Chair: Randy Kerns
The Beautification Committee endeavors to raise the awareness of issues and concerns within our neighborhood that directly impact the beauty of Lakemoor Hills. This is done through projects such as the Neighborhood Cleanup Day and support of neighborhood Dogwood Arts Festival trails. The group also identifies outstanding decorations during the Christmas holidays and outstanding landscapes during the Spring and organizes the decorating of the neighborhood Christmas Tree event.
Winners and honorable mentions of the LHHA Appreciation Awards for Natural Beauty. The judges picked a diverse collection of properties which reflects the different styles and vibes throughout our beautiful peninsula. Please drive by all of these homes (slowly and with your windows rolled down) to enjoy all the details of their work. The judges awarded 3 homes and 3 honorable mentions both sets listed in random order. Pictures are in the order of the list below (winners or HM are ineligible again for 3 years).
3529 Raines – can you say Azaleas! The owner has spent years maintaining the Azaleas and their outstanding form and color is their reward. A darling classic Raines Dr. home melding into the natural landscape.
3421 Montlake Dr – The biggest Easter eggs in the county! What dinosaur laid those? The home includes a wonderful collection of flowering trees, a blazing red azalea at the entrance of the home and the green grass of April with a sprinkle of dinosaur eggs.
3524 Timberlake Dr – a wonderful and well maintained collection of trees & shrubs taking you down the driveway including cacti.
3837 Maloney Road – a beautiful entrance on both sides of the drive. A well planned and positioned flower bed on the east side of their drive that is easy to overlook as you navigate Maloney Road. It includes numerous plants along with a large patch of Columbine making a nice lower backdrop in the bed as it transitions to a collection of shrubs and trees. That bed is best viewed heading east on Maloney (toward Alcoa).
2137 Woodmere Lane – again can you say Azaleas!!
3600 Lakecrest Dr – a stunning run of creeping phlox in full glory draping a retaining wall. You just wonder if the blowup Easter Bunny they mentioned they were going to install would have vaulted them to an award or completely knock them off the list!
Neighborhood Cleanup Day(s) was a success. Over 45 people participated this year attacking the trash, clearing the shoreline, polishing the signs, mulching the beds at Circle Lake, Bluff Point and Lakecrest. We gathered over 25 bags of trash and lots of stuff that wouldn’t fit in the bags. The sign team polished signs all over the neighborhood. Some people couldn’t make the main event on March 25 so they pickup up trash and mulched earlier in the week. The Beautification Committee sends a big THANK YOU to Ijams Nature Center that supplied us with gloves, pickers and trash bags and to all our wonderful neighbors that worked together to help get Lakemoor Hills ready for the Dogwood Arts Festival.
March 2015 News:
We held the annual NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP DAY on March 28 from 9 – 12. Volunteers met at the Lake Hills Church parking lot to receive their assignments and tools. Outcomes from the event include:
- 29 + volunteers
- 85 volunteer hours
- 600 lbs of trash
- 8 miles of streets cleaned
- 1/4 mile of lakeshore cleaned & the embayment at Maloney Rd. Park
- daffodils planted at Maloney Rd. Park
- greenspaces raked, weeded and mulched
A big THANK YOU to Keep Knoxville Beautiful, Ijams Park and all you residents that take pride in our neighborhood and want to keep it beautiful!
May 2014 News:
LHHOA is preparing for a meeting with Doug Bataille of the Knox County Parks (see copy of the concept map above).
LHHA County Park Committee would like to see an expansion of the park on the other side of the inlet. The park itself is much larger than originally known. We are still seeking a park bench next to the playground.
Double click on the image at the left (design by Gene Burr) to view it in detail.
April 2014 News
Twenty one neighbors came out April 6 to participate in Neighborhood Cleanup Day, which was scheduled to coincide with the county wide River Rescue. We picked up 400 pounds of trash along the roads, mulched the common beds at Bluff Point and Circle Lake, refilled the doggie waste bag dispensers, sawed up downed trees, and cleaned 60 street signs. Keep Knoxville Beautiful donated t-shirts, gloves and trash bags for the volunteers. We also had bows for mailboxes and pecans from the Lakemoor Hills Garden Club available for purchase. Thank you to all who helped make our neighborhood beautiful! We looked great for the Dogwood Trail visitors.
February 2014 News:
February is “Love Your Mailbox” Month and we hope you will talk this time to visit your mailbox and do some trimming of vines, touch-up painting, and remove any hazards that might hurt your mail carrier. A team of Beautification Committee members will cruise the neighborhood at the end of February to find the most improved mailbox on the peninsula.In the meantime, we will be making bows for you to top your mailbox with as we prepare for Dogwood Arts Trail visitors. Those will be available at the March membership meeting.
January 2014 News:
- The Holiday Design Contest was won by Fran & Fred Thomforde on Circle Lake Lane for their exterior house decorations.
- The Neighborhood Cleanup Day and River Rescue will be the first Saturday in April (the 5th).
- Pink and Green Mailbox bows for the Dogwood Trail event, held April 9-27, 2014 will be available then at $3 each. To download a map of the Lakemoor Hills Dogwood Trail route, click here.
- The proposed 5K Run is on hold until volunteers step up to plan and administer it. If we do it it would be the same day as the picnic, May 17.
- LHHA is working on securing some benches for Maloney Park in two ways 1) to have LHHA purchase the metal benches and have the County install them at no additional cost or 2) have the County supply concrete benches and install at no cost. The committee will report back on progress at the next meeting.