No kidding

April Foolies Preview set for Sullivans Downtown April 1

April Fools Day will be more than just a time to pull pranks on friends and neighbors.

At 5:30 p.m. on April 1 the April Foolies Preview Party will bring live music and fun to Sullivan’s Downtown.

Pistol Creek Catch of the Day will perform, and the community is invited to learn more about the April Foolies show and the programs it supports.

“You may have been hearing a lot of local buzz about April Foolies. You may have seen posters, ads or feature stories in the paper listing the dates, highlighting the acts and announcing the all-star judges,” said Joy Carver with the Junior Service League. “You may have even seen a funny television commercial or a spot on the local news stations covering the upcoming benefit, but until you see April Foolies for yourself, you just don’t have a clue how truly funny and purely entertaining and talented your neighbors in Blount County really are.”

Everyone is invited to bring family and friends for an evening of fun. Through a brilliant mix of great humor and talent, April Foolies will offer the personal satisfaction of supporting two deserving agencies that serve children in Blount County.

April Foolies, which is in its fifth year of making Maryville laugh, is an annual fund-raiser for the New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center and the United Way’s Success By Six programs, both of which are vital to the health and well-being of local youth, said Carver.

April Foolies is quickly approaching and the talent-filled evening would not be possible if not for the support of community members and businesses generosity and giving. The following are sponsors for the event:

Biggest Fools on the Block - Blount Today, Burkhalter & Associates, Charter Media, Domino’s Pizza of Maryville and Maryville College

Big Fools - Alcoa Aluminum Company, Clayton Homes, Ten Dollar Club

Fools - Callaway Oil, Chick-fil-a, Hayes Pipe Supply, Kroger, Pepsi, Personal Care Choices, Pistol Creek Catch of the Day, Rep. Doug Overbey, Rick and Cindy Shepard, Smoky Mountain Mortgage, Sullivan’s Downtown, The Hageman Foundation, Wal-Mart Alcoa and West Chevrolet

Acts and Sponsors -

• Michelle Hanks, New Executive Director of Blount County United Way - Blount Memorial, Marriott International, Smither Consulting

• Trashcan Band - Southland Books

• Allison Bradley - Sponsor TBA

• Darrell Self: The Maryville Wildman - Green Bank

• Pistol Creek Catch of the Day - Purse Works

• Child and Family TN Youth Open Theatrical Group - Sponsor TBA

• Dynamic Duo - The C.C. String Band - Castone

• Viagra Do-Wop Reunion Tour - Westside Psychology

Purchase tickets for just $10 or $5 for students or seniors and join the fun on Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Maryville College Alumni Gym. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now to ensure you don’t miss Blount County’s funniest night of the year.

Tickets are available at Blount Today, The Children’s Advocacy Center, Dandy Lions Gifts and The United Way.

Corporate sponsors are the backbone of this production, so please consider joining the excitement. For more information, call 865-981-2000.

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