20th Annual Freaky Friday Night :: Friday, October 28th


Superheroes, princesses, ghosts and goblins – get ready! The Town of Farragut will host the 20th annual Freaky Friday Fright Nite on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 7pm at Mayor Bob Leonard Park on Watt Road. The event will provide a safe place for children to participate in Halloween activities while benefiting the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House.

Freaky Friday Town of Farragut

Children age 12 and under and in costume, are invited to “trick or treat” around the walk trail at the park. Local businesses, community groups and Town volunteers will hand out the treats, provide games with prizes, assist with cookie decorating and serve refreshments.

The Town has partnered with the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House each year of the event since 2000 in order to collect essential items that the House needs to continue day-to-day operations. The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families with critically ill children being served by area hospitals and depends on community donations to operate. Families are provided all services for a nominal fee or free of charge if they are unable to pay.

Freaky Friday Town of Farragut

Be sure to stop by the Knoxville Moms Blog table as we’ll have some awesome treats from our faves at Oriental Trading!

“What a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some family fun and to help those in need at the same time,” said Sue Beverly, Director of the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House. “All the donations that are collected during Freaky Friday for our Ronald McDonald House are so deeply appreciated and put to good use by the grateful residents of our ‘House that Love Built.’”

While Freaky Friday Fright Nite is a free event, participants are asked to donate one or more of the following items for the House: household items including hand sanitizer, wet Swiffer mop pads, pump hand soap, paper plates, 8 oz. coffee cups, disposable bowls, paper towels, plastic forks and spoons, fabric softener, CFL light bulbs, Lysol spray, air freshener, trash bags (kitchen size, lawn and leaf size and four gallon for waste baskets); food items including breakfast bars, granola bars, brown sugar, powdered sugar, ketchup, mustard, mayo, bacon bits, BBQ sauce, individual packs of crackers and jars of gravy; office items including copy paper and postage stamps; and gift cards to Pilot, Home Depot, Walmart, Food City and Lowe’s. Cash donations will also be accepted. Collection stations will be located at two areas: next to the cookie decorating station and next to the entrance from the Harrison Road parking lot.

Freaky Friday Town of Farragut

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

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

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Over 20 years ago, I moved to Knoxville and fell in love with the city that has now truly become my home. Shortly after moving here, I married my college sweetheart, and when not working we set out to travel as much as we could. After working as a financial manager for six years, I welcomed my first son in 2010 and began a journey as a stay-at-home mom. Two years later we added another baby boy to make us a family of four. In June 2016, we welcomed our third son. I founded Knoxville Moms in November 2013 which began my career as a work-from-home mom, and it grew to the expansion of Chattanooga Moms in March 2016. We welcomed our first girl in November 2017 making us a family of six and adding a little pink in our house. In June 2021, I became the co-owner of the Atlanta Mom website, and in March 2022 I became the owner of the Nashville Moms parenting website. When I’m not chasing the kids or stepping on Legos, you can find me enjoying a cup of coffee, reading a good book, and dreaming about my toes in the sand. I enjoy meeting new people and enjoy providing local resources for families in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Nashville.


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