Honor Fountain City Day

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This is my first localism post since relocationg to the metro-Knoxville area! In my short time in the area, I have discovered that there are numerous distinct suburbs and smaller cities that comprise the metro-Knoxville area. These suburbs and smaller towns contribute their own personal flavor to the overall area. One such suburb is Fountain City!

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Fountain City was annexed by the City of Knoxville in 1962. Unlike many smaller cities which surrender their identity upon annexation, Fountain City has clung to its own identity. In 1972, the non-profit community group Fountain City Town Hall was formed. The mission statement of this group speaks to the it desire to protect and serve the local neighborhoods through active participation, where allowed, in City Council activities, the Metropolitan Planning Commission, and the board of zoning appeals.

On Monday, May 26th, Memorial Day, Fountain City will host its Honor Fountain City Day! The theme for this year's event is Community Service - Making A Difference. The festivities will begin at noon at Fountain City Park on North Broadway! Click HERE for map! There will be numerous scheduled activities throughout the day including:

At The gazebo

Noon - Lynn Clapp's Broadway Swing Band

2:00 - East Tennessee Concert Band

3:30 - Elvis: The King and I Legends Show

At the Spring Side Pavilion

1:00 - Broadway Family Karate

2:00 - Tennessee Twirlers

2:30 - Monkey Shines

Community Service - Making A Difference Program

4:00 - at Fountain City Lake

Memorial Day Ceremony Honoring Veterans

5:00 - at the Gazebo

Presentation of Community Awards

In addition to these scheduled events, there will be activities throughout the day including a climbing wall, horse drawn carriage rides, crafts and merchandise on exhibit and for sale, A Taste of Fountain City (providing delicious treats and drinks from local restaurants), and informational booths from various local groups and politicians. For a complete, printable listing of the festivities, click HERE!


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If you are in the Knoxville area this Memorial Day, why not stop in to sample how small town America celebrates and remembers our veterans! While the flash of the big city events like those held in Atlanta, New York City, and Dallas may be dazzling, nothing can match the sincerity of small town America's salute to its bravest citizens!


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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Rich, glad to see your Knoxville series starting up! This looks like a wonderful park, I'd love to hear the swing music on Memorial Day. Have fun, I look forward to learning more about Knoxville!

May 20, 2008 04:25 PM #1
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Debbie - Thanks for reading and commenting as I know you have been very busy as of late. Honor Fountain City Day does promise to be a real bit of Americana! And I look forward to re-acquainting myself with Knoxville!

May 21, 2008 01:17 AM #2
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Rich...sounds like they do it up big! I bet you'll be right in the middle of it!

May 21, 2008 01:09 PM #3
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Joan - I'll have to check it out! You know one of the things that makes small towns great is the local flavor like this!

May 21, 2008 03:23 PM #4
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
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Rich, this sounds like it should be a fun event. Maybe I will stop by.

May 22, 2008 12:03 PM #5
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Danny - It does sound like fun! Don't know about the Elvis event though <<<smile>>>

May 22, 2008 12:06 PM #6
Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate
I am making this a featured blog and hope to bring some more attention to this upcoming event.
May 22, 2008 05:11 PM #7
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Mirela - Thanks for the feature! There is a lot that smaller cities have to offer! I hope this year's event is a rousing success!

May 22, 2008 05:49 PM #8
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