Community photos 8/10/16
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Robert Solano, right, of Tyson Foods presents a symbolic check and school supplies to Pam Fisher of United Way of Bedford County for United Way's "Stuff The School Bus" drive, which collects school supplies to be distributed to needy children. "The donations made by their employees have made a huge impact on what the Stuff the Bus program will be able to supply to our children in Bedford County Schools this year," said Fisher. Tyson employees held a bake sale and a cookout to help raise the money, the school supplies were donated by employees from both Tyson and its sanitation contractor QSI.
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has proclaimed Saturday as National Model Aviation Day, according to a press release from the city of Tullahoma.
More than 200 organizations around the nation, including Coffee Airfoilers Model R/C Club in Tullahoma, are having special events to celebrate. Proceeds from this year's event in Tullahoma will benefit the Disabled American Veterans organization. The public is invited to the event that will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and will include flight demonstrations, free flight lessons, concessions and more. The flying field is on Wattendorf Highway, next to the Arnold Golf Course. Bring a lawn chair. Pictured, not in order, are Tullahoma Mayor Lane Curlee, Charlie Jenkins and Don Cleveland.
Terry Barrett, who takes care of plant operations at Shelbyville Pencil Company, was honored on his 20th anniversary with the firm.
Edna King retired after 29 years of service to Shelbyville Pencil Company, also known as SHEPENCO. She was described by Barbara Hunt of the firm as "a hardworking, dedicated, sweetheart of a lady." At right is company executive Dan Townes.