Beer and Bacon Fest a tasty way to support Junior Achievement

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Beer & Bacon Fest Presented by Grayson Automotive is a new event that is the signature event of Junior Achievement of East Tennessee’s Associate Board.

They came up with this event because it is fun, and it was easily tied to the Junior Achievement mission, of workforce readiness, financial literacy & entrepreneurship, with the tagline of "Inspiring kids to bring on the bacon since 1969!”

Junior Achievement teaches students in K-12 to not only value education but also to learn how to be successful in the workplace, about how to function within a business and how to manage finances both personally and professionally. They learn about soft skills that will help them succeed as well as things such as business loans, balancing their checkbooks, and resume writing. Students who participate in JA understand how to use a budget, have a portfolio of 21st Century Workforce skills that they learned through their JA program – communication, teamwork, professionalism that can be used when they get into the workforce.

Donating to Junior Achievement has never tasted so good! This $40 ticket will admit one to the 2014 Beer & Bacon Fest. This will cover heavy bacon themed hors d'oeuvres and a variety of draft and bottled beers! There will also be a cash bar for wine and specialty cocktail and whiskey flights!

In addition to a variety of beer from Yazoo & Eagle Distributing the there will be lots of bacon – candied, regular, bits, etc. and even Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies from MagPies; these along with great food from Armada Bar in the Old City.

There will also be live music from the Jeff Lopling Band and Opie Joe from Q100.3 will be the emcee for the event. Join us for this event that will include lots of tasty bacon dishes…a variety of beer, a silent auction, and fun games such as Pig Calling, Guess the number of Beer flavored jelly beans in the jar and an all around good time!

There are limited tickets available so go online and purchase yours today at www.jaeasttennessee.org/home/beer-bacon-fest/. The event starts at 5:00pm on Saturday, July 26th at the first Annual Beer & Bacon Fest Presented by Grayson Automotive.


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