Friday, October 16, 2015

Community to celebrate Gibbs Middle

The Nicholas Gibbs Historical Society of Tennessee, along with residents, churches, businesses and other members of the Corryton and Gibbs community are hosting a cookout to show appreciation for the soon-to-be-built Gibbs Middle School. 

The cookout, which is open to the public, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. behind Gibbs Elementary School, 7715 Tazewell Pike. 

A news released notes that the community is appreciative of the entire commission and board of education, but especially for the work and support of Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Knox County Commissioner Dave Wright, School Board members Mike McMillan and Doug Harris, and Superintendent Jim McIntyre.

In addition to free food, there will be live music and fellowship among neighbors.

Event sponsors include: Huddletown BBQ, Midway IGA, Easy Stop Exxon, Weigel’s, Highway Markings, Walgreen’s, Dollar General, CVS, Twisters, Henry’s Deli & Bakery, Shell Breadbox, Patterson TnWaste, Gibbs Car Wash, Gibbs Service Center, The Knoxville Focus, Knox County, Former County Commissioner Jack Huddleston and Former Board of Education Member Steve Hunley.

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