Tickets are still available for the FMC Bash, the annual fundraiser for the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge, which will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 8, in the Parish Life Center of St. Maryâ€™s Church.
It will include a catered dinner, music by the Hit Men (a Knoxville rock and pop dance band), aÂ Celebrity Dance Contest, silent auction (80 items), and live auction conducted by the entertaining Bear Stephenson.
Live auction items include a four-day vacation in a beach condo near St. Augustine, Florida; North Carolina barbecue dinner for 12; an Indian dinner for eight; a walnut jewelry box, hand-made earrings (sterling and mother of pearl) by Frederick Duclos; a fly-fishing package; a wine cooler; and Cajun dinner.
Couples who have entered the Celebrity Dance Contest areÂ Sharon and Brian Annis, Naomi Asher and Jim Dodson, Tom Beehan and Kay Brookshire, David and Sandy Bradshaw, Gene Caldwell and Dottie Thompson, Keys Fillauer and Scott Hinton, Judy Gooch and Michael Shrader, and Austin Keathley and an amazing â€œsecretâ€ dancer.
There will be the traditional â€œFMC Bash Signature Drinkâ€ (margarita) and wine and beer for purchase. Dress is casual. You are encouraged to wear a new FMC Bash T-shirt, which you can buy at the FMCOR office for $10.
To learn more about the dance partners, the items available at the auctions and the T-shirts, please visitÂ www.fmcor.orgÂ (click on the FMC Bash tab and select â€œOur Dance Couples,â€ â€œAuction Items,â€ and â€œT-shirtsâ€).
Tickets cost $60 and can be purchased online atÂ FMCOR website. Or you can buy a ticket at the FMCOR office, 116 East Division Road (behind Zaxbyâ€™s restaurant) in Oak Ridge.
The third option is to make a check payable to the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge, with â€œFMC Bash ticketsâ€ on the notation line. Then mail the check to the address above, adding Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
The Free Medical Clinic provides medical services to residents of Anderson, Roane, and Morgan counties who lack health insurance and cannot afford medical care. The clinic is needed by many because Medicaid was not expanded in Tennessee, as it has been in other states.
St. Mary’s Church is located at 327 Vermont Avenue in Oak Ridge.
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