Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Grass cutters needed

Cutting grass is not gardening !

Debby, Barry, Jo Ann & company do a spendid job keeping our parks looking beautiful.

We are asking for more neighbors to get involved in that effort. One easy way
is to cut some grass ... Terry Park and Alice's gardem need to be mowed on a
weekly basis and here is a very easy solution. If a few volunteers take an hour
out of one week, once a month, for the summer - Job done

Please respond if you can help

Terry Park (5th & Terry)
Week 1 - Tom Alen
Week 2 - Bob Ellis
Week 3 - Your name here
Week 4 - Your name here
Week 5 - ditto

Alice's Garden
Bob Wolfe
Chris Galentine
Jim DeWeese
Week 4 - Your name here

Please add to the posting if you care to help , or give me a call !

Tom Allen

Monday, May 7, 2007

Trash N Treasure is June 30th NOT June 24th as reported in the newsletter!


Hi! This is Lisa Douglas from 1525 East Fifth. Once again, I will be co-chairing the annual Trash ‘n Treasure neighborhood garage sale with my next-door neighbors Jim Spradlin and Steve Schoening. Below is a brief overview of the event. We’ll get into the details in the next newsletter and of course will be handing out flyers in the neighborhood as we get closer to the big day.

DATE. Trash ‘n Treasure is scheduled for Saturday, June 30th, 2007, 8:00am until you are ready to close.

FOOD. I understand from those who sold food last year it was a terrific hit – and profitable! I heard some visitors say it seemed like the neighborhood was having a big party! Very fun, aren’t we? So please consider selling hotdogs, BBQ, chocolate covered cheesecake, or whatever you can muster up (or mustard up). If you sell food, we will list that information directly on the map, so you can attract even more traffic to your sale. If you’re a BBQ king or queen, this is your time to shine! And we don’t remember anyone selling lemonade last year. Any takers for that job?

MUSIC. We had some great music going last year, too. If anyone wants to host a band, or plans to play during the day, please let me know and we’ll include that information in our flyers and maps.

COST. Same as last year - $5. What does this $5 get you, you might ask? Well, last year we were able to purchase a brand new great big banner (thanks Jim & Steve) for the Bomberger Park fence, print and distribute over 1000 flyers to area flea markets and antique stores, print 400 maps, and advertise in nine papers. And just a reminder, in order to have your house listed on the map, the fee must be paid by the deadline (don’t have a deadline yet, but it will probably be one week prior to the sale).

NEW IDEAS. We welcome any new ideas, marketing strategies, or comments about last year. Anyone who has an idea for something new and fun we could do, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Someone suggested face painting? Or portrait painting?

VOLUNTEERS. I would be most appreciative if 3-5 people could volunteer to hand out flyers in the neighborhood a couple of times during the month prior to the sale. The job will probably involve passing out flyers for one street only, not the entire neighborhood.

Thanks everyone…
~~ We look forward to working with St. Anne’s again this year to make this another great Trash ‘n Treasure!

Lisa Douglas
1525 East Fifth St.

Jim & Steve
1529 East Fifth St.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

No Mosquitos!

Just passing along a few tips to help prevent mosquitos this summer!

Mosquito Prevention Measures

Mosquito breeding around the home can be reduced significantly by reducing the amount of standing water available for mosquito breeding.
- Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers
- Clean roof gutters on an annual basis,
- Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.
- Use landscaping to eliminate standing water that collects on your property.