History of the Ball Park at SCA Meeting

The Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, at the EQB Building. Social time with wine begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres served. The program begins at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting. The program portion of the evening is free and open to the public.

Dixon Myers will present the program on the history of the Sewanee Ball Park.

This year, the SCA is celebrating 108 years of civic opportunities in the community. The association brings together community members for social and community awareness. The SCA is the sponsoring organization for Cub Scout Pack 152, Sewanee Classifieds, and the Sewanee Community Chest. Any adult who resides in the area and shares concerns of the community is invited to participate.

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Community Chest Within $19,100 of Goal

Since 1908, the goal of the Sewanee Community Chest (SCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been to provide crucial support to community initiatives annually. The SCC is raising money for basic needs in the community such as books, food, recreational spaces, elder care, children’s programs and more. The goal is $116,850 and to date $97,750 has been donated.

For a majority of the area programs and initiatives, 20 percent or more of the SCC funds are used to maintain their yearly budgets. A majority of the funding is used to help low-income families. Some organizations would not exist without continued SCC support.

You can help: $25 will help to spay/neuter one animal through the Franklin County Humane Society program; $50 will help to buy camping gear for two Scouts; $75 will help pay one month of maintenance expenses for the Sewanee Community Center; $100 will help defray the cost of fireworks for the annual Fourth of July celebration; $250 will help to pay for a scholarship at the Children’s Center; $500 will help the Community Action Committee assist 200 households in the community; and $1,000 will help to pay for Sewanee Elementary teachers’ professional development. Send your donation by Friday, March 10, to Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375. Pledges, payroll deductions and donations made in honor of or in memory of a loved one are also encouraged. You can also donate through Paypal.com.

Animal Alliance $1,250
Arcadia at Sewanee $1,000
Blue Monarch $1,000
Boy Scout Troop 14 $300
Community Action Committee $10,000
Cub Scout Pack 152 $600
Folks at Home $5,000
Fourth of July Celebration $2,000
Franklin County Humane Society $3,000
Girl Scout Troop 2107 $200
Housing Sewanee $10,000
MARC $10,000
Mt. Goat Trail Alliance $1,200
Phil White Dog Park $600
Senior Citizen’s Center $12,000
SES Parent Organization $24,200
Sewanee Angel Park $500
Sewanee Children’s Center $12,000
Sewanee Chorale $600
Sewanee Community Center $4,500
Sewanee Mountain Messenger $12,000
South Cumberland Cultural Society $800
South Cumberland Farmer’s Market $1,000
St. James/Midway Community Park $2,000
St. Mark’s Community Center $600
TigerSharks Swim Team $500

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SCA Seeks Community Service Nominees

The Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) invites nominations for the 34th annual Community Service Award. The award recognizes the person or organization that has made outstanding contributions to the community. The kind of contribution varies widely, but the recipient is one who has helped make Sewanee a better place and improved the quality of life for everyone in the area. Nominations are due by Friday, March 17. Past recipients are not eligible to receive the award again. The award will be presented at the SCA’s annual meeting, Wednesday, April 19. Send the name of your nominee, along with the reasons you are nominating this person and/or group, to sewaneecivic@gmail.com. Nominations can also be mailed to the Sewanee Civic Association, PO Box 222, Sewanee, TN 37375.

Past recipients include Mickey Suarez; GSA Allies; Pixie Dozier; Barbara Schlichting; Helen Bailey; Sewanee Youth Soccer; Dr. Matt Petrilla; Harry and Jean Yeatman; Marshall Hawkins; Karen Keele; Tom Watson; Susan Binkley and the Blue Monarch; the Sewanee Senior Center Food Pantry (Lena McBee, Sue Hawkins, Charlsie Green); George and Ruth Ramseur; Dr. John Gessel; Dora Turner; the Community Action Committee; Geraldine Hewitt Piccard and the Messenger; Myrtis Keppler; Connie Warner; Ina May Myers; Pete Green; Duval and Boo Cravens; Housing Sewanee; Arthur Ben and Betty Nick Chitty; Harry and Millie Dodd; the Sisters of St. Mary’s; Martha Dugan; Emerald-Hodgson Hospital Auxiliary; David Green; Joe David McBee; Robert Lancaster; Marcia Webb; Doug Cameron; Phoebe Bates; Marilyn Powell; and Louise Irwin.

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