KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knox County did its part Friday to make sure senior citizens feel appreciated by holding the 10th annual Senior Appreciation Picnic.
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett says the picnic was started by his predecessor and each year they try to top the previous year. This year, the picnic took place at John Tarleton Park. Burchett says the picnic is very important to him and the community.
“I just think it’s important to show the seniors we do care about them. We live in the freest nation on God’s green earth because of a lot of hard work and a lot of people who died,” he said.
Burchett says each year more people attend the picnic, but that it’s a great problem to have.