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Sen Yager’s Annual Chili Supper & Silent Auction Is Set For November 16th

The 25th annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) is set for November 16 at Roane State Community College in the Student Lounge from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 EST. Proceeds from the event will go to local non-profits serving intellectually and developmentally disabled citizens.

Country music star Jimmy Fortune, who sang with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years before becoming a solo artist, will perform at the event.

“Our annual chili supper started in 1994 in a local high school cafeteria while I was Roane County Executive,” said Sen. Yager. “After my election to the Senate in 2008, we included the counties of the 12th District and the event moved to Roane State Community College to accommodate the larger crowds. It is a family and community oriented event. All the proceeds from the event are donated to a designated local nonprofit This year we are supporting area agencies that serve the intellectually and developmentally disabled. These agencies provide critical support to some of our most fragile citizens and deserve our support.”

“Over the years we have been blessed to have Tennessee’s top leaders drop by and this year should be no exception,” Yager added. “Celebrity servers will include both local and state officials.”

The Silent Auction is expected to be the largest ever and will occur simultaneously with the Chili Supper.

“The Chili Supper and Silent Auction has always been an evening of good food, laughter and fun. I appreciate the many friends who have come to the Chili Supper over the years and hope we have many new citizens join us on November 16. As always, the same rules will apply: serve good chili and make no speeches,” he concluded.


Recipient Agencies: 25th Annual Chili Supper Sponsored by Senator Ken Yager / Senate District 12

Below please find a list of recipient non-profits serving intellectually and developmentally disabled citizens that will receive proceeds from the event:

Community Health of East TN Developmental Center, Jacksboro

Emory Valley Center, Oak Ridge

Michael Dunn Center, Kingston

Rhea of Sunshine, Dayton

County Officials And Town Of Jacksboro Partner For Trunk Or Treat

Miller Set To Tell Ghostly Tales at LaFollette Public Library

As Halloween approaches things will get ghoulish at the LaFollette Public Library. Local artist, historian and storyteller Allan Miller will be at the library on Tuesday October 30th to tell tales of terror to the patrons. Miller is widely known for his LaFollette Ghost Walk that he conducts every weekend in October and by appointment year round. He has researched the area for horrific and haunted lore and uses it to entertain people through out the region. He has also been featured on ASY TV’s program Wrestling with Ghosts where he joined a group of pro wrestler/ghost hunters in conducting a series of investigations in the old LaFollette Library.

Refreshments will be served at the event.

East Side Wesleyan Church To Hear Gillian’s Story Of Transformation

The public is invited to attend our “THERE IS HOPE” service on Sunday Oct. 14th at 11AM as speaker Angie Gilliam shares her story of transformation. Come worship the true God and hear the testimony of recovery and celebration. Come and be spiritually fed.

For more information, call Pastor David Lucas at 423-503-2873.
Rev. Lucas focuses on delivering the message of Salvation and Hope to the congregation of the East Side Wesleyan Church 711 S. Cumberland Ave, LaFollette.

We are looking forward to reaching out to the community touching lives with the Gospel; programs that help the family grow together and stay together. A ministry to all age groups. John 3:17

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