6pm – 8pm
Nathan Bill Park – Plumtree Rd.
Attn: East Forest Park Residents
A GREAT NIGHT TO GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS!
Join the East Forest Park Civic Association and the Springfield Parks Department to meet our neighbors, and celebrate our Law Enforcement as we build awareness of our unity in public safety!
State Police Mobile , Springfield Police K-9 demonstration, Fire Department – Engine #3 – Sparky the Dog, Food, DJ, Music, Clowns and Face Painting, Hampden Sheriff’s Dept. and Red Cross Safety Presentations.
Hope you can join the FUN
The East Forest Park Civic Association wishes to thank the Shea family for their support of its Denise K. Shea Memorial Scholarship for an outstanding senior from one of the surrounding high schools who resides in our 01118 neighborhood. This annual award is given to a deserving young citizen who genuinely reflects a concern and connection to the neighborhood and the City of Springfield. The selection is based on their academic record, leadership role, extra-curricular activities, and dedication to service and civic minded involvement.
Meet the Candidates
before the Tues., Sept. 9th Primary !
Wednesday, June 11, at 6:30 P.M.
Holy Cross Church Gym
Wheeler Ave. / Plumtree Rd.
This is your opportunity to see the local and state-wide candidates running with opposition and hear them speak for five minutes regarding issues relevant to the greater Springfield area.
Afterwards, meet with the candidates !
Gift exemplifies community support for Springfield family after accident killed pet dog, damaged home.
Lauren Welch, a student at St. Michael’s Academy,holds a book that was presented to her by Beth Hogan, right, Vice-president of the East Forest Park Civic Association. Looking on, at left, is Ann Dougal, School Principal, and Frank Ryan, President of the neighborhood association. (Mark M. Murray / The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD — Lauren Welch, 12, said Wednesday that it was devastating to lose her family dog, Henry, killed recently when a car crashed through their home in East Forest Park, but it was nice to know that people care.
One example occurred Wednesday when Beth Hogan, a self-professed dog lover and neighborhood activist, gave Lauren a copy of the book “A Different Little Doggy”. Hogan said she read the story about the accident “and I just wanted to do something for Lauren. I felt she needed a pick-me-up.”
“It was really nice,” Lauren said of the gift. “You don’t see people every day with feelings like that. It’s nice to know that there are people out there, outside my family and my school that care about me and the accident that occurred.”
Lauren said it was “of course devastating” to lose Henry, a Springer Spaniel, and she thinks about the “good times” they had together. “He’s in a better place,” Lauren said. “And I’m plugging along.”
Hogan also donated separate copies of the book to the school itself, the EFP neighborhood library, and to the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center, from which Henry was adopted in November. ” All the books were signed by the author, Heather Whittaker.
Ann E. Dougal, principal at St. Michael’s, said it was a very nice gesture and reflects that they are very sympathetic with events that happened. I think it is great to see the compassion that people have for one another and the way they try to embody that by reaching out. It reflects people caring about one another, forming a community.”
On April 14, an out-of-control pickup truck driven by an 85-year-old man went off the road and smashed through the Welch home at 350 Gillette Ave. The accident caused extensive damage and displaced the family for what may be four months or more. Separately, there is a fund set up help the Welch family at www.gofundme.com/8c10wo.
Join us on Saturday, May 3, anytime 9 to Noon !
*Bags and gloves are available from the City.
Bag lunches will be provided after 12 Noon
HELP US PICK UP LITTER ALONG Y O U R STREET.
Material Supply Points*:
*Nathan Bill Park on Plumtree Rd.
or * South Branch Parkway
Other FOCUS AREAS:
SURREY, ISLAND POND, PLUMTREE,
SUMNER, ROOSEVELT, and ALLEN.
Help us Keep Our Springfield Neighborhood Beautiful
Thank you, East Forest Park Civic Association
Cathedral High School Update
Training sessions will be conducted on the campus of Springfield Technical Community College, and will be approximately 3 hours each. All materials, books and tools will be supplied free of charge. Session #1 – January 23, 2014 – Tree Growth, Planting and Maintenance Session #2 – February 13, 2014 – Orchard Care, Maintenance and Pruning Note: Participants that attend both training sessions will receive the Orchard Tender certification and complementary pruners.
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