“We have a long history of giving back to local communities. This event solidifies our commitment to our associates, customers and the local communities where we do business,” added Jacobs.
In other news: High school junior Cory Jerls delivered more than 100 handmade baby blankets to Northside Hospital- Cherokee's neonatal intensive care unit to be given to families who suffer the loss of a child. The project, "Angel Babies," was his service project to earn an Eagle Scout badge. He was inspired by family friends who have suffered the loss of a baby and wanted to dedicate his energy towards a project that could console grieving families, ensuring they don't leave the hospital empty handed.
Also: Creekland Middle School students, staff and families collected more than $8,925 to benefit the Tennessee fires relief fund. The 1,500-student school held a "Wacky Wednesday" dress-up day, with students and staff invited to participate if they made a donation of at least $1 to the Gatlinburg & Sevier County Relief Fund. Creekland Middle School is in Cherokee County.