Fall festival October 2 on Roane State’s Oak Ridge Campus

Fall is the time for festivals, and there will be a free celebration of the season on Saturday, October 2, 2021, in front of Roane State’s Oak Ridge Branch Campus.

The event, scheduled to run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Eastern Time, is sponsored by Roane State’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.

The formal name for the celebration is the PTK Fall Festival & Car Show, said Roane State Associate Professor Claudia Cummings, advisor for the local PTK chapter.

The festival began as a car show in 2017 to help raise funds and defray costs for members to attend the international PTK Convention. Funds brought in by the festival would also go to offset expenses incurred during the PTK Honors Project.

This year’s attractions include a variety of games, including the chance to throw pies in the faces of Roane State administrators.

There will be free door prizes, a silent auction, a pumpkin carving contest and face painting. A petting zoo will be provided by CW Farms, Cummings added.

Trophies and gift cards will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in the car show and corn hole tournament. A number of vendors selling items ranging from food to crafts and jewelry will also be on campus for the event.

Sign-ups for the car show and corn hole tournament as well as vendor registration are all available online at roanestate.edu/PTK.

Festival volunteers are still needed. Anyone interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities should email Deborah Porter at porterdc1@roanestate.edu or Claudia Cummings at cummingscc@roanestate.edu.

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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