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Walk In The Park raises $12,000 for Smith Park improvements


Walk In The Park raises $12,000 for Smith Park improvements

The second annual “A Walk In The Park” raised $12,000 this year, all of which will go directly to Marcella Vivrette Smith Park.

The Citizens for Brentwood Green Space organized and planned the event, which took place Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Over 200 people attended.

The event featured hayrides, food from several local vendors, historic home tours, live music and a kid’s zone. All net proceeds from will be donated to the City of Brentwood for the upkeep, amenities and improvements at Smith Park.

Artwork from local Williamson County artist Mike Moyers was also showcased at Ravenswood Mansion during the event. Moyers is known for his knife-edge style and brightly hued nature settings.

Live country-western swing music was provided by The Farmer & Adele. The band recently completed a new album titled “Into the Wide Open Sky” featuring the legendary country western group Riders in the Sky.

The Farmer & Adele, which features the lighthearted singing of Grade Adele and her musical partner Keenan Wade, performed a collection of country western originals and covers.

Citizens for Brentwood Green Space (CBGS) is a volunteer citizens group organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Their mission is to preserve open space in the form of parks, trails, historic sites and flood plains while being sensitive to the rights of landowners and developers.

In addition to H.G. Hill Realty, other sponsors of “A Walk In the Park” included United Healthcare, The Mick Foundation, H. Michael Hindman Architects, Middle Tennessee Ear, Nose & Throat, Nolensville Market Square, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Southern Oral & Facial Surgery, Nelson Mazda and Southeast Venture.

Media and marketing sponsors included Brentwood Home Page, Williamson Herald, YOUR Williamson Magazine, WAKM-AM radio and Harkins Marketing Advisors. Hospitality sponsors include Judge Bean’s BBQ, Papa C Pies and Liberty Party Rental.

CBGS announced a goal to help raise $300,000 in late 2011 towards the acquisition of the remaining 77.89 acres at Ravenswood Farm, which was later acquired in 2014.

“CBGS continues to push to add green space in our community,” CBGS President Gil Hutchinson said. “With this payment, a total of $160,534.69 has been paid project to date. These funds helped Brentwood purchase the remaining acres at Ravenswood Farm and add future amenities at Marcella Vivrette smith Park, including the development of a new picnic shelter as part of the City’s Phase II expansion.”

For more information, visit www.brentwoodgreenspace.org or find them on Facebook at “Brentwood Green Space.”

Samantha Hearn reports for Home Page Media Group. She can be reached via email at samantha@brentwoodhomepage.com or on Twitter @samanthahearn. 

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