Norris Lions Club presents food pantry with grant

Reprinted from the Norris Bulletin

On Friday, August 6, 2021, Tom and Jeannie Aldrich, co-chairs of the Norris Area Food Pantry, received a $250 check from the Norris Lions Club. The check, presented by Club President Jennifer Hayes, was possible thanks to the Lions of East Tennessee District 12-N Community Impact Grant. This Grant is a Lions Club International Fund (LCIF) initiative for the purpose of helping clubs improve their local communities.

Through the LCIF Community Impact Grant program, club contributions to LCIF are transformed into grants that fund local projects on a club or district level. District 12-N, the district the Norris Lions Club belongs to, applied for a large portion of the funds available in order to help Clubs meet the hunger needs in their communities. With this charge, the Norris Lions participated in the Grant and designated their portion of the money to the Norris Area Food Pantry.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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