Blount County Gas Day

Friday, July 18

Join us for Gas Day with the United Way of Blount County on Friday, July 18th from 7am to 6pm.

Volunteers will pump gas, shine tires and clean windshields for patrons filling up their tanks! All tips will go to the United Way of Blount County. Just stop by one of the 16 participating stations in Blount County.

If you want to volunteer, email Julie Stansberry at You can also double the tips earned at this year's event! If you aren't able to volunteer at a station, consider being a tip match sponsor. You'll receive recognition at the station. For more information about this opportunity, click here

Will Run for Food 5K

Friday, July 18

The Will Run For Food 5K will be held July 18th as a Friday Night Fun Run. The run starts in the Earth Fare parking lot in Bearden and the after party will be held at Bearden Beer Market. 

To participate in the Fun Run, you can sign up now for just $30 or you can choose the "Couch Potato" option and get an awesome t-shirt for just $20.

All proceeds from the run will go to support the Second Harvest Food for Kids program. Second Harvest Food for kids program is a partnership between Second Harvest and the public schools in East TN.  For just $60 they are able to feed one child for an entire year!  

Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

Wednesday, October 1

Bazillion Blooms is a community-wide dogwood tree-planting program to beautify our East Tennessee communities, improve the health of our environment and foster community support and pride in our beloved native dogwood.

Our goal is to restore dogwoods to their former vitality in Knox and surrounding counties. Over the years, dogwoods have died out due to disease, development and neglect. Our dogwoods are battling to survive.  In the last five years, more than 6,550 dogwood trees have been planted in East Tennessee through the Bazillion Blooms program!

Our deadline has passed to purchase bare-root dogwood trees, but you can visit these participating garden centers for larger dogwood trees and other blooms to enrich your yard this spring: Stanley’s GreenhousesMayo Garden Centers, and Ellenburg Landscaping & Nursery!

Not quite sure how to plant or care for bareroot dogwood trees – other than you know you need to plant in December and that they need water?  Check out these tree planting instructions or check out this great five-minute video by Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum’s Brian Campbell & Mathew McMillan!

CLICK HERE for more information

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