The 28th Chili Supper and Silent Auction sponsored by Senator Ken Yager is set for November 17, 2023, at Roane State Community College in Harriman. It will be held in the Vann Student Lounge from 5 until 7 p.m. Eastern. Proceeds from the event will go to Family Promise of Roane County, a local nonprofit that serves homeless families with children.

Yager said in the release “I am proud that proceeds from the event will support Family Promise, which provides important services to homeless families with children to help families avoid the trauma of homelessness.”

Tickets for the event will be $5 and can be purchased at the door. Even with inflation, ticket prices have stayed the same since the start of the chili supper in 1994 Each year, proceeds of the Chili Supper and Silent Auction go to a different nonprofit that serves the local community and its citizens. Entertainment for the event will be provided by stars of the Grand Ole Opry.

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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