HOME FEDERAL BANK NAMES BARBARA HATCHER AS HOMETOWN HERO

Home Federal Bank named Barbara Hatcher a 2013 Hometown Hero and presented a check for $2,500 in her name to Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians at a ceremony held at the Home Federal Bank Maryville branch on Wednesday, May 1.

ASLAN FOUNDATION BRIEFS MAYORS ON HIGH GROUND PARK IN SOUTH KNOXVILLE

The Aslan Foundation Board welcomed Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett to the site of the future High Ground Park on Tuesday, April 30, to update the mayors on plans for the project. Construction will begin on the low-impact park in two weeks to preserve the natural beauty of South Knoxville and historic Civil War-era Fort Higley. From left to right are Aslan Foundation Board Member Mark Williams, Aslan Foundation Executive Director Jeff Mansour, Aslan Foundation Board Vice President Lindsay McDonough, Jim McDonough, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Aslan Foundation Board President Bob Young.

Leaders of the Aslan Foundation today briefed Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett on how High Ground Park will preserve an important part of Knoxville’s Civil War heritage as well as contribute to the revitalization of South Knoxville.

HOME FEDERAL BANK HONORS BENJAMIN THOMAS JR. AS 2013 HOMETOWN HERO

Home Federal Bank Executive Vice President Debra Smith (from left) and President Dale Keasling name Benjamin Thomas Jr. a 2013 Hometown Hero at a ceremony at the bank’s Oak Ridge branch April 25. Thomas designated his $2,500 award to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and Pastor Tommy Mims (right) accepted the funds on behalf of the organization.

Home Federal Bank named Benjamin Thomas Jr. a 2013 Hometown Hero and presented a check for $2,500 in his name to Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at a ceremony at Home Federal Bank’s Oak Ridge branch on Thursday, April 25.

IDEAS ABOUND AT THE ANNUAL KNOXVILLE SYMPHONY LEAGUE SHOW HOUSE

The Knoxville Symphony League Show House is bigger than ever this year, featuring more than 10,000 square feet of design ideas by two dozen of the area’s leading designers. The Show House will be open April 26-May 12, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.