100 years

Granat celebrates milestone

Margery Granat celebrated her 100th birthday with family and lots of friends in Morning Pointe of Lenoir City Assisted Living Saturday, Sept. 10. Joining Margery, standing from left, are Robert Planzo, son-in-law; Marge Planzo, daughter, and Judy and Steven Arevalo, friends from California. As a senior citizen retiree living in Tellico Village, Marge Planzo said she always looks forward to “mother-daughter Tuesdays and Thursdays.”

Planzo, though, is the daughter in this twice-weekly event. Her mother, Margery Granat, turned 100 years young Saturday, Sept. 10.

“We go out and have lunch. We go out take long rides, she loves to ride. … Manicures and pedicures are a must once a month,” Planzo said during a birthday reception Sept. 10 at Margery’s home, Morning Pointe of Lenoir City Assisted Living.

Planzo said she brought Mar-gery to East Tennessee from Long Beach, Calif., “eight years ago.”

Richard Planzo, Margery’s son-in-law, joined family friends from the Golden State, Steven and Judy Arevalo, who flew all the way from Cerritos, Calif., specifically to celebrate Margery‘s century of life that September weekend.
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25th Annual Free Day of Putt-Putt

Lydia Capps and Lily Moon Families turned out for the 25th Annual Free Day of Putt-Putt, held in partnership with town of Farragut and Putt-Putt Golf & Games.

Children came with parents and grandparents for the event at Putt-Putt Golf & Games, 164 West End Ave., Monday, Sept. 19.

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

Lions Club collects for White Cane Day

KNOXVILLE —Shoppers at Kroger Marketplace and Ingles Market may soon find Lions at the doors, greeting them.

Farragut Lions Club members agreed to have volunteers standing near the doors of the two stores to collect charitable White Cane Day do-nations Sat-urday, Oct. 15.

Kathy Burrow, district treasurer, said White Cane Day is a project of Lions Club international.

“All the donations are strictly used or sent to White Cane,” Tom Nitz, FLC president said.

Burrow said White Cane Day donations would benefit East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank, Lions Volunteer Blind Industries, Learning Ally, World Services for the Blind, Tennessee School for the Deaf, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Friends of Tennessee School for the Blind, District Governor’s Emergency Fund, Lions Quest, Diabetes Awareness and District Discretionary Fund.
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Scarbrough seeks Miss Tennessee Teen crown

Farragut High School varsity cheerleader Raelee Alexandria Scarbrough has been selected as a state finalist in 2016 Miss Tennessee Teen USA Pageant.

“It’s great,” Raelee, an FHS freshman, said.

“The Tennessee pageant system is one of the premier state pageants in the United States and I am proud to have been selected from among the hundreds of applicants who were processed.

“It’s really great to know the people and what [the pageant] is about. I really like it,” she said.

Raelee, who is the 15-year-old daughter of Ray and Stephanie Scarbrough of Knoxville, will compete for the crown as Miss Big Orange County, along with 46 other contestants from across the state. The pageant is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, through Saturday, Oct. 8, at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.
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FHS First Robotics Team shares skills with veterans

On hand for visit to Ben Atchley State Veterans Home were Farragut High School Robotics Team members, from left, Adam Cook, Hayden Allen, Cathy Simes, John Manneschmidt, John Donnelly, Patience Simes, Margaret Manneschmidt, Zoie Gracia and Deborah Gracia. FIRST Robotics Team 3140 of Farragut High School had an opportunity to visit the Ben Atchley State Veteran’s Home for some planned robotics fun with Tennessee veterans.

“They had fun laughing and joking with the veterans, getting to know their stories and teaching at the same time,” John Manneschmidt, a Robotics team member, said.

“The team wishes to recognize and thank the friendly staff and veterans at the Ben Atchley Veteran’s Home for their warm hospitality.”

Some members of the robotics team spent their afternoon assisting veterans in building SumoBot kits. SumoBots are small robots of simple design meant to be easily and quickly built and used in competitions or demonstrations of robotic concepts, Manneschmidt said.
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Rotarians give Mission of Hope scholarship

Emmett Thompson, left, Mission of Hope executive director, en-joyed lunch at Fox Den County Club Wednesday, Aug. 3, with Kailey Ball, 2015 Mission of Hope scholarship recipient, and Fisher Ray, Mission of Hope past president. All three spoke to Rotary Club of Farragut, which funded Ball’s 2015 scholarship. Kailey Ball of Newport spoke to Rotary Club of Farragut about the club’s funding a $2,500 scholarship through Mission of Hope.

Ball said the scholarship she received last year helped her with college for the 2015-2016 academic year.

“I had no idea that you all had funded that, so thank you,” she said during a Rotary Club meeting at Fox Den Country Club Wednesday, Aug. 3.

“They pray for you. They encourage you. They support you …

“They just let me know I could do it when I felt like I couldn’t,” she said regarding Mission of Hope’s help, which she said was more than just financial.

David Smoak, RCF president and Farragut town administrator, said the club donated for two scholarships in 2015, including Ball’s.It donated $2,500 per scholarship, which Ball said was the full amount of her own tuition per year.
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