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Monday, Oct 3rd National Diaper Need Awareness Week SouthEast Bank is helping needy moms and their children during National Diaper Need Awareness Week, which is under way and runs through Monday, Oct. 3. It is working with the local non-profit Helping Mamas in collecting diaper donations during that time frame at all its locations: Farragut (12700 Kingston Pike), Bearden (4960 Kingston Pike), Hardin Valley (10870 Hardin Valley Road), Lenoir City (596 Town Creek Parkway) and Fountain City (4924 N. Broadway St.). For more information, visit
Tuesday, Oct 4th Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold its next monthly meeting beginning at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Alcoa First United Methodist Church. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Marie Hickson at 865‑457‑0960.
Thursday, Oct 6th Authors Guild of Tennessee Authors Guild of Tennessee will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, in Faith Lutheran Church, in Farragut. Social time and book exchange begins at 10:30 a.m. Published authors are invited to attend. AGT is now accepting applications for associate membership from authors who have written a book, but are not yet published. Serious authors only. In the event of inclement weather, check the AGT website for updates and information:
Sunday, Oct 30th Farragut HarvestFest Farragut HarvestFest is a “spooktakular” event that will include food trucks, adult beverages, live entertainment, a Trick-or-Treat aspect and Halloween Costume Contest. Between 2 and 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, Shop Farragut will assemble vendors from all across the Farragut business community to celebrate the kick-off of the holiday season. The festival will take place outdoors in Village Green shopping center. “We are currently seeking vendors and sponsors for this unique opportunity,” a Shop Farragut press release stated. “An opportunity to showcase your business, sell your products and demonstrate your commitment to the community.  We will ask vendors to have treats available for the costumed kiddos.” Basic booth fees begin at $100 and discounts are available for those with a Farragut business license. For more information, call Stephen F. Krempasky, Shop Farragut executive director, at 865-307-2486 or 

Carnegie Hall on tap during FHS music tour

Farragut High School’s music department has a lot to sing about this school year, from community concerts to a planned “Georgia tour” and even a performance at Carnegie Hall. “We are doing some really big things this year,” said FHS’s choir director Mitchell Moore, who is in his third year leading the programwhile also co-teaching musical theater. “We are finally coming out of COVID, and students have been working very hard, as we are able to do more. “They have also been invited to more events, and we want the community to know what our students are doing because we need their support to make it all happen,” he added. “We want them to attend, advocate and financially contribute in any way. shape or form.” First up will be the first of four community concerts starting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in FHS’s Vickie B. Wells Auditorium. “We have four ‘normal’ concerts during the year,” explained Moore, noting the others will be Dec. 15, Feb. 23 and May 9. “But we almost always have some others off campus, too.” Knox County Coupon Book sales are under way, running through Monday, Oct. 3, which helps with program funding. Moore said they can be purchased from various members of the school’s choral groups, with proceeds specifically going toward upcoming projects, including the Advanced Women’s Chorus’s visit to Georgia Nov. 6-8.

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farragutpress account executive promoted to advertising manager

Charlene Waggoner, an award-winning sales account executive in farragutpress’ advertising department since 2017, has earned a promotion. “I am excited to announce that Charlene is being promoted to the ad manager’s position effective today, Monday, Sept. 27,” announced publisher Tony Cox, president of Republic Newspapers, Inc., parent company of farragutpress. “Charlene has been a part of our sales team for five years and is very familiar with the newspaper, our sections, our niche products and our customers,” Cox added. “This familiarity, along with a high level of sales performance, should enable Charlene to lead our sales team’s current revenue growth pattern while she is getting accustomed to her new responsibilities as our ad manager. “I am confident Charlene will be able to lead our sales department to a strong finish” to close 2022 and beyond.

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