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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
City wins award in "Best of the Blue Ridge 2008"
Blue Ridge Country Magazine
July 3, 2008 - America just can't get enough of Knoxville. On June 8, 2008, 20 of the city's attractions were featured in The New York Times. To put the icing on the cake for June, Knoxville has won Gold in the "Big City" category by Blue Ridge Country magazine's "Best of the Blue Ridge 2008" competition.

Every five years, Blue Ridge Country magazine readers vote on their favorite places to eat, overnight, hike, bike, camp, wildlife watch and more. Categories for the "Best of the Blue Ridge 2008" awards include "Best Fishing River," "Best Campground," "Best National Park," "Best Scenic Attraction" and "Best Country Store," just to name a few.

The award winners are featured in the July/August issue of Blue Ridge Country, which celebrates the magazine's 20th anniversary. Reader votes were submitted through mailed paper ballots and the magazine's website.

Blue Ridge Country, produced by Leisure Publishing Company in Roanoke, VA., is a bimonthly magazine with a readership of 425,000. It covers the mountains of nine states from Maryland to Alabama. Established in 1988, the publication has won state, regional, national and international awards for writing, design and editing.

For more information, contact Cara Ellen Modisett, Editor of Blue Ridge Country magazine, at 540-989-6138 or cmodisett@leisurepublishing.com.
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