Knoxville, Tenn. – Now in its 25th year, Shoney’s KidCare Photo ID events will take place in the Greater Knoxville area for three days only July 27, July 28, and August 5, 2019 in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The events provide FREE KidCare Photo IDs for children, which enable parents to have information readily available for authorities in the event their child is ever reported missing. The ID’s include a color photograph; fingerprints; important information such as: height, weight, and date of birth; a medical profile; the “Seven Rules for Safety;” and a 24-hour NCMEC hotline number. Each participant will also have the opportunity to visit with Shoney Bear.

Over the past 24 years, the program has successfully provided more than 40,000 children with IDs. Community Partners are the Knoxville Police Department & Safety City, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs & Knox County Schools, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Walgreens, Star 102.1, WVLT, and The Optimist Club of Knoxville.

All parents should have a hard copy of a close-up, head & shoulders photo of each of their children. Unfortunately, parents think they have good photos of their children on their “smart phone” however, that is an unrealistic sense of security. Most photos on mobile phones include other people, are not close enough and often are not a high enough quality to identify eye color, hair color and specific facial features. KPD urges parents to make time to bring their children to the free events to create good quality photos and to have your child fingerprinted. This is especially important for middle school-aged students.

The 2019 Shoney’s KidCare Photo ID event dates are 3 days only:

SATURDAY, July 27 at West Town Mall, 7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 from 11:00am – 5:00pm. Inside, in front of JC Penney.

• SUNDAY, July 28, at Foothills Mall, 197 Foothills Mall, Maryville, TN 37801 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm. In the Center Stage area.

• MONDAY, August 5, at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park, 3301 E. Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914 from 3:00pm-6:00pm at Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ School Mania.

About Shoney’s of Knoxville, Inc.: Employee owned, family-friendly restaurants open since 1962. Famous for the bountiful breakfast, lunch and dinner Fresh Food Bars, along with Shoney’s full-service menu. The company
operates 18 Restaurants in 10 East Tennessee counties and employees over 600 people. Visit the website for detailed menus and more information. www.shoneysknox.com www.shoneysknox.com/locations, Facebook: ShoneysKnox, Twitter: @ShoneysKnox, Instagram: ShoneysKnox

Honored to be acknowledged for these community recognitions:
• 2018 Stars of the Industry Award for Community Service of the Year (Restaurant). Presented by the Tennessee
Hospitality & Tourism Association

• 2018 Pauly Award, for Community Service of the Year (Restaurant). Presented by the Greater Knoxville
Hospitality Association.

• 2017 Pinnacle Business – Impact Award. Presented by the Knoxville Chamber

• 2010 Restaurant Neighbor Award – Tennessee State Winner for Community Service. Presented by the National
Restaurant Association and the Tennessee Hospitality Association.

• 2009 Restaurant Neighbor Award – Tennessee State Winner for Community Service. Presented by the National
Restaurant Association and the Tennessee Hospitality Association.

• 2008 Restaurant Neighbor Award – Tennessee State Winner for Community Service. Presented by the National
Restaurant Association and the Tennessee Restaurant Association.

• 2007 The “V” Award – Public Service Program, with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Presented by the Public
Relations Society of America/Volunteer Chapter.

• 2005 The “V” Award – Community Service Award, with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Presented by the
Public Relations Society of America/Volunteer Chapter.

• Numerous “Best of Reader’s Choice” Newspaper awards.