Holiday Spirit Award judging

Lakemoor is Lighting Up!! It looks a lot like Christmas. Holiday Spirit Award judging will occur during the next couple nights. Be sure to plug in and show us your Holiday Spirit. Three winners will be selected along with an honorable mention. A sign will be placed in the winner’s yards

Thank you! Legacy Park workers!!

A big shout out to all who gathered at Legacy Park this morning to tame the leaves, sticks, and walnuts and plant a few daffodils. We will all benefit from their labors when spring arrives

Special thanks go out to “BlowKing” Fred Thomforde,  “Mighty Mulcher” Buzz Copeland, “Leaf Dumper” John “Deere” Haynes, “Rowdy Rakers” Bob Porter and Kristin Bianconi,  “Determined Digger” Randy Humble, and the “Daffodil Darling”, Kathy Proctor.  It’s going to be a seasonably nice week, so please go take a stroll around the park and enjoy their handiwork !!

Legacy Park Clean-up Planting rescheduled to Monday

Cleanup and bulb planting for Legacy Park at Circle Lake has been re-scheduled to Monday, December 3rd due to soggy leaves and muddy soil. Please come join us between 9:30 and 11:30 to blow / rake leaves, pick up sticks and walnuts and plant some daffodils. Muffins and coffee will still be provided ! Call Fran Thomforde if you have questions.  577-6032.  We need your help !!

Update on Alcoa Hwy Landscape Presentation

This morning the Alcoa Hwy Beautification Council was invited to speak at the Knox Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) in the City County building.  This group is made up of city & county mayors from Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, and Sevier Counties in addition to a variety of other representatives.  We presented our landscape plans for the Phase I portion of the Alcoa Hwy expansion project, with which all of you are very familiar.

The TPO told us before the meeting that they DO NOT endorse community projects.  We asked them to endorse ours anyway.

They thoughtfully listened to the presentation and asked great questions.  Then they voted to endorse the project, not just for the portion that is under construction right now outside our doors, but for the ENTIRE Alcoa Hwy Corridor – Knoxville to Blount County.  A number of mayors asked for copies of the presentation to educate their constituents also.

This is the first, but important, step in acquiring the needed $330,000 for the initial installation of the landscape.  City and county budgets are developed through the winter and voted on in the late spring.

But none of this would have happened without the support of this great neighborhood, our garden clubs, our sister neighborhood organizations on both sides of the highway and you.

Thank you so much!

Legacy Park at Circle Lake Cleanup

It’s “Giving Tuesday” and I want to extend an opportunity to contribute to our neighborhood’s beautification!  We are having a 2-hour clean-up at Legacy Park and Gardens on Circle Lake Ln. this Saturday morning, Dec. 1st, from 9:30 – 11:30.  Please join us for a bit of leaf raking / blowing, a game of pick-up sticks, and some daffodil planting on the sunny hillside.  Coffee and muffins will be provided.  Please bring your own tools, tarps for leaves, etc.  We could certainly use some strong men to help us load / unload the leaves and sticks.  Thanks to Buzz Copeland for offering his trailer for leaf and limb removal!  Giving is a Good Thing 🙂


Lakemoor Community Christmas Tree Decorating

Dear Lakemoor Elves the following is the schedule for the Christmas Tree Decorating:
*We will decorate the Tree at the church on Saturday Dec 1st starting at 3:30pm
*All neighbors are invited- this is a community event – feel free to bring your grandkids also.
*Decorations will be provided
*Caroling at 4:45pm
*Tree Lighting at 5:30pm
*Stay as long as you like
*Additionally you can pick up your Mailbox Topper or Swag at the tree beginning at 3:30pm