 2,000 sets of gifts, which will be distributed in nursing homes throughout East Tennessee in the weeks leading up to the holiday. The SSCL project, inspired by Lynch’s charity Send Senior Citizens Love, officially kicked off with the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek’s All is Bright holiday celebration Friday, Nov. 18, and will run through Tuesday, Dec. 20. Tiny trees, adorned with gift tag “ornaments,” are located near the 60-foot lighted Christmas tree in the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek shopping center and also are scattered throughout the development, which is a long-time partner for the event. Each tag is simply listed as “male” or “female,” and has suggested gifts for nursing home residents, including such practical items as warm slipper socks, blankets, stationary, hats and gloves.

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Help needed to save Christmas for family of nine

Within hours of a devastating house fire Saturday morning, Nov. 26, the Farragut community rallied around Danny and Kelly Kissiah and their seven children — Brittany, Mason, Jonathan, Ayden, Allyson, Sarah and Hannah — collecting clothing, gift cards and providing shelter for the family. At first, authorities were alerted a child had been trapped, but by the time firefighters arrived the child had managed to escape. “All were safe and accounted for when crews arrived,” stated a report from Rural Metro. However, their home, located in the 11000 block of Woody Drive, was heavily damaged. They also lost three beloved cats in the fire. “We lost everything,” said Brittany Baggs, Kelly’s oldest daughter and recent college graduate who was living with her family at the time of the fire. According to a report from Rural Metro, firefighters responded at 9:20 a.m. and discovered flames showing through a window in the front right corner of the home. “Fire damage was contained to the room of origin, but the home sustained heavy smoke and heat damage.” The cause of the fire is being investigated, according to Rural Metro. Social media posts began almost immediately, seeking assistance, clothing and shelter options. While the American Red Cross is assisting the family, the voucher they were given for lodging could not be confirmed without identification, which the Kissiahs had lost in the fire.

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