Volunteers Sought For Daylilies Planting In Chilhowee Park

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Eric Vreeland
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Volunteers Sought For Daylilies Planting In Chilhowee Park

Posted: 04/20/2015
Friends of Chilhowee Park, along with members of the Chilhowee Park Neighborhood Association and the Parkridge Community Organization, are joining together to beautify Chilhowee Park and celebrate its rich history. 

The fun starts at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the new picnic shelter in Chilhowee Park near the corner of East Fifth Avenue and Beaman Street. Volunteers are encouraged to participate and to bring trowels, hoes and shovels during the three-hour project. 

Oakes Nursery is providing "a generous supply" of hundreds of daylilies to plant around Chilhowee Park to celebrate Earth Day, officially recognized on April 22. 

"East Knoxville is home to a lot of creative and talented people. We are tapping into the legacy and neighborly qualities of East Knoxville with the daylilies planting," said Jerry Caldwell, Parkridge Community Organization member. 

"Chilhowee Park is the reason Park City came into existence as well as much of the eastward development of Knoxville. This event is building on East Knoxville pride." 

Park City is recognized for the distinctive homes in the neighborhood designed by famed architect George Barber. The area is known for its unique visual appeal and local flavor. 

For more information on the Friends of Chilhowee Park Earth Day celebration or to volunteer, contact Connie Spicer at 865-215-1460 or cspicer@knoxvilletn.gov.