TOP PHOTO: The Local owner-operator Carla Bolton (second from left) and the staff at The Local, hosted Monday’s Special Olympics fundraiser.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Monday night marked the official return of Special Olympics after nearly 20 years without a program in Campbell County. The first official fundraising event, “Tip-a-Cop”, had police volunteer their time as “Celebrity Waiters” to collect tips in support of Special Olympics.
Law enforcement officers from Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Caryville Police Department, and LaFollette Police Department all participated. More than $2,5000 was raised during the event.
“The night went great” said Carla Bolton, owner of The Local where the event was held. “We love being able to give back to our community, and play a part in seeing Special Olympics finally return to Campbell County.”
To learn more about Special Olympics Campbell County, follow on Facebook or call 423.494.4894. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/08/2023-6AM-PHOTOS SUBMITTED)