BEAUTIFICATION

Great Opportunities to Give Back

NANA Beautification Committee is in full bloom with activities and events, check out what we are up to!

On March 1, 2016, a grant writing team, including NANA Beautification Members was awarded the Clean and Safe Grant, from Keep Cincinnati Beautiful of $2,000.00 to improve the walkways from Mitchell to Paddock, clearing overgrowth and controlling weeds. The team plans to begin work on the project in late Spring to create a gorgeous walkway for our neighborhood residents!

On April 2, 2016 we held Great American Cleanup from 9:00-12:00, neighbors walked with team captains through six areas of the neighborhood in support of Cincinnati’s Best Address, North Avondale. They cleared debris and trash left from the winter to wake up spring and make our neighborhood Clean and Safe. Our partnerships with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, University of Cincinnati brought us many volunteers. Also kudos to NANA for their support and food, the ToolBank (grabbers, gloves, buckets and wheelbarrows) KCB ( materials and support) and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission (use of space). Thank you to: Janet & Bob Banks, Nina Caporale, Edie Gaudio, Emily Harten, Teresa Harten, Mary Ann Knoop, Marvin Masterson, Bridget, Mark & Philip McComas, Regine Moulton, Sylvia, Gabrielle, & Samantha Nelson, Mary Piper, Dana & Mary Winn, Maura & J. Miles Wolf, Ann & Stan Wong.

We had 100 volunteer/students from the University of Cincinnati thanks to Katie Von Erden. This young woman is the orchestrator for the 100 volunteers. Katie our hats are off to you. We couldn’t have gotten this done without you. We hope the best in your success!

We collected over 30 bags of trash, 50 glass bottles and 6 tires just from around Reading Road & Asmann. Then more were collected on Burton, Clinton Springs, Around the NA School and Recreation Center, Greenwood, Mitchell and Washington.

On April 30, 2016 from 8:30-11:30, neighbors will meet in support of the Green Up Day to get our parks ready for summer fun!

  • Seasongood Square Park and Martin Luther King Park.
  • Set up 8:00 to 8:30 am
  • Sign in to work until 11:30am Pizza at noon.
  • From 10:00 to 10:30 an Explore Nature Naturalist from Cincinnati Parks is coming for children.

Wear your old clothes, close toed shoes and garden gloves to spread mulch, plant and clear litter. Pizza and water provided to participants. We could use your help! Sign up at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4DAAAC2CA2F49-parks

Check Us Out!

The daffodils are in bloom to greet everyone in our community, a big thank you to the dozens of neighbors who attended our Fall Bulb Planting Event on October 24, 2016. We never thought the Seasongood Square Park could look so lovely! A big Thank You to Cincinnati Parks and our neighborhood volunteers for donating the daffodils, mulch and perennials that fill the beds!

Partnering Opportunity: Sponsor a Flower Pot Program

We are in need of monetary donations to support our half of the costs to maintain the flower pots that line Reading Road. The City graciously donates the other half. To donate: go to the NANA Website, About, Donate and check Other and write in Flower Pots or send a check to NANA, with flower pots noted in the memo. Thank you again for supporting the beautification of our neighborhood!

Emily Harten & Bridget McComas Co-Chairs

 

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