City of Oak Ridge Youth Advisory Board to host ‘Art-in-the-Park’ event this weekend

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (March 27, 2024) – The City of Oak Ridge Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be hosting the first ‘Art-in-the-Park’ event, Saturday, March 30, 2024, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bissell Park Amphitheater Pavilion.

The event will feature local artists, interactive art displays and crafts, face painting, refreshments, and local musician performances.

‘Art-in-the-Park’ is a free, community event focused on raising awareness for the importance of art in our community and will have an emphasis on children’s art activities as March is the Council for Art Education’s Youth Art Month.

For more information, please contact Dave Anderson, Recreation Manager and Liaison for the Youth Advisory Board, at (865) 414-4692, or visit the City’s website at

About the Youth Advisory Board: The City of Oak Ridge Youth Advisory Board (YAB) serves as a liaison between the Oak Ridge City Council and the youth of the community on matters affecting youth. The purpose of the Board is to assist in minimizing community problems relating to youth and to encourage positive growth and development of youth by involving them in healthy, enlightening, empowering, social, cultural, and recreational activities that shall be drug- and alcohol-free.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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