Development proposed for former church

Sandra ClarkEast Knox, Our Town Neighbors

Parkridge Community Organization is encouraging attendance at a public meeting tonight (12/06/22) at 6 p.m. at 2437 E. Magnolia Ave. to discuss redevelopment of the former Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle.

Developer Phil Lawson has purchased the property, according to a Parkridge post, and is hosting the meeting to show his plans to create a venue space for weddings and events. He is seeking community feedback.

“This will be a very significant development on the edge of our neighborhood. We would very much encourage attendance,” the post concluded.

5 Points Up

Winter Wonderland festivities will be held Thursday, December 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., and Walter Hardy Park, 2137 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Come for food, fun and fellowship; plus the annual tree decorating contest. Info on the trees: Derek Tate at 865-604-0757. Sponsored by Knoxville East Lions Club, city of Knoxville and CAC, the Community Action Committee.

Real Good free lunch

Matthew Blondell posted:

“Our East Knoxville neighbors and friends are invited to pick up a free meal provided by Real Good Kitchen, Beardsley Farm and The Real Good Kitchen Foundation. Free, hot meals can be picked up on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 3-4:30 p.m. outside of Real Good Kitchen. Meals will be ready-to-eat and packaged to take away.

“We believe that everybody deserves access to nourishing food – that’s why we’re teaming up for our second annual Community Meal event to provide meals to our neighbors. If you or someone you know needs a hot meal, please join us.

“Interested in helping? Email us for volunteer opportunities or donate to Real Good Kitchen on Venmo @therealgoodkitchen. All proceeds will go to covering meal costs.

Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee is underway at Chilhowee Park. It’s a free, drive-through lighting event that will be open after dark, rain or shine.

Text your announcement to 865-661-8777. No charge. It’s what we do!


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