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					                                               the grapevine
                                       THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE JEFFERSON PARK NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATION
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 7                                                                                                        JULY 2003M

East Point’s National Night Out
Sheila Merritt                                 with us and share information about our      come together and show the cooperative
                                               neighborhood, our city and general           relationship we have with our police in
Have you ever watched an episode               public safety.                               the effort to fight crime.
C.O.P.S. on T.V. and wished you had an
opportunity to ask an officer questions        While enjoying the refreshments              Let’s take this opportunity to show the
about the work they do. Well, your wish        provided by the department, you will         people who serve our community our
is coming true next month. The East            also have a chance to see the cars, trucks   appreciation. Please come join the
Point Police Department will be                and other pieces of equipment, used by       festivities that evening as we shake the
celebrating the National Night Out on          our law enforcement personnel, up close.     hands of those who put their lives on the
Tuesday, August 5th.                           Bring your kids so they can see this stuff   line for us every day.
                                               and hang out with real role models!
The event will kick off at the East Point
Police Sub-Station on Clevland Avenue at       Our presence at the National Night Out
7:00 p.m. Officers will be available to talk   is a great way for our community to

Jefferson Park                                 Late Grapevine                               The Mixer Marvel
Neighbors                                      Bob Richardson                               Carol Chronister

Progressive Dinner                             As your new editor, I would like to
                                               appologize for the belated July issue of
                                                                                            The Jefferson Park Singles Mixers held
                                                                                            on May 18th and June 22nd this year
Party                                          the Grapevine. Some technological            were amazing! The scenario included:
                                                                                            singles who came to the event that had
                                               issues had to be overcome in order to        not attended a Jefferson Park event
Stacy Fizell                                   successfully accomplish publication.         before, singles from other
                                               That no longer being an issue, you can       neighborhoods and committed couples
As I try to get this puzzle organized, I                                                    bringing single friends. Entertainment
have been able iron out a few details.         look forward to getting the Grapevine on
                                               time from now on.                            included games of darts, billiards,
                                                                                            dining with new and old friends, and
The date for our progressive dinner is                                                      social and business networking. Oh,
Saturday, August 16th. The start time          Therefore, each home that is hosting
                                               will have to be a little creative in         did I mention all of the the marvelous
has yet to be determined. This will
depend mainly on the number of                 relating their dish to the King, but I       conversations?!
courses we end up with. Naturally, this        know you all are up to the task!
will take place in the homes of Jefferson                                                   Do not miss the next Singles Mixer on
Park Neighbors.                                Not everyone that has signed up is able      Sunday, July 20th, from 6 to 8 p.m. It will
The theme for this year’s dinner is            to offer their home for inclusion in the     be held at a new location this time, the
“THE KING!!!!”                                 dinner party, but they can provide           Main St. Bar & Grill.
                                               appetizers and desserts to help out.
We have decided to go with an Elvis                                                         For further information contact co-chairs:
Presley theme for our progressive              If you are able to offer your home for       Hardy Johnson 404.766.9392, Carol
dinner party. It seems fitting since           the party, please e-mail me at and let       Chronister 404-805-4491, or Lin Williams
August 16th is the 26th anniversary of         me know what course you would like           404-761-7145.
Elvis’passing.                                 to provide. I will do my best to oblige
                                               your preference.


Inside This Issue                              Next Meeting                                 La Proxima Junta
2       FROM THE PRESIDENT                     The    Jefferson   Park    Neighbor’s        La Asociacion de Vecinos de Jefferson
2       TREASURER’S NOTES                      Association meetings are held at 7pm         Park tienen reuniones cada tercer
2       MEETING TRANSPORTATION                 on the third Tuesday of each month, in       Jueves de cada mes en el salon
3       PARKING MEDIATION
3       ANNUAL YARD SALE                       the Fellowship Hall of the Jefferson         Fellowship de la Iglesia Bautista de
3       ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY                     Avenue Baptist Church. July’s meeting        Jefferson    Avenue.       La     reunion
3       ADVERTISEMENT QUALITY                  falls on the 15th. Park on the lower         correspondiente al mes de febrero sera
3       JPNA CALENDAR OF EVENTS                level off of winburn Drive, and enter        el Jueves 15 de Julio. Favor de
                                               through the glass door. Meetings last        estacionarse en el nivel bajo de la iglesia
                                               90 minutes on average.                       desde Winburn Drive. Se puede entrar
                                                                                            por las puertas de vidrio. Las juntas se
                                                                                            duran aproximadamente 90 minutos.
PAGE <2>                                                       THE GRAPEVINE                                                             .JULY 2003.

