Ham and biscuit thank you

Parks and Rec appreciation breakfast draws 150 supporters

A record crowd turned out for the annual Maryville Alcoa Blount County Parks and Recreation Appreciation breakfast on Dec. 15 at Everett Senior Center.

Parks and Recreation executive director Joe Huff said the event went very well, and he thanked assistant director Cookie Crowson and the Parks and Rec staff for making the breakfast a success.

“We had somewhere between 150 to 160. It was one of the bigger crowds we’ve ever had. Everything went great, and, once again, it was because the staff does a great job,” he said. “We had a good turnout, and the staff was well prepared and had the biscuits and ham ready to go.”

Huff said the annual, informal get-together is important because it gives Parks and Rec an opportunity to thank supporters. “These guests are people who help sponsor events and commissioners and council people who help us through the budget process,” he said. “These people do so much for us. We hope they understand what we’re trying to do by having this breakfast. We do this to say thank you.”

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