County Veterans Invited to Community Breakfast Sat. February 10th

Military Veteran Claude Martin poses for a smile with Anderson County Trustee Regina Copeland and Anderson County Commissioner Shelly Vandagriff at January’s Veterans Appreciation Breakfast. 

CLINTON—Military veterans from Anderson County are once again invited to come together for a community Veterans Breakfast to honor veterans.  The local breakfast which first began in 2016, is entering its eighth year in the Anderson County community. 

The breakfast, hosted by Anderson County citizens, is locally sponsored this month by the Clinton Lions Club.  The Clinton Lions Club has been serving the community since 1940. 

The breakfast will be held Saturday, February 10th at the Clinton Community Center, 101 S. Hicks Street, Clinton.  The “Chow line” opens at 8:30 a.m. and there will be a brief program at 9 a.m. honoring veterans. 

All of the Veterans Breakfasts will recognize and honor local veterans and their families for their service to the United States.

Anderson County residents and community volunteers are working together to make the breakfast a free monthly event that will allow veterans of all ages and branches to fellowship and share stories together.  Veterans are welcome to bring spouses, family, or friends with them.  The City of Clinton is recognized as a special sponsor for hosting the monthly location and set up.  Local media is especially recognized for their role in letting veterans know about the breakfast each month. 

Many generous donors are also recognized for providing regular monthly door prizes.

The March 9, 2024, Breakfast is sponsored by Rebecca Watts with Humana; April 13, 2024, is sponsored by Clinch River Home Healthcare; May 11, 2024, is sponsored by American Legion Post 172 and American Legion Riders Post 172; and June 8, 2024, is sponsored by Ray Varner Ford. To learn more, e-mail VeteransofAndersonCounty@gmail.com, or visit Facebook and search for Veterans Appreciation Breakfast – Anderson County.  If you are interested in sponsoring a breakfast, please contact Terry at 865-310-4097.

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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