Friday, August 8, 2014

Burchett turns 50, B-Day party to benefit Ben Atchley Veterans' Home

So, as Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett nears the big 5-0, he's gearing up for his birthday by hosting a party that benefits area military veterans residing at the Ben Atchley State Veterans’ Home, according to a news release.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held on Aug. 17 at the veterans’ home from 1-4 p.m.  

Burchett will host a cookout and live music for resident veterans and members of the public.  Food for the cookout  provided by Sam’s Club, and live music provided by Ciderville Music.

In lieu of gifts for himself, Burchett asks the public to bring gift cards of any amount from either Red Lobster, Shoney’s, Cracker Barrel or Hooters restaurants. 

Administrators at the veterans’ home say these are many of the residents’ favorite places to eat, and the gift cards will help ensure that they are able to continue enjoying meals outside the facility. 

Attendees are also welcome to bring Visa/MasterCard gift cards or cards to either Sam’s Club or Walmart for use on shopping trips and other activities for the residents.

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