Every year, during what I call our “fifth season…Dogwood Trail Season”, three homes are awarded the . The following are the three winners picked by our secret panel of judges (random order):
We start with 2524 Craighead Lane. Located at the Montlake entrance to our neighborhood, this classic Lakemoor Hills home and property sets the spirit of our neighborhood. Eye popping dogwoods along with other trees and foliage wonderfully positioned creating a woodsy but lived in feel. Special Note – they have also recently added new plantings, also strategically placed to further increase the foliage. A wonderful lesson to all of us to keep planting.
Now we work our way up Timberlake Dr., without falling into the sinkhole, to 3404 Timberlake Dr. A cute and warm 1949 home, on a hillside overlooking the smoky mountains, passed down through a family who cares about this neighborhood, with amazing gardens and woods…OK what says Lakemoor Hills better than that! The property has a dynamic blend of woodlands, groomed gardens and seating area with running water for relaxing and bird watching. Lighting up the front of the property are mature screaming bright azaleas (some moved from other family homes) under a canopy of dogwoods. Smaller plants are sprinkled around such as variegated Solomon’s Seal and Columbine doing their spring thing and they love their Black Eyed Susans! Providing the backdrop for all the color is a cluster of mature and new pines including Eastern Hemlocks. Yes, they have been treated for the wooley adegid, are yours? Pictured in this post is the proud owner/gardener MD.
For our third winner we will travel to the other side of our peninsula to 2201 Woodmere Lane. This beautiful corner hillside property close to the river includes a lovely home that blends will within the property and the woods behind it. A variety of well-maintained trees provides front coverage. It also includes flower beds which are gathering up a head of steam to brighten the property throughout the summer. Don’t miss the garden art in the courtyard and pieces hanging under the soffits adding a fantastic extra touch.
Congratulations to these winners. The entire neighborhood looks great so you are all winners!
I’ve put our crack photographer on it to get some better pics which I will post when completed. Or better yet drive by and check them out.
Note to winners, I will collect the signs the first week of May.
The Neighborhood Family Picnic is Saturday April 2 from 2:00-6:00.
Everyone is Welcome
11:00 Decorating the Banner, Bicycles and other parade items.
1:45 Stage cars on Tall Pine Road for the Car Show
2:00 Parade through the Church Walking Track, Picnic Officially Begins
2:00 Bounce House and Children Activities Opens
2:00 Band begins Playing
2:00 Food Trucks Open
3:00 – 5:00 Face Painting
6:00 Event Concludes
Picnic & Parade Scheduling
(all events located on the church grounds April 2nd unless otherwise noted)
Pre-Parade & Picnic Activities:
10am to 11am – Grounds setup – volunteers needed to setup tables chairs etc. If you can help just show up. No response needed.
11am to Noon – Kids Banner painting and decorating for the parade – Children ages 4 to 14. Paint and supplies furnished
11am to Noon – Bike decorating for the parade – Kids and Adults bring your bike to decorate. Supplies such as streamers furnished, also bring additional items if you would like. Of course, you can do it at home as well.
1pm to 1:45pm – Art Gallery Setup – Artist please be prompt as the events start at 2pm
1:30pm to 1:45pm – Car show attendees not participating in the opening car procession please arrive to park for the show
1:45pm – Parade Participants assemble for the parade – Parade marchers, bike riders and anyone else in the parade assemble at the church at 1:45pm – no dogs please
1:45pm to 2pm – Car Show procession – we will assemble on Tall Pines Dr. (not at the church). At 2pm we will all drive to the church and park in the lawn to launch the day. – anyone who is in the car show is welcome to participate.
1:45pm to 2pm – Be sure to get to the church grounds before 2pm which is when the activities start. Tables and chairs are provided however feel free to bring your own lawn chairs too.
2pm – Classic Car Procession rumbles into the picnic grounds.
2:10pm – Ribbon Cutting
2:10pm Parade commencement after ribbon cutting. The parade will be one lap around the church walking path.
All Day Activities 2pm to 6pm
Food Trucks on site – BBQ and Dessert
Jam with the band – bring an instrument and play along
Open Jams for adults and kids – handheld percussion instruments will be available and bring whatever you have
Plant Swap – can be wrapped in newspaper or potted
Children’s activities – games, face painting, bounce house etc.
Supervising kids activities – hour slots between 2pm to 6pm. Please contact Fran Thomforde cell (865) 621-2418
Grounds Setup – helping setup tables & chairs etc. 10 to 11am. No need to respond just come when you can.
