Spirit Award Dinner honoring Joe and Melinda Connell
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Knoxville Convention Center

The Helen Ross McNabb Center is honored to recognize Joe and Melinda Connell at this year's Spirit Award Dinner. The Spirit Award Dinner began in 2004 to recognize individuals who have supported the efforts of the Helen Ross McNabb Center and have worked selflessly to improve their community as a whole.


Previous Recipients
2016 - George and Cheryl Kershaw
2015 - Howard and Betty Blum
2014 - Emmet “Buck” Vaughn, Jr. and Linda Vaughn
2013 - Joe Mont McAfee and Kane McAfee
2012 - Bill Pugh and the late Henrietta Pugh
2011 - Bo Shafer and the late Mary Shafer
2010 - Rev. George Doebler and Nancy Doebler
2009 - Dale Keasling and Barbara Keasling
2008 - The George Sampson Family
2007 - The late Harry Stowers and Sarah Stowers
2005 - Hank Bertelkamp and the late Jane Bertelkamp
2004 - Dr. Joe Johnson


Silent Auction Items
Cajun Dinner Crusie for Ten on Norris Lake




Richard and Joni Maples


Jim and Natalie Haslam

Pilot Flying J

Mitch and Debby Steenrod

Bob and Wendy Goodfriend

Home Federal Bank Mountain Commerce Bank


To purchase tickets online, please click here.

For more information, please contact Beth Farrow at 865-329-9030 or beth.farrow@mcnabb.org.

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Tickets: $200

Tables of 10: $2,000

Sponsorships available

Beth Farrow
(865) 329-9030


Hank and Sandy Bertelkamp
Adam and Jenny Brock
Lane Hays
Ted Flickinger and Julie Howard & Steve and Debbie Smith
Jarrod Hunt: Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors
Dr. Joe and Pat Johnson
JP Lamborn Co.
Safe Harbor Development