Dolly Parade approved by planners
The Pigeon Forge Planning Commission gave approval for the 21st annual Dolly Parade at their meeting Tuesday night. The theme of this year’s parade is “Dolly’s Smoky Mountain Adventure.”
“We’ve been in meetings with the Police Department, Fire Department, our volunteers, the street department and other departments that would be concerned with this,” said Darrell Manis. “It’s going to be a good and organized parade,” said Manis.
The parade will run from River Road to Wears Valley Road.
Oak Ridge Boys to
headline Patriot Festival
Event organizers have announced that the Oak Ridge Boys have agreed to headline this year’s Independence Day celebration at Patriot Park.
“The headline act should be the Oak Ridge Boys—we have them pretty well locked in to the event,” said Darrell Manis, who spoke to the Pigeon Forge Planning Commission at their meeting Tuesday night, seeking official approval for the event.
WSCC community band presents Spring Concert
The Walters State Community Concert Band will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, in the theatre of the Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex on the Morristown campus.The band is made up of both students and community members who are interested in music. The program includes “The Star Spangled Banner” as arranged by John Philip Sousa; “Danny Boy” as arranged by Warren Barker and a tribute to Stephen Foster. Other music will include “The Klaxon,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “El Relicario.” A special number, “Bulger’s Holiday” by Leroy Anderson, will feature soloists Chris Chance, David Kennedy and Shaina Cogdill.The concert is free.
$30,000 grant for Fort Dickerson Park historic site
A $30,000 grant has been awarded from Rohm & Haas will be used to improve the Fort Dickerson Park historic site
The new funds will be used to rebuild a retaining wall and steps leading into the site, allowing for better access to interpretive signs and three replicas of ordnance rifles the Civil War Roundtable has installed on the site. In addition, the tree canopy will be thinned and undergrowth removed to restore the view from the fort to downtown Knoxville.
“As Rohm and Haas we believe it’s important to improve the quality of life in the communities where we operate and where our employees live through contributions to projects that serve to educate and preserve our history,” said Paul Fortunato of the company’s Knoxville facility. “I am pleased to present this contribution to the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable, a volunteer group that works to bring Knoxville’s history to life.”