Thank You To A Remarkable List Of Helpers
With the holidays just around the corner (I know, I know, hold your horses!) I am feeling impending gratitude – as well as the appreciation still on my mind from last month. Specifically, thank you to all who came out and enjoyed September’s 41st Annual Home Tour and Street Fair. Aside from a closing-time downpour, we had beautiful weather, great energy, and a successful fundraising event. Thank you to the planning committee, homeowners, sponsors, vendors, performers, and attendees alike.
I’d also like to thank the wonderful group of McAuliffe 8th-graders who spent a couple hours in September happily organizing the greenhouse, cleaning up the front and back sidewalks/patios, working in the garden, and organizing and cleaning in the office.
The student volunteers included Charlie Tartar, Aynslee Reed, Sophia Shiroff, George Johnson, Joe Lord, Diego Martinez, Alek Kalajdzic, Natty Haile, Jacob Smithburger, Easter Im and Mario Orozco.
Speaking of volunteers, we are starting to prepare for our November Thanksgiving food box giveaway. We’ll be providing full Thanksgiving meals, turkey and all, to more than 300 families in Park Hill, and are in full swing collection and recruitment mode.
We’ll need lots of volunteers at various days and times, with opportunities for all ages. We’ll also need a cornucopia of food and/or grocery store gift card donations to make it happen. Please visit greaterparkhill.org/food-programs/thanksgiving/ for all the details and to sign up.
Our annual meeting takes place this year on Thursday, Oct. 3 starting at 6 p.m. on the rooftop event area at Carla Madison Recreation Center at the corner of Colfax and Josephine.
Dinner is provided and the program includes a keynote presentation on Community & Conversation. The annual meeting also includes board elections, volunteer recognition, and the presentation of this year’s prestigious Babbs Award to honor a neighbor whose contributions to Park Hill have been exemplary. For more details and to RSVP, check out greaterparkhill.org/join-us/community-meetings/. The October annual meeting takes the place of our monthly community and board meeting. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
Thank you to the following donors and volunteers who give their time, talent, and treasure. We are grateful to be part of a community that comes together to care for those who need it most.
Lana Cordes is the executive director of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc.
Peg Clover Stipek
T. Shane Sutherland
AARP #995 Queen City
Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation
Cure D’Ars Catholic Church
Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being
Denver Urban Gardens
Messiah Lutheran Church
Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church
Park Hill United Congregational Church
Park Hill United Methodist Church
Park Hill Veterinary Medical Center Pc
St. Thomas Episcopal
Mary Lou Clark
Mary Ann Welch