The Athens Kiwanis Recently made a Donation to help support the efforts of the Junior Achievement Reality Check. The Program will involve local high school students getting the chance to see how choices they make can influence their future. Pictured… Continue reading
On January 20th the Athens Kiwanis was pleased to present a check to Grace and Mercy Ministry. The Athens Based Ministry Program will use the funds to help support its twice weekly food kitchen, which helps supply hot meals to between… Continue reading
Kiwanis First Annual Movie Night for Special Needs Children Reminds Us of the True Meaning of the Season
The Athens Kiwanis recently hosted its First Annual Movie Night for Special Needs Children. Families were invited and the children were treated to two christmas movies, As the children dined they were treated to Popcorn,Beverages, Cookies and Candy Compliments of… Continue reading
Greg Moses, Community Life Editor
No festival is complete without food. And, in the case of Pumpkintown – coming up on Saturday, Oct. 8, it just wouldn’t be right to not include recipes with a certain ingredient.
"Pumpkin packs a lot of flavor, much like the heritage and history of our area which is what Pumpkintown celebrates," said Pumpkintown committee chairwoman Meredith Willson.
For this reason, the Athens Kiwanis Club and Tennessee Wesleyan College Dining & Catering are joining Pumpkintown for the first ever Kiwanis Pumpkin Pie Contest. Recipe entries will be sought now through Friday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m.
"Pumpkin pie and Pumpkintown are both fall staples in this area," said Kiwanis club member James McKeehan. "It’ll be a tasty way to celebrate the festival and season – and for a lucky winner, a very lucrative way, too."
Recipes can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off in the Tennessee Wesleyan College Dining Hall through Sept. 30. Entry forms can be found online at www.athenskiwanis.com Continue reading
Greg Moses, Community Life Editor
Help kids by helping yourself to one of The Friendly City’s great fall traditions: A few mouth-watering pounds of world-famous Kiwanis barbecue.
Tickets are now on sale for the 59th Annual Athens Kiwanis Club Barbecue, which will be held Friday, Sept. 16, at Belk Plaza on Decatur Pike in Athens. One pound of fresh and tender hickory-smoked barbecue pulled pork will be $8. Tickets are good for one pound each, or patrons can purchase their orders with cash during the event.
Smoked using a secret Kiwanis process all night before the sale, the meat is good anytime, whether it’s the day you take it home from the sale or months later after pulling it out of storage. "It’s good even after it’s been frozen," said Ross Dodson, longtime member of the Kiwanis Barbecue Committee, "and it’ll be great to have while watching UT defeat Florida that Saturday following the sale."
Also featured will be plenty of Gus Bagley’s famous barbecue sauce, still made from the same secret recipe created by the late Kiwanis member. "There are only a handful of people who know the recipe," said Barbecue Committee member Chris Adams. "But ask anyone: It’s the best barbecue sauce around."
The Kiwanis Barbecue Sale will take place Friday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Belk Plaza. Tickets and cash will be accepted, and barbecue can be purchased in walk-up and drive-through orders. "If you want to just drive through, someone will bring your order to you, whether it’s one pound or 100," Dodson said. Continue reading
Sharpen your wooden spoons. Whip out your big metal pots. Crank up the chili powder. Entries are being sought to win big prizes in the first-ever Athens Kiwanis Club Chili Cookoff, to be hosted by the City of Athens and the Athens Kiwanis Club – along with co-sponsors Citizens National Bank, SouthEast Bank & Trust, Wilhelm & Young Dentistry and Tennessee Wesleyan College Dining and Catering – on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Athens Regional Park.
"With fall around the corner, that means ‘chili’ weather’s coming soon and bringing with it everything from football to falling leaves," said Kiwanis member James McKeehan. "We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the season than by seeing whose chili is the best around."
Those master chili chefs wishing to compete can submit and entry form and chili recipe by picking up a form at Athens Parks and Recreation or the Tennessee Wesleyan Dining Hall, or registering online at www.athenskiwanis.com The deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 29. All who submit will then be asked to attend the cookoff on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the lakeside pavilion in Athens Regional Park. Continue reading
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