Grounds Breakdown – helping put tables & chairs away etc. 6pm to 7pm. No need to respond.
Reminder – Lakemoor Hills Homeowners Assn – General Meeting TONIGHT 7 PM at Lake Hills Church & Online.
We have a VOTE on the Neighborhood Entrance Signs tonight! Example photos below for reference. Left photo is the “Traditional” style. Right photo is the “Boulder” style. You can vote both in-person and online.
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Topic: Lakemoor Hills Homeowners Assn – General Meeting
Time: Mar 22, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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The picnic committee has designed a wonderful day for all of us to get together to visit with old neighbors and meet new ones. This picnic is open to everyone living in Lakemoor Hills with lots of activities for children. The following is information about the day and activities in which you might want to participate.
Date: Saturday April 2, 2022
Time: 2PM to 6PM (arrive by 1:45PM to watch or march in the opening parade)
Location: Lake Hills Presbyterian Church grounds
Opening Ceremonies & Parade
The day will commence with a rumbling procession of the entrees in the car show bringing in our Grand Marshal, Ann Graf (1:50PM). Immediately after that, the parade will commence with a ribbon cutting by the Grand Marshal.
Special note about our Grand Marshal. Ann Graf has worked hard chairing the Dogwood Committee for 12 years. This is her last year chairing the committee, so we are sending her off with a big thank you and a Golf Cart ride in the parade!
Parade Info and Participation
The parade route is one lap around the walking trail of the church grounds. Please come out in time to either watch the parade (2PM) or better yet MARCH IN IT (be there at 1:45PM).
Pre-Parade Children’s Activity – Children ages 4 to 14 are invited to help design and paint the parade banner. This will occur at 11am the day of the picnic at the church picnic tables. One hour duration.
Parade Marchers – everyone (young and old) is welcomed to march in the parade. We ask that marchers decorate themselves with something representing spring. Also you can pull something such as a wagon full of flowers etc.
- Registration is not required. Simply show up at 1:45PM at the church to line up for the parade.
- No-dogs please.
Parade Bikes – nonmotor bikes only. We ask that you decorate your bike with something representing spring.
- Registration is not required. Simply show up at 1:45 at the church to line up for the parade.
- After the parade you can show off your bike next to the classic cars.
- Children’s Activities – numerous things to keep them busy and intrigued all day including:
bounce house, art activities, games with prizes, corn hole, parade leaders / flag and banner carriers, music tents – play a steel drum and jam with the band.
- Food – Food Trucks will be on location for your purchase. Due to Covid we will not be providing or sharing food.
- Jam with the Band – there will be a performer. They will also be doing a very “loose” jam session. Bring your instruments and join in!
- Plant Swap
Bring anything that you want to share with others. Can be wrapped in newspaper or potted. Please label.
- Car Show
This is a casual show, no judging, just enjoying. You can drive in and leave anytime between 2 PM & 6 PM. If you have a car contact Randy Kerns cell 937-694-5627 or e-mail email@example.com
- Owner must reside in Lakemoor Hills.
- Car doesn’t have to be perfect or expensive. Just interesting.
- Antique – 1890 – 1945
- Classic/Muscle – 1946 to 1990
- Sports Cars/High Performance – All years
- Street Rods/Retro Mods – All years
NOTE – We will be launching the picnic by rumbling into picnic grounds in a procession. All cars will assemble on Tall Pines Road at 1:45PM. Just before 1:55PM we will drive up Montlake to the church, circle the parking lot, then park the cars in the grass. Please join us for this exciting entrance.
See you there!
I know it doesn’t look like it today, but SPRING IS ON THE WAY! The Dogwood Trail will open on March 31 with a ribbon cutting in our neighborhood. So we need to get ready!!
This year we will hold our Neighborhood Cleanup Day on March 19 (next Saturday). Some of you may not be available next Saturday, so I want to encourage you to take the time, when the snow melts, to select a street and take a walk and gather any trash that you see along the way.
If you do this, please email me and tell me what street has been cleaned. That will allow us to focus our efforts on other streets in the neighborhood on Saturday.
For those of you that want to wait until Saturday, please meet at Lake Hills Church parking lot at 9 AM. I will have garbage bags, pickers, safety vests and gloves for you to use. We will also have pizza at 11 AM in the church pavilion to refuel you after your hard work!
Come join us and help make Lakemoor Hills sparkle!
Kathy Proctor. (firstname.lastname@example.org)