What will you do if a snowstorm,
flood, fire or tornado strikes your home? Will you be ready? In association with
National Preparedness Month, the Ball Play Ruritan Club will host the first "Getting Prepared for
Disasters Fair" on Sept. 22. The fair will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Friends
Meeting of Ball Play Fellowship Hall located at 157 Ball Play School Road, near the intersection of
Ball Play Road and Highway 360 about 10 miles from Telllico Plains.
The fair will provide valuable information for planning and preparing for all kinds of
disasters and emergencies with a variety of informational displays, classes, and demonstrations,
while showcasing and promoting local businesses whenever possible. Learn about your options
for emergency power, cooking, heating, lighting and more. Additional details will be published as
we confirm guest speakers and vendors attending this event.
your calendars now and be sure to pass this on to family and friends in and around the Monroe
County area. Contact John Pearson at 423-442-7053 for more information or to be a
participant. The event is free to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Happy birthday to Harry Brown, Christian Frank, Dustin Frank, Sara
White, Gene Rogers, Dianna Derrick, Samuel D. Belcher, James Brown and Matthew Pearson (my sweet
boy is 4 now!).
Get well wishes go to Reba Williams, Betty
Cheeks, Sam Belcher, Faye Torbett, O.R. "Red" Young, Sue Young, Susie Moser, Otis Young,
Molly Gray, Mammie Belcher, Wail Dalton, Thelma Matoy, JoAnn Queen, Boyd Rodgers, Emma Best,
Wayne Lynn, Charlotte Duncan, Sharon West, Justine Williams, Margaret Wall, Virgil
Tipton, Faye McDaniel and Clifford Lynn,
extended to the family of Douglas Dale Gourley.
Thank you to
everyone who sends e-mail to me for printing. I really appreciate your help. Please send any
monthly meeting information to me. Sometimes I will forget that your organization has a
standing meeting on a certain day of the month, such as a Ruritan meeting on the second
Tuesday. I want this column to be for you. I enjoy letting everyone else know what is
important to Tellico and area readers.
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