Veteran newscaster Lori Tucker interviews Roy Arthur about the upcoming flotilla on Beaver Creek here. Tucker shows her signature enthusiasm, while Arthur touts the benefits of living (and playing) in Powell. Check it out at the link above.
This is the text as copied from the WATE-TV website:
“East Tennesseans will soon have a new water trail to explore as Outdoor Knoxville prepares to host the Beaver Creek Grand Opening Flotilla.
“To showcase Beaver Creek and its designation as a ‘Water Trail,’ a grand opening flotilla is planned for Saturday, Aug. 4. This free and open-to-the-public event will commence around 10 a.m. with boat put-in just south of the baseball field at Powell High School in historic Powell Station.
“Beaver Creek, which connects the Knox County communities of Halls, Powell and Karns, is becoming more and more of an amenity for all as efforts have increased to maintain it for public use.
“In the run-up to the event, jams and debris will be cleared through public and private efforts by groups such as the Knox County Storm Water Management, Knox County Jail’s Inmate Industries, Beaver Creek Kayak Club and more. Long-range plans are for debris maintenance along the entirety of Beaver Creek and for installation of multiple put-in/put-outs.”
The Grand Opening will be led by Bill Weigel, board chair of Weigel’s, a Powell-based business. WATE-TV and KnoxTnToday.com are media sponsors, and the event is a project of Enhance Powell, co-chaired by Justin Bailey and Steven Goodpaster.