ADFAC celebrates 25th anniversary on Oct. 8

Aid To Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, or ADFAC, is planning an Oct. 8 celebration of its 25th anniversary.

The celebration is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. as part of the nonprofit organization’s annual meeting at the First Presbyterian Church on Lafayette Drive. Details and reservations are located at

The ADFAC 25th Planning Committee is coordinating activities expected to include entertainment, food, a raffle, ADFAC history and more. The Committee is chaired by Louise Mixon, who is also an ADFAC board member. Other Committee members are Connie Ball, Lisa Boone, Annie Cacheiro, Doris Doherty, Kathy Edwards, Jamie Olson, Pat Powell, Cande Seay, Patti Shelton, Carol Smallridge, and Bear Stephenson.

Raffle tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the ADFAC office at 1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike or at TNBank in Oak Ridge. Other locations for ticket sales will be announced via ADFAC’s website.

All raffle tickets are $5 each, and the raffle baskets, valued between $50-100, are being donated by a variety of community groups, businesses, and people including local Rotary clubs, Altrusa, Leadership Oak Ridge, TNBank, Willow Ridge Garden Center, Pet Supplies Plus, and many more.

For more information about the raffle or the celebration, visit the website at


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