On April 21, the Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association met at the Larry Cox Senior Center, and it was a very fruitful meeting. Four new members were welcomed, who all said they came because they saw our new signs around the neighborhood. Carol Zimmerman asked to buy more signs, and it was approved.
We discussed renovating the Roseanne Wolf Picnic Area to be a more useful park, but more about that later. We caught up with Carole Borges and her progress for Music in the Park. She was discouraged about her initial plan for a patriotic concert on Flag Day, but several of the new members encouraged her with stories of concerts in their former home towns, and many people knew of musicians who would be happy to play in the park. After much discussion, the group settled on Third Thursday concerts, a series to initially be through this summer.
Carole will be checking on all city and park requirements. New member, Renee Dudley said she would contact her friends who would be happy to be the opening group. Other new members, Michael Duerr and Julie Taylor will also be asking musician friends to be future acts. I know we have many musicians in our neighborhood, and we would love to have them, too. We will be looking for food trucks to participate, as well, as long as the city approves.
If you know of any local musicians who would like to perform, unplugged, at our Edgewood Park gazebo on the Third Thursday, please let us know!
Peter Pallesen caught us up to date on the Office of Neighborhoods grant application. It turns out that new member, Michael Duerr makes vinyl signs for a hobby, and would be happy to give us a bid on the three new neighborhood signs. Peter and Maggie Davidson met with Terell Parker, a volunteer from the Office of Neighborhoods to hammer out the details of the grant. He was encouraging, but felt we would need more money. He felt that he could persuade the board that we should have more. Peter will be getting the estimates for the signs soon, and will be able to have a more concrete number. Remember, this is a challenge grant, which means we will need to match labor hours for funds. Be ready to dig some holes and paint some lumber!
The cookie was pecan-chocolate chip shortbread. Be sure to get the first cookie next month, May 19, 7:00 p.m., Larry Cox Senior Center.