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Non-Profit Donelson News – November 2019

Big congrats to Lisa Maddox, who is our new Director of FiftyForward Donelson Station.  Lisa is a fantastic leader at the center and her energy and passion for FiftyForward’s mission can be seen and felt each and every day.  Thank you, Lisa and congrats on this very well deserved promotion!  Lisa is seen here with Mark and Kevin with Donelson Café & Catering during the recent Casino Night fundraiser.

Lisa Maddox Fifty Forward Director

Three chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (one from California and two here in Tennessee) joined together to pay tribute and dedicate a memorial to Major John Buchanan and wife Sally, who were among Nashville’s earliest pioneers.  If not for Sally, the battle that occurred there against Native Americans would likely not have been successful.  I was joined by newly appointed Deputy Mayor for Community Engagement Brenda Haywood from Mayor Cooper’s Office.  We presented proclamations and listened to the extraordinary history at the Buchanan Station Cemetery.

DAR Buchanon Memorial

DAR Buchanon Memorial

Our older Nashville neighbors who no longer drive need assistance getting to doctor visits, the grocery store and hair appointments. You can help them stay connected to the community by becoming a volunteer driver. Senior Ride Nashville needs caring, reliable drivers Monday through Friday. Becoming a driver is easy, and you can schedule the rides most convenient for you. Learn more at

Senior Ride Nashville

I was very happy to join members of the Donelson-Hermitage Rotary Club at their regular meeting at Party Fowl.  They give back and serve this community in very meaningful ways and it was a pleasure to have lunch with them.

Donelson Hermitage Rotary Club

The Donelson Gateway Project recently completed another school beautification project at Pennington Elementary.  After the recent renovation and addition of the school, it left an opportunity to support that effort with entranceway beautification.  Thanks again to the partnership with JVI Secret Gardens along with sponsors and the PTO, this project turned out great.  Visit DGP’s Facebook page here to check out pictures a great promo video put together to advertise the very successful fundraising effort.

The Nashville Singers will return to Donelson for their wonderful Holiday Concert at Lebanon Road Church of Christ on December 7th.  See flyer below for details and visit their website for tickets.  This is a great show and funds are used to support music education scholarships.

Nashville Singers

Donelson Non-Profit News, Fifty Forward Donelson Station

Donelson Non-Profit News

The Donelson Gateway Project’s annual Fall Work Day will be on Saturday, November 8th at 9am.  Most of the help is needed at the Briley Parkway site, but we will be working at the Tollgate (Stewart’s Ferry) and Stones River Bridge sites as well.  We will be spreading pine straw and planting winter color.

The Friends of Two Rivers Mansion will host their annual Holiday Historical Tours on December 12th, 13th, and 14th.  This is an excellent opportunity to see the continued restoration progress and visit this unique historical treasure in Donelson decorated for the Holidays.

FiftyForward Donelson Station welcomed new a director, Angela Bryan, just over eight months ago and she is doing wonderful things at keeping our community center thriving and active.  The 28th Annual Donelson Fall Festival & BBQ fundraiser was a big success and included live music, children’s activities, a haunted theater, much more, and of course fantastic BBQ.  Congratulations to Angela and all involved in making it a success.  Coming up will be a Holiday Craft Fair on December 6th during the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Christmas Parade.  Contact Angela at to reserve a booth.

Donelson-Hermitage Chamber 30th Annual Christmas Parade, Fifty Forward Donelson Station, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15, Nashville, The Donelson Gateway Project, The Friends of Two Rivers Mansion