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This month's meeting on July 21 was Election Day.  Our normal elections are held in October, but Maggie Davidson, the current president, needs to step down to be able to take on a new part time job. 

Attendance was sparse, but we did elect Peter Pallessen as our new president.  Peter has been a member of EPNA for several years, and is involved in several projects, most notably the Neighborhood Grant program.  Peter spearheaded the new sign project, and was responsible for our group being awarded a $750 grant to build and install three new EPNA signs at entry locations to our neighborhood.

Julie Taylor was elected as Secretary/Recording Secretary for the group.  Julie has been a member of EPNA for only a few months, but has been instrumental in promoting our Third Thursday Concert Series.  She and Peter will meet soon to plan more aspects of our future success.

Maggie has offered to be unofficial Vice President to help Peter with the transition.  Because of the low turnout, an official vice president was not available.  In our by-laws, the elected vice president becomes president at the end of the current president's term, something Maggie is unable to commit to.


The group in attendance in July began tentative plans for our celebration of National Night Out, which is Tuesday, October 6th.  Michael Duerr began the idea with an alternative plan for our Third Thursdays, and the idea snowballed from their.  We will be recognizing our local police, firefighters, and military, as well as getting our neighbors out together to celebrate our neighborhood.  Plans thus far include grilling hot dogs, pot luck salads and desserts, flag displays, and perhaps, live patriotic music.

Details will be ironed out in our next two meetings, so please be sure to attend! 

Roseanne Wolf Picnic Area PDF Print E-mail

Input is being solicited now for ideas concerning the renovation of the Roseanne Wolf Picnic Area, at the corner of Shaw and Fairmount.  I spoke with Lori Goerlich, City of Knoxville's Greenways and Parks Coordinator, who said she just been at the park to see what could be done to improve it.  When I told her we had been discussing having it made over to honor Bernice Curtis, who passed away in April, she was very excited about helping.  

She wants our ideas on what the park could be used for, what activities we envision taking place there, and how to improve access to the park.  We discussed it at this month's meeting, and we all felt that a dog park or playground would not be a good use of the park, due to the creek running through it and the steep slopes.

What was agreed on was some kind of garden use.  Rose gardens, butterfly gardens, educational gardens and edible landscaping were all discussed.  I have asked leaders from  Fairmount-Emoriland Neighborhood Association, and proposed a joint meeting to figure out what direction would benefit us all.  When a date and time are selected, I will let you all know!

Maggie Davidson 

Third Thursday Concert Series in Full Swing PDF Print E-mail

Did you hear music floating away from Edgewood Park on Thursday, July 16th?  Did you drive by and wonder what the crowd was near the gazebo?  The brainchild of Carole Ann Borges, and promoted by Julie Taylor and Mike Duerr, the Third Thursday Concert Series began June 18th, with Solo Sam Laugherty, a story telling singer who engaged the crowd, until a thunder storm ended the concert too early.  There was face-painting, an ice cream truck and the good company of neighbors.

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The second concert was even better attended, featuring Linda Hill, a singer, actress and story teller.  There were water melon slices, face painting and good times for all.

Our next concert is scheduled for Thursday, August 20th, 7-8:30 p.m.  The details are still in their formative stage.  Stay tuned here and our facebook page for information as it develops. 

We are currently looking for more musicians and entertainers for upcoming concerts, so please keep an ear and an eye out for performers you'd like to see in the park! 

Howard Home's Future in Doubt PDF Print E-mail

The beautiful brown and yellow Craftsman home on Broadway across from the entrance to Claiborne Place could be demolished to provide space for a new Walmart.  Here is the link to the WBIR story:  http://www.wbir.com/story/news/2015/04/06/future-of-noteworthy--north-knoxville-home-in-doubt/25384805/

This would greatly impact our neighborhood.  If you care about this house, and think your city council person and county commissioner need to know how you feel, please contact them immediately. 


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