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Knoxville celebrated its 225th birthday weekend on Saturday by providing more than 800 free cupcakes to locals who stopped by to join in the party.

Knoxville's official birthday on Oct. 3, 1791, came five years before the founding of the state of Tennessee, which will celebrate its 220th anniversary on Monday, according to Calvin Chappelle, executive director of the Mabry-Hazen House and Visit Knoxville heritage tourism coordinator.

Evan Lewoczko, a first-year graduate student in chemistry at the University of Tennessee, moved to Knoxville in August and found out about the event after a friend mentioned that he should visit Saturday's weekly farmers market at Market Square.

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