The Rotary Club of Knoxville is celebrating its 80th Anniversary with the completion of the refurbishment of the Rotary Bandstand at the Marion County Courthouse. The bandstand is strategically placed at the courthouse on the town square and is used for announcements during community events such as parades, music jams, celebrations, and other events. Earlier his year Rotary President Tyler Christian realized the bandstand needed restoration and the reinforcement plates refurbished. Christian proposed to begin the club’s 80th anniversary celebration of serving the community with refurbishing the bandstand and asked Rotary member Dr. Larry Formanek to oversee the project. Christian tells KNIA/KRLS News it was important to refurbish the bandstand because it isn’t a bandstand for Rotary, it is a bandstand for the community and the Knoxville Rotary Club wants it to be around for the community to use for future generations. Weiler Industries donated time and expertise to powder coat the metal handrail and metal accents and members power-washed and re-stained the bandstand. On Wednesday, Rotary members gathered at the bandstand to celebrate the completion of the refurbishment.