Monday, September 27, 2010

V.O. Dobbins Complex Is A Welcome Addition to the Community

Like Van, watching the slide show of the newly renovated Douglass, I, too, became emotional. For all of us who were taught and cared for at Douglass High School, the social services now located in Riverview and across the city, will now be more understood by those citizens in Riverview and across the city.

Finally, Riverview is a part of the City of Kingsport.

Congratulations to those citizens of the City and County who worked hard to make this happen. Yes, Mr. Dobbins, Mr. Gill, Mr.Young, Coach Deering, Mr. Baylor, Mr. Hendricks, Mrs. Shannon, Mr. Thomas, would be proud; however, let's not forget Mrs. Dobbins, who worked tirelessly to support her husband as she, too, taught and cared for and helped her students and friends and neighbors. I often observed Mrs. Dobbins out and about in the community. Again, congratulations, also, to the Douglass Alumni Association for their part-a job well done.

Rosemary Gray

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Nice event

I attended the New Vision Youth Grandparents Day luncheon at the Civic Auditorium. This event was real nice. The New Vision youth kids were very mannerable and helpful in helping the grandparents get their lunch and drinks. The homemade soups were very tasty and good — that tea was out of this world.
I have never seen an event free to the public, which I was told they’ve done this for three years with no charge.
Grandparents that didn’t attend missed a tasty event. They even gave out nice door prizes. I admire how has their free events and doesn’t charge. Kingsport needs to attend the New Vision Youth events. Youth came from all over as far as Gate City and Johnson City to be of help to the community. Ms. Johnnie Mae, keep up the good work with these youth. Your blessings are coming.

Mrs. Loretta Collins