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City serves up new adult volleyball leagues

City serves up new adult volleyball leagues

 

50% off play passes to Bounce U.S.A.

50% off play passes to Bounce U.S.A.

 

Know a kid with energy to burn? Scratch that ... know four? Today's DealChicken has just the thing for you!

Take your favorite pint-sized athletes to run, jump and, yep, bounce for half-off at Bounce U.S.A. They'll be wowed by Bounce U.S.A.'s huge arena of inflatables. They'll go wild (safely) on the obstacle course, basketball challenges, slides and more. Check Bounce U.S.A.'s website for this week's open bounce times!

Project Wear and Share

Project Wear and Share

 

This February Goodwill Industries- Knoxville will partner with local dry cleaners throughout our 15 county service area to host a clothing drive. Participating dry cleaners will collect and dry clean gently used items donated by their patrons. These items will be given to Goodwill stores and resold in order to benefit Goodwill's job training and placement programs.

Mission of Hope Christmas collection begins

Mission of Hope Christmas collection begins

The Mission Of Hope Christmas Barrel Drive kicks off today, November 16th.

Donations help families in rural Appalachia.

More than 500 barrels are available to off donations of new clothes, new toys, new coats, and non-perishable food.
After the donations are collected, a team of volunteers sorts and packs it at a warehouse in West Knoxville.

About eight years ago, Henry McCarter started volunteering with the Mission Of Hope.

You may have seen his signs in East Tennessee and beyond

You may have seen his signs in East Tennessee and beyond

For a business the sign outside is often a customer's first impression.

An East Tennessee man had an impressive career in the sign business.

Fifty years ago, Jack and Helen Arp built a house in West Knoxville on Coleman Road.

"Mr. Coleman was my neighbor here and he worked for Post Sign Company," Jack Arp remembered.

That's how he started in the sign business. Over the years he worked for different sign companies putting up signs across the country and East Tennessee.

Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

An East Tennessee cancer survivor is on a mission to help fellow cancer patients feel sassy when they cover up their head with a hat or scarf.

Samantha Garcia has endured two rounds of breast cancer.

She says she hated the feeling of being stared at when she wore a scarf to cover up her head during cancer treatments.

Garcia wants to do away with that stigma, make scarves sassy, and just support other cancer patients.

So, she and her friend started a Facebook page and received more than three hundred scarves and hats from across the county. 

Volunteers honor a Veterans Day tradition

Volunteers honor a Veterans Day tradition

The Young Marines Volunteers placed flags on markers at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike in West Knoxville on Saturday morning.

This service is a tradition the group has honored for decades.

One of its members, Kathy Winters, said she sees it as reminder that the price of freedom is not free.

"It's important that our youth, whether its the Young Marines, the cub scouts that are here, whoever, to carry on tradition," said Winters. "It's a very, very important tradition and recognition for the community that these veterans are here."