Donelson Neighborhood News – November 2015
The Donelson Neighborhood Leader Breakfast at the Two Rivers Mansion on Saturday, November 7th turned out great and was an enjoyable and productive morning. Melanie Moore with Legacy Foods catered a delicious breakfast and special guests were Senator Steve Dickerson, School Board Member Anna Shepherd, CM Holly Huezo (District 13), Commander Preston Brandimore and Sgt Jeff White from our Hermitage Precinct, Sharon Kipp representing the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber and Leadership Donelson-Hermitage, and Frank Trew, President of Hip Donelson. About 25 neighborhoods across Donelson were represented and it was a great morning of sharing successes, challenges, opportunities and discuss a number of topics about managing change and successfully creating a strong communications network. We also discussed the Metro Arts THRIVE program, our new Donelson-Hermitage-Old Hickory Community Plan, the upcoming Metro Police Christmas Charities and much more.
The 28th Annual Ann Chapman Holiday Lights Contest begins soon and it’s a great way to engage your neighborhood in a friendly competition to decorate for the Holidays. See website for details and entry form.
When we started our neighborhood association in Donelson Hills, one reason for doing so was preservation. One of our board members, Jamie Jean, who is a professional videographer, created a very special project interviewing some of our neighbors who have been in the neighborhood since the beginning. Jamie compiled those interviews into an 18-minute narrative that highlights the neighborhood and Donelson’s story and suburbanization in the 1950’s and witnessed the change and growth over the years. Enjoy the History of Donelson Hills Volume 1.