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Kanunsita Garden Club contributes to Knight Park renovations

The Kanunsita Garden Club has sponsored a park bench in the ongoing Knight Park renovation project.



The Kanunsita Garden Club has sponsored a park bench in the ongoing Knight Park renovation project as part of the Proud Heritage, Strong Future Campaign. Kanunsita Garden Club President Nancy Cate says the Knight Park renovations are an important part of the club’s philanthropy project.

“The Kanunsita Garden Club has chosen Knight Park as their community involvement project,” Cate said. “Through club fundraisers, they are presenting a check to Dr. Harley Knowles, President of Tennessee Wesleyan College, for the purchase of a garden bench for the park.”

The Knight Park renovations project is taking place over the next year in three parts. The first part was completed on November 4, when TWC students, faculty and staff worked with representatives from Denso to plant trees and other plants, spread mulch and lay stones on the walkway. The second and third phases will be completed over the spring and summer of 2016 and will include the addition of several benches, more plants and a gazebo.

“We are grateful to the Kanunsita Garden Club for this generous gift,” Knowles said. “We are excited they have chosen the Knight Park project as their community involvement project and look forward to honoring the club with a dedicated bench in the park.”

The Proud Heritage, Strong Future Campaign at Tennessee Wesleyan College will accelerate change and improvements outlined in the college’s strategic plan. This $16 million campaign has four funding priorities that will help the college attain excellence: annual fund support, student scholarships, academic support, and facility enhancements, including the construction of a new 30,000 square foot campus center. For additional information about how you can support the college during this campaign, please contact the Advancement Office at (423) 746-5330.

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