Jeff Syracuse Metro Council District 15
Donelson Non-Profit News - July 2018
I was very happy to visit and enjoy lunch with the Stones River Women’s Club at Two Rivers Mansion. I appreciated the opportunity to share what’s going on in the community and thank them for all their great work taking good care of the interior of Two Rivers Mansion.
The Friends of Two Rivers Mansion were the recipients of an Architectural Award by the Metro Historic Commission for their work restoring the 1802 Buchanan – Harding Home, which is the original brick home on the property. If you haven’t yet toured the property, now is a great time, especially as part of the Hip Donelson Community Farmer’s Market on Friday’s. Below is Friends of Two Rivers Mansion Founder and President Emeritus (and former 15th District Council Member) Phil Claiborne accepting the award presented by Mayor David Briley, Metro Historic Executive Director Tim Walker and Metro Historic Commission Chair Jim Forkum. Also below are flyers about upcoming events and a membership special.
I’m very proud of my son Joey for doing his Eagle Project for Two Rivers Mansion. Down the hill on the other side of the Greenway is the original spring house, carriage house and trail loop. Joey built a bridge as part of the trail going over a natural spring. It turned out great. He and his grandfather were the engineers and his Scout Troop 777 helped with the build. Soon there will be directional signage to the Spring House Trail Loop.
Thanks to work of Donelson’s VFW 1291 and Semper Sliders, Nashville is going to experience the debut of Nashville Patriot Fest at Nissan Stadium during the weekend of July 27th. What was envisioned to be a pragmatic first ever event, the outpouring of support for this has made it poised to be a phenomenal weekend supporting our military, first responders, teachers, nurses and all who serve to protect and support families. Proceeds will support non-profits who support these Patriots. Special thanks to Semper Sliders owner Zach Jenkins and the whole team who has organized this. Please check out the link above for more info and to buy tickets.
Congratulations to the Friends of Buchanan Station Cemetery for raising the funds for this bench at Buchanan Station Cemetery. The cemetery will be on a future stretch of the Mill Creek Greenway and this will be a great opportunity to stop and learn about a fundamental aspect of Nashville history here. Photo credit to Joe Cathey.