Many thanks to Sarah Koucky for organizing 9 Xavier X-change Student Volunteer Work community work sessions, and to all of you who joined in and got so much accomplished from gardening, rebuilding walls, planting flower pots, litter pick up, and more to make NA shine! Kiddos to Additional team leaders: Carolyn and Jake Gillman, Beth Ewing and Brian Hill. Also to Beth for organizing the XU student recognition gifts.
Much appreciation to community members who also helped: Janet Banks, Cornell Family, Teresa Harten, Jennifer Harten, Emily Harten Kim Hubbard, Janet Neidhard, Sarah Pontius, Tricia Renneker, Jane Sillet, Jolene Struebbe, Ann Wong, Maura Wolf and the Xavier students: Leader Maggie Moriarity, Daniel Guckenberger, Saira Latif, Olivia Shooter and Avery St. Pierre; and also thanks to those of you who are adopting pots to keep them watered during covid pandemic: Beth Ewing, Clara Harkavy, Sarah Koucky, Weston Wolf and more.
Please join me in thanking all of our expert volunteer gardeners who keep NA beautiful with their endless contributions to the NA gardens:
Sarah Koucky and Emily Harten: Seasongood gardens and Marion gardens
Richard Jackson – Dana Triangle, Dana Roundabout, and Marion gardens
Mary Piper – Dana Triangle, Asmann
Beth Ewing and Brian Hill – Washington Garden, Pamela Smitherman memorial bench garden
Carolyn and Jake Gillman – North Avondale Sign garden at the top of Marion
Charlene Morse – Kessler Memorial
Deb Corwin – Dakota Roundabout garden
Words cannot say enough for their year-round volunteer efforts to make the gardens extra-ordinary!
Much gratitude to Laurie Pike as well for organizing the Trash social clean-up with over 30 community volunteers.
Thanks to NABA for organizing and supporting the banner program. Banners were switched out to the festive holiday banner.
Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season,
Interim NANA Beautification Chair