July 4th Festivities Saturday June 29, 2019
Walnut Grove Lake was featured in the January 2015 issue of Memphis Magazine in an article written by our own Cindy DIxon Conner. We even made the cover!! Follow the link to read the article.
Walnut Grove Lake was also featured in the June 2017 issue in a feature "Why We Live Where We Live". Follow the link and scroll down to see our neighbors featured in the article.
Hello, Walnut Grove Lake homeowners,
It has been a fast-paced two months since becoming president of Walnut Grove Lake Home Owners Association. I am learning very quickly about the needs of our neighborhood.
At my first Board meeting in April, I learned that we need more volunteers to make our association strong and our neighborhood pleasant. One of your board members suggested that we establish (or reestablish) committees while expanding some of our current committees. In essence, we need your help.
Here are some examples that could benefit from stronger committee involvement:
• A Beautification Committee for common areas that need mowing and or landscaping. As most of you know several MLGW areas abut Walnut Grove Lake areas yet are our responsibility to mow. We really need a committee to research this and develop a map and schedule for vendors to provide the needed services.
• A Parks Committee to regularly monitor equipment and report maintenance and security issues to the board
• A strengthened Lake Committee to make regular reports on lake conditions and wildlife
I'm sure there are other opportunities, and these are merely conversation starters! The point is, stronger committees will result in stronger involvement, better communication, and a better neighborhood. If you wish to put your skills to work in a particular way, please contact me directly by email, firstname.lastname@example.org and introduce yourself!
Be sure to check out the Spring 2019 Newsletter
Victor Charles President WGL HOA
WGLHA Independence Day Festivities
Saturday, June 29 Hi neighbors. It’s time to get ready for this year’s Independence Day festivities! This year all festivities will be held on Saturday, June 29, except the mailbox judging which will be on Friday, June 28. Following the Fishing Rodeo in the morning and the Boat and Anything That Floats Parade in the early evening, we will again be awed by our annual Fireworks Display.
This year’s fireworks will be fantastic! The show will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Three warning shots will be fired five minutes before the fireworks will begin. All parks will be open for picnicking, grilling and/or throwing out a blanket for viewing. Port-a-Potties will be provided.
Gates to the dam will be closed at 2:00pm to allow the pyrotechnics team to set up. There will be NO PARKING ALLOWED in Farrell Park or Simpson Park on that day. If viewing by boat, please stay near the north end of the lake as fallout from the fireworks can cause damage to boats and people, and if you come too close, the Fire Marshall may shut down the display. This is important! Do not bring your boats too close to the dam!
This is the most anticipated and fun-filled event of the year and many families will be hosting parties. Have guests come early to cheer on their favorite boat or grill some hotdogs at the parks. A $60.00 donation is requested from each family to cover the expense of the fireworks. However, a contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated. Checks made out to WGLHA Fireworks can be mailed to Keith Collins, 3036 Centre Oak Way, Germantown, TN 38138. After a day of fishing, boating, eating and playing, we can relax, sit back and enjoy our very own WGL Fireworks!!!
WGLHA July 4th Mailbox Decorating Contest
We are looking forward to another 4th of July mailbox contest at Walnut Grove Lake. This year’s contest theme will be to show some love for Memphis since we are celebrating the bicentennial of our dear city. Any red, white and blue décor showing American pride will be great as well! Please have your mailboxes ready by 3pm on Friday, June 28. I will handout awards on Saturday June 29th.
- Cydney Cunningham
Walnut Grove Lake Fishing Rodeo - June 29
For the 2019 annual July 4th WGLHA fishing rodeo, the grand prize winner will win a fishing tackle package worth over $400 and a fishing lesson from me (Ron Wong) on Walnut Grove Lake. Great news, you don’t have to catch a fish to have the opportunity to win this package, just enter the rodeo on the morning of June 29th at Simpson Park beginning at 8am
THIS YEAR: Each person MUST register by no later than 9:30am to be eligible for the grand prize and door prize drawings and you must be present to win. Each person entered by 9:30am will receive a SWAG gift.
Fishing will start at 8:30 and end at 11:30 with weigh-in ceremonies beginning at that time.
Most bass (all bass must be under 14 inches) – 2 places (one place adult and one place for under 12 years)
Most fish (includes bream, crappie and stripes) -3 places (boy under 12, girl under 12 and overall)
Largest catfish – 1 place.
There will be numerous door prizes You must be present to win.
Thank you to the following companies for providing prize donations: Peanut Craft Lure Company, Strike KingLure Company, Sportsman Warehouse, Bass Pro Shops, Lew’s Fishing, Gene Larew/Bobby Garland, Charlie Brewer Fishing and Outdoors with Larry Rea Radio Show.
- Ron Wong
WGLHA Boat and Anything That Floats Parade
Boats should meet at the fishing pier at the dam by 6:00 p.m. The parade starts there and cruises past the boat landing at Farrell Park, up the east side of the lake showing off their “stuff.” Cross over to the west side of the lake up around the Walnut Grove Road end and come back down the west side and past the judging stand at Dottie Cull and Thara Burana’s home (second point from the dam on lot 18). Then continue on around the lake for the spectators at the parks, and back to the dam to complete the voyage. Margie McMillan will be the “Grand Marshall” to start the parade.
Prize categories are: Most Patriotic, Best Self-Propelled, Best Music, Most Spirited, Best Decorated, Best Kids’ Boat, Best Bribe, Grand Champion, Honorable Mentions, and perhaps a surprise category or two. Awards will be delivered as soon as possible after the parade.
All boats must have WGL + Lot Number on both sides. (That’s how the judges identify the entries.) Spectators can enjoy wonderful views from the boat landing at Farrell Park, Little Park and Simpson Park.
Easter Egg Hunt Wow!! what a wonderful day see pictures and details click here <—
WALNUT GROVE LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019, 6:30 PM
Covenant United Methodist Church – Smith Covenant Center
Holiday Lights Contest Winners
Traditional: Patricia Lampkin & Hope Lloyd 8396 Trondeim - Grand Prize! Kevin Prestage 123 Ericson and Pam & Jim Fleming 99 Viking
Landscape: Jim & Sally Logan 8408 Bergen, Jack & Judy Darmstaedter 217 Leif CV, and Thomas Breen & Becky Palazolo 8469 Loften CV
Front Door: Lynn & Sandra McCorry 347 Ericson, Greg & Linda Martel 155 Val Halla CV, and Roger & Louise Linkous 8216 Byre Hollow
Yards: Jim & Sally Logan 8408 Bergen, Dottie & Thara Burana 100 Viking CV, and Jane Raymond 74 Viking CV
Dock: Ray & Linda Curry 150 Val Halla CV and Pam & Jim Fleming 99 Viking CV
Boat: Sid & Margie McMillan 8428 Arendal CV and Tom & Lisa Felts 143 Val Halla CV
Honorable Mentions: Daniel & Lindsey Bird 8241 Byre Hollow, Joe & LeighAnne Horton 227 Glen Gyle CV, Kristy Stevenson8535 Walnut Grove, and Ransom & Parris Edwards 162 Leif CV
Walnut Grove Lake Hires Management Company
As of October 1, our neighborhood will be managed by Keith S. Collins Company LLC property management company. A link to their website can be found on the left. If you are a homeowner you received a welcome letter.
Joyce Spiecha at Keith Collins answers your questions and takes reports 901-753-4170 x100