Businesses embrace "Let's Build a Park" campaign
Mt. Juliet businesses donate services to ongoing Senior Center project
Apr 23, 2012, 11:18 a.m.
Mt. Juliet, TN The Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center is moving forward with its vision to build a small park for its members to enjoy. Executive Director Linda McClanahan invited volunteers to form a committee tasked with overseeing the park's construction. A core committee of about 15 volunteers began to plan the park based upon suggestions provided by the Center's members.
The project began months ago with the demolition of an old storage trailer. This work was completed by the morning Rotary Club and Solomon Builders. The next step was to clear the land of old trees, brush and debris. Volunteer and retired landscaper Howard Wakefield - with the help of the late Richard Morris and Carolyn Morris - began to clear the space.
Leroy Watkins of High Top Trees donated his time and efforts toward topping off the large trees and chipping up branches and limbs. Along with Watkins, Donnie Arvin Construction used heavy equipment and donated the time and effort needed to remove all of the large trees and clear the land completely.
As the project continues, so have the gifts. According to McClanahan, Tom Needham contributed gravel; Roy Garr has pledged to build a water feature; the Eagle Scouts are building benches and a pergola; and the Master Gardeners will donate and plant shrubs and flowers. Master Gardener Lynn Mouvey designed the basic layout for the project. Other businesses committed to the new park include Moss' Florist, Regions Bank, and Minchey's. Artist Marlynda Augelli will design the recognition board, which will list all contributors to the park.
Among the items still needed are: cement for walkways, a picnic table, a raised flower bed for herbs and various flowers, shrubs and trees.
"We are so honored and touched by the generosity and support from the Mt. Juliet community," McClanahan said.
For more information and to be a part of the "Let's Build a Park" Committee, contact McClanahan at 615-758-9114.
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