Knoll to Present ‘Microplastics’ at SCA Meeting


The Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) will meet on Thursday, Feb. 20,  at St. Mark’s Hall, Otey Parish.

Dinner begins at 5:15 p.m., followed by a business meeting. The dinner is free and open to the public. This year, free children’s activities will be available. Please send a reservation in by Friday, Feb. 14, to <>, and while helpful for planning purposes, is not required.

The program will be presented by Martin Knoll, professor of geology at the University of the South. The topic will be “Microplastics in the Environment: Potential Impacts on People and Animals.”

The menu is roasted red pepper soup with summer squash croutons (gluten free/ vegetarian) hearty beef and vegetable soup, deconstructed Caesar salad and gluten free Rice Krispy treats. Wine, water and tea will be served.

This year, the SCA is celebrating 111 years of service in the community. The association brings together community members for social and service opportunities. The Civic Association is the governing body for the Sewanee Community Chest, the charter organization for Cub Scout Pack 152, the sponsoring organization for the Sewanee Classifieds, and the selection committee for the annual Community Service Award. Any adult who resides in the area and shares concerns of the community is invited to participate.

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