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Citizens Against the Pellissippi Parkway Extension, Inc.

Mar 2014

CAPPE Members and Friends,

We're going to have a very busy and interesting 2014, and we hope you will continue to support CAPPE's efforts by attending our events and donating to the cause.

CAPPE's Annual "Chili-Fest" was a lively event with returning winners and new contestants. The winners are:

  • Best Beef - Shandra Keller
  • Best Other Meats - Lee Franks' Andouille Sausage Chili - a record 4th time winner!
  • Best Vegetarian - Kymberle Kaser
  • People's Choice - Amelia Scott
  • Good as Gold - Shandra Keller

Many thanks to all the contestants, to the judges (Wilda Cornett, Terry Bunde, and Matt Burr) and to everyone who took part. Be sure to take a look at the photos.

TDOT is conducting a public survey to get comments and feedback on their long-range plan. This is an opportunity for concerned citizens to help shape priorities. If you are interested in more information about the plan or taking part in the survey, please visit...

At the CAPPE 2013 holiday potluck supper we were presented with a remarkable sculpture made by Kent Kant, long-time CAPPE member. The sculpture is a mountain with roads carved into its sides and top. At the foot of the mountain a small group of people kneel around the remaining patch of green space. Ken titled this work of art "Requiem for a Green Space".

Visit this website for more details on these events and to stay up to date on our efforts to stop the PPE.

Thank you for your time and support to protect the rural character of Blount County! For more information about CAPPE and how you can become a member or donate to our cause, please click on the What you can Do link on this website.


Jay Clark, President, CAPPE