Local Veterans Organization is celebrating their long-standing presence in Oak Ridge

OAK RIDGE TENNESSEE —- Only a few organizations in Oak Ridge have stood the test of time to remain active for 75 years, which makes the celebration of the AMVETS 75th Anniversary a very special occasion.

AMVETS is an organization of Veterans Serving Veterans, and they are proud to announce their 75th Anniversary and Veterans Appreciation Celebration on March 11, 2023, at 190 Adams Lane, Oak Ridge. The event will be held from 11am to 3pm with the official Post Dedication Ceremony at 1pm.

Activities will include Summer Knights Car Club Cruise-In, Live Music by Dynamic Panic, Photo and Tell Us a Story Booths, Kids Coloring Table and Corn Hole. Lunch can be purchased from Bunnz Food Truck and Noodz Food Truck as well as smoothies from Drink Smooth.

This event is open to the public and everyone is invited to bring their family to celebrate and show appreciation for your favorite veterans or active-duty service members.

Janelle Arthur (Photo Submitted)

To start the celebration weekend off, Oliver Springs native and American Idol Top 5 Finalist, Janelle Arthur will be in concert at the Post on Friday March 10 at 7pm, tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at The Garage Bar and Grill or Pro Service Motor Sports in Oliver Springs, TN.

For additional event information contact: Mary Pickens 865.919.7374

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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