Monday, July 29, 2013

Couple of fund-raisers top the day

Couple of great charity events going on today, with fund-raisers taking place for the "kiss-a-pig" deal and the "mobile meals" program.

Details to the pig event are right smack here. Although online voting wrapped up yesterday, folks can still cast ballots during today's receptions (in which the winner kisses "Pinky") from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Square Room on Market Square. State Sen. Stacey Campfield is currently leading the pack. The program benefits the American Diabetes Association.

Also, going on today is the meal event, a telethon spearheaded by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and some local media, but primarily WBIR. (Why "primarily"? Cause I said so.)

Anyhoo, the number is 865-690-3500 if you want to pledge some coin. All - that's 100 percent - of the proceeds will be used to buy food for the program, which serves seniors ages 60 and up who cannot cook for themselves and do not have anyone who can help.

If you don't help out one or both of these programs (and you have the folding paper to do so), then you hate people with diabetes and you hate seniors.


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