Upcoming Events & Updates

Hi Neighbors,
Here are upcoming events for March and April. Please mark your calendar for a
great time in Parkridge! If you are interested in serving on any of the
committee’s please let us know.

PCO Meeting
Tuesday, March 5 @ 6:30pm
PCO House

2361 East Fifth
Knoxville, TN 37914

Join us as we discuss upcoming events, committee activities, and neighborhood

This is a perfect time to pay membership dues or become a new member. Membership
is $10 and is due by the first of the year. If you cannot attend the meeting and
would like to pay please mail your check payable to the Parkridge Community
Organization to the address listed above. We will soon have a Paypal account
button on our website. Details will be available soon.

This will not be a potluck meeting due to the non-functioning kitchen and

We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, March 23rd

City Sponsors 2013 Neighborhood Conference on March 23

Below is information pertaining to the City sponsored Neighborhood
Conference. We do have workshops open that PCO does not have representation. We
do have a sign up sheet on Facebook. If you would like to view the document let
us know and we can forward the information to you. The PCO Board has suggested
that you communicate with the Board as well as your other neighbors so not
everyone attends the same workshop. This way we can cover as much material as
possible. At this point, having multiple representation is okay. Please contact
the board with questions. As we solidify workshop attendees, information will be
posted on the website, the list-serve, and the Facebook page:

February 8, 2013 – The City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods is
sponsoring its first-ever Neighborhood Conference for Knoxville and Knox County
residents on March 23, 2013, at the Knoxville Convention Center. With the theme
of “Connecting Neighborhoods, Building Community,” the day-long conference will
offer more than 30 workshops on issues including codes enforcement, crime
prevention and neighborhood organizing. Registration, admission and parking for
the conference are free.

“We have a great slate of panelists to talk about everything from zoning to
greenways. This is a real opportunity for people in local neighborhood
organizations, or people who would like to start a neighborhood organization, to
learn more about how to effectively advocate for the things that matter most to
them,” said David Massey, Coordinator of the Office of Neighborhoods.

The conference will run from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., including a free continental
breakfast and box lunch. There will be three sessions of 75-minute workshops, in
12 different categories. There will also be more than 20 information booths from
local governmental agencies and nonprofit groups. Participants will have the
opportunity to hear from and meet City and County senior staff as well as
members of City Council and County Commission.

For a complete schedule, see the conference web page at
http://www.cityofknoxville.org/development/neighborhoods/conference. Online
registration is available at http://www.cityofknoxville.org/2013conference.

Anyone needing a disability accommodation in order to attend the conference
can contact City ADA Coordinator Stephanie Brewer Cook at 865-215-2034 or

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Progressive Dinner Party & House Show
a Fundraising Event for The Parkridge Mural Project*
Saturday March 23, 2013 6pm – 10pm

Saturday, March 23, 2013
6:00pm until 10:00pm
2413 E. 5th Ave. / 1912 Washington Ave. / 1640 Jefferson Ave.

* The Parkridge Mural Project is a multi-community effort to create a mural on
the four walls of the 6th Ave & Washington Ave/Glenwood Ave underpass of I-40.
Proceeds help us meet our matching portion of a grant from the City of Knoxville
Dept. of Parks and Recreation for the enhancement of the First Creek Greenway.

Tickets $25 per person (includes appetizers, entrees, wine/beer, desserts, at
three Parkridge/Park City homes, and entertainment by the band “Red Shoes &

Tickets sales end Saturday 16 March. Payment by check to PCO c/o Amber Crouse
(2105 Jefferson Ave, 37917) or Travetta Holley Johnson (1640 Jefferson Ave,
37917) or with check/cash at the monthly PCO Meeting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, March
5, at the PCO House (2361 E. 5th Ave, 37914). Please include any dietary
restrictions with payment, ie, vegan, vegetarian, nut allergies, etc.

Donations of prepared food, paper goods, decorations, and/or money welcome! Let
us know in advance, ASAP, please.

For more information, contact travetta@… 865.368.5778.

For a map link:


Saturday, March 30 @ 9:00am @ Caswell Park
In preparation for the Knoxville Marathon passing through the hood, and for the
overall beautification of our community there will be a Parkridge Neighborhood
Cleanup on Saturday March, 30. We need all of the help we can get, so please
spread the word. More details soon to come…

WACKY Waterstop and Neighborhood Cheering for Knoxville Marathon 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013
8:00am until 12:00pm

Let’s make this the WACKIEST neighborhood waterstop in town and win the $150
PRIZE!!! WACKY costumes, jugglers, unicyclists, musicians, street entertainers,
yarn bombs, and sidewalk chalk artists are welcome. Mimosas are also welcome.
:-) Some ways you can help:

In preparation, join us on Mar.16 at 2 pm at 1640 Jefferson to make WACKY Burma
Shave Signs, yarn bombs, and other WACKY decorations for the race route. and
then…(scroll down)

On race day, wear something WACKY and
-Come from 7:00 – 8:00 am to help us set up the waterstop and decorate the
route. We will have a free T-shirt for you, and some breakfast and coffee.
-From 8:00- noon, help us pass out water and line the route to cheer &
-Bring down your grill and let’s fire up some Mets & Beans for lunch to
celebrate our WACKY day of fun! We will also have water and soda. and some
leftover mimosas…?

Marathon Route through Parkridge: North on Winona. East on Washington. South on
(As a reminder: if you live on this route, make sure you do not park on the
street or you will be towed. A reminder will be sent closer to the marathon

On Sat., April 6th, at 4 pm, The SHAREhouse is hosting Rachel Milford, of
Reclaiming Your Roots, to teach us how to be naturally more healthy. Check out
her class offerings and tell us which one you’d be most interested in.

Our neighbors need your help. A family of 5, lost their home in a fire on
February 26th in the 2500 block of E. Glenwood. Travetta Johnson followed up
with a phone call. They are asking for donations to provide medical care for
Charlie, their cat, who was badly burned. If you would like to contribute,
contact the Oak Ridge Veterinary Hospital
513 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
The family escaped without harm. They lost a puppy, as well as all their
posessions. They are homeowners, and they are insured. We will try to keep you
posted as to other ways we might be able to offer assistance.

We are in the news! Here is an article written by Terry Shaw:

As always, keep up to date with all our events on our website
Or the Facebook Group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/237204139451/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hist_Parkridge
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Thank you all for being you and for making Parkridge at home with diversity.

Anna Chappelle
Board Member
Communications Chair

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