Friday, October 3, 2014

Burchett bringing back the cash mob

According to the latest county release, Mayor Tim Burchett is bringing back da Cash Mob. (Not sure when he held his last one as he's been focusing on those "lunch with the mayor" deals).

The next mob is set for Saturday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., which is kind of odd cause it's (a) a Saturday and (b) a game day.

Anyhoo, the mayor will host this event at Fountain City Exxon station, 5306 Broadway. Stop by, fill up on gas, grab a soft drink or get an oil change, the release notes.  Mayor Burchett also will be pumping gas at the station during this time.

The release continues:

World War II veteran Alvin Frye, 91, has owned the Fountain City Exxon station at the intersection of Broadway and Essary Road for 24 years, and for nearly 60 years has owned stations at various Fountain City locations.

Many Knoxville residents will recognize Frye’s service station for its “No Lottery, No Beer” sign displayed along Broadway – others may remember the sign as saying “No Lottery, No Beer, Not a Casino.”

Burchett occasionally hosts cash mob and “Lunch with the Mayor” events at local retail establishments and restaurants as a way of encouraging the entire community to turn out and support local business.

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