News
Opinion
Sports
Business
Community
entertainment
Schools
News
Announcements
Classifieds
Place Ad
Advertising
Contact Us
Archives
Search

FUN banquet sets sail


The funship Farragut set sail with a host of sailors from the Farragut Unsung Navy ranks at Fox Den Country Club Friday, March 2. The annual town-sponsored dinner recognizes and thanks the many volunteers who give their time to fill needed posts throughout the town. Pictured above, Farragut Vice Mayor Michael Haynes holds a Dogwood Arts Festival banner as Alderman Dorothy “Dot” LaMarche draws names to give the banner and several others like it to FUN banquet attendees. Farragut Mayor W. Edward “Eddy” Ford III told the group that in 2006 there were “one hundred thirty-one volunteers, who contributed four thousand six hundred and thirteen hours, which represented two-point-two full-time staff saving the town about forty-six thousand one hundred and thirty dollars.” Ford added that during the 14 years the FUN program has been in place, volunteers have donated 68,726 hours, representing a savings of $687,260. “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” Ford said, “The town could not operate without what you do.” The banquet closed with a short digital video presentation picturing the 131 current volunteers in action and a heartfelt necrology for members of the ranks who have passed: Frances Abel, Dottie Lamb and Marge White. Look for more from the town of Farragut FUN banquet in a future West Side Faces.



 

News | Opinion | Sports | Business | Community | Schools | Obituaries | Announcements
Classifieds | Place Ad | Advertising | Contact Us | Archives | Search

© 2004-2014 farragutpress