Shamrock Saturday is March 14

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and on Saturday, March 14, 2015, THE DINER will host the Annual Shamrock Saturday Cruisin’ For Food to help two local charities: Sevier County Food Ministries and Wears Valley Ranch.

The Shamrock Saturday Cruisin’ for Food will move from Smokies Stadium beginning at noon on Saturday and down Highway 66 to THE DINER where trucks will be waiting to receive and transport the food to the two pantries. The majority of the food will go to Sevier County Food Ministries as they serve the broader needs of our community.


Howard and Suzy Kingsbury outside THE DINER in Sevierville. The restaurant will be serving traditional St. Patrick’s Day fare for Shamrock Saturday 2015 including Corned Beef & Cabbage w/Carrots/New Red Potatoes/Onions, Choice of Side, and Irish Soda Bread.

To participate, all you have to do is drive your classic car, truck or bike (or your everyday “driver”) to Smokies Stadium located at I-40 and Highway 66, bring a bag of groceries, preferably canned & boxed (non-perishables) and join the noon Caravan Cruise to THE DINER on Hwy 66.

Monetary donations can also be made directly to these two important Sevier County ministries. For residents that would like to help but cannot attend the Cruise-In, food donations are now being collected at THE DINER for the St. Patrick’s Day event.

Sevier County Food Ministries is an emergency food resource for people experiencing a food shortage. Thousands of families, some of which are working but need supplemental food for children or elderly persons in the household.

The ministry has made a lot of improvements over the last two years, including a paved parking lot, roof repair, and the purchase of a pick-up truck for bringing food from Second Harvest and to serve remote areas of Sevier County with satellite distributions of food. Volunteers at Sevier County Food Ministries are always appreciated.

Wears Valley Ranch is a Christian home and school for children from crisis family situations. They are always grateful for the generosity of those who contribute to the work of the home and school.

For more information on the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Cruise-In or any event at THE DINER, call 865-908-1904.