Celebration marks 40th anniversary of World’s Fair in Knoxville

Susan S. Johnson

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The City of Knoxville will turn back the clocks this weekend for a celebration commemorating the 40th anniversary of the World’s Fair.

Visit Knoxville is hosting a kick-off celebration honoring the 40th anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair on Saturday, May 21 at World’s Fair Park. Admission is free.

Celebration activities will include performances, food trucks, exhibits, plus a splash of 80s music during the fireworks. The 1982 World’s Fair debuted on May 1, and Knoxville’s Sunsphere was built for the event some four decades ago.

The Sunsphere was recently reopened for its observation deck views

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San Jose post office Passport Fair ‘overwhelmed’ by demand

People wait in line to apply for passports at a federal government "passport fair" on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Willow Glen Post Office in San Jose, Calif. Attendees said people began queuing up at midnight, but many of the hundreds who waited, including large numbers of children, left without being able to apply for passports. (Courtesy of Jeffrey Segol)
People wait in line to apply for passports at a federal government “passport fair” on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Willow Glen Post Office in San Jose, Calif. Attendees said people began queuing up at midnight, but many of the hundreds who waited, including large numbers of children, left without being able to apply for passports. (Courtesy of Jeffrey Segol) 

SAN JOSE — For the throngs of people who waited in line for up to 10 hours this weekend, California’s only passport fair at a San Jose post office became a frustrating exercise when clerks were overwhelmed and applicants

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Food fair to benefit Darien EMS Post 53 returns; parade grand marshal named, and more

Vietnam veteran John Wolcott will be grand marshal of the 2022 Memorial Day Parade on May 30 the Darien Monuments and Ceremonies Commission announced.

Wolcott has served as treasurer and on the boards of the Middlesex Club and the Country Club of Darien, and is a former president of the Darien Men’s Association.

He will ride at the head of the parade, which will step off at 10 a.m. from the Goodwives Shopping Center and head up the Post Road to the Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery. A ceremony will be held there at 11:15 a.m. to honor those who lost

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Sihanoukville Cambodian products, food fair attracts over 65K visitors

The Cambodian Food and Products Fair was held from May 13-15 at Sihanoukville’s Techo Square. PREAH SIHANOUK PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION

More than 65,000 people descended upon Sihanoukville for the Cambodian Food and Products Fair, a three-day exhibition of Khmer food and products at Techo Square, according to the Preah Sihanouk provincial Department of Tourism.

The multi-day event, held from May 13-15, saw vendors demonstrating the importance of Cambodian food as part of national culture, with the aim of convincing tourism sector suppliers to switch to using Cambodian, rather than imported products.

Department director Taing Sochet Kresna told The Post on May

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