Honor Fountain City Day in the Park 2024

a traditional Memorial Day community celebration honoring our veterans and our essential workers

Fountain City Park, 5345 North Broadway

When: Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024, 10am To 5pm

In case of rain, the program will be held in the Lions Club building.

Everyone Is Invited To Attend!
Admission Is Free!

Fountain City Town Hall, Inc., is pleased to once again sponsor “Honor Fountain City Day in the Park”. This Memorial Day celebration began in the 1975, but was paused for four years due to COVID.

The theme of the event is “Honoring All of Our Essential Workers”. Ashley Adams, host of B97.5’s the “B” Morning Show, will give the Keynote Address during the Community Awards Ceremony at 3:15 PM.

John Becker, WBIR Channel 10 will present “Service and Sacrifice” during the Memorial Day Ceremony at 4 PM.   There will be live musical entertainment, free children’s games with prizes, exhibits, and craft and food vendors throughout the day. There will also be a silent auction and the sale of Fountain City T-shirts.


  • Live entertainment including The Crowe Family Band, Logan Murrell (vocalist and guitarist), K-Sounds Chorus, The Bearded and the TN Wind Symphony Jazz Ensemble
  • Free children’s games with prizes
  • Exhibits by Red Cross and Shriners
  • Craft vendors and The Plant Trolley
  • Silent Auction – Items donated from local businesses
  • Food vendors—Bar-B-Que, Hot Dogs, Drinks, Cookies
  • Sale of Fountain City T-shirts

COMMUNITY AWARDS CEREMONY: 3:15 PM: “Honoring all of our Essential Workers”

  • Introduction of Elected Officials: Nick Pavlis, Former Knoxville Vice Mayor and City Council Representative
  • Keynote Speaker: Ashley Adams, host of the B97.5 “B” Morning Show.
  • Presentation of Community Awards: Jamie Rowe, FCTH Chair


  • “Service and Sacrifice”, presentation by John Becker, WBIR, Channel 10
  • Invocation: Retired Rev. Jim Whedbee
  • Patriotic songs: Jacquie Brecheen, Vocal Artist
  • We Honor You Today” written by Susan R. Smith and read by Central High School student, ROTC Cadet Noah Keesee
  • Honor Guard and Taps: East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard