Party in the Park

October 16th @ 1-5pm - Founders Park

The City of Johnson City, Johnson City Police Department, and the Johnson City Community Roundtable invite all citizens to come celebrate our community with a Party in the Park! From 1-5 p.m. Oct. 16, we’ll be partying with music, inflatables, corn hole and more at Founders Park. Plan to enjoy unique local cuisine at the food truck rodeo.

Get to know your Johnson City Police officers. Check out the new art installations. Celebrate our town, our people, our community. For more information, go to our Facebook events page here to get in on the fun.

Senior Services to host Aeronautical Adventure

Tuesday, October 18th - 8am

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is offering an outing for adults and youth ages 10 and older who are willing to go above the clouds to seek an Aeronautical Adventure. Vietnam Fighter Pilot Lt. Col. Bill Powley will pilot a plane ride from Tri-Cities Regional Airport on Tuesday, Oct. 18th. A bus will leave at 8 a.m. from Memorial Park Community Center and will return at 1:30 p.m. Seating is limited.

This adventure is made possible by The Foundation for Flight. Powley was enshrined in the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame in 2013, and in 2010 he was awarded the prestigious A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award by the National Aviation Hall of Fame. That same year he was the first recipient of the Aviation Person of the Year Award by the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame. Powley is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and a Vietnam veteran fighter pilot with extensive experience in the F-4, A-7 and F-16 aircraft, totaling 347 combat missions. He taught ROTC at Unicoi County High School, and his vision established the F.L.I.G.H.T. (Flight Lesson Instructional Grants Helping Teens) program, which is now in place at Sullivan South High School, where provides Foundation for Flight instruction as well as pivotal scholarships for students.

Cost for this Aeronautical Adventure is $26 for adults and $11 for youth. Please register in person at the Memorial Park Community Center, Senior Services front desk by Oct. 11th. For more information, please call Jim Hastings at (423)434-6220.


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