FHS queen crowned

Ashlyn Hodges, center, a Farragut High School senior and daughter of Shawn and Krista Hodges, is crowned 2016 homecoming queen by last year's homecoming queen, Tatum Carver, during halftime of FHS's homecoming game on Bill Clabo Field Friday, Sept. 16. Ashlyn was escorted by her father. Other members of the homecoming court, not pictured, were princesses, Hannah Kochanski, freshman; Emma Denton, sophomore; Lanie Conaway, junior, and Sophia Cowell, senior.

Woodmen Life presents Rotarians with U.S. flag

Keith Kail, right, financial representative and recruiting manager for Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, presents a U.S. flag to David Smoak, president of Rotary Club of Farragut and town of Farragut administrator, at Fox Den Country Club, Wednesday, Sept. 14. Woodmen of the World Life In-surance Society is the largest purchaser and presenter of American flags, except for the federal government.

Keith Kail, Woodmen recruiting manager and financial representative, said Woodmen of the World has donated flags to schools, libraries, civic clubs and city and county buildings. Woodmen also held in honor and remembrance ceremonies to remember the Sept. 11 attacks.

“After 9-11 happened, 15 years ago, we were very patriotic. We kind of all gathered together … Patriotism has waned since then,” Kail said during a Rotary Club of Farragut meeting Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Paul Nichols introduced Kail at the meeting and said Woodmen of the World gave flags to the outbound Rotary Youth Exchange Students from East Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina, including Kail’s son Alex, currently in Paderborn, Germany.
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Holy Cross Church’s 3rd Annual Summer Tea & Fall Fashion Show

From left, Priscilla Deets, Leigh Ledet and Dawn McGuire Pretty hats, delicate morsels and fall fashions made up Holy Cross Church’s 3rd Annual Summer Tea & Fall Fashion Show hosted by the church’s Lydia’s Guild.

More than 50 women and a few children attended the event, which took place at the church off Herron Road, Farragut, Saturday, Aug. 20, and supported the guild’s scholarships and outreach charities.

For more photos from this event, please see Westside Faces in our print edition.

Carroll teaches baseball to youth

Brett Carroll, in blue upper left, instructs children inside a batting cage at BC Athletics. Once hitting home runs off high school pitchers and thinking it grand, Brett Carroll smacked a quite memorable round tripper off Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson.

At the end of his six-year MLB career (2007-2012) as a strong-armed outfielder with three different teams, however, this former Bearden High School and Middle Tennessee State University star said he finally began to better understand the art of hitting — and is applying it to his own school.

It’s the former Thunder Baseball School, renamed BC Athletics, 2510 Solway Road in Hardin Valley, whose instructors mentor children as young as 6 yet also work with high school and college level players.
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Lions Club Car Show Oct. 1

Tom Nitz addresses Farragut Lions Club members as the club prepares for its Charity Car Show Oct. 1. The meeting took place at Shoney’s off Walker Springs in Knoxville, Aug. 10. KNOXVILLE — Owners of rods, custom cars, classic cars, trucks and other models from before 2016 can show off their cars at Farragut Lions Club’s Charity Car Show set for Oct 1.

The show, the first FLC has held, will be in Chilhowee Park, 3301 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville.

FLC president Tom Nitz said the event is free to attend. The registration fee for participants wanting their cars judged is $20.

A Lions Club flier stated it is the price to buy a pair of glasses.

"It's a fundraiser for our charities account, which goes to support different things we support in the community, the vision van, kid sight screenings, diabetes testing and any community need that may come up that we need to support,” he said.
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FBC holds annual children’s consignment sale

Jennifer Rucker, left, gets some assistance from First Baptist Concord’s volunteer, Janet Bryant, during the church’s children’s consignment sale Friday, Sept. 16. The Farragut community found fall bargains in quality children’s items when First Baptist Church Concord hosted its FBConcord Children’s Non-Profit Consignment Sale.

This was the 24th year for the sale, which took place Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17, in FBC Family Life Center and Student Building Gymnasiums at 11704 Kingston Pike, Farragut.

Amanda Baldwin, FBC event co-chair with Leanna Lefler, said hundreds attend the consignment sale each year, and the church had 169 consignors who signed up this year.

“They have brought literally thousands of items to sell. Most of them also shopped,” Baldwin said.

The event was a fundraiser for the church’s children’s department.
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