Community turns out to support RAM

Attendees, from left, Kyle Sanchez, Kristi Sanchez, Clarissa Lassiter, Tasia Rader and Joseph Wilson celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Cinco Southern Tequila and Taco Festival, which took place to benefit Remote Area Medical at Gander Mountain in Turkey Creek on Friday, April 29. Hundreds of attendees enjoyed tequila, tacos and music while supporting Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps during the second annual Cinco Southern Tequila and Taco Festival.

The event, which took place in the parking lot of Gander Mountain at 11501 Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek on Friday, April 29, went well, Chris Hall, chief operations officer for RAM, said.

“We’ve got the Tennessee Wind Symphony and Kelsey’s Wood playing,” Hall said. “It’s been a great time. People are enjoying the food and weather while raising a lot of money for Remote Area Medical.”

He estimated about 1,000 attended the event, raising more than $18,000 for the volunteer corps. John Volpe, general manager of Abuelo's, who started the event last year, coordinated the festival. It was held in conjunction with Cinco de Mayo, a week away from the festival. Abuelo’s and Campbell Station Wine and Spirits were major sponsors of the event.

“It’s awesome,” Tom Burchill, Farragut attendee, said. “They did a good job. The weather turned out great, as well. We brought a group of about 12.
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Town of Farragut Volunteer Banquet

From left, Mayor Ralph McGill, Betty Scott, Vice Mayor Dot LaMarche and Alderman Louise Povlin Time and talent of Farragut volunteers is not going unnoticed.

Town of Farragut presented service awards to committee

members and presented ranks to Farragut’s Unsung Navy Volunteer Program participants during its annual banquet in Fox Den Country Club.

For more photos from this event, please see Westside Faces in our print edition.

Art in the Park event draws children to Founders Park

Mahogany Jenkins and daughter, Amalia Jenkins, spray paint to create an art piece during the annual Art in the Park for Kids in Founders Park at Campbell Station April 24. Hands-on art activities and clear skies drew hundreds to the annual Art in the Park for Kids.

Children made creations on rocks and shells and with chalk spray and food during the Farragut Business Alliance-hosted event, presented by TDS Telecom, in Founders Park at Campbell Station off Campbell Station Road Sunday, April 24.

Youngsters found they could play with their food with the help of Cutting Edge Cooking School, which manned a station where children could make artistic food creations.

“We lost Krispy Kreme food art,” Allison Sousa, FBA executive director, said. “This group contacted us and was willing to participate, so we’re glad to have them.”
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Let your problems lead you to gratutude

Be Happy Now!

It takes practice living every moment of now and being content with it. Yes there are troublesome experiences, but the key is not to be troubled. Can you think of an adult that lives this way?

For most of us, life seems to whiz by and before we know it another day, week, month, season, year has passed and we know we've missed a lot because we were thinking about the past or the future.

It's time to be happy NOW, not when our circumstances are different!

When you deepen your relationship with YOU and take the time to look at yourself with new eyes every day and truly honor the holiness within you, your circumstances change in beautiful ways. Your problems give an opportunity to learn to know yourself better. So, whether you're living in a mess at home, in a relationship that's frustrating, feeling a financial crunch, in a body weighing too much or all of the above, let solving your problems start with going within in gratitude for your life (the only one you've been given) and sensing the truth that you're not alone and all is well.
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