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Elected Officials to visit Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV) will celebrate "Elected Officials Appreciation Week" next week, July 23-27, 2012, at the Club locations.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV) will celebrate “Elected Officials Appreciation Week” next week, July 23-27, 2012, at the Club locations.    

The elected officials have been invited to visit a Boys & Girls Club and read to the Club members as part of Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam’s READ20 Book Club. The purpose of the READ20 Book Club is to give Tennessee families a fun goal of reading together with their children for 20 minutes every day.

Once the elected officials arrive, they will be given a tour of the club by Boys & Girls Clubs members and members of the corporate board. They will then watch a brief presentation by a Club member. Finally, they will read to Boys & Girls Club members for 20 minutes.

Below is a schedule of the week’s confirmed officials, as well as the locations and times they plan to visit.

Monday, July 23, 10 a.m.
Location:
Haslam Family Club University, 407 Caswell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
Confirmed Officials:
Sherry Witt, Register of Deeds, Knox County
Becky Duncan Massey, Tennessee State Senator

Tuesday, July 24, 10 or 11 a.m. (to be confirmed)
Location: Boys & Girls Club of Halls/Powell, 1819 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918
Confirmed Officials:
Larry Smith, Commissioner, Knox County

Tuesday, July 24, 1 p.m.
Location: Lenoir City Boys & Girls Club, 201 N. B Street, Lenoir City, TN 37771
Confirmed Officials:
Estelle Herron,
County Mayor, Loudon County
Jimmy Matlock, State Representative, District 21 (Parts of Loudon, Monroe Counties)
Laura Standridge (2 p.m.), Senior Clerk, General Sessions and Juvenile Court, Loudon County           

Wednesday, July 25, 10 a.m.
Location: North Ridge Crossing, 3916 Carus Road, Knoxville, TN 37918
Confirmed Officials:
Madeline Rogero, Mayor, City of Knoxville

Thursday, July 26, 11 a.m.
Location: Vestal Boys & Girls Club, 522 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920
Confirmed Officials:
Tim Irwin, Juvenile Court Judge, Knox County

Friday, July 27, 10 a.m.
Location: Haslam Family Club University, 407 Caswell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
Confirmed Officials:
Bill Dunn, State Representative, District 16 (Part of Knox County)
Daniel Brown, City Council, City of Knoxville
Bunny Oakes, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley Board Chairman (11 a.m.)

For more information on the READ20 Book Club, visit www.tn.gov/read20. For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, visit www.bgctnv.org.

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