Powell celebrates the 4th

Sandra ClarkPowell

Powell residents packed the park to celebrate July 4.

Food City manager Donny Rector grilled hundreds of hot dogs; Powell High Alumni served up cold watermelon; businesses and church groups provided soft drinks, water and snow cones. Nobody left hungry, and everything was free.

Laura Bailey coordinated the celebration for the Powell Business & Professional Association. J. Courtney painted crosses for each PHS graduate who died at war. The Sheriff’s Office sent traffic security, motorcycle officers and a helicopter.

The Powell Lions Club Parade stepped off at 11 a.m. with rain threatening. Rick Carnes of Clinton Hwy. Wrecker Service praised the participation, and the rain held off.

Hope you enjoy these pictures.


Dan Amanns drives his favorite car.


An enterprising young man used his umbrella to hold candy tossed from the parade.


Knox County Commissioner Charles Busler hand-delivers candy during the parade.


The crowd cheers the parade.


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