There were multiple hikes and nature walkabouts, speakers, kayak and mountain bike demonstrations, plus various exhibitors. A little bit of lingering rain held onto the morning with surprisingly cool temperatures for May but nothing unpleasant, just refreshing. And lunch was provided! The keynote speaker at the luncheon was the locally beloved Dr. Bob Overholt, host of his own (click) The Dr. Bob Show on 10 News 2 and the local PBS station.
The event also introduced many 50-plusers to the wonderful outdoor greenspaces and trails collectively known as the Knoxville Urban Wilderness: South Loop.
Special thanks to the event's organizers and sponsors: Tennova, CAC Office on Aging, City of Knoxville, Legacy Parks Foundation, Local 8: WLVT, Happy Hikers and Ijams Nature Center!
- Story by Stephen Lyn Bales. Photos provided by Douglas Hubbard.
- Thank you, Douglas!