Monday, August 3, 2015

Community looking to save Boomsday

Some Boomsday festival goers aren't ready to say goodbye to Knoxville's Labor Day tradition.

Clint Miller created a 'Save Boomsday' Facebook page and GoFundMe campaign to raise money and save the festival after Visit Knoxville announced this year would be the last Boomsday.

THE FACE BOOK PAGE racked up just under 2,000 likes. Supporters have donated $110 to the GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN, which has an end goal of $25,000.

In addition, 12-year-old Ava Davis to join the effort, too. SHE DESIGNED T-SHIRTS to help raise money. Her goal is to sell 500 for $15 each.

This year's Boomsday is on September 6.

Here's our full story RIGHT HERE.

1 comment:

Brian Paone said...

I don't see why I should have to pick up the slack for Visit Knoxville's failure. This is on Bumpas and company. They need to find a way to keep it going or hit the fuckin' bricks.

See, this is what happens when you practice rampant cronyism. I mean, WTF is Courtney Piper even doing on the board? She has no experience in anything but politics, and even then she's largely failed in that category.

And Brad Anders? Great guy, but he's a cop with a strong focus on schools. What's he know about tourism?

Sorry man. This isn't my mess to clean up. It's Visit Knoxville's.