Tuesday, August 20, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-08-20 15:19:09)
Source: The Herald-News
The 2013 Watts Bar Lake Fest and River Rally will offer plenty of fun from Aug. 28 to Aug. 31, all to benefit Safe Haven, a home that will care for children temporarily removed from their families.
The lineup begins on Aug. 28 when a golf tournament will be held at Dayton Golf & Country Club. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start, best ball format.
On Aug. 29, an open house will be held at the Safe Haven house, which is part of We Care Community Services. This will be an opportunity for the public to come and visit the facility and hopefully gain a better understanding of the need and purpose of the facility.
The house provides “respite care” for children who are removed from their homes through no fault of their own, often because their home environment is unsafe or because the parents have been arrested. Without Safe Haven, the children of our community are often sent outside the county and away from friends and school. When out-of-county facilities aren’t available, children may be placed in detention because it’s the only resource left.
The fun — and fundraising — continues Aug. 30 with an event at the Tennessee Valley Theatre featuring Bill Landry, historian and purveyor of stories from around East Tennessee. He will be supported by the Mt. LeConte Jug Band, a local favorite with a special appearance by George Thacker playing the harmonica.
On Aug. 31, the action shifts to Watts Bar Lake with a River Rally among boaters on the water. Last year, nearly 100 boats and approximately 350 people participated.
To sign up to participate in one of these events or for additional information, visit www.wattsbarlakefest.com or call 423-365-2577.
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