Farragut blog: New fire inspector and more

Susan EspirituFarragut, Our Town Neighbors

Calling all former Farragut High School singers. Join Farragut choir alumni from all over the country as they come together for the first Alumni Reunion Concert on Saturday, February 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the Vickie B. Wells Auditorium. Carey Crowe, Ginny Carroll Herrick and Kenton Deitch, former directors, and the current director, Mitchell Moore, will be leading the choir in this free public event.

TOF celebrates Arbor Day at FIS

The town of Farragut will partner with Farragut Intermediate School (FIS) and the Tennessee Division of Forestry to celebrate Arbor Day with a presentation to third graders on Friday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. in the school gym, 208 West End Ave., followed by a tree planting.

Other Arbor Day festivities include an essay contest for FIS third graders, a proclamation declaring Friday, March 3, to be Arbor Day in the town of Farragut, and a Farragut Stormwater Matters plant giveaway on Saturday, March 4. (Learn more here.) The town’s Arbor Day celebration is part of Farragut’s effort to receive Tree City USA designation.

The Tree City USA program provides communities with a four-step framework to maintain and grow their tree cover. It also gives them an avenue to celebrate their work, showing residents, visitors, and the entire country that they’re committed to the mission of environmental change.

Wilson is new Farragut fire inspector

Charles Wilson of Rural Metro is Farragut’s new fire inspector. The town contracts with Rural Metro for fire inspection services, site plan reviews and public education.

Wilson has served as a volunteer firefighter with the Maynardville Fire Department since 1992 and served in the Army Reserve for 18 years. He has been employed with Rural Metro for five years.

He became interested in becoming a fireman when he’d walk past a fire station near his grandmother’s house. It’s a way to give back to the community and help make buildings constructed in the town of Farragut safer, he says.


Betty Dick, a leader to incorporate Farragut in 1980 who served as North Ward alderman from 1981-87 and served on Planning Commission from 2012-21, was recognized with a proclamation from the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Quilt Show, free and sponsored by the town of Farragut, will be Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Farragut Community Center with a public reception honoring the quilters from 2:30-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Farragut Songwriters Showcase, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6-9 p.m. at Daddy Mac’s Down-Home Dive, 11335 Campbell Lakes Drive. Singers include Mike Snodgrass, Addie Levy and Jay Hocutt. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets are free, but attendees are asked to register in advance at visitfarragut.org/events.

Bright Star Touring Theater will present “Groundbreaking Geniuses” in celebrating Black History month on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at Farragut Town Hall. The free show will focus on over a dozen figures from Black history. There is a reception at 1:30 p.m.

Pickleball open gym is noon to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 4-6 p.m. on Thursdays at the Farragut Community Center. Cost is $4. No need to register, just bring a paddle and a ball.

Basketball open gym takes place from 2-9 p.m. on Mondays; 4-5 p.m. on Tuesdays; 2-5 p.m. on Wednesdays; 4-5 p.m. on Thursdays and 2-4:45 p.m. on Fridays at the Farragut Community Center. Cost is $4 per person per session. Bring a ball.

Meeting rooms for rent: The Farragut Community Center offers a middle school-sized gym, two classrooms and an assembly hall for public rental. Info: here or call 865-281-3376.

Text your announcement to 865-661-8777. No charge. It’s what we do!


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