1st Bridal Fair set; Admirals Corner: Dec. likely

The Town of Farragut is now in the bridal fair business.

Inaugural Farragut Bridal Fair, to be coordinated by Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance, is scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 14, in Farragut Community Center.

The Alliance gave its unanimous approval during its virtual meeting Thursday morning, Nov. 19.

“Hoping that March will give us a buffer against any other COVID activity, and be a time that people are ready to get out,” Steve Krempasky, Alliance executive director, said.

“In talking with several people, including John Volpe from Abuelo’s (Mexican) Restaurant, he was trying to move this forward with the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce,” he added.

“There’s a possibility we can actually make this a fundraiser.”

“I think that with some marketing, this would be a really good event,” said Vice Mayor Louise Povlin, a board member. “Most people have to go downtown (Knoxville) to have a bridal fair.

“… I don’t know that many people are aware of our ability to host outdoor weddings in some of our parks,” she added.

Admirals Corner update

David Smoak, Town administrator, said Admirals Corner, at the corner of North Campbell Station Road and Kingston Pike, is “probably looking at a December opening date. They don’t have a definitive date.”