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SlimFest 2011

Boyhood friends Steve Garner and Joe Anderson spend some time catching up at SlimFest. Steve is with Blount Excavating and Joe, Wine and Spirit Cellars.

Photo by Jolanda Jansma

Boyhood friends Steve Garner and Joe Anderson spend some time catching up at SlimFest. Steve is with Blount Excavating and Joe, Wine and Spirit Cellars.

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  • Party hosts celebrate Steve Stilts birthday while raising money for Shop With a Cop and the Maryville and Alcoa athletic booster clubs. From left are Donna and Steve “Slim” Stilts with son Andy Stilts and his fiancée Jessica.
  • Posing are the winner of the $10,000 prize, which they split after making a $1,000 donation to Shop With a Cop, are, from left, Roger Branam, Jim Pack, party organizer Steve Stilts, and Robbie Phillips.
  • Tom and Mary Ann Hodge came out to support Shop With a Cop and the two high school athletic programs.
  • Boyhood friends Steve Garner and Joe Anderson spend some time catching up at SlimFest. Steve is with Blount Excavating and Joe, Wine and Spirit Cellars.
  • Capturing the fun on video is Home Video Studio owner Craig Little.
  • Have a great time at SlimFest are Debra Everett, Sen. Doug and Kay Overbey, Kent and Matt Everett and Kristi Snyder.
  • The Bennetts, Fran and Dave Bennett, are joined at SlimFest by Jane Chambers and Roger Robinson.
  • Sisters Christi Sayles and Cheri Jones catch up at SlimFest.
  • David and Leslie Rader enjoy the festivities at SlimFest.
  • Listening to the music and having some fun at SlimFest are Lisa and Brian Tuggle.
  • Filming the festivities for the web show Smoky Mountain Morning were Taz Cable and Frank Murphy.
  • Helping out and having a good time at SlimFest are Kendra McCord and Christina and Steve Johnson.
  • Representing Blount Memorial Hospital and Matrix Mail are the Huffman family: Connie, John and John Wilson Huffman.
  • Coming out to show their support are the brothers Buzz and Judge Kelly Thomas.
  • Smooth Groove keeps the SlimFest crowd entertained.
  • Smooth Groove singer belts out a favorite.
  • Showing his school spirit on stage is this Smooth Groove musician.
  • Kyle Anderson and Bethany Carson lend a hand at the SlimFest fundraiser for Shop With a Cop and the Alcoa and Maryville athletic boosters.
  • Listening to the music at SlimFest are Antje and Terry Gillingham.
  • Supporting the area high schools’ athletic programs and Shop With a Cop are Tony and Jackie Mills.
  • John Garrison and Chrystal Crotser find the evening to have a good blend of music and fellowship.
  • Denny Garner and Christi Sayles enjoy the fun at SlimFest.
  • Steve “Slim” Stilts gets ready for a door prize drawing as Alcoa Athletic Director Josh Stephens and Maryville Athletic Director and head football coach George Quarles thank those who came to show their support.
  • Joe the Show entertains at SlimFest.
  • Coach George Quarles and Scott Cupp catch up at SlimFest.
  • Glen Spangler and Larry Phillips have some fun at SlimFest. Phillips Jewelers was one of the prize sponsors.
  • Enjoying the evening at SlimFest are Lynette Williams, Brent Bell and Bubba Watson.
  • Waiting for the show to begin are SlimFest supporters Carol Ensor and Kristie and Anthony Partridge.
  • A table of SlimFest and Shop With a Cop supporters includes Dennis Smith, Bill Gutridge, Ginger Gutridge, Diana Smith, Roy Chaney and Robbie Phillips.
  • Robin, Micah and Bruce Henry have some fun at SlimFest.
  • Blount Today editor Lance Coleman and Michelle Ritchey enjoy the sounds of Joe the Show and Smooth Groove at SlimFest. Blount Today was the media sponsor for the event.
  • Rick Ford, back, puts a James Brown wig on the birthday boy, Steve “Slim” Stilts, on stage at SlimFest for his birthday song -- “I Feel Good.”

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