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!
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
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!
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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If you are in the market to purchase a home or even refinance an existing loan and you want a loan officer that will walk with you every step of the way, then contact Danny or Rich of the Thornton Team at Home America Mortgage today. We can have you pre-approval in as little as 4 hours. You can visit our website or send an email to email@example.com or call us @ 865-951-0522.