Kids Christmas 2013

Kids Christmas 2012

Dr. Mona Williams-Hayes (left), Clinical Director of the Kids First Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District of TN, receives toys for children served by the agency from Marilyn Hill (standing) and Norma Racke, members of the Tellico Village Roadrunners RV Club.  The children's gifts were donated at the RV Club's recent annual Christmas party. In addition to the toys, a cash donation totaling $1,050 was also presented.  Each year at their annual Christmas party, the Club donates items and cash contributions for a local charitable organization.   

Kids Christmas 2011

Holiday  Gifts - Iva's Place

Don Hill, left, Tellico Roadrunners RV Club President, and Jean Carlson, Roadrunner club member and Christmas party Chairman, present donations totaling $1,450.00 to Nancy Grimes, right, Executive Director of Iva's Place.  Each year during the holidays, the Roadrunners contribute money and gifts to local charitable organizations.  In addition to the money donated to Iva's Place, children's' toys were given to the Kid's First Child Advocacy Center. 


Project for the
Craig Jump Family

Family to move into Habitat home
during holidays

As the holiday season approaches, many families in the
Loudon County community will not have warm homes or
decent shelter where they can celebrate this joyful season.

Because of Loudon County Habitat for Humanity and
numerous community organizations, this is not the case
for the Jump family now.

Ten years ago, Craig Jump was living in his car in the
parking lot of a church, said Gary E. Drinnen Jr. with Lou-
don County Habitat for Humanity.

"Lora would bring Craig breakfast after he showered at
a nearby truck stop. The couple married soon after and
Craig joined the Army," Drinnen said.

In May of 2004, after two years of active service, Craig
was nearly fatally injured in an accident loading tanks

in Germany. The injury left him permanently disabled
and the family buried beneath thousands of dollars in
medical bills. To help make ends meet, the family shared
a trailer with Lora's parents.

Tellico Village RV Club and Tellico Village Polish
Heritage Club partnered with Loudon County Habitat for
Humanity to build a home in partnership with the Jump
family. The home will be dedicated 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.
The public is invited to attend this dedication and share
in the excitement as the Jump family prepares to move
into their new home just in time for the holidays.

Parking for the dedication will be provided at Tellico
Village Community Church through the Irene Lane
entrance. Shuttles will be provided to and from the new