Beltline Clean up in West End and Westview with Councilmember Cleta Winslow
April 16, 2011, 8 AM—Noon
Meet at Kroger Citi Center
590 Cascade Ave., SW
In partnership with:
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. * Atlanta BeltLine Partnership * Keep Atlanta Beautiful* Trees Atlanta * Park Pride * Atlanta Community Tool Bank Greenplate * Republic Services * Historic West End * Westview * NPU-T
Thanks to John Pavlin, the VP of West End Neighborhood Development , for coming up with a great social idea for the neighborhood; “W.E.N.D.esdays” …. Now, Historic West End will have walking tours weekly on Wednesday evenings at 6PM. Meeting at the Grounds Coffee Shop under the Skyloft (898 Oak Street) , behind CVS on RDA. This week the first gathering had a very good turn out. W.E.N.D is inviting all to tour the neighborhood and enjoy the good weather!
In addition to the WEND cleanup, Friends of West End Parkheld a cleanup today, thanks to Yomara Velez and the FRIENDS (Ryan, Stephanie, Beth, Mary, Joel, Carlton, Reggie,Gretchen, Ayana -Park Pride and the many others) for organizing and making the Oak Street,Lucile, Dargan,Lawton Park- my favorite!! Awesome paint job and clean up guys.
Lastly, thanks to my bestest- Jerilyn Lewis( the best investor REALTOR in the ATL- 404-771-7956) for your help with my flower bed. I didn’t realize it needed THAT much work- nor did I realize that gardening is THAT much work.. lol.. now, ode to you- it should be ‘Easy street’ for me..
Saturday’s clean up/ BDCA Recruitment was a success! The weather remained cool and the clouds held back the rain. Our resident councilmembers came out to show more than support- Ceasar Mitchell and Cleta Winslow. My daughter had a wonderful time working within the community and on the farm.
Lydia is 7 and also had an opportunity to work with the video camera. She assisted with interviewing the volunteers; I’ll try to get a copy of the footage. I encourage the residents within our communities with children to get them involved. Bring your kids to the meetings, clean-up’s and any community event. We work for their future and the best way to raise active, concerned kids is to start by making them aware of the current concerns and how YOU are helping to make a difference. Believe me, I understand how hard it is to have kids come along, sit still and be quiet at meetings- but everyone of our community organizations with NPU-T are child friendly and filled with loving patient people who UNDERSTAND!
Here are some of Lydia’s pictures:
Beecher Donnelly Community Association also has a usergroup and website: http://www.beecherdonnelly.com/about/ (this Association does not play!!) If you are interested in joining or volunteering for any event within NPU-T please contact me via email or phone 404-414-3289 (or check out the BDCA website and sign up)