From the President                                Treasurer’s Notes                                               The Grapevine
                                                                                                               <www.jeffersonpark.org>
A grill; a cooler; books; gift certificates for   The Jefferson Park Neighbors Association
massage, yoga or acupuncture; video               is pleased to announce that we have                               President
rental discounts; t-shirts; coupons; a            expanded our selection of official JPNA                         Sheila Merritt
                                                                                                                  404.305.8677
hand-held vacuum cleaner; good food.              merchandise.                                         <smerritt@QandAEntertainment.com>
What do all of these things have in
common? They are all things that have             Beginning at the July 15th meeting,                              Vice-President
                                                                                                                     Paul Graetz
been given away at JPNA monthly                   official JPNA flags will be available.                            404.684.1982
meetings this year. Not to mention, lots          These flags are individually embroidered                       <revtpaul@aol.com>
of interesting and important information,         and made by the hands of fellow JPNA
and time well spent with neighbors. The           residents (Flag Farmers). The flags are                             Treasurer
                                                                                                                    Brad Burnette
JPNA meetings may just be a way for you           $50 each.                                                         404.684.2574
to get something for free!                                                                                     <jeffparkguy@aol.com>
                                                  Don’t forget, JPNA license plates are also                        Secretary
We have local businesses and residents            available for $10 each.                                        Shannon Korta
featured each month at our meetings.                                                                              404.763.4103
These folks really do a fantastic job whenBoth of these items can be purchased at                              <smkorta@aol.com>
they come to give their presentations. Allthe monthly JPNA neighborhood                                           Andria Towne
kinds of fun and exciting things happen.                                                                          404.305.8677
                                          meetings, the website (see masthead)                          <atowne@QandAEntertainment.com>
                                          using PayPal, or by contacting the JPNA
So if you haven’t been to a meeting yet, President Sheila Merritt or Treasurer,                                   Board of Directors
why not come try your luck to see if you Brad Burnette.                                                            Dwaine Eidson
                                                                                                                    404.684.6027
will be one of our many neighbors to take                                                                        <deidsonl@aol.com>
home a give-away. Even if you don’t, Jefferson Park is a recognized name, not                                      Kimberly Green
you will go home with a full stomach, only in East Point, but all over the metro                                    404.766.3999
great information and perhaps even Atlanta area.            Take pride in your                              <kimberlycgreen@yahoo.com>
                                                                                                                   Hardy Johnson
some new friends.                         neighborhood and help us continue to                                      404.766.9392
                                          make this the best neighborhood it can                           <hsjohnson30222@yahoo.com>
Our meetings are always held the 3rd be. Don’t be the last one on your block to                                     Julia Johnson
Tuesday of each month at 7p in the have an official piece of JPNA                                                   404.915.8386
Fellowship Hall of the                                                                                   <julia_johnson@harrynorman.com>
                                          merchandise.                                                             Bob Richardson
Jefferson Avenue Baptist                                                                                            404.767.7769
Church. You should enter                                                                                    <bob.richardson@delta.com>
the building from the lower                                                                                       Michelle Thompson
level parking lot on                                                                                                404.805.9490
                                                                                                                <micthomp@aol.com>
Winburn Dr., in back of the
church and follow the signs.                                                                                      Newsletter Editor
                                                                                                                   Bob Richardson
                                                                                                           <jpna-editor@mindspring.com>
Please come join us so you
can take part in the many                                                                                             Webmaster
activities that are happening                                                                                        Steven Sams
                                                                                                                  <steve@rooke.net>
in the neighborhood, get
some refreshments, obtain                                                                                            Advertising
the                 important                                                                                      Annemarie O’Bea
neighborhood information                                                                                            404.684.0102
                                                                                                                <aobea@bellsouth.net>
discussed each month, and
maybe even go