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• Eleventh Annual Countdown to Light the Park, presented by The Knox Fox Realty Group, is from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, at Founder’s Park at Campbell Station. Mayor Ron Williams and other Town officials have asked Santa to help throw the switch at around 6:30 p.m., which will light-up 50-plus trees, garland pole wraps and other lighted decorations — featuring more than 70,000 glistening bulb all the way down to Campbell Station Inn. Light the Park runs daily, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, from 6 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 2.

Farragut High School choral department, Akima Club Singers, Concord Brass Quintet, plus soloists from Farragut’s Angela Floyd Schools, will provide entertainment. Mrs. Claus and her elves will be there helping post letters to the North Pole. 

Parking will be available across the street from the park, courtesy of Westgate Christian Fellowship and Holy Cross Anglican Church, 515 Herron Road, across from the library traffic light entrance.

Knox County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to assist those crossing Campbell Station Road.
Attendees can look forward to enjoying the holiday cheer with freshly-baked cookies, to be provided by area businesses. Coffee and hot chocolate will be courtesy of First Watch Café.

In addition to Presenting Sponsor The Knox Fox, other sponsors are SouthEast Bank and TDS Telecom (Gold level); The Lee Company and Bank Of America (Silver); and First Utility District, Josh Hemphill State Farm, Art House Kichen and Bath and the Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union (Community). 

Additionally, these area businesses will be represented: International Flair Jewelers, Daddy Mac’s Restaurant, Cool Sports, Faith Promise Church|Farragut, Send Senior Citizens Love, First Watch Café. The Cutting Edge Classroom, Gardenia Cottage Interiors, Hope Valley Church, LOTUS Hair Studio, 865LIFE Wearables and others yet to be announced. Media sponsors are farragutpress and i105.3 WFIV-FM.

It will be held rain or shine.