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McAlister’s Deli Presents PIE Board with 2016 Dine Out Donation

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Pictured (left to right): Jeannie Dulaney, Carrie Witt, Chris Graves, District Manager; Kindall Aaron, PIE Advisory Board Member, Alexander Benson, Manager at Turkey Creek McAlister’s; Jeff Kits, General Manager at Schaad Road McAlister’s; Candace Reeves, General Manager at Turkey Creek McAlister’s; Chris Smith, Co-Owner of Peak Restaurants; Ashley Marshall, Manager at Turkey Creek McAlister’s; and Amber Clark, Director of Marketing for Peak Restaurants.
 
 
Knox County Schools boasts numerous Partners in Education (PIE) who support our students in many ways. On April 12, 2016, more than 40 eateries in 70 locations across the county participated in Dine Out for Education, a promotional event designed to raise funds for district programs through the donation of 10% of pre-tax income from participating partners.

The proceeds from previous Dine Out events have purchased mobile screening vans for the school district's Hearing and Vision Departments, paid for on-line research tools for the district's school libraries, and defrayed expenses of the annual Knox County Schools Career Day.

McAlister’s Deli, a longstanding Partner in Education, presented their Dine Out donation on Thursday, April 28. The $1,320 check was presented to PIE Board Member Kindall Aaron; Knox County Schools Community Relations Director Jeannie Dulaney; and Knox County Schools Manager of Business Partnerships Carrie Witt. Also at the check presentation were: Chris Graves, District Manager; Alexander Benson, Manager at Turkey Creek McAlister’s; Jeff Kits, General Manager at Schaad Road McAlister’s; Candace Reeves, General Manager at Turkey Creek McAlister’s; Chris Smith, Co-Owner of Peak Restaurants; Ashley Marshall, Manager at Turkey Creek McAlister’s; and Amber Clark, Director of Marketing for Peak Restaurants.

This partner’s generosity and support certainly helps the Knox County Schools reach its ambitious goal of Excellence for Every Child.

Additionally, the Knox County Schools thanks the many businesses, organizations, and groups in the community that give ample time and resources to support the important work our teachers do every day in the classrooms.