Jay plans Powell BBQ, Wild Blue Yonder

Sandra ClarkFun Outdoors, Powell

Larsen Jay is coming to Powell next week for a campaign event, but first he’s got to survive tonight.


Jay has signed up to drive in the Demolition Derby at the Tennessee Valley Fair. According to Jay’s social media, he is raising funds for the Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, a nonprofit that trains and provides service dogs to wounded East Tennessee veterans. How does this work?

Jay is selling ad space on his car, which will be seen by dozens, perhaps hundreds, before it is destroyed in the mayhem. The 3-day event is Sept. 13-15 at 7 p.m. in the Action Sports Arena. Jay will race tonight (9/14). If you’re going to the fair, come on out.

And the Powell event is Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 5-7 p.m. at The Barn, 2700 W. Emory Road. There is no charge for admission, although campaign contributions are always welcomed, Jay said.

With music by Wild Blue Yonder and a BBQ dinner provided by The Front Porch Catering, the event should draw a crowd. There is no RSVP. Just come on over. The Barn is a popular Powell venue built by Laura and Larry Bailey. Laura promises the donkeys will be out for the kids.

Jay is running for re-election as Knox County Commissioner at-large Seat 10. The Republican Primary is May 3, 2022. So far, Christine Cruz has qualified to challenge him. Info: larsenjay@gmail.com

Sandra Clark is editor/CEO of Knox TN Today.

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