Rotary benefit fills Fox Den

Dixie Lee Wines & Liquors was well represented at The Rotary Club of Farragut’s 14th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Tuesday evening, Oct. 21, in Fox Den Country Club clubhouse. Ellen Jones, in front, and Linda Taylor are co-owners. From left are Sam Taylor II, president, who came up with the wine tasting fundraiser idea as a Farragut Rotary member; Andy Taylor, store manager, and Sam Taylor III, purchasing. The Rotary Club of Farragut’s biggest fundraising event, the brainchild of Farragut businessman Sam Taylor II, again filled Fox Den Country Club clubhouse with top-quality wine helping satisfy Rotarians, their spouses and other guests.

Fourteenth Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, all 14 featuring Dixie Lee Wines & Liquors’ top red and white wines, highlighted a special evening Tuesday, Oct. 21.

“It’s an excellent opportunity for us to gather and bring in friends and introduce them to Rotary,” FRC member Doug Powell said. “It lets everybody get an opportunity to try different wines.”

Staci Wilkerson, club member, said the event features “great food, great wine and great fellowship. You get to meet the spouses of a lot of members that you normally don’t’ get to meet at the meetings.”
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Farragut/ Turkey Creek half marathon Nov. 1

It’s not to late to become a participant in the inaugural Farragut/Turkey Creek 13.1, 5k and Kids Mile presented by Knoxville Track Club Saturday morning, Nov. 1.

“There are a lot of runners in Farragut and they’re excited about it; they’re out running the course all the time,” Steve Durbin, race director, said.

Beginning and ending at Farragut High School, the Town’s new half-marathon will include participants from Oregon, Iowa, Texas, Colorado and Washington state among 13 states represented, based on early registration as of Friday, Oct. 24, Durbin said. “We’re at 720 [signees] for the half, a little less than 500 for the 5k and 25 kids” as of Oct. 24. “We’re looking for around 1,500 total.”
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Freaky night; fun night

John Knox Irons, 1 year, sits among toys as Winnie the Pooh during the Freaky Friday Fright Night event Oct. 24 at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Knox is the son of Charlie and Courtney Irons of Knoxville. Zombies, princesses, lions and more turned out to enjoy this year’s Freaky Friday Fright Nite while supporting the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House.

The 18th annual event, which took place Friday, Oct. 24, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park off Watt Road, was sponsored by town of Farragut and raised money and took in donations for Ronald McDonald House.

Parents and children, dressed for Halloween, trekked around the park, stopping at booths manned by area businesses and non-profit groups, for candy. Some children and even their parents dressed as vampires, zombies and superheroes while others opted for Wizard of Oz and “Frozen” characters.
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BOMA kills ‘guns in parks’ proposal again 3-2

Citizens affiliated with Farragut Gun Club were the bulk of roughly 12 citizens who came to Town Hall Thursday evening, Oct. 23, to support voices speaking to Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen in favor of lifting Town’s ban on handguns in parks. After his five-minute address to BOMA, Liston Matthews, left, speaks with supporter Jeff Cornett in Town Hall rotunda. George Caldwell Sr. (tan coat) and Doug Dutton compare notes after their address to BOMA. Four activists in Farragut Gun Club, all having their maximum five-minute speech during Citizen Forum before Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen, hoped to persuade BOMA into re-examining its ban on permitted handguns in Town parks and greenways.

But while there were some expressions of hope in Town Hall rotunda from many of the estimated 12 citizens who came to support the efforts of speakers Liston Matthews, Doug Dutton, Mike Tisdale and George Caldwell Sr., BOMA killed those hopes less than an hour later during its Thursday, Oct. 23, meeting.
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Legal Notices

PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Farragut will hold a public hearing on December 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, to hear citizen's comments on the following ordinance: An ordinance to annex a certain territory north of the current corporate boundaries and include parcel 108, tax map 130, and to incorporate same within the corporate boundaries of the town of Farragut, Tennessee. The plan of service, which is attached to the ordinance, is available for public inspection until December 11, 2014, at the following locations: 1. Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934, from the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm. 2. Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road, Farragut, TN 3734, during normal business hours listed athttp://www.knoxlib. org/about/hours-and-locations/ farragut-branch-library. 3. McFee Park kiosk near the Small Pavilion, 917 McFee Road, Farragut, TN 37934, during park hours. Please contact the Town of Farragut’s Community Develop-ment Department at 865-966-7057 with any questions. read more

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