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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Freaky Friday Fright Nite to provide safe fun, Benefit Ronald McDonald House

Freaky FridayThe 21st annual Freaky Friday Fright Nite is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Children ages 12 and under and in costume are invited to “trick or treat” on the walk trail while local businesses, community groups and Town of Farragut volunteers hand out treats and provide games with prizes and cookie decorating.

This is a free event, but participants are asked to bring items to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families with critically ill children who are being served by area hospitals. Since families receive services for free or at a nominal charge, the Ronald McDonald House relies on community donations.

Collection stations will be located next to the cookie decorating area off the main parking lot on Watt Road and next to the entrance from the Harrison Lane parking lot. Suggested donations include: individually-wrapped snack crackers (like peanut butter and/or cheese), protein bars, granola bars, breakfast bars, Pop-Tarts, cans of frosting, brownie mixes, cake mixes, barbecue sauce, cream of chicken soup, bacon bits, Eagle-brand sweetened condensed milk, mayonnaise, cans of diced tomatoes, postage stamps, crackers to serve with soups/salads (like saltines, Ritz, etc.), strong kitchen-size trash bags, four-gallon trash bags, stainless steel cleaner, Lysol spray, large latex-free rubber gloves, white vinegar, paper towels and individual bags of snacks, chips, cookies. Cash donations will also be accepted.

Additional information about the mission of the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House and volunteer opportunities can be found by visiting or by calling 637-7475.

For more information about Freaky Friday, contact Lauren Cox at or 218-3372. In the case of inclement weather, call 966-2420 after 3 p.m. for the status of the event. 

Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut offers premier recreational, residential and retail choices.  Farragut embodies Tennessee’s “volunteer” spirit, celebrating achievements from top-performing Knox County schools to a beautiful community design resulting from high development standards. The Town of Farragut goes further to help residents and visitors enjoy more comfort, beauty and convenience while feeling closer to a real sense of community.

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