Welcome to the Lochmeade Homeowners Association Website

Lochmeade SignWelcome to the website for the Lochmeade Homeowners Association in Atoka, Tennessee.  Our goal is to share information about our community.

We are a welcoming community that takes pride in our homes and being good neighbors.

This website will help you decide if Lochmeade will be your home, too!  Browse the website, view our photo gallery, drop us a note, or just drive through Lochmeade and see it for yourself.  We think you will like Lochmeade as much as we do.

Lochmeade Homeowners Association Meeting

A Lochmeade HOA meeting will be held on January 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be at Patriot Bank, 9105 Barret Road, Millington, TN. We will review the minutes from the HOA meeting held on November 11, 2014 which was concerning the connecting of Colton Ridge Lane and Johnsborough Drive. We will also review the budget for 2015, and discuss the election of officers for a Lochmeade Financial Committee.

Everyone’s attendance will be appreciated.

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We’ve come to the time of year where we should reflect and be thankful for all the blessings that are bestowed on us.  We are truly blessed to live in a beautiful, nature filled community with great neighbors.  As you come together with family and friends on Thanksgiving, take a moment and be thankful for all of your blessings.

Fun Facts about the First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Facts throughout History

Fun Facts about Thanksgiving Today

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Fun Facts about the First Thanksgiving

  • The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate the Thanksgiving.
  • The Pilgrims sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to reach North America.
  • They sailed on the ship, which was known by the name of ‘Mayflower’.
  • They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • The Wampanoag Indians were the people who taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land.
  • The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford, had organized the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. He invited the neighboring Wampanoag Indians to the feast.
  • The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days.
  • Mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, popcorn, milk, corn on the cob, and cranberries were not foods present on the first Thanksgiving’s feast table.
  • Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast.
  • The pilgrims didn’t use forks; they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers.

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Thanksgiving Facts throughout History

  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale, an American magazine editor, persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. She is also the author of the popular nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
  • Abraham Lincoln issued a ‘Thanksgiving Proclamation’ on third October 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving.
  • The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began in the 1920’s.
  • In 1939, President Roosevelt proclaimed that Thanksgiving would take place on November 23rd, not November 30th, as a way to spur economic growth and extend the Christmas shopping season.
  • Congress to passed a law on December 26, 1941, ensuring that all Americans would celebrate a unified Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November every year.
  • Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented a live turkey and two dressed turkeys to the President. The President does not eat the live turkey. He “pardons” it and allows it to live out its days on a historical farm.

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Fun Facts about Thanksgiving Today

  • In the US, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations.
  • Each year, the average American eats somewhere between 16 – 18 pounds of turkey.
  • Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the United States.
  • Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States.
  • Although, Thanksgiving is widely considered an American holiday, it is also celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
  • Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season.

(Source: http://www.whsv.com/seasonal/misc/33852054.html)

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.[1]   

(from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day)

Many Veterans live in Lochmeade and Tipton County since we are geographically located next to the Millington Naval Base. Because of this, we all are connected to the military service people of our country.Take time on Tuesday, November 11th, to remember and thank our Veterans for the service they have given to our country.

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Halloween falling on a Friday night this year may mean even more trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood. Each year Lochmeade has a great number of children come through our community seeking candy treats. Halloween is always an exciting time in our community. It will be fun to see whether the children dress to scare, be cute, or imitate their current pop culture idol.

The town of Atoka is also hosting Safe Night Out on October 31, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Safe Night out will be held at Nancy Lane Park.

If you happen to be out driving in the Lochmeade neighborhood, please be safe and alert because some of these children will be so excited they will probably forget that they are going up and down streets that have cars traveling on them. We want the children to have a great time on Halloween.