April 18, 2011

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News In Our Community

Dandridge Senior Citizen Center
"Two for here... and One to go!"
Dandridge Seniors held a salad lunch on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at the Senior Citizen Center located behind First Peoples Bank in Dandridge. A large crowd gathered in the center to enjoy a variety of salads, as well as take out lunches. The center expected to serve in excess of 100 salad lunches on Thursday. 
Linda Manley, Director of the Dandridge Senior 
Center, said that the center is totally self-supporting. The seniors have several different fund raisers during the year to raise money. An active group, between 90 and 120 seniors visit the center on any given month. Card games, pottery, computer classes and exercising are just a few of the activities that seniors can enjoy. They are currently working on a quilt, and according to Manley, have one in the works all the time. These beautiful pieces of art are for sale. This Easter, the group will deliver 170 cards to the Jefferson County Nursing Home. Each card is handmade by a Dandridge Senior.
Jefferson County 4-H Patriot Shooters
held their auction and dinner on Saturday, April 16,2011, at Jefferson County High School. Around 47 kids from the 4-12 grade participate in the 4-H shooting team. The team has had great success and , in fact, has placed in the top 6 in 
National Competition since 2006. Because the team is totally self supporting, events like the auction and dinner are important fund raising avenues. Saturday’s event was well attended. Three Hundred plus people enjoyed a Brisket, Baked Bean, Slaw, Potato Salad and Dessert dinner, followed by an auction. The meat for the dinner was donated by a local business man, and Bill Moore, of Hickory Cabin Seasoning Company, donated his time and skill to prepare the meal. Mark Jackson, a local professional auctioneer, did an outstanding job of getting bids from the crowd. The proceeds from the event will pay for practice and entry fees , as well as other necessities of the team. The Shooters would like to thank everyone who came out in support of them, also those who donated items for auction. Wayne Rich is the head coach of the Jefferson County Patriot Shooters.


There will be a meeting of the Budget Committee on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. in the Main Courtroom of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 202 W. Main St., Dandridge, TN.

Items on the Agenda: Call to Order, Roll Call, Discussion and action related to the EMS/EMA/E911 Facility, Other Discussion and action that may require Budget Committee action, Adjourn
County Commission Office, (865) 397-0650


Maury Drama Club "A Seussical"
Maury Middle School students are entertaining the public on April 22 and April 23,at 7pm, in the auditorium at Maury Middle School. The talented students are performing Seussical the Musical, which is based on the works of famed children’s author Dr. Seuss. The play features all of Dr Seuss’ most loved characters. The cast is large and talented, as they sing and act their way to the conclusion of the play. The Maury Drama Club has done an excellent job of providing a night of pure Seuss fun! If you have not yet had the opportunity, plan to attend one of the two remaining shows. The show is directed by Pat Plemens and Delynn McCash.
The Jefferson County High School Class of 1981 has scheduled their 30th class reunion for Saturday, July 9th, 2011. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Knoxville beginning at 6:00PM. Tickets for the reunion will be $40 a person or $75 per couple, and will include a buffet dinner, music, dancing, and great fun with former classmates.
A very limited number of rooms are available at the Crowne Plaza for the reunion. To reserve a room, call the hotel directly at (865) 522-2600 and tell them you will be with the JCHS Class of 1981 Reunion to get the group rate. To get more information, as well as to get a form to make your reservations for this once-in-a-lifetime and directions on how to register, you can go to: jchs.jc-schools.net/Reunions.htm. The deadline for registering for the reunion is June 9th. For questions and additional information, or to have registration forms and information mailed to you, call John Cagle at (865) 397-7384, ext. #114.
$9000 Raised at Habitat for Humanity Luncheon
Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity had a very successful fund-raising event on Saturday, April 9th, at the First Baptist Church in Dandridge.  Approximately 170 supporters attended and enjoyed the excellent luncheon, winning door prizes and watching models sport Easter fashions from Goody’s of Jefferson City.
The event raised approximately $9,000 from ticket sales, silent auction items, and basket drawings.  This amount includes a $500 grant from Wal-Mart of Jefferson City, and a $2500 matching grant from Modern Woodmen.   Jewel Rankin, Chairperson of the fundraising committee, stated, “We would like to thank all the individual donors, local organizations and businesses that supported the event.  We would like to especially thank Debbie Foote and the members of the Knoxville branch of Modern Woodmen.  They were very generous and sponsored a door prize and an auction item.” Modern Woodmen supports many community activities as part of the philanthropic focus of the company.
Contributed Photo: Clara Hankins & Jewel Rankin
Approximately 45 local businesses and organizations provided support for the fundraiser.
Revenue from the fundraiser will be used by Habitat to help in building another house for a low-income Jefferson County family that meets the application criteria.
Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing.  Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses.  The houses are sold to those in need at no profit.  Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1987 and has built 21 houses in the community.


