Saturday, 28 May 2016
Important Information About the 4th of July

The 4th July on Whitland  Avenue event will take place beginning at 11AM on Monday,the 4th of July,2016.  This is the 39th year of this annual fun-filled family celebration which  involves a patriotic program with speaker, a wonderful musical presentation,fellowship,& family-styled picnic.  If you've never attended before, we promise you will not be disappointed!

This notice also serves as a courtesy  to inform you that on-street parking will be TEMPORARILY restricted in the area of Whitland Avenue on Monday, 4 July 2016 from approximately 9:00AM until 3:00PM that day.   Please plan to park your vehicle in an alternate location on the event date.  Any vehicles left in NO PARKING areas during the times  listed above will be ticketed and towed at owners' expense. (please refer to attached map).

We begin setting up for this event on Saturday, the 2nd, and Sunday, the 3rd of July. Although the time is not certain,Crown Tent & Awning will be here sometime during the day (most likely afternoon) of July 2nd to install the large tent at the very small block between West End Avenue & Whitland Avenue at Carden.  The tent will be there for the duration of the event and will not be removed by the tent company  until the morning of Tuesday,July 5th. (see attached map please)

Blinker Lite provides us with barricades for street closures.  They will be placed at West End Avenue so that no cars can enter Carden Avenue from West End where the tent is installed. There will also be barricades at the intersection of Whitland & Cantrell on the day of the event (4th July) and also at the intersection of Whitland & Craighead Avenue the day of the event.  This is to insure the safety of all the guests,as the event primarily takes place between these blocks of on Whitland Avenue (please refer to attached map).  The Whitland barricades are removed once the site is cleaned up and everyone has safely left the event. The barricades  where the large tent  is located (see map) will not be removed until the tent is removed (Tuesday AM,July 5, 2016)

We will have one port-a-potty available  on-site (see map for its location). Since this is a neighborhood event, if you see anyone in need,please offer them  assistance at your  home.

We employ Metro Nashville Police Department Secondary Patrol unit for security at our event.  There w:ill be two officers present at all times during the day of the event.  Contact telephone number for their office is {615) 880-3278. The after-hours pager number is 615-963-0230  One of the officers on duty that day can assist you whenever needed.


Other important contact  information you need here:

Rory.Rowan@nashville. gov (615) 862-8782 Rory is with Metro Public Works who can provide more detailed information about the street closure permits issued for this event

Gordon.Richard@nashville. gov (615) 862-8697 Gordon can provide more detailed information about the

Special Event Permit issued for this event.

David Fox,4th July Host Committee and neighbor: (615) 218-3000

Denise Hawkins,4th July Host Committee and neighbor: (615) 298-1880 or (615) 804-7645

CarolArmes 4th July Host Committee & neighbor 615-305-7497 c for texts

Bob Pitz 4th July Host Committee & neighbor 615-218-1955 c


Additional Comments about Parking

While this is a neighborhood event and most guests walk to the event,if you have relatives or close friends planning on attending,just make sure they are aware of the temporary street closure (barricades) on Whitland the day of the event on 4th July 2016 and our  on-street parking policy during the hours  of the event on the 4th. There are side streets of Leonard  Avenue or Craighead Avenue where visitors may park.  But we ask that you make sure that no homeowner's driveway is blocked. Please be courteous at all times of others who live in our neighborhood. Carden & Cantrell Avenue side streets are dead-ends and are very narrow -- please do not use these streets for parking unless you reside on these streets. We need to make sure that residents on these narrow dead-end streets have access to emergency needs should that arise and parking along these two streets makes that very,very,difficult.

In the event of an emergency,please notify one of the hosts listed above who  will be on-site and available  during the days leading up to the event and the day of the event. We will assess the situation and take all measures necessary to insure the absolute safety and comfort of our guests.

Thank you!

Please have a safe & happy 4th of July



Posted on 05/28/2016 1:58 PM by Jennie Fields
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