KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Several afterschool programs throughout Knoxville are celebrating Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families. More than 1 million Americans take part in more than 8,000 events each year.
The official date is Thursday, October 20. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will present a proclamation to the YMCA afterschool staff at Sarah Moore Greene School that day.
Shades of Development is holding a concert from educational singer Jack Hartmann on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the Sam E. Hill gymnasium.
Wesley House is holding a family dinner at Wesley House Community Center, 1719 Reynolds Street, in the cafeteria.