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Fox Den dedicates new entrance


Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill, front row right, joins Fox Den homeowners’ association president Jack Glover and residents, including Emma Bea Stallings, Carolyn McClain, Janet Underwood, Shirley Fogarty, Bob Bowman, Gary Schmitz, Nancy Schmitz, Gerry Gennoe, Ted Scotes, Walter Green and Jim Fox.- Heather Mays/farragutpress
A group of 20 or so homeowners in Fox Den dedicated the subdivision’s new entrance wall and gate Wednesday night, Sept. 29.

“This is a collective effort of a lot of people,” Jack Glover, Fox Den homeowners’ association president, said.

The entrance wall and wrought iron gate have replaced the former real estate office that sat on the island at Fox Den’s entrance from Kingston Pike.

Emma Bea Stallings, a realtor with Realty Executives and Fox Den resident, initially conceived the idea for the new entrance.

“I wanted it to be beautiful and classy, and blend with the existing stonework at the entrance — something that would be lovely for the present as well as the future,” Stallings said.


“I envisioned the wall and gates, and Pat Scott, a former Fox Den resident and friend, did the first drawings of what I described. 

“It has been and is continuing to be a wonderful project which is a great addition to our community,” she added.

“This has been Emma Bea’s dream for a long time,” Glover said.

Stallings worked with Kristin Grove, a partner at Johnson Architecture, Inc., on the project. Grove was committee chair.

Mayor Ralph McGill praised the committee and homeowners for the beautiful new entrance.

“As a Town, we need to continue to do the things that set us apart,” McGill said.

“People take pride in their community and go the extra mile ... and that’s what you all have done right here,” he added.

Glover also thanked the Fox Den Women’s Club, which purchased the gate for the project with proceeds from cookbook sales. The Women’s Club donated around $5,000.

“It wouldn’t at all have been possible without them,” Glover said.

Mark Fuhrman and Jeanne Lane, Complete Landscaping Services Inc., were the landscape architects. John Stiles, Stiles Stones, completed the masonry work on the new wall and Preston Farrabow, Ironwood Studios, constructed the gate.

 

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