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2014 Whoadeo at Dixie Stampede

A fun-filled, kid-themed opportunity is coming up at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge.  On Saturday, September 27, 2014, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is partnering with Food City Kids Club, and Pepsi for the 8th annual Whoadeo! 
The 2014 Whoadeo will feature activities for children ages 3-12. The main event is a Stickhorse Competition.  All you need is a stickhorse, which can be homemade or bought.  Prizes will be awarded in three different age brackets—ages 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12—with a grand prize trophy winner. Kids may register between 8:00-10:00 a.m.  
The event will also include a Parade of Horses, Kids’ Carnival, Prizes, Free Hot Dogs and Drinks, as well as a free Kids’ Club Backpack for participants.  Kids could also win a stickhorse! Complete an official Whoadeo coloring page, fill in the information on the back, and drop it off at any Food City.
All children must be accompanied by an adult—parent or guardian.  For more information click here or contact Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede at 1-800-356-1676.


Kidklout™ a free anti-bullying “Bootcamp” for Knoxville area
parents and school aged kids set for September 9th

Several UT Men’s Basketball Players to kickoff the evening with a reading of “Bully Beans”

(September 3, 2014)  Addressing the serious issue of bullying and how to help stop it, is the focus of a free two hour Kidklout™ “Bootcamp” taking place on Tuesday, September 9th  from 6 PM-8 PM at Safety City in Knoxville.


This fun, dynamic, interactive evening is geared toward parents and elementary school aged children. Activities include special guests, Robert Hubbs III, Josh Richardson, and Brandon Lopez, 3 members of UT Men’s Basketball Team, reading Julia Cook’s Bully Beans aloud. Other activites include a musical sing along and the opportunity to take the pledge to help stop bullying by signing the Kidklout™  ‘Stop Bullying’ Toyota Scion.  Local sponsors Domino’s and Food City will provide refreshments.


The highlight of the evening features Dr. Jay Banks, educator, entertainer and one of the country’s leading anti-bullying speakers presenting his “I am Unafraid” program. This high effective approach reflects the most recent research that empowering youth is the most effective way to reduce bullying behavior. His high energy mix of slapstick comedy and relevant message has garnered him appearances on The Hallmark Channel, the syndicated morning program, New Morning and made him a featured expert in national and global forums.   


Kidklout™ is a community initiative created to address issues facing youth in our communities. KidKlout™’s focus is on putting an end to bullying during the 2014-2015 school year.  Local community Kidklout™ partners are Food City, Fox Toyota, Domino’s and Farm Bureau Insurance.  Their support allows for a series of custom antibullying PSA’s airing on TV, an online resource page for parents and kids ( and mobile marketing events encouraging community participation including the signing of the “pledge” car. 


DEA Drug Take Back

Got Drugs? - National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

September 27, 2014

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.



  Approved Locations Collection Times
  #895 Pennington Gap 9a.m. - 1p.m.
  #820 Weber City 9a.m. - 1p.m.
  #898 Wise 9a.m. - 1p.m.
  #891 Big Stone Gap 9a.m. - 1p.m.
  #860 Damascus 10a.m. - 2p.m.
  #890 Lebanon 10a.m. - 2p.m.
  #604 Newport 10a.m. - 2p.m.
  #821  Euclid 10a.m. - 2p.m.
  #630 Dandridge 10a.m. - 2p.m.
  #615 Jefferson City 10a.m. - 2p.m.
2014 Free Health Check-Up Days

Lack of awareness of when, where, and how and to obtain health care, limited knowledge regarding health issues, lack of medical insurance, and culturally induced behavior patterns are all factors that contribute to a growing health crisis.  

2014 will mark the 11th year that Sullivan County Regional Health Department has strived to help address these issues by sponsoring “Free Health Check-Up Day” events in both our Blountville and Kingsport offices. Through collaboration with community partners, free health screenings and education relating to a variety of health issues are offered to participants at these events.  Annual participation at the “Free Health Check-Up Day” events has ranged from 200 to a maximum of 460.  303 individuals received screenings during our 2013 events.  All services at the “Free Health Check-Up Day” events are provided at no charge to participants regardless of income or insurance status.  Participants with abnormal results are referred to their medical provider or community health resources for further evaluation.  Screenings performed at these events have led to referrals resulting in the diagnosis of a variety of abnormal medical conditions including hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and breast, cervical, prostate and skin cancers.  Health outcomes have been improved as participants have become more aware of disease risk factors, their personal risky behaviors, and lifestyle changes that can improve their health.

Screening events will be offered in both the Kingsport and Blountville offices of Sullivan County Regional Health Department with women and men being served on different days.  The 2014 dates are scheduled as follows:

Sullivan Co. Regional Health Department
1041 East Sullivan Street
 “Free Health Check-Up Day for Women” – Monday, September 15, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   
 “Free Health Check-Up Day for Men” – Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   

Sullivan Co. Regional Health Department
154 Blountville Bypass
“Free Health Check-Up Day for Women”-Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   
“Free Health Check-Up Day for Men” - Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   

Blood Assurance Blood Drive Schedule