Fundraiser for Avery Baker
Sometimes things happen that quickly remind us of what is really important in life.

Avery Baker is a 5-year-old girl who is in the fight of her life.

She was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and has begun a grueling 27 month treatment plan of chemo. If that wasn’t enough, her father is battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

“Cancer is a terrible disease that can impact anyone at anytime, even children like Avery. It is a scary situation for any person, but it becomes personal for any parent when you see it impact an innocent child in the beginning of her life,” said Amanda Parks who, along with Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank and Norris Elementary School, has formed Team AC.

“That’s where we are, the fight against cancer is personal. We can not look at it as a rare condition impacting someone else’s child and forget about it tomorrow or next week, because it could just as easily be mine or yours,” Parks continued.

“I am officially calling this AC (Anderson County) for Team AC!”

There will be a benefit carnival from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. May 25, at Norris Elementary School. There will be “baskets of goodies” auctioned during the day — including a University of Tennessee basketball signed by Holly Warlick.

Also on hand will be Sammy Sawyer, aka Barney Fife, with his vintage police car.

Rolling Video Games will be coming from Knoxville to let kids play video games.

Here is a link to a online website to help raise money for those who can’t attend the carnival.


Sixth grade graduation
Clinton City Schools will have its annual 6th grade graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Ritz Theater in Clinton.

This year’s speaker will be Chandler Lawson, the reigning Miss Tennessee.

Please direct any questions to Staci Lollar at 457-0159, ext 1205 (Clinton Elementary School).

Tribute to business
The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2nd Annual Tribute to Business at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Brownworth Manor, 710 Eagle Bend Rd., Clinton.

For more information and to purchase tickets contact the Chamber at 865-457-2559 or visit: www.andersoncountychamber.org.

Memorial Day service
Veterans Services for Anderson County would like to invite everyone to Anderson Counties 5th Annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27 (rain or shine) at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Anderson County Courthouse in downtown Clinton .

Guest speakers are Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank and Dr. Curtis Sexton (Col., U.S. Army Retired).

A wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial will pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. military and Anderson Countians who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to protect the freedoms we all enjoy every day.

Their sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, remember and show support for the U.S military past, present and future and thank them for those sacrifices they have given so that we may live our lives with the freedoms we enjoy daily.

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