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April Foolies 2008 returns on April 5

Edward Harper and Leslie Rader are co-chairs of April Foolies, which will be April 5 at Maryville College’s Alumni Gym.

Edward Harper and Leslie Rader are co-chairs of April Foolies, which will be April 5 at Maryville College’s Alumni Gym.

By Ashley Vandevender

For Blount Today

April Foolies is back for its fifth anniversary and promises to be better than ever! The event will take place at Maryville College in the newly renovated Alumni Gym on Saturday, April 5, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $5 for seniors/students and can be purchased at either of the benefiting agencies: New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center, United Way and Blount Today.

A variety of acts are already lined-up, including comedy, music, youth, and other interesting groupd featuring some of Blount County’s finest -- or funniest -- talent.

The community can get a sneak preview of April Foolies at the April Foolies Preview Party at Sullivan’s in downtown Maryville, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. Tickets will be on sale at the Preview Party.

Sponsors are still being recruited for this popular Blount County event. Sponsors will be recognized at the event and in all publicity leading up to the big day. In addition, sponsors get the satisfaction of knowing they are not only promoting their businesses and a good time at the Foolies, but are helping United Way’s Success By Six and the Children’s Advocacy Center. For sponsorship information, call Trudy Hughes or Jen Morgan at New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center or Joy Duvoisin at United Way’s Success by Six.

Guiding April Foolies 2008 are co-chairs Edward Harper and Leslie Rader. The committee includes Joy Duvoisin from Success by 6, Trudy Hughes and Jen Morgan from New Hope, Joy Carver, David Dwyer, Linda Hageman, Walker Johnson, Kay Overbey, Dave Sevigny, Rick Shepard, Brian Tuggle, and Ashley Vandevender.

April Foolies would not be possible without the support from sponsors like Burkhalter and Associates, Blount Today, Maryville College, Domino’s of Maryville, Alcoa Inc., Pistol Creek Catch of the Day, Green Bank, Tuggle Enterprises, and the Ten Dollar Club

If you are interested in purchasing tickets or would like to become a sponsor for this event, please contact New Hope at 865-981-2000 or Success by 6 at 865-982-2251.

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