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McCoy Farms is closed until the virus has passed

McCoy Farms is closed until further notice starting the end of the day today, Friday, April 3rd

For the full announcement from the Town of Walden, please see below.

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WALDEN,TN. 3/3/2020 COVID-19 VIRUS UPDATE 4.0

Dear Residents of Walden:

I’d like to take a moment to share with you our latest local response to the Governor’s Executive Stay Home Order NO. 22
regarding COVID-19 in our Community.

AN ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 22, REQUIRING TENNESSEANS TO STAY HOME
UNLESS ENGAGING IN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITY OR ESSENTIAL SERVICES.

TOWN HALL
With respect to these mandated health orders, Walden Town Hall will continue to be closed to the public until further notice.
The week of April 6th, The Town administrator will be in the office continuing essential operations Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
If you have any questions you may call Town Hall at (423) 886-4362.
Please leave a message if you are unable to reach someone and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Further, there will be no gatherings held at the Walden Town Hall for the month of April.
This includes the previously scheduled April 7th Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Meeting and the April 14th Town Meeting.
Both of these meetings have been cancelled.

WALDEN PARKS WILL BE CLOSED
Due to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases, and the Governors orders, the State has advised us to close all unstaffed parks.
This includes:
McCoy Farm and Gardens, Falling Water State Park and Mabbitt Springs.
This will take effect midnight Friday April 3rd until further notice.
We apologize for this inconvenience. We must follow the Governors rules for the safety and well being of our community.
To reiterate, there will be no foot traffic and no parking at these parks until further notice.

PUMPKIN PATCH PLAYGROUND / FRISBEE GOLF CLOSED
In accordance with State of Tennessee’s guidance, the Pumpkin Patch playground will remain closed until further notice.
If you have a planned event, please call Town Hall to obtain a full refund.

As an additional resource for specific coronavirus-related concerns or questions,
please call the Hamilton County Health Department COVID-19 hotline call center at (423) 209-8383.

Your Walden leaders take seriously the responsibility to keep our mountain community as safe as possible,
especially given the acceleration of cases in the county due to community spread.
Be assured the safety and security of our residents, families, staff and visitors remain our highest priority.
Please remember to check on a neighbor or friend that may need assistance.

Together we WILL get through this difficult time and our community will prevail.

Sincerely,

Mayor William Trohanis
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Dog COSTUME CONTEST at Boogie and Brews

The Boogie & Brews Canine Costume Contest will take place at 2:00 PM  on Saturday October 26, 2019.

  • Contestants MUST PRE-REGISTER by 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 24th. ENTRY FORMs and CONTEST RULES are available for pickup at Walden Town Hall, and the Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain, or download here.
  • Completed Entry Form must be returned to Walden Town Hall (1836 Taft Hwy. Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30). ONLY the first 50 paid, completed entries will be allowed to compete. The $10.00 ENTRY FEE donation/payment may be paid by check, cash or event tickets prior to 1:00 PM on the day of the contest.
  • Winners in the following 5 categories will receive ribbons and prizes: Most Adorable, Most Creative, Best Home-Made, Funniest, Best Pop-Culture, and Best Group (dogs or humans & dogs.) The Best of Show Winner will receive a TOP DOG Ribbon and Grand Prize.

(DATE CHANGE) Pierce Pettis Concert- Friday, July 19 – 7PM

Pierce Pettis
Pierce Pettis

McCoy Farm and Gardens is excited to welcome back Pierce Pettis for a night of singer-songwriter music. For more info in Pierce, see https://www.piercepettis.com/ .

Doors open at 6pm; concert starts at 7pm. Enter from the McCoy Farm Taft Highway entrance and park in the gravel lot. Suggested $15 per person, or $25 per couple/family. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy on the front lawn.

Come enjoy music from Pierce’s new album, FATHER’S SON (2019).

“Pierce Pettis has made a long career out of music that simmers just below the surface, releasing albums that are beloved by fellow songwriters for their sheer craftsmanship. His latest, Father’s Son, is no exception.” – NPR Folk Alley

McCoy Tree Lighting Ceremony – Sunday, December 4th

McCoy Tree Lighting

Date: December 4th, 2016
Time: 4PM – 6PM
Address: 1604 Taft Highway, Signal Mtn, TN

You are cordially invited to McCoy Farm and Gardens Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 4th from 4PM  to 6PM.  This is the perfect opportunity for children to meet Santa and let their holiday wishes be known.

The afternoon will culminate in the lighting of a beautiful holly tree  at dusk followed by a Christmas carol sing-along. There will be plenty of hot chocolate to warm the body and community fellowship to warm the spirit.

McCoy is also an official Toys for Tots drop location, so please consider bringing a toy along for donation for children in need.

If you are on Facebook, please feel free to help share the event via https://www.facebook.com/events/1210946645610103/ .

Wishing you a very happy and festive holiday season!

McCoy Farm and Gardens

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Family Square Dance – Friday, July 22nd

Square Dance

Bring Your Own Picnic, or Just Come and Join In the Fun!

Bring a picnic dinner and your family on July 22, 2016 to McCoy Farm & Gardens and enjoy a square dance evening in and around the pavilion.

Tables and chairs will be set up for dinner. Come any time after 5 pm, and the dancing will begin at 7 pm. Please, no alcohol this evening. Park in the McCoy gravel lot (Enter at 1604 Taft Highway).

The caller is David Worland, son-in-law of Tommy and Bonnie Jean Thomas, legendary Signal Mountain callers. David does a wonderful job of teaching all ages to dance. No experience at all is necessary to join in the fun.

This event is open to the public. A donation of $10 per adult is requested to cover costs.

Please respond to the facebook event let us know how many will be in your party. Or phone Susan Snow 886-5647 and leave your message. Make plans and reservations now, because capacity is limited.

If you would like to help set up or clean up, please let us know that too.

Thank you Scout Jake Little!

McCoy was honored to have Jake do his Eagle Scout project on the farm. He made a beautiful fire pit that will make a lasting impression on this community. We are proud to be a part of his ending journey with the Boy Scouts and grateful for his contributions to McCoy Farm and Gardens. Thank you Jake!

 

Jake along with his brother, fellow scout, over looking their hard work.
Jake along with his brother, a fellow scout, over looking their hard work.

 

Mayor Trohanis and Bob Franklin congratulating Jake on a job well done.
Mayor Trohanis and Bob Franklin congratulating Jake on a job well done.