Around the Area

NMFD has Saturday Night Jubilee

The New Market Fire Department presents its “Saturday Night Jubilee” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Saturday at the fire department.

Music is provided by the Dixie Rose Band. Admission is $5 per person with children under age 5 free.

Auctions will be held during music breaks, along with cake walks, a line dance, broom dance and limbo dance. Concession stand with refreshments will be open.

For more information, call 865-475-4064.

MEDIC to hold blood drive for Damewood Monday

MEDIC Regional Blood Center will hold a replacement blood drive for Jefferson County Sheriff’s Officer Jeffrey Scott Damewood from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday at the MEDIC mobile at 765 Justice Center Drive in Dandridge.

Appointments for giving are preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed. Priority will be given to those with an appointment due to potential wait times.

To make an appointment, call 865-524-3074.

All donors will receive a free MEDIC gift and a coupon for a free Texas Roadhouse appetizer. Donors should notify MEDIC staff if they are donating for Officer Damewood so that he may receive credit for donations.

Pow-Wow postponed until September

The American Indian Gathering Pow-Wow event originally scheduled for Cherokee Park this weekend has been postponed until September, according to one of the organizers.

Rain Moore, organizer, said that the event that was published in area newspapers was actually postponed in January when it was done out an “abundance of caution” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new dates are Sept. 25-26, also at Cherokee Park.

DCEA distribution June 22 at MHCS

The Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority will have its commodity distribution from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Morristown-Hamblen Central Services, located at 2450 South Cumberland Street in Morristown.

All recipients are required to show a Food Stamp card or provide proof of income.