Boomsday is celebrating its 25th Anniversary next month and fireworks are not the only thing that will light up the sky.
Officials from the City of Knoxville, Reily Foods, Knox Heritage, and Visit Knoxville announced that the iconic JFG sign will return to the South Knoxville waterfront and one lucky person will get the opportunity to “Flip the Switch” at Boomsday and light up the sign once again.
During the 2010 Boomsday, the JFG sign was turned off and taken down with the plan to restore it to its original shape. After nearly 24 months of repair and renovation, the sign is ready to return to Knoxville and serve as a historic landmark, which will be located at the Kerbela Temple near the Gay Street Bridge along the Tennessee River.
“The big difference on the new JFG sign is that all the bulbs are LED lights,” said Jeff Gamble of Reily Foods. “This will save approximately 85 percent on electricity, which will have a positive impact on the environment.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.