Food City Pep Rally fun

Betsi JamesFeature, Powell

It was hot, but we had fun at the Friday the 13th Food City Pep Rally in Powell. And it must have brought good luck because the Vols won handily on Saturday. Tennessee plays at Florida this week, but we’ll be back on Friday, Oct. 4, from 3-6 p.m. at the Food City store No. 682, off Chapman Highway at 7608 Mountain Grove Drive.

In addition to the free prizes, live radio broadcast and games for the kids, we also enjoy local vendors who participate in the rallies. At Powell, we welcomed Dr. Shana Sparks of Knoxville Chiropractic Solutions, Rick and Christy Cheverton of the Cliffs at Hardin Valley honey bee farm, and Fairview Church selling candied apples.

Register for UT-themed giveaways with a drawing every 30 minutes and a grand-prize drawing at 5:50 p.m.

School Bucks challenge underway

Sign up now to help your favorite school in Food City’s School Bucks Challenge – with a chance to earn a share of $700,000 set aside for this school year. You can register online or at a Food City store. Then, for every $1 you spend, using your Food City ValuCard, you’ll receive one point. Info: coordinator Lisa Johnson, 1-800-232-0174.

Food Show ahead

The Food City Food Show will return to the Knoxville Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“We have an outstanding line-up planned for this year’s event and we invite everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and CEO.

The show will feature live cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs throughout the day, in addition to product sampling, tasty recipes and exclusive money-saving offers from over 150 food vendors. Advance tickets are on sale now at Knoxville area Food City locations for only $8. Tickets will also be available at the event for $10. Children 6 and under are admitted free of charge. Event proceeds will benefit the United Way of Greater Knoxville. Info:

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