Children, Citizen Journalism, From the Newsroom, Social life

Summer fun for children in Knoxville

 The City of Knoxville’s Parks and Recreation Department is holding its annual “Splash Jam” for children who have participated in the City’s Summer Playground Program this year.

Kids will represent their recreation center and will be split into age groups to compete in rounds of friendly competition. These include the dive and retrieve, cannonball, brick swim, underwater frogman, diving, traditional swim, and a four-person swim relay. The recreation center with children who win the most events will be declared the overall winner. Approximately 150 children will participate in the event.

Children who participated in the Summer Playground Program took field trips to the city’s Ed Cothren and Inskip Pools to learn water safety and swimming techniques. This “Splash Jam” celebrates what they learned this summer.

For information on public swim lessons offered by the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department please call 865-687-9919.

Tennessee Tourism, Travel, Un Momento con Dios

The Great Outdoors, a place to connect with God

 Dandridge, Tenn.— Sherman Oaks Ampitheater is the chosen venue for the two-day outdoor Christian Music Festival scheduled for September 2011.

On September 17–18, the Sherman Oaks Campgroundslocated at 1601 E. Hwy 25/70 in Dandridge will present performances of Award Winning Christian Music Artists Soul Sister Sally, Lara Landon, Logan Gillen, UR1, First Flight Out, Among the Thirsty, 3 Times Rescued, Pierced Holy, and Day SevEn.

Information on the festival, camping and more is available at  Gates open at 9 am. Tickets can be purchased through or at your local Lifeway Christian Bookstores in Knoxville or Morristown, Tennessee.