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Next sign up day is November 20, 2-5pm, lobby of LaFollette Veterinary Services in LaFollette. Open to Campbell County residents with income of $35,000 or less. This is sign up day only, do NOT bring pet, Do bring proof of income or assistance.
It started with a book and quickly moved into a desire for hope, love and change for our community. Zebulun Proctor a former Marine, John Foust with Foust Fights of Campbell County and Derick Pendleton also a former Marine all united in the idea of taking on a challenge to bring the hope of encouragement and mentorship for those that struggle with what plagues many within our community; depression, despair, anxiety and thoughts of suicide. It is said that every 12 minutes someone commits suicide in this Country and while there are programs that help such as counselling and suicide hotlines, this group has decided to take an extra step and offer their time and mentorship through their group called #Beatdownsuicide
In the book called “Tribe” by Sebastian Junger, he states there are three things humanity needs:
⦁ The need to feel competent at what they do
⦁ The need to feel authentic in their lives
⦁ The need to feel connected
This group wants to fill gaps the people in this community may be missing. They to want bring them on board with #Beatdownsuicide and get them engaged. Zebulun Proctor stated “It’s about bringing them in and giving them hope. Here at Foust Fights we see progress with the youth and the adults that have come to the boxing gym to grow and what they have also discovered is the family in which this gym brings. “We consider everyone here family and we talk about things and get it out in the open and deal with it together and we need to spread this to the community,” according to Proctor.
As #Beatdownsuicide grows, the group is bringing more and more volunteers on board that have a committed desire to help. Tim Zupancic with Absolute Fitness located off of Jacksboro Pike is the newest supporter of #Beatdownsuicide and the group is excited to have him on board. “We have teachers and nurses and a variety of others that are a part of this mission. We look forward to seeing lives change,” says Proctor.
#Beatdownsuicide is holding their first event on November 9th at 12:00pm. They will be taking a hike up to the Devils Race Track located in Caryville. Parking and registration is located at 524 Park Rd. From there they will be shuttling people to the starting point of the hike. Food and water will be provided. In addition there will be 4 nurses on staff to assist with any issues that may arise. The group will also be handing out trash bags, as they believe this is a great opportunity to also offer community service.
You can find them on their Facebook Book page at “Beat down Suicide.” Or visit their website https://beatdownsuicide.squarespace.com/ the event is free and open to anyone. Come and join the team to help support this cause and if you need a friend they are ready and willing to be there! Article by: Renee Carrier 10/24/19
The Lafollette Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Lafollette Committee Center at noon. If you would like to attend, please call Christine Lee at 423-437-1411 to reserve a seat.
Senior Citizens Center will not have no Saturday Nights until further notice.
The LaFollette Seveth-Day Adventist Church welcomes you to a free lunch on the last Tuesday of every month from 11am – 1pm at their worship center in Woodson’s Mall.
Happy Paws Kittens Rescue is a Non-Profit dedicated to finding homes for cats and kittens in East Tennessee. For more info call 865.765.3400
Pregnancy Help Center 300 W. Beech Street (Rec. Center) Needs women volunteers contact April Ray 437.3416
Campbell County Habitat for Humanity holds a Volunteer meeting that is open to the public every 3rd Tuesday each month at 7p.m. at the LaFollette United Methodist Church potluck at 6:30p.m.
Parent’s Morning Out! La Follette United Methodist Church has openings currently available Tuesday and Thursday 8:30a.m. till 1:30p.m. For more information call 562-7348. A program that meets the developmental needs of children ages 2 to 5.
Anyone is invited to attend the Celebrate Recovery program at White Oak Parent Resource Center. Meetings are on Tuesday nights beginning with dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Pink PALS is a breast cancer support group. It’s where women meet every month to share stories, valuable information, and support for one another in the fight against breast cancer. The meeting place is First Baptist Church in LaFollette on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please call 423.494.7080.
The Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at the Presbyterian Church. Meal time is a 6p.m. meeting time is 6:30p.m. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like more information call 566-3975.
Hillcrest Baptist Church’s “Soup, Sandwich & Service” ministry of a free meal on the first Thursday of each month takes place November 7th. Soup, Sandwich and Service will be at the LaFollette Community Center (the old West LaFollette School building). We will be serving in a room next to the office. Enter at the green cloth canvas canopy (office entry) and follow the signs. Everyone is welcome to come eat and fellowship. Starts at 6:00 pm.
Shelter is available for domestic violence victims. Emergency shelter is now ready call 562-8325.