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our view:
living in Farragut


This issue of farragutpress is the last of 2010. The next issue will be in 2011.

This issue features a retrospect of some of the major happenings in Farragut over the past year.

After reflecting on some of these events, it becomes clear that residents of Farragut and its surrounding area are lucky to be living here in this part of Tennessee.

The area, which our neighbors to the north, south and west can’t really claim, has seasons that make the area ideal for boating, fishing, golf, outdoor activities, fall colors, hiking, spring blooms and this year, a white Christmas. The list is endless in what this area has to offer.

Here, in Town, the year was packed with events — some old, some new.


Most notable was the Town’s 30th anniversary celebration, which featured events and activities each month. The anniversary celebration culminated with Picnic on the Pike on the grounds of, and adjacent to, farragutpress. The event drew a large crowd that was free to come, go or stay the whole day. The event featured live music, lots of food, games and handmade crafts for sale.

Another new event was the Farragut Business Alliance’s Red, White & Blues event, which also was held on the property adjacent to farragutpress. The event brought more than 1,000 area residents to enjoy a beverage, live blues music and great food supplied by Shrimp Dock and Buddy’s Bar-B-Q.

Old favorite events that attract crowds year after year are the annual Independence Day Parade on Kingston Pike, which goes from Farragut High School to the Ingle’s supermarket; Celebrate the Season at Town Hall; the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce Open House; the Renaissance Festival; the Taste of Farragut and the Nationwide Tour event at Fox Den Country Club.

Speaking of golf, the area boasts two of the finest golf courses in the area — Willow Creek Golf Club and Fox Den. For those with less time, Knox County Parks offers the 9-hole course at Concord Park.

Recreationally, the Town and Knox County have a great park system for limitless outdoor activities. From volleyball to swimming, tennis, skate boarding, you name it, it’s here. And with Farragut’s excellent system of trails, roads and new bike lanes, the parks are easily accessed by car, foot or bike.

As they say at The University of Tennessee: It’s great to be a Tennessee Vol. We can say, It’s great to be a Farragut resident.

Life is good.

 

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