Food City continues support of education

Betsi JamesOur Town Eats

Food City has donated $27,500 to support the creation of the Southwest Virginia Regional Simulation Lab for Nursing and Allied Health being developed at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.

The Center is transforming a 1,200-square-foot classroom into a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary lab that is expected to train 450 students annually.

The lab will include manikins – adult, youth and infant – and medical supplies so students can simulate medical procedures. In addition, students will use virtual reality technology to practice in both medical and home care facilities.

The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center is a coordinating body for 12 universities and community colleges in the region. Member organizations include East Tennessee State University and King University. The Center has launched a program for older adults.

David Matlock has been executive director since 2015. Learn more about the services provided here.

Ripley’s Fun Pass

The offer ends March 5, 2024, to purchase Ripley’s Ultimate Fun Pass at your local Food City store. The pass grants unlimited access to 10 Ripley attractions including the Gatlinburg Aquarium. Tickets are $159.99 for adults; $79.99 for children 3-11; and $19.99 for children age 2. Info here.

Betsi James is special events manager for Food City’s Knoxville and Chattanooga divisions.


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