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KCS hosts vets, grandparents

Knoxville Christian School pre-kindergarten students sing the “Thank-You Song” and “Grandparents Day Song” to veterans, grandparents other family members and school faculty at a KCS Grandparents/Veterans Day program at the school Friday, Nov. 8.
Knoxville Christian School faculty and students honored military veterans and grandparents with a program and activities as part of Grandparents/Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 8.

The day started with an assembly, which included prayer, presentation of the Colors, Pledge of Allegiance and speaker James E. Fox, U.S. Army, retired, of Farragut.

“As a veteran, I am especially honored to be here,” said Fox, who served during the Vietnam War era, between 1969 and 1975, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Fort Gordon, Georgia. He served as KCS president from 2007 and 2014 and remains active with the school, still serving as its legal council and as a school board member.

He presented an American flag to KCS president Robert “Bobby” Simpson and students.

Fox said as he looked at the audience, he was “transported back to a time we spent almost 40 years here.

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Tiny Saints Tea honored veterans Nov. 12

A St. John Neumann Catholic School mom, Laura Dimmitt, shows Tiny Saint Lily England how to measure water to make cookies during a Tiny Saints meeting, which featured making treats for NHC Farragut and community veterans. They delivered them to veterans Tuesday, Nov. 12.
A group of St. John Neumann Catholic School students are learning how to give back to their community as Tiny Saints, a junior affiliate of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Conference at SJN Catholic Church.

As such, Tiny Saints members hosted a Tea, providing cookies and singing to veterans at NHC Farragut, a senior living community along Kingston Pike in Farragut, Tuesday, Nov. 12.

“Even though we’re doing it at NHC, any veteran could come,” said Christine Deyo, co-leader with Joanne Behnke.

Last month they made blueberry muffins and chocolate white cake for the veterans. Tiny Saints, a club organized two years ago to help those less fortunate, also had a tea for NHC Farragut veterans last year.

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Hale recalls town’s legal history

Tom Hale
Town of Farragut attorney since “1997 or 1998 as I recall,” Tom Hale first became familiar with Town matters not long after its incorporation on Jan. 30, 1980.

Knowing then Town attorney David Rodgers through the highly respected firm then known as Kramer Rayson Leake Rodgers & Morgan based in downtown Knoxville, “I had worked with David a good bit on Town of Farragut matters,” said Hale, describing himself as a business/real estate attorney. “And I lived out here.”

Starting his law practice as a partner at what is now referred to Kramer Rayson, LLP in 1980, “I actually worked for Kramer Rayson for two years while I was in law school, so I had actually been there since 1978 … I was a clerk for the firm,” Hale said. “I worked there when David was kind of working through the process (of Town incorporation). … I worked primarily with David, and he needed the help … on a lot of things that involved the Town.”

For example, “My first memory of it is actually the one where it was a question of whether or not the new zoning ordinances the Town adopted were going to apply to a property — I think it was the property the Biddles owned where Kroger is located,” he said. “… I did the research and drafted some of the briefing.

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Fall Festivals

From left, Cheri Dubes (narwhal), Emily Dubes and Lauren Dubes
Christ Covenant Church P.C.A. reached out to the community with a Fall Festival for Special Needs Families at the church, 12915 Kingston Pike, Sunday, Oct. 27.

About 200 people — among them 35 families — attended, with some festival-goers and volunteers even dressing up in costume. Teresa Pratt, CCC media and design director, said the festival is an annual event focusing on the entire family of special needs children and adults. Farragut High School’s football and dance teams; Knox County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Officers Gerrit Graves with partner, Rudi; and University of Tennessee Advocates for Autism volunteered at the event as well.

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$44,414 for ACS chapter wins for Brockamp of His

Scott Brockamp
“Real Men” not only wear pink, they also contribute to the cause, as Scott Brockamp discovered recently, as the top fund-raiser in the “Real Men Wear Pink Knoxville 2019” campaign.

Brockamp, co-owner of His Security in Farragut, raised $44,414 for the local American Cancer Society chapter, which was more than 10 percent above his $40,000 goal. The amount not only made him top in the Knoxville campaign, but he also placed 13th in the nation among Real Men Wear Pink campaigns that ran during October, which was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“I am humbled by the support of the community,” said Brockamp, who was in his second year of fundraising for the cause.

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