‘Dog’ days of summer bring funds for United Way

The First Tennessee Hot Dog Lunch was a way to raise money for United Way. At the lunch are, from left, Wes Carruthers, Steve Johnson, Ken Smither and Greg Olson.

The First Tennessee Hot Dog Lunch was a way to raise money for United Way. At the lunch are, from left, Wes Carruthers, Steve Johnson, Ken Smither and Greg Olson.

Aaron Killian, communications and marketing coordinator for Blount County United Way, enjoys a hot dog with Alcoa City Manager Mark Johnson at the First Tennessee Bank Hot Dog Lunch for United Way.

Aaron Killian, communications and marketing coordinator for Blount County United Way, enjoys a hot dog with Alcoa City Manager Mark Johnson at the First Tennessee Bank Hot Dog Lunch for United Way.

Keeping the grill hot and the money rolling in for United Way are, from left, First Tennessee’s Bill Matula, Eddie Carroll, Becky Dockey and John Hinkle.

Keeping the grill hot and the money rolling in for United Way are, from left, First Tennessee’s Bill Matula, Eddie Carroll, Becky Dockey and John Hinkle.

Rodger Young with First Tennessee Bank hawks the hot dogs for a good cause. The bank was raising money for United Way.

Rodger Young with First Tennessee Bank hawks the hot dogs for a good cause. The bank was raising money for United Way.

The United Way of Blount County officially kicks off its campaign on Thursday, but many business partners and friends are already getting a head start to help meet the United Way goal. First Tennessee personnel decided the “Dog Days of Summer” deserved some “dogs” of their own and hosted a Hot Dog Lunch in their parking lot in downtown Maryville. The value was great. For $5 patrons received two hot dogs, chips, cookie and a drink.

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