Friends of the Sewanee Dog Park

This week we shine the spotlight on the Phil White Dog Park. The Phil White Dog Park is a new organization in the community, run by a group of volunteers known as the Friends of the Sewanee Dog Park (FSDP). The purpose of the group is to build and maintain a dog park for public use in Sewanee. The land for the park was set aside by the corporation of Sewanee with the stipulation that in addition to building the park, the FSDP would be responsible for all park maintenance and repair.

The FSDP’s goal is to continue to publicize the park and raise funds for park maintenance, such as mowing, providing drinking water, trash removal, and repair or replacement of benches, dog waste stations, fencing and wire. The FSDP relies on volunteers, and in some instances private vendors and contractors to ensure that the park is properly maintained.

The FSDP is requesting $1,100 from the Community Chest. The funds will be used for water bills, garbage bills, reseeding and fertilizing, mowing, general maintenance, and simple shelters for the dog owners. The FSDP is a non-profit organization and relies on donations. Expenses in 2013 totaled more than $16,000 to get the park operational.

The goal of the Sewanee Community Chest is to help citizens by funding the community. Through Community Chest funding, 28 local organizations help those caught in the cycle of poverty, improve lives through outreach and community initiatives, and provide support for children with a variety of programs.

The Sewanee Community Chest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible. Send your donation to Sewanee Community Chest, P.O. Box 99, Sewanee, TN 37375.

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