By Elaine Davis



The FCBPA had their monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Several candidates and local elected officials were in attendance: Patti Lou Bounds, Knox County School Board District 7 member; Kyle Hixson, candidate for criminal court judge; and John Fugate, surrogate for Wesley Stone who is also running for criminal court judge.

The guest speaker was Kelly Hayman, Annual Gifts Officer for The Boys & Girls Clubs of The Tennessee Valley. They have 17 clubs that currently serve four counties (Anderson, Blount, Loudon and Knox).  The goals are promoting academic success, building good character and citizenship, and establishing healthy lifestyles. This is achieved through numerous programs offered such as Power Hour which is dedicated to homework assistance with tutors and Youth Force geared towards preparing high school students with job readiness skills and apprenticeships.


Save the Dates

On March 24, 2020 Gift of Hope Fundraising Luncheon for The Boys & Girls Club at the Knoxville Convention Center from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. honoring Jasmine Bryant as the 2020 Youth of the Year Winner. A ticket is not needed but please RSVP by email to or call 865-232-1172 by March 19.
Regina Reed reminded everyone that the Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt is set for April 4, 2020 at Fountain City Park. All children that can walk up to age 12 can participate. If anyone is interested in reserving a booth, contact Jeff Bagwell at 865-765-6493. Mrs. Reed is in charge of donations and requests include candy, small prizes, and sponsorships for bicycles. Contact Regina Reed at