You might have noticed the new “Historic 4th and Gill Neighborhood” street signs that have been installed over the past few weeks. The effort was lead by a fundraising committee, including Katy Hawley, Joe Miles, Kaye Osborne, Sue Russell, Brent Waugh, and Melynda and Bob Whetsel.
Not only did the neighborhood surpass its goal of $8,000 needed to purchase the signs, we did so in only three weeks—a week earlier than planned. As a result, the City of Knoxville was able to install nearly all the signs by early April, in time for the 2018 Home Tour.
We reached our goal through nearly 50 gifts of all sizes—thank you to the supporters who made Fourth and Gill’s historic district street signs possible, including:
Gabrielle Boudreau and Gordon Coker Thomas Boyd
Sam Crockett Howard Cyr and Katy Hawley
Nick Della Volpe Elisabeth and Scott Dossey
Elias Fernandez and Nina Martyris Nancy Fitzpatrick
Kaye Graybeal and David Silverthorn Patrick Grzanka and Joe Miles
Steve Hancock Anna Hays
Dave and Renee Hewitt Mary Anne Hoskins
Indya Kincannon Jim and Lori Klonaris
Sean and Sara Martin Jeri and Steve McNeany
Karen, Lucia, and Giacomo McNeany Laurie Meschke
Kevin Nelson Ashley and Brandon Pace
Shannon Parks Denton Tricia Roelofs
Sue G. Russell Joel, Melissa, and Lia Stefanini
Jeff Talman Jason and Mary June Thompson Meg Staton and Evan Tishuk Jennifer and Mike Torgeson
Liz Upchurch Brent, Megan, and Theo Waugh
Chris and Melissa Weddig Bob and Melynda Whetsel
Jonathan and Lacy Wiesehuegel Jenny Wright and Coconut
And to our corporate supporters:
Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes First Neighborhoods Realty
High Oaks Construction Company, LLC Hops and Hollers
Thanks to the City of Knoxville Department of Engineering for the wonderful partnership and for the top-notch customer service.
If you would like more information regarding contributing to future Fourth and Gill campaigns, and to get involved in the neighborhood fundraising committee, contact Brent Waugh.