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The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Win your own gravestone! Memorial Day Dash this Monday (May 28)

Believe it or not, you have an opportunity to win your very own tombstone this coming Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day). The Nashville City Cemetary Association is holding its annual Memorial Day Dash, and the overall winner will receive a very unusual trophy: an engraved limestone grave marker from Hunt Memorials that is a replica of some of the oldest headstones found in the cemetery.

Here's more information from neighbor Jason Holleman, who is serving as race director for the event:
Memorial Day is just around the corner (May 28th), and this year’s Memorial Day Dash 5K is gearing up for an expected 300 runners and walkers to participate in one of Nashville’s annual traditions.

The race starts at Greer Stadium at 8 a.m., winds around the baseball field’s warning track, and then goes up and through Ft. Negley before heading downhill to the finish at the City Cemetery. This year, participants will be able to see the beginning stages of the implementation of the recently-funded $3 million cemetery master plan, which will bring much needed maintenance to deteriorating and vandalized markers and will add improved walkways and increased fencing and lighting throughout the property.

This family-fun event is the Nashville City Cemetery Association’s (NCCA’s) biggest fundraiser and all proceeds go towards the restoration and preservation of the Nashville City Cemetery...

All race participants receive a t-shirt and the chance to compete for door prizes to area attractions, which are awarded after the race...

For more information and race registration go online to www.nashvillestriders.com or contact Jason Holleman at (615) 975-7235. For more information on how you can support the Nashville City Cemetery Association go online to www.thenashvillecitycemetery.org.

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