Thursdays in Pella returns to the downtown square this evening after a hiatus for the Independence Day holiday. The theme is BAM! Books, Arts and Music!, with activities including bubble art, water balloon painting, coloring books, musical chairs, playdoh, and a book swap. Entertainment includes The Stu Show, a program spreading a Be Kind Be Positive and Read message to all ages, followed by the Barbershop Quartet.
New park equipment for the Knoxville Morning Kiwanis Miracle Playground at Young’s Park is almost fully installed. Ernie Smith with the Morning Kiwanis says the playground has needed upgrades for a very long time, and is pleased at the community’s support of Kiwanis in their efforts to raise money and secure materials needed for the project. Smith also said that despite all the hard work over the years, it’s all worth it because every time he sees a child having fun on the playground is a reward in itself and the new park will be something Knoxville can treasure for many years to come.