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Mayor delivers Holiday Festival of Lights donation to The Love Kitchen

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 15, 2013) – Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Parks and Recreation Director Doug Bataille arrived at The Love Kitchen yesterday to deliver the contributions collected from the Holiday Festival of Lights. The donation included several hundred pounds of food and a check for $3,040.

“It was an honor to deliver this donation to The Love Kitchen, but it is our community and the people of Knox County who made it possible,” said Mayor Burchett.

Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner, the twin sisters who founded The Love Kitchen, accepted the donations. The Love Kitchen’s mission is to provide meals and emergency food packages to the homebound, homeless and unemployed.

The Holiday Festival of Lights is presented each December by the Parks and Recreation Department. The event is free, but donations are accepted to benefit The Love Kitchen.

For more information on The Love Kitchen, visit


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