Choto’s own crowned: Allen Miss Teen TN USA

Christian Academy of Knoxville sophomore Blye Allen, a Choto resident, is the new Miss Teen Tennessee USA 2023.

She was crowned Saturday, March 11, in Clarksville, competing against 25 candidates from across the state.

“It’s so crazy,” she said. “I never expected it, but I am so excited for it.”

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Learn how to help vulnerable children: FBC event

Local families have the chance to learn more about adoption, foster care and helping vulnerable children at an upcoming conference

Eighth Annual Knoxville Area Foster Care and Adoption Ministries Regional Conference will be held from 8:30 to a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike.

KAFCAM , started in 2014, is an alliance of about 20 churches and more than 35 agencies, ministries and community advocates who serve foster, adoptive and kinship children and families as well as advocate for family preservation when possible, according to a press release.

“Our members coordinate activities, share lessons learned, provide family support and raise awareness of needs,” the release further stated.

“The target audience for the conference is prospective and active foster and adoptive parents, as well as those looking to support the Knox County adoption and foster community.

“The conference is designed to encourage, equip and connect families and bring awareness of the needs of vulnerable children in our community,” the release also stated.

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