Farragut Middle School’s Parent-Teacher Organization Gives back to front-line essential workers

  • Knox County Sheriff’s Office Patrolmen Glenn Simerly, left, and Chris Allison, received the basket delivered to the KCSO’s West Precinct along Parkside Drive. - Photo submitted

  • FMS PTO Board chair Erica Holmes, left, and her son, Reed, delivered a basket to Rural Metro Station No. 44 on Watt Road. - Photo submitted

  • Receiving at Rural Metro Fire Station No. 41 along Campbell Station Road were, from left, Jon Vincent, Braun Alread and Alex Van Fleet. - Photo submitted

  • Cameron Rue, center, received the basket at Rural Metro Fire Station No. 42 from Olivia Holmes, left, and her brother, Reed. - Photo submitted

  • Farragut Post Office employee Susan Harrill. - Photo submitted

  • Autumn Care, Farragut’s activities director Teresa Farris, left, received one of the baskets from FMS PTO Board chair Erica Holmes. - Photo submitted

  • NHC Farragut’s recruiter Tonya McDonald. - Photo submitted

Farragut Middle School’s Parent-Teacher Organization continuously works to show its appreciation to the school’s teachers and administrators in many ways, one of which is to provide plentiful snacks throughout the year. However, with school being finished for 2019-2020, PTO president Mary Cook said she and other members decided to share what already was on hand with front-line essential workers in the community recently. It delivered eight goody-filled baskets on Good Friday, April 10, to two Rural Metro locations; Tennova Medical Center; the Farragut Post Office; Autumn Care, Farragut; NHC Farragut; and Knox Vounty Sheriff’s Office West Precinct. “We just wanted to give back to the community,” Cook said. “We can’t give them money, but we could share what we had.”