Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The River was blessed with the gift of 25 organic, 16-pound turkeys from the Give. Thanks program at Earth Fare. Pictured above is Rebecca with her mother Ginger and sons Noah, Issaiah, and Zachery receiving their turkey for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving and THANKS to Earth Fare!

Give. Thanks from Earth Fare Blesses The RIver with 25 Turkeys

The River was blessed with 25 16-pound organic turkeys through the Give. Thanks program of Earth Fare in Johnson City. Turkeys were given to ladies of The River with families and to the winners of the annual Turkey Hand Coloring Contest. In the photo, Rebeccah with her mom Ginger and sons Noah, Issaiah, and Zachery proudly receive their turkey for Thanksgiving day. Thank you Earth Fare!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Free Hair Cut Day At The River

Heather and Angel from The Final Cut prepare to cut off 10 inches of JoAnn Edick's hair to donate to Locks of Love.
JoAnn Edick shows everyone the 10 inches of hair that had just been cut to donate to Locks of Love.
Part of the crew for the 6th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at The River on November 14, 2011.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
It is turkey time!
Lots of ways to serve the Lord!
We had a packed house!
Susan gave a devotion reminding us that even when we are overwhelmed we need to remember that we are also overshadowed by God's love that never leaves us!
Ms. Ruby, Melinda and her Aunt, Katrina and son Hayden, Debbie and Jatu listen to devotions.
Lisa, Margaret with baby Victoria on board, Sandy and Telina await the lunch!
What a delicious meal: turkey, cranberry salad, stuffing, roll, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and squash casserole with a pumpkin cupcake for dessert.

On Novemebr 14th The River held its 6th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for over 30 guests. The same group of angels haved blessed us year after year! This blessing card was given to each guest and was created by the residents at John Reed Nursing Home where The Joyful Noise River Choir sings several times a year.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

River Art Show and Open House

Debbie's neice proudly displays her purchased art work. The River raised over $2,000.00 that night! Thanks to Amy Sentell and Debbie Imsande for all of your hard work! We especially want to thank all of the artists who donated crafts, art, and products for the sale! You are all awesome!

"River Tour Guide" Ginger sporting her River Apron and ready to give a tour at the Open House.

Jackie and Margaret were "River Tour Guides" at the Art Show & Open House in May.

Debbie and Annie model the matching scarves they purchased at the Art Show.

NEXT ART SHOW & OPEN HOUSE IS First Friday NOVEMBER 4, 2011 from 6-8 pm- Just in time to buy all your Christmas gifts!!! Mark Your calendars!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

River Make Over

We even had our sink fixed by Dr. Dick Beaver!

The River was closed the last week in June and reopened with a whole new look. Virginia Bradley donated our new couch and Betsy Beaver performed her magic with a one-of-a-kind slipcover. Beautiful!

The floors were buffed and cleaned and look brand spankin new!

Check out our new chair pad covers designed and sewn by Betsy Beaver. Looking at them makes me smile!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

2nd Annual Rolling at The River Bunco Tournament

The River ministry for women of First Presbyterian Church is holding its second annual Rolling at The River Bunco Tournament on Thursday, March 3 from 7 to 8:30 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm and participants will be treated to yummy food, "mock" cocktails, songs by the Joyful Noise River Choir, Bunco, swag bags, and great prizes including $50 gift certificates to the Johnson City Country Club, free box lunches from Heavenly Ham, free lunch and gelato from Mona Lisa's, Java Bucks from Java Rush, free one hour "Financial Checkups" from Davis Garrison III of Preservation Financial Group and much more. For fun, players are encouraged to wear pink and black. The event is at The River located at 125 West Main Street and the suggested cost per player is $25.00 will all proceeds going to The River. Reserve a place for you or your team by calling to make a reservation at 423-926-8111. Can't make it that night? Become a "Virtual" player with a $25 dollar donation per player or $300 for a team with checks made out to The River and mailed to 125 West Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. Thanks for helping to keep The River flowing!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Free Tax Preparation at The River

Need help completing your taxes this year? The River is partnering with Milligan College business students to offer free tax preparation on Mondays from 1-3 pm at The River. Simply bring your W2, Social Security numbers for all who will appear on your taxes, and any other tax information you may have. Call 423-926-8111 to schedule an appointment.

The Joyful Noise River Choir

On January 25, 2011 our choir was honored to perform for the East Tennessee Foundation's annual meeting at the Foundry in Knoxville, Tennessee. The River received funding through the Harris Family Fund of Washington County which is a part of the East Tennessee Foundation. The ladies sang for 45 minutes and were treated to an amazing lunch, too. It was a very special day for all of us!! Back Row: Doris, Anika, Jahque, Telina, Ginger, Stacy Front Row: Barbara, Shirley, Jackie and Mama Shirley
The Joyful Noise River Choir performed their "Christ is Born" Christmas Program for the ladies Christmas Dinner at Cherokee United Methodist Church (pictured above), the Loaves and Fishes Christmas Dinner at First Presbyterian Church, and the River Christmas Party in December. Back Row: Telina, Margaret, Paula, Anika, AJ, Jahque, Shirley Front Row: Barbara, Jackie, Mama Shirley, and Karen