For The Vista
On Wednesday May 14th, the Fairfield Glade Dog Park dedicated two pavilions to the memory of Jerry Mount.
Jerry was a volunteer at the Dog Park from its inception, using his many talents to improve and beautify the grounds. It was his dream to see pavilions erected for shelter from the elements. Sadly, Jerry passed away before his dream could be realized. Members of the Dog Park and friends of Jerry donated the funds in his memory to make his dream a reality.
During the ceremony, Jerry was remembered for his many contributions to the Park. He constructed many of the benches and tables, created the sign outside the entrance, conceived of the two gardens that beautified the area, and spearheaded several other projects. He also served as a member of the original Board of Directors, becoming the first Chairman of the Maintenance Committee.
President Irene Hawker remembered Jerry’s creativeness and his outgoing personality. “He welcomed everyone to the Dog Park, both dog and human. Once the Park opened, making improvements became his special project. He could be found there almost every day, with his beagles, Charly and Angel.”
The Reverend Lanita Monroe of the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church read from Genesis and offered the opening prayer. Fairfield Glade Board of Directors President Phil Gover spoke of the positive impact of Jerry’s work on the Dog Park and Fairfield Glade’s dog lovers.
Jerry’s wife, Patty Mount, then unveiled a sign marking the dedication, which will be hung on the Pavilion in the Small Dog Park, which is visible to all visitors.
The Fairfield Glade Dog Park is open to FFG residents and guests daily, dawn to dusk. It is located behind the Community Club offices on Peavine Road. There are sections for small dogs, large dogs, and an area for special needs humans and/or dogs. When visiting the Park, please adhere to the guidelines listed on the sign outside the entrance. Parking is located in the lot across the street from the park. For more information, send an email to [email protected]
The group photo contains the following participants, from left to right:
Mary Best, Chris Mattheis, Larry Kee, Rev. Lanita Monroe, Irene Hawker, Patty Mount, Carolyn Smith, FFG Board President Phil Gover, and Walter Burling.