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Thanks to BLH Computers, you can recycle your Christmas tree lights and help the Jacksonville Park Foundation!

Now through January 14 drop off your old Christmas lights in the box at the entrance to County Market. Any funds raised from the recycling project will go to support our projects including the Bark Park Initiative, Protect the Melon! and the Jacksonville Children’s Community Gardening Initiative.

If you have any other electronics (as well as Christmas lights), you may drop them off at BLH Computers at 832 S. Main Street (across the street from Rexx Battery). Hours are 8-6 Monday-Friday and 10-6 Saturday. You can learn what BLH accepts for recycling here.

Thanks to County Market and BLH! You may also donate funds directly. Jacksonville Park Foundation Health • Recreation • Families

Promoting recreation, physical activity, and community-wide health by supporting efforts to change the social and physical environment of the Jacksonville community. 

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Thanks to Nicole Riley and Jess Gale for starting the Jacksonville Community Gardening Initiative. They will be planting a garden on land previously donated by Town & Country Bank to the Jacksonville Park Foundation, located at the corner of Chambers & Church (north of the Town Brook).

The project kicks off with two events . . .

  • Work day starting at 9 am Saturday May 20 – come get your hands dirty and break ground in our new community garden plot. We’ll be building beds, moving soil and mulch, planting, laying pathways, and preparing our compost pile and greenhouse. Bring family and friends. Everyone of all abilities is welcome. Kid friendly. This is also a good time to drop off any tools or plants you’d like to donate.
  • Pie in the Sky! Pie Social and Auction from 2-5 Saturday May 27 – come out to learn about and support the garden & enjoy pie and refreshments. Pie auction begins at 3pm. Kid-friendly activities provided. Pie donations needed.
Will you please help by liking the committee’s Facebook page, and inviting friends to like as well. Contact Nicole or Jess by messaging via the Facebook page or use the contact form at the bottom of this post.

They’re looking for pies for the fundraiser, plants/tools for the garden and people who’d like to help. You can also donate now via PayPal (indicate “garden” in second screen.)


Jacksonville Park Foundation board member Dan Coultas gets help planting sunflower seeds at the Garden in 2014.

Jacksonville Park Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.