KARM grand opening

Newest location in Knoxville celebrates with dedication and ribbon cutting

Knox Area Rescue Ministries Stores held a dedication and ribbon cutting at its new Knoxville store and donation center at 10612 Kingston Pike. On hand, from left, were Victoria Holland, KARM director of operations for West Knoxville stores; Tommy Garmon, KARM Knoxville store sales manager; Burt Rosen, KARM president and CEO; Julie Blaylock, Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant; Ashley Adkins, Knox Chamber of Commerce sales manager; Linda Whitehead, director of operations for central stores. About 60 attendees celebrated the dedication and ribbon cutting for Knox Area Rescue Ministries’ newest KARM Stores location in Knoxville.

Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce and the community’s residents joined KARM representatives in celebrating the dedication of its store and donation center at 10612 Kingston Pike on Thursday, May 5. The festivities continued with giveaways and prizes on Saturday, May 7.

“It’s such a happy day,” Sue Renfro, KARM director of marketing and communications, said at the May 5 dedication.

“Having a grand opening is almost anti-climatic because the response to the store has been so overwhelming from the day we opened the door,” Burt Rosen, KARM president and CEO, said. “Today, we get to celebrate really what God has done in this community, and it would not happen without folks like you.
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