The festival, which features boat racing, music, food and games, is a fundraiser for Blount County Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides funding for Blount County schools, in particular to meet the institutions’ technology needs.
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Blount County Schools has tapped the county’s information technology manager to lead its technology department. John Herron, who has served since 1985 as Blount County government’s IT manager, was named Tuesday as the district’s coordinator of technology and digital learning position. He is expected to be in the position by the month’s end.