Anderson County Juvenile Court Judge Brian J. Hunt will present a program about the court’s approach to truancy issues in Anderson County schools, including Oak Ridge, on Monday, October 28.
The presentation will be during the general meeting of AAUW (American Association of University Women) at First Presbyterian Church, Room 122 at 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Hunt’s talk will begin shortly after noon, with a luncheon catered by The Soup Kitchen being served at 11:30 a.m., a press release said. Reservations for the luncheon are $8.50 and may be made by calling Mary Uziel at (865) 483-1043. A choice of soups and sandwiches will be available, with desserts and iced tea and coffee. Those attending who want to bring a sack lunch or not have lunch are asked to make a reservation to ensure adequate seating for the program, the press release said.
Hunt graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2003 with his juris doctorate degree and from the University of the South (Sewanee) in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, the press release said. From 2003 until 2014, when he was elected juvenile judge, he practiced law with his father Leslie Hunt in Clinton. He currently has the rank of captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps in the U.S. Army Reserve. He lives in Oak Ridge with his wife Betsy and their daughter Reagan.
AAUW is supporting an effort by Roane State Community College, and coordinated by First Presbyterian Church, to provide a food pantry for students who need supplemental food supplies in order to continue their education. Information about this program will be available at the door, the press release said.
There will also be a basket for donations of household and personal care items for Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Families at the door. Items such as tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, and toilet paper are needed, along with laundry and dishwashing soap and baby care items such as diapers, the press release said. Food stamps cannot not be used for purchase of these items.
AAUW is a nationwide organization that seeks to promote equity for women and girls and to promote the well being of families, the press release said. Information about AAUW is available online. The public is invited to the general meetings of AAUW. Information about memberships is available at meetings.
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