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Hall of Fame Dinner

Story and photography by Sherri Gardner Howell

The Boys and Girls Club of Blount County made history at its eighth annual Hall of Fame Dinner as the board inducted one longtime supporter, Tom Hatcher, and the first ever business to the Hall. Blackberry Farm was honored for years of support, both financially and with personnel, they have given the Blount club. Proprietor Mary Celeste Beall sent a team from the resort to the dinner and provided a video thank you from herself as well. The farm also donated a dinner and concert tickets at Blackberry to the live auction. That item, along with hard-to-resist packages from Randy Massey and Walnut Kitchen Chef David Rule, brought in more than $16,000 in the auction alone. In addition to the inductions, highlights included a talk by Blount Count BGC Youth of the Year Jasmine Bryant and participation from an impressive group of club members.

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