FHS Football Booster Club presents Gridiron Garage Sale July 19

Alex Tinal, 16, and Michael Travis, 16, organize items in the storage center in preparation for the first Gridiron Garage Sale, benefiting Farragut High School Football Booster Club. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, July 19, in the FHS junior parking lot. The Farragut High School Football Booster Club is organizing the first ever Family Gridiron Garage Sale from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, July 19, in the FHS junior parking lot — a new approach to raising money for the Admirals’ 2014 season.

The sale will include a broad variety of items, including sports equipment, furniture, dishes and clothes.

The idea started in the booster’s January executive board meeting as a way to get all players and family members involved in fundraising for the Admirals. Each player’s family was asked to bring in at least $100 worth of items to sell, but the word has spread so much that the organizers are accepting donations from anyone wiling.

“The football players are responsible for going around for those who cannot bring their items, to pick up the items, so the community is meeting the players. They are loading it on the truck and they are bringing it back,” Denise Simmons, FHS Football Booster Club secretary, said.

The booster club has a goal of $10,000 for the sale in hopes of putting the money towards areas such as training equipment, travel expenses and pre-game meals.
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Ward, accepted into ETSU Pharmacy program, credits FHS teachers

Lauren Ward, a Farragut High School Class of 2010 graduate,

is one of two students from this year’s graduating class at Maryville College to be accepted into pharmacy school and will begin East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton School of Pharmacy’s four-year program in August.

Ward’s decision for majoring in biochemistry and doing the pre-pharmacy track was an obvious choice for her, though, thanks to her high school chemistry teachers.

“[Amanda] Wehner and [Kristin] Baksa I had for Intro to Chem, as well as [advanced placement] chem, and she was just so excited, and she explained it so well … most people just lose interest in chemistry so easily, and she just related it to stuff and had such enthusiasm for the subject … she was just a great teacher,” Ward said.
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