(Photo submitted) President of Clinch River Quilts of Valor Gwen Cole (right) shows attendees of a previous breakfast a quilt presented to a local veteran.

Veterans Breakfast Saturday to feature Quilts of Valor presentation

Military veterans from Anderson County are once again invited to come together this weekend for a community Veterans Breakfast.

The breakfast, which is hosted by Anderson County citizens, is sponsored this month by Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally and State Representative John Ragan.

The breakfast will be held Saturday, October 9th at the Clinton Community Center, 101 S. Hicks Street, Clinton.  The “Chow line” opens at 8:30 a.m. and there will be a brief program at 9 a.m. honoring veterans.  This month’s program will feature a presentation by Gwen Cole, President of Clinch River Quilts of Valor.  The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a nonprofit group of quilters from across the United States, whose mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with a Quilt of Valor. 

November 13th’s Breakfast is co-sponsored by Clinton City Schools and Regina Copeland; December 11th’s Breakfast is co-sponsored by Lewis Ridenour and Matchette Construction, LLC of Andersonville; January 8th’s Breakfast is sponsored by Ryan Spitzer; February 12th’s Breakfast is sponsored by the Clinton Lions Club; and March 12th’s Breakfast is sponsored by Brian Hunt.

To learn more, e-mail VeteransofAndersonCounty@gmail.com, or visit Facebook and search for Veterans Appreciation Breakfast – Anderson County.  If you are interested in sponsoring a breakfast, please contact Terry at 865-310-4097.   

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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