PDSA - Platelet Disorder Support Assoc.
Walk/Run will take place on April 29, 2011 from 5-11 p.m. at the Maury Middle School track and field.  All proceeds will go to platelet disorder research via the Platelet Disorder Support Association (PDSA).  If you would like to participate please call Chloe Lane at 865-228-4019.
Farmers Market
May 14 - 8 AM-Noon, Early Season Farmers Market in historic downtown Dandridge.
Martha Dandridge Garden Club
April 28 - 2 PM,  monthly meeting at Dandridge Senior Center. Presenter Tracey 
Yoakum of Tracey's Greenhouse will feature Tracey's Orchids.
Jefferson County Tomorrow
invites you to a community meeting on Monday, April 25 at 6:00PM at New Market Elementary School. We will discuss the latest on the situation with the proposed rail yard and the meeting of the public service committee of the County Commission. We encourage you to bring a friend who has not attended before.  We invite all county commissioners and school board commissioners to attend.
Fraternal Order of Police - Cherokee Lodge #4 Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show - May 21
Top 25 Classic Vehicle - 1985 & Prior, featuring Best Import, Best of Show, Best Original Antique, Rat-Rod, and more.  Location: Fred Miller Park (Rain or Shine), Show 9am-4pm, Registration: 8:30am-12noon Pre-Registration $15, Day of Show $20.
Fun for the whole family with free entertainment and lots of food, door prizes and yard sale. Call William Bailey for more info: 423-312-0551
Tennessee Career Center Mobile Computer Lab
will be at the White Pine Public Library on April 20th, 9:00am – 3:00 pm for FREE computer training.  Sign up to receive help with basic computer training, job applications, job 
searches and more.  Call 865-674-6313 for more information.
JCRTA - Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association
is sponsoring a yard sale to benefit the JCRTA scholarship program and to help furnish the new Jefferson City Public Library.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 9am-3pm with set up from 8-9am in the Commons at Jefferson County High School.  You may donate items for the retired teachers to sell, or for just $10 you may rent a table and sell your own items.  Contact person is Linda Clark phone 865-475-5207; email DW1clark@yahoo.com 
The Tennessee Career Center Mobile Computer Lab
will be at the White Pine Public Library on April 20th 9:00am – 3:00 pm for FREE computer training. Sign up to receive help with basic computer training, job applications, job searches and more. Call 865-674-6313 for more information.
Spring Antiques Stroll
April 30 - 10 AM - 4 PM, Spend the day antiquing in historic downtown Dandridge. Rachel's Attic, The Shoppes at Roper Mansion, and newest downtown shop Rusty Nail Antiques will feature specials, treats, and live music.
Dandridge Memorial Library Summer Reading Program - June 15 through July 20
It will be held on Wednesdays 10-11 am. The theme is One World: Many Stories. Children will have 1 session on each of the following - Scotland, Puerto Rico, Native American Culture, Russia, and Australia.
Bass Masters Tournament on Douglas Lake June 2-4
April 30 - a road ride beginning in Strawberry Plains, TN, travels the backroads of Jefferson County.
The Dandridge Lions Club
will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at The Point restaurant.




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Employment Opportunities
May 21 - 9 AM - 4 PM,  - (DMPA) Dandridge Merchants & Professionals Association hosts 2nd annual Cruisin' & Groovin' on the streets of downtown Historic Dandridge as part of the 100th anniversary of Tinsley-Bible Drugs. 

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