Saturday, March 21, 2015
Mid-East Community Action Agency Fundraiser A Hit!
The Mid-East Community Action Agency (CAA) held it's annual fundraiser last evening at the Princess Theatre, in Harriman, TN. The agency produced the "Will Talk For Food" show, starring Elizabeth Rose, Sam Venable, and Dr. Eric Littleton. Also appearing was the Roane State Concert Choir. The host for the evening was Jeff Jarnigan.
The Mid-East CAA has been delivering nutritionally balanced meals to the isolated, frail, and elderly for over four decades in Roane and Loudon Counties. Through this program seniors receive five meals per week, and in the process get a weekly "well-check" visit.
Last night event was to raise money for the organization and to recognize the many supporters and volunteers; which are so important to the agency.
Those attending enjoyed catered food and drink in both the Princess lobby and the Simply Sweet Bakery. They also got to rub shoulders with the night's celebrities!
First up was the RSCC Concert Choir performing some of their favorite compositions; some on the humorous side, which began the theme of the evening.
Sam Venable followed the choir quipping that he loved the idea of coming to the city that "Temperance built and drinking a glass of wine!" He continued by educating the audience on how to speak "East Tennessee". As he spoke he raised numerous "flash cards" that were necessary to explain some of the meaning of some of the words he was using in his stories - hilarious!
Dr. Littleton, always a hit at the Princess, played to perfection the favorites that are often requested. Of course, the "Tennessee Waltz" and "Last Dance" are my favorites!
During the intermission, the "silent auction" and fellowship continued.
Elizabeth Rose hit the stage running with a song and story after story that had the audience rolling. Her inflections and mountain vernacular hooked and pulled them into each story!
It was a wonderful evening and I was pleased to see the streets in Harriman full of cars and people walking around. It's a shame someone is missing an opportunity to profit from the evenings the Princess has a show.
Next up at the Princess:
March 27th - Annual Multi-County Talent Show
April 11th - RSCC Sophomore Recital
April 24h - Western Movie Night: Outlaw Josie Walls