Today’s Blog

Ice Cream and Watermelon Social

Cool off with the
Blount County Democratic Party
Ice Cream and Watermelon Social

Free watermelon and ice cream!


Sunday June 28 from 3pm – dark

Springbrook Park shelter #3 between the duck pond and pool.

It is the one furthest from the duck pond but closer to the parking area behind it.

Better access for those with physical or medical limitations.

Some May Events

Tuesday, May 26 at 5:30pm – Hillary Grassroots Kickoff Party at Blue Coast Grill & Bar in Knoxville, Tennessee – This is the restaurant on the corner of Market Square across from TVA towers and on the opposite corner of the parking garage.
Wednesday May 27 – 5:30-7:30pm (KCDP)Knox Dems Party at the Bistro. Celebrate the start of summer with a fundraiser benefiting the Knox County Democratic party! 2016 is not that far away, and now is the time for Democrats to get ready for these important elections! Join State Representative Joe Armstrong and other local Democratic leaders at the Bistro at the Bijou, located at 807 South Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville. Suggested Donation is $25/ person and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, with drink specials during happy hour. Live jazz starts at 7 pm.

Thursday, May 28 at 5:00pm Monroe County Dems MCDWC Monthly Meeting – Bert’s Hometown Grill & Pizzeria in Madisonville, Tennessee

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 6:00 p.m.— 8:00 p.m. Blount County Democratic Women’s Club a member of the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women invites Blount County Democrats to the 1st Annual John F. Kennedy Picnic and Birthday Celebration at the Greenbelt Park Pavilion behind Old Courthouse – Hotdogs and trimmings, homemade dessert raffle and 2016 candidate buttons for sale. – see flyer attachment –

Maryville Regional Planning Commission Meeting, Walmart on 321

Citizens Attend Maryville Regional Planning Commission Meeting
Monday, May 18 at 5:00pm
Maryville Municipal Bldg  in Maryville, Tennessee

Citizens of Maryville and Blount County! Those of you who are interested in shaping the conversation about the proposed Super Walmart on 321, as well as the impact to the Parkway Drive-In, please come out for the Regional Planning Commission Meeting next Monday.

We will gather at 4:30 at Barley’s and walk to City Council together for the meeting at 5.

You are encouraged to bring posters and speak to council, but we emphasize that this will be a respectful gathering of concerned citizens.

Let’s see what we can accomplish together!

Ruth Holloway

April Calendar of Events

Thursday April 9 – 6:30pm BCDP Executive Committee meeting at Blount County Library Dorothy Herron room.

Weekend April 10,11,12 – Spring Hill, TN – Tennessee Democratic Chairs Spring Conference.

Weekend April 10, 11, 12 – Moms Demand Action (Gun Sense Voter Group) Statewide will hold a counter-Rally in Nashville due to the NRA national conference being held there. The Gun Sense Rally will be held at 11:00 Central Time on April 11th at RiverFront Park Nashville. Due to the NRA conference, Nashville Hotels will be locked down. They will also give T-shirts to participants. There may also be a bus leaving from Knoxville for the event and a hotel is reserved in Murfreesboro.

Friday April 24 — 5:00pm – BCDP 3rd Friday – Southland Books.

April 24 – Loudon County Dems Annual Bean Dinner – location will be Loudon County Visitors Bureau on Hwy. 321 in Lenior City. More details TBA.

Monday April 27 – 6pm-8pm -Rally for Equality – Knoxville Sunsphere World’S Fair Park, W Clinch Ave SW, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902