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Boomsday 2012 goes on despite the rain

Boomsday 2012 goes on despite the rain

The 25th annual Boomsday festival is in the books.

 

More than 400,000 people gathered at the waterfront in downtown Knoxville to watch the largest labor day fireworks show in the nation. Crews set off the fireworks from the railroad bridge west of the Henley Bridge.

 

The show lasted for twenty minutes, before onlookers got to see the show's trademark "fireworks waterfall" at its end.

 

"It's really fun and even though it's crowded, it's entertaining," said Boomsday attendee Kelly Boring.

 

Run raises thousands for low-income kidney patients

Run raises thousands for low-income kidney patients

More than 300 racers ran on Gay Street on Saturday morning.

It's part of the 6K fun run and 2K walk to benefit the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation.

Runners raced through Downtown Knoxville to raise money for low income patients who have kidney disease.

Officials say the money will help provide transportation for those patients who can't afford to get to their dialysis treatments.

Boomsday fireworks arrive in Downtown Knoxville

Boomsday fireworks arrive in Downtown Knoxville

Loads of fireworks are being arranged in downtown Knoxville.

Pyro Shows out of LaFollete, Tennessee, are working their magic.  Pyro Technicians are preparing for Knoxville's world famous firework show.

Boomsday 2012 takes over downtown Sunday.

The Henley Bridge, which usually serves as the firework platform, remains under construction.  The fireworks will be shot off the adjacent railroad bridge for the second year.

Boys and Girls Club says thanks at "Quacker Backer Bash"

Boys and Girls Club says thanks at "Quacker Backer Bash"

The Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley held a "Quacker Backer Bash" at the Sunsphere in Downtown Knoxville Thursday.

The event was a special thank you to all of its supporters for the upcoming Great Tennessee Valley Rubber Duck Race.

"I hope everyone goes away knowing that the Boys and Girls Club appreciates their efforts and their support of this event and the Boys and Girls Club, and also that they can go out and get more motivated to get more ducks adopted the next few days," said Ernie Brooks.

Downtown YMCA closed to replace damaged basketball floor

Downtown YMCA closed to replace damaged basketball floor

A piece of history at the downtown Knoxville YMCA is now a thing of the past.

Thursday, the facility closed as crews began removing the floor of the basketball court and replacing it.

The floor was damaged back in May, when a chunk of the ceiling on the third floor collapsed and ruptured a sprinkler system.

Managers say the 83-year-old floor has seen a lot of use over the years. 

Movies on Market Square 2012 schedule

Movies on Market Square 2012 schedule

Knox County Public Library's popular outdoor movie series returns to Market Square for the ninth year of free family fun in front of the silver screen!