Faith, family ties fuel Rosenberg’s clothespin dollmaking at Park Place

Everything revolves around clothespin dolls for Park Place of West Knoxville resident Ceil Rosenberg, whose “pride and joy” wall of dolls depicts her seven grandchildren: Dani, Jake, Madison, Jessie, Sydney, Zev and Joshea, and grandson-in-law, Matt.
Park Place of West Knoxville resident Ceil Rosenberg, 77, has given clothespins a life of their own.

She makes dolls out of them.

“I love making the dolls,” Rosenberg said. “I have lots and lots and lots. I love my girls (the dolls).”

She has been making clothespin dolls for about 25 years, but she does not stop there. Rosenberg also uses clothespins in her wreath designs as photo hangers, finger puppets for her great-granddaughter and other crafts.

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Robert H. Leonard Service Award earned by Webb School’s DiBiase

Zach DiBiase
Webb School of Knoxville senior Zach DiBiase recently was presented with a Robert H. Leonard Service to Humanity Award for 2019 from Optimist Club of Knoxville.

This award, named in honor of Town of Farragut’s first mayor, is given annually to one student from each local high school for his or her exceptional contributions to the community.

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Compelling speakers, local ties to polio eradication with Rotary Club Farragut

Jim O’Brien, left, and Terry Kerbs
A featured speaker at The Rotary Club of Farragut occasionally tells a story, usually one of overcoming huge adversity, never to be forgotten by those fortunate enough to hear it inside the walls of Fox Den Country Club.

Farragut Rotarian Jim O’Brien recalled Debbie Morris, whose forgiveness borne out of her Christian faith came after enduring almost unspeakable horrors, which she detailed as RCF featured speaker during its regular noon Wednesday meeting Dec. 18.

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Christian behavior reflects Christ’s values in the world

A recent article in the farragutpress commended a man for his caring, good work ethic.

This work ethic is defined as a system of values that controls behavior. In the case of this man, he valued the work he did as good in and of itself.  

The idea that good and behavior are linked is seen in the life of Christians in the early church.

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Free Jam & Juice fitness class at Pinnacle set to start Jan. 28

Farragut’s own Karen Tindal will help Pinnacle at Turkey Creek kick off a new free monthly fitness class, Jam & Juice, beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, by leading the first class.

The class will take place at 11443 Parkside Drive next to Off Broadway Shoes.

Tindal is offering her assistance, not only as the Town’s Tourism coordinator — Visit Farragut is co-sponsoring the event — but also as a long-time fitness instructor and owner of KT Fitness.

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