ADFAC (Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties Inc.) is ready to celebrate with the community another year of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”
This yearâ€™s annual meeting is free to the public, and itâ€™s sure to be a treat (no tricks!) for all who attend, a press release said. The meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and will be held at the New Hope Center at the front entrance to the Y-12 National Security Complex.
Hosted by WBIRâ€™s Beth Haynes, highlights include free refreshments provided by local restaurants, live and silent auctions, and a special presentation about the creation of the â€œBow Tie Fund.â€ In addition, recognition of outgoing board members and the election of new board members will take place.
Live auction items include a two-night stay at a Pigeon Forge cabin donated by Herron Connell Insurance, a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece of pottery donated by Bill Capshaw, and a performance by the Mt. Le Conte Jug Band donated by the local popular band. The silent auction will include many baskets donated by area organizations, businesses, and individuals, and all proceeds will benefit the mission at ADFAC.
“This is going to be such a fun evening you wonâ€™t want to miss!â€ ADFACÂ Annual Meeting Committee Chair Louise Mixon said.
The Bow Tie Fund was recently established through the generosity of individuals and families from across the country who have made donations to ADFAC in memory of Bill Wilcox. Known for his trademark bow ties, Wilcox was an active and loyal supporter of ADFAC and numerous other community, civic, and religious organizations. ADFAC will also be presenting the first Bow Tie Award to a much deserving volunteer.
“Please join us in celebrating ADFACâ€™s 26th year of serving the community,” the press release said. The meeting is free to attend, but reservations are required. Contact Jamie Olson at [email protected] or (865) 425-0256, ext. 107, to RSVP.
ADFAC, a United Way of Anderson County partner, is an independent nonprofit agency established in 1987 that exists to serve the basic needs of primarily low-income residents in Anderson and surrounding Appalachian counties. ADFAC’s goal is to help families become stable and self-sufficient through a variety of direct assistance services provided by its Social Services and Affordable Housing programs. ADFAC answers more than 7,000 requests for assistance each year.