The Spring Golden Shovel Award was awarded to Melynda Whetsel. A previous winner, Melynda’s yard looks wonderful. The Winter award went to Todd and Emily Wakefield at 1202 Luttrell Street for their fabulous holiday decorations. The competition is fierce. We will be adding previous winners in this category in the next few weeks!
The Fourth & Gill Woolly Bears in collaboration with the Fourth & Gill Neighborhood Organization were recently awarded a grant from the City of Knoxville Neighborhoods Dept. One of the items funded in the grant is materials to build a bulletin board for the Fourth & Gill Park. One side of the bulletin board will be devoted to Wildlife Habitat information the other side will be open for neighbors to post about lost pets, events, poems, favorite found doodles, etc…. The grants are awarded to projects that encourage neighbors to work together to improve their neighborhoods and build relationships along the way. We are putting a call out for volunteers to help build the bulletin board structure. All skill levels are welcome. We will be meeting in the park on Saturdays from 10-1 in April and Sundays from 10-1 in May. Shown is a picture of a bulletin board structure in the South Woodlawn neighborhood that we are modeling our design on. I will also include a list of materials that we will be needing. If you happen to have some of these materials laying around and would like to donate them to the project that will help us along with a very tight materials budget. To donate building supplies please contact Gerry at email@example.com.
Building materials needed:
2 @ 6 x 6 x 10 treated lumber
5 pressure treated 4 x 4 x 8 lumber
6 @ 50 lb. bags fast setting concrete
3’ x 2 ½’ plexiglass
3’ x 2’ cork and adhesive
2 @ 3/4” X 4’ X 8’ treated plywood
Make plans to attend the Fourth & Gill neighborhood yard sale, April 13th, 7:30 a.m. Preparations are under way and we expect several homes as usual to be included in this year’s event. Specific homes participating will be posted once confirmed.
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Our next event is the potluck and annual meeting scheduled for Monday, February 11th. The potluck begins at 6:00pm at the Central United Methodist Church with the annual meeting to follow. Hope to see you there!
The annual combined potluck between the Historic Fourth & Gill and Old North Knox Neighborhoods is this Monday, September 5th at St. James Episcopal Church on Broadway at 6:00 PM. See you there!