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Spring Has Sprung. Mark Your Calendars, Neighbors! 

Spring has sprung and you may have noticed some changes here at Greater Park Hill, Inc. As the new Executive Director of the Registered Neighborhood Organization, I would first like to say, “Hello!” 

I have served as a volunteer, event chair, and board member over the last five years and I look forward to serving the community in an even bigger way in my new role. 

You may have also noticed that our office hours have changed. We will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This frees up our staff to get out in the community and to attend meetings and events. If you need to meet with me outside of office hours, please don’t hesitate to call or email and I am happy to set something up. 

As we call it a wrap on our Earth Month campaign we are looking forward to the kick-off of our events season starting with the 7th Annual Park Hill Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be sure to visit greaterparkhill.org/events/ to register your sale and to view the map so you can prepare to do some serious haggling. 

On Saturday, May 18 we will host our 5th Annual Garden-in-a-Box Giveaway from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. We are giving away seedlings and seeds that will fill a 4×4 garden to the first 50 participants who register. This program is geared toward novice and low-income gardeners in the neighborhood. Give us a call at 303-388-0918 to sign up.

Did you know GPHC is turning 50 this year?! We are so excited to be hosting the Greater Park “Over the Hill” 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, June 1 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will include a block party on the 2800 block of Fairfax with food, beverages, and activities for all ages, as well as a historical showcase, silent auction, and more in our office at 2823 Fairfax.

Don’t forget to also mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Park Hill Garden Walk on June 23 and the 10th Annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade (yes, it’s on July 4). You can find more information about all our upcoming events at greaterparkhill.org/events/.

Our food programs continue to thrive and provide for those in our community. Our Free Farm Stand resumes on Mondays from June through October and is open to everyone. 

In April we were fortunate to have received three incredible food drive donations. The C70 project crew from Kiewit Meridiam Partners delivered two truckloads of food that will support the Weekend Food Program for months to come. Sue Mountain-Morgan’s annual “Food Fight” and Dank Dispensary’s food drive each added a truckload of food to our emergency pantry inventory. We also received a generous donation from a GoFundMe campaign set up by McAuliffe students Alannah Petitt, Ella Rannie, and Merritt Alwin. 

Our programs rely on donations throughout the year. You can always find out what we need by visiting greaterparkhill.org/get-involved/donate/.

Donations of goods can be dropped off at our office during our (new) office hours. You can also donate non-perishable items at the Park Hill branch of Denver Public Library (4705 Montview Blvd.) or at Cake Crumbs (2216 Kearney St.) during their regular business hours.

To the donors and volunteers who give their time, talent, and treasure: thank you. We are grateful to be part of a community that comes together to care for those who need it most. 

Donors 

Beverly  Johnson

Bob Rosenzweig

Bonnie  Kazemi

Colleen  Kazemi

David  Gauthier

Debra  Lovell

Elisabeth Lawrence

Elizabeth  Bennett

Heather  Deis

Heidi  Van Sickle

James  Davis

Karen Timmons

Karen  Kazemi

Karen  Mueller

Kristen Wheaton

Kristen  Kahn

Kristin  Lightner

Lola  Hershberger

Maribeth  Portz

Martha Carlson

Mary  McNeill

MaryAnn  McGuire

Michael  Rannie

Michelle  Pelletier

Nicole  Wiederaenders

Robert  Valuck

Sadie  Havens

Sierra  Fleenor

Steve  Kazemi

Traci  Pichette

AARP #995

AF Williams Family Medicine Clinic

Blessed Sacrament

Cure D’Ars Catholic Church

Curves of Stapleton

Dank Dispensary

Kiewit Meridiam Partners

Messiah Lutheram Church

Park Hill United Congregational Church

Park Hill United Methodist Church

St. Thomas Episcopal

Volunteers

Adrienne Hill

Alannah Pettit

Barbara Cavender

Chuck Nelson

Claudia Fields

Deb Rosenbaum

Debra Lovell

Ellea Rannie

Erika Hutyra

Harold Fields

Heather Shulman

Jack Farrar

Janey Alpert

Jasper Mueller

Maria Goodwin

Megan  Jamison

Merritt Alwin

Mia Peterson

Mike Quigley

Millie Drumwright

Noni Horwitz

Sarah Hopkins

Shane Sutherland

Sue Weinstein

Tammi Scroggins


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Every dollar counts! Gifts of any size support our programs serving neighbors in Greater Park Hill. From our food pantry to our sustainability initiatives, we couldn't do it without you.