Category Archives: Events

Mardi Growl ’23: You can’t stop smiling!

Like There are few happier places to be in Knoxville than at the annual Mardi Growl parade and festival benefiting Young-Williams Animal Center. This year’s event was held last Saturday at World’s Fair Park, after a parade from the Old … Continue reading

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It was a souper good time!

Like One of the tastiest and most laid-back fundraisers in Knoxville has to be CAC Beardsley Community Garden’s annual “Snow Day” soup competition. I’ve been going to it for years and, I swear, the soups keep getting better and better! … Continue reading

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Bijou Jubilee: the most fun outside New Orleans!

Like We felt as if we had gone to New Orleans last Saturday — and we never even left downtown Knoxville. Here’s why. The historic Bijou Theatre had a Mardi Gras theme for its annual Jubilee, the non-profit’s largest fundraiser … Continue reading

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Artsclamation! ’22 rocked it!

Like Artsclamation! is the primary fundraiser for Peninsula, a non-profit mental health facility operated by Covenant Health. It provides in-patient and out-patient services to children, adolescents and adults. Held the first weekend in December, Artsclamation! also is a good landmark … Continue reading

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Lynne Fugate kicks off City Council re-election race with politically diverse support — and fun!

Like If you stepped into the bright and noisy rooftop lounge at the downtown Hyatt Place hotel last night, you might have known you were at a political event — if only by the number of politicians present. But you … Continue reading

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Eating, drinking, dancing and saving animal lives!

Like Talk about a successful — and fun! — charity event. Cause for Paws, the signature fundraiser for Young-Williams Animal Center, had it all: a beautiful venue, creative decorations, great food and drink, music, dancing, a SHORT auction — and … Continue reading

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East Tennesseans of the Year: Jenny and Randy Boyd

Like It was a beautiful evening at Cherokee Country Club for the recent induction of Jenny and Randy Boyd as East Tennesseans of the Year by the East Tennessee Historical Society. The annual event, honoring notable individuals from East Tennessee, … Continue reading

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Phyllis Nichols retires on top of her game

Like It’s been a big couple of weeks for Phyllis Y. Nichols, the longtime president and CEO of the Knoxville Area Urban League. Nichols, who announced last June that she would retire in the fall, has been the longest-serving CEO … Continue reading

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Leadership Knoxville success story tastes great!

Like When you hear about Leadership Knoxville, you always hear about building relationships. In fact, part of the mission statement says the organization is designed to “expand community connections into lifetime friendships.” Well, in the case of the Leadership Knoxville … Continue reading

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Green Thumb Gala: a blend of music, art and fun!

Like The Green Thumb Gala, in its 13th year, was a wonderful blend of fundraising, art and compelling music that reflected the culture of the East Knoxville location of its beneficiary, the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. From the smooth … Continue reading

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