Veterans honored by HV Church of Christ

Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Adrian Marsh, U.S. Navy Operations Specialist, and his wife, Lisa, coordinated the special Veteran’s Day dinner and program honoring members of their church.
Hardin Valley Church of Christ honored its veterans Friday, Nov. 8, with its Fourth Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Dinner.

Several dozen veterans, their spouses and guests attended the event, which was coordinated and founded by church member and retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Adrian Marsh, U.S. Navy Operations Specialist, and his wife, Lisa Marsh.

“I love veterans. I think all churches should do this,” Marsh said. “I believe it is Biblical and honorable to honor them, and kids need to be reminded as much as the adults do, who our veterans are and what being a veteran means.”

The South-Doyle Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard “Presented the Colors” and demonstrated the 13 folds of the American flag for the audience.

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Seventh Annual Lights Up

The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek kicks off the holiday season this Friday, Nov. 22, when hosting its Seventh Annual Lights Up event from 5 to 9 p.m.

Activities and treats planned include live music, photos, food trucks, games, vendor booths, train rides and a visit from Santa.

Immediately following the tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., Santa will be available for photos for $5 per child, and a maximum cost of $15 for groups of three or more.

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Project Giving Tree

Once again, Farragut schools are stepping up to provide gifts and shopping opportunities for less fortunate families this season with Project Giving Tree.

“It is a program designed to benefit families in our community that may need a little extra help at the holidays,” event coordinator LeighAnna Colgrove expalined.  “Each family served has a student at one of our Farragut schools. We aim to provide new clothing plus two toys or gifts for every child in the family, from birth to age 18.  With this model, we serve children and families at all four of the Farragut public schools.”

The program began in 2010 and served six families, she added.

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Landscaping, trails, designs all part of making Farragut unique

Mark Shipley
Despite earning a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech, and having about 16 months of experience as a town planner in his hometown of Greeneville, Mark Shipley said he still had a lot to learn about actual Town planning.

“I learned some basics there (in Greeneville), but they didn’t really have a planner in Greeneville so I didn’t have anybody to learn from. … I didn’t know a lot, I had just come out of graduate school,” said Shipley, Town of Farragut Community Development director since 2013 who was first employed by the Town as a planner in October 1996.

“In graduate school they don’t teach you the ins and outs of how planning actually works in the real world.”

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Rotary Club of Farragut Dining on the Dock

Teri Jo Fox, left, and Megan Belcher
More than 100 Rotary Club of Farragut members and guests braved the Oct. 25 rain to attend the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Dining on the Dock, held this year at Concord Marina. The event featured both a silent and a live auction, hors d’oeuvres by Special Tee Cookies & Catering, wines and other beverages from Dixie Lee Wines & Liquors, a DJ and lots of laughs.

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