On your way to the Secret City Festival on Saturday, June 14, stop and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast at Applebeeâ€™s in Oak Ridge and also support Emory Valley Center. Proceeds will benefit the ongoing capital campaign for a new building to better serve children and adults with disabilities.
Breakfast will be served from 8â€“10 a.m. and will include hot-off-the-griddle pancakes and sausage as well as a variety of beverages. Tickets are only $5 each (children under three eat free), and they are currently on sale at Emory Valley Center at 715 Emory Valley Road. Those who attend may also pay at the door the morning of the fundraiser.
Local Emory Valley Center â€œCelebrity Supportersâ€ planning to help staff greet and serve pancakes include Tennessee Sen. Randy McNally, Rep. John Ragan, Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Beehan, Dottie Thompson, and Gene Caldwell (Emory Valley Center capital campaign co-chairs), Bear Stephenson of Stephenson Real Estate and Auction, Anderson County Chamber Board President Terry Payne, and David Erb of Allstate in Clinton.
Emory Valley Center has been meeting the needs of intellectually and developmentally disabled in our community since 1955. The facility currently provides a comprehensive array of educational, vocational, residential, and rehabilitation services, programs, and support to more than 850 adults and children with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities located in 16 East Tennessee counties.
To purchase tickets before Saturday, June 14, or for more information, contact Janet Wood, EVC development director, at [email protected] or (865) 813-0576.