Meeting Minutes March 2013

Minutes March 2013

ATTENDEES: Members-Tim Massey, Charles Bishop,

Ed Ruch, Pam Etheredge and Robert Etheredge.

Dawn Coleman and Ken Testor represented the park.

>Our expenses and balance for the friends group

are listed on the treasurer’s report that Ed has

posted for this month.

> The chairs for the office and the museum room

have come in and are going to be picked up by Ed so

they will be at this month’s meeting.

> Ed has also has applied for a credit card for the

Friends group.

>Ken filled us all in on Marks progress on getting back

to normal after his accident. Then he announced that

Mark has officially retired as park manager of the park

and Ken is our new manager, until the State decides

> Ken stated that he will buy mulch for the playground

area through the parks budget. This was talked about at

the last meeting for the Friends group to purchase. But

there will be other things needed for our group to buy

because of cutbacks by the state.

> Masters Gardeners need to plan for the garden spot

as well as around the monument area as well. He will

discuss these things with Heather and Diane soon.

> A few more trees are needed to be planted around

the area also. A fast growing tree, the larger the better

when planted, that is native to the area will be the best

to buy. Ken has stated that they want to eventually do

away with most of the pines.

> Another point that Ken has brought out is that he

wants to attract more people to the pool area this

summer by purchasing a basketball hoop which he would

like the group to purchase. It may be as much as $500.

> The Antique Tractor group of Greeneville will be at

the Craft Show this year and wish to sell T-shirts, etc. For

the event so we need to discuss whether to charge a

minimal fee for them that may be around $25 or how

> Ken also has brought up the subject of whether or

not John the Hotdog guy that was at the Mt. Melodies

event could consider setting up at the pool area to sell

hotdogs on days that would be good for him to come.

Pam will check with him about this and report back to

> Because of the large pile of tree cuttings from storm

damaged trees on the park grounds this past season we

will not have to buy wood for selling to campers this

summer. This is a definite plus for the Friends Group.

> And lastly the subject of our plans for this summer’s

Crockett Days event will be discussed at our meeting this

Thursday, so please be there and help us to decide how

we should plan for this important event for the park.

> Keep in mind that our nominations for the new Board

members as well as vacant positions is coming up in June

so please think about helping us in any of the areas and

whether or not you can help. The positions of Secretary

and President will be open also.

You’re Secretary, Pam E.

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