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Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

An East Tennessee cancer survivor is on a mission to help fellow cancer patients feel sassy when they cover up their head with a hat or scarf.

Samantha Garcia has endured two rounds of breast cancer.

She says she hated the feeling of being stared at when she wore a scarf to cover up her head during cancer treatments.

Garcia wants to do away with that stigma, make scarves sassy, and just support other cancer patients.

So, she and her friend started a Facebook page and received more than three hundred scarves and hats from across the county. 

People line streets for Veterans Day Parade in Grainger County

People line streets for Veterans Day Parade in Grainger County

People lined Rutledge Pike for Granger County's Veterans Day Parade on Saturday.

The American Legion Post 119 organized the parade, which featured bands, army vehicles and plenty of patriots.

After the parade, the group held a special Veterans Day program at Rutledge Middle School.

William Dider, a retire navy soldier, told 10News he appreciates events that support the troops.

East Tennesseans honor veterans leading up to Veterans Day

East Tennesseans honor veterans leading up to Veterans Day

Although Veterans Day is on Sunday, on Thursday in Oak Ridge the Department of Energy paid tribute to our nation's veterans.

"All those veterans who was a part of this great institution and the freedom that we share, I salute them," said Freddie Owens.

Vietnam War veteran Freddie Owens served as Thursday's featured speaker. He has received nearly a dozen military decorations.

American Red Cross hosts fundraiser in Knoxville Monday

American Red Cross hosts fundraiser in Knoxville Monday

The American Red Cross is hosting a Hurricane Sandy recovery effort fundraiser at its West Knoxville location on Monday.

The fundraiser drive-thru will be open from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm at its location on 6921 Middlebrook Pike.

The organization is asking for people to drop off monetary donations only.

Some local celebrities will make stops at the drive-thru. The Knoxville Ice Bears' hockey players are scheduled to drop by around 2:00 pm. Pro Bass Master Ott DeFoe will visit with people from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm.

Home becomes Halloween house

Home becomes Halloween house

She started her Halloween decorating tradition when her boys were young.

Wanda Bentley still tricks out her house in Grainger County even though her oldest son is 40.

"This is my favorite time of year," Wanda Bentley said.

Every fall, she transforms her home into a haunted house with horrifying touches.

"I've just collected it over the years after Halloween I go to the stores and if they've got it on sale I'll get some," she said.

Frightful touches include skeletons and spiders and rats in the sink.