Linda Morrow wins Varney award

Betsi JamesOur Town Eats

Congratulations to Linda Morrow of Athens, Tennessee, selected as this year’s winner of the Food City Claude P. Varney Humanitarian Award. Food City will donate $1,250 to the charity of her choice.

Morrow, produce fresh-pak coordinator, said she is proud to be an employee of the Athen Food City. As a lifelong resident of the community, she has always wanted to make a difference. “And I want to continue to give back.”

Steven C. Smith congratulated Morrow saying, “We’re extremely proud of the difference our associates make in their community by devoting their time and talents in the service of others.”

Linda Morrow’s list of volunteer activities is impressive:

  • 20-year volunteer with the United Way of McMinn County
  • Led numerous employer campaigns which resulted in 100% employee participation
  • Dedicates over 1,000 hours annually with the Starr Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
  • Volunteers with Coordinated Charities’ food drive for needy residents
  • Volunteers with Athens City Schools
  • Visits and sings at Terra Bella (formerly Athens Place Assisted Living)
  • Assists with Athens Optimist Club’s Friendly Fellows Club Christmas food basket assembly
  • Participates in Athens Lions Club’s annual 5K and the Covenant Health Marathon

Wow, Linda Morrow. You’ve earned this recognition! You make us proud (and tired).

It’s Bristol, baby!

Hope to see you, your family and friends at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for Sunday’s Food City 500. Info here.

We’ll have some drivers and entertainment earlier in the day on the Food City Fan Zone Stage, hosted by Kenny Wallace and John Roberts.

Pre-race ceremonies include music by The Breakfast Club. It’s free with your race tickets. Get a pre-race infield experience pass to be down front for the driver introductions and the concert. Pre-race concert DJ will be Sterl the Pearl.

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


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