TOP PHOTO:  The fun, like at the 2018 Down & Derby Party, is put on hold until 2021.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Community Health of East Tennessee (CHET) and the Down & Derby Party committee announced today the cancellation of the 6th Annual Down & Derby Party.  The annual event which benefits CHET was scheduled for Sept. 5 at ClaiHill Farm.

“CHET’s first priority is the health and safety of our community.  With the current guidelines set forth by Governor Lee, and the anticipation of the guidelines coming after August 29, it would be virtually impossible to host our event this year,” said Olivia Lobertini, Down & Derby Party Committee Chair.

Lobertini said, “While we are disappointed with this outcome, we appreciate our wonderful sponsors who have continued to support us, even during these unprecedented times.”

Triple Crown Sponsors: Ed and Carol Wheeler;

Diamond Sponsor: Pyro Shows, United Cumberland Bank;

Platinum Sponsors: BC Bonding, Benefits Advisory Group, Billy Bale, Brenda and Tom Robards, Citizens Bank, City of LaFollette, ClaiHill Farm, Community Trust Bank, Dixie Roofing, Dump Your Junk, First Volunteer Bank, First National Bank of Oneida, Grace Rehab, Home Federal Bank, Indian River Marina, JD Anderson, Jeff and Gwen Lobertini, P. Keith Sharp – Financial Advisor, Lindsay’s Carpet & Paint, Oasis Watersports, Peoples Bank of the South, Reid Troutman/Adam Bullock, Sequoyah Marina, Terry’s Pharmacy, Tracy Lobertini;

Gold Sponsors: LaFollette Utilities, Shannon Cox Construction; Stowers Machinery Corporation;

Silver Sponsors: Southern Sass Boutique;

Bronze Sponsors: Brian and Scott Younce, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, Chapman Hill Winery, Mark and Sherry Hoskins, Nicole Cumorich, Tabatha Smith State Farm. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/30/2020-6AM)