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Red Shoe Masquerade to help abused and neglected children in Northeast Tennessee

Sue Guinn Legg • Updated Nov 2, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Northeast Tennessee will host its annual Red Shoe Masquerade on Nov. 11 at The Venue in downtown Johnson City.

An evening of dining and dancing with a Wizard of Oz twist, the annual fundraising masquerade gala helps provides specially trained court advocates for abused and neglected children in Johnson City and Washington, Unicoi and Greene counties.

The ruby red slippers that delivered young Dorothy safely home are near and dear to CASA supporters and their mission to help local courts find safe, permanent homes for the abused and neglected children who come into their jurisdiction, making red shoes the most benefit’s popular attire.

The evening starts with cocktails at 6, followed by dinner at 7. Live and silent auctions will be conducted and door prizes will be awarded.

This year's dinner will feature locally sourced cuisine from Main Street Pizza Catering Company. Tickets are $70 and may be reserved by calling CASA at 423-461-3500 or by emailing mclaughlin@casanetn.org.

Fresh back from its most recent expense-paid tour of U.S. war memorials for combat veterans from across the region, Honor Flight of Northeast Tennessee has started work on doing it all again.

To kick off the fundraising for its next honorary trip to Washington for local veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam scheduled for April, Honor Flight supporters will host a benefit breakfast Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon at the Church of Christ at 2722 E. Oakland Ave.

The menu will include tenderloin, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, eggs, hash brown casserole, fruit, coffee, tea, milk, juice and more — all for donation to help give the region’s war veterans an honorary trip to the nation’s capitol to tour the memorials built in their honor. Carryouts will be available.

For more information about HonorFlightNETN or the  breakfast, call 423-330-6189. Veteran and volunteer veteran guardian applications for a future trip are available at www.honorflightnetn.org or may be obtained by calling 423-330-6189.

Food For the Multitude, a ministry of Elizabethton area churches that has been serving hot meals to people in need in Carter County for more than three decades, will host its largest fundraiser of the year this weekend.

Food for the Multitude’s annual Harvest Cornbread & Chili Dinner and Bake Sale will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 E. F St., Elizabethton.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and will be available at the door. Carryouts will also be available.

Food for the Multitude’s hot meals for Carter County residents in need are served every Saturday morning at The TLC Community Center at 145 Judge Don Lewis Blvd., Elizabethton.

If there is a need or a project in your neighborhood the Good Neighbor column can assist with, contact Sue Guinn Legg at 423-722-0538 or P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605.

Email Sue Guinn Legg at slegg@johnsoncitypress.com. Follow her on Twitter @sueleggjcpress. Like her on Facebook at facebook.com/sueleggjcpress.

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