The Blount County Democratic Party will hold a family-friendly barbecue from 3-9 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at Louisville Point Park. Special guest speakers include state Rep. Gloria Johnson, Renee Hoyos, candidate for US Congress District 2 and Jay Clark, candidate for Tennessee House District 8.

Food will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for $15 per person. Children 10 and under will be served at no charge. Kayaks and paddleboards will be available from 3-6 p.m. at a discounted rate of $10 per half hour.

Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at Southland Books, 1505 E Broadway Ave, Maryville. Updates will be posted on the website and Facebook page. For more information, email

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