Powell Station Celebration, car show Aug. 13

Sandra ClarkOur Town Outdoors, Powell

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Aug. 13, for the annual Powell Station Celebration and 8th annual Travis Wegener Memorial Car Show. Opening ceremonies are at 10 a.m. at Powell High School.

Dr. Don Wegener may have a big announcement. He is working with Knox County to identify and purchase some serious outdoor exercise equipment which Knox County Parks & Rec would install and maintain. “We’ve got $30,000 to spend,” Wegener said.

We’re pretty sure Knox County will find a way to take it. Wegener’s vision is to install pieces of equipment along the Powell greenway with the majority of it at Powell Station Park, adjacent to Powell High School.

Travis Wegener, a Powell High School graduate and owner of Champion Lawn and Landscaping, was murdered while visiting friends on August 15, 2014, at age 28. His family spearheads the annual car show, sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Mustang Club, in which Travis was active.

Here’s the Saturday schedule:

  • 8 a.m. – Car show registration begins are vendor area opens for setup.
  • 9:45 a.m. – Park and car show open to the public. There is no cost of admission.
  • 10 a.m. – Opening ceremonies
  • 10-2 p.m. – Activities for kids and grownups
  • 2 p.m. – Judging of cars ends
  • 2:15 p.m. – Awards for car show and various contests
  • 2:30 p.m. – Event ends and we start planning for next year.

John Diamond, who led efforts to build the 9-hole disc golf course at Powell Station Park, will again head a disc golf tournament. “I have changed the format to accommodate a big mass of players,” he said. “Last year I got overrun by people. This year I feel better prepared.” A big plus of the tournament is the array of prizes John arranges. There is a cost to enter.

East TN Pediatric Dentistry will sponsor Kid Zone at the splash pad.

Ron Evans and the Powell Historical Society will present a program in the air-conditioned PHS auditorium.

PBPA and TVA Credit Union will present the local vendor showcase.

Also, a petting zoo, bounce houses and games for all.

Denise Girard will coordinate food sales (grilled hamburgers & hot dogs donated by Food City) for lunch

Powell High School will run the Renaissance 5K to start the day

Mayor Glenn Jacobs (aka Kane) will be a special guest.

Info: Chair of Enhance Powell, Michael Laverdure at Knuckle Busters AAMCO on Stekoia Lane, 865-947-7410.

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