Heart of the Westside elects new officers, enjoys summer events


As always, the Heart of the Westside has a busy schedule. Annual membership is $5 and T-shirts are available for purchase.

Tuesday, July 9 was the yearly neighborhood board election and bylaws review. New and returning Heart of the Westside officers include: Cody Parsons, president; Mike Bauer, vice president; Anna Pageler, secretary-treasurer; and Glenn Gohr, social media coordinator.

Students and families from York and Bissett elementary schools were invited to the Westside Community Back2School Bash at Nichols Park on Saturday July 20, which was hosted by Passion Church with the help of other volunteers. There were games and inflatables. Everyone enjoyed hot dogs, chips, and drinks. Students and their families were given information for obtaining backpacks and school supplies. Lots of canned foods and produce were also given out.

Heart of the Westside manned a booth at Meador Park for National Night Out on Tuesday Aug.  6. We passed out literature and hosted a maze game and gave out a few prizes in a drawing. There was a good turnout.

A neighborhood cleanup was held at Nichols Park Saturday Sept. 21. This included dumpsters in the park and curbside pick up was available if needed.

Save the date

Fun-O-Ween: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31. The annual Fun-O-Ween event will take place at Passion Church, 806 N. Forest Ave. Candy and prizes for kids 11 and under. Wear a costume and have fun. This free indoor event will be held rain or shine.

Community Resource Fair: 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, Passion Church.

Thanksgiving Meal: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Passion Church.

Christmas Meal: 6-8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, at Passion Church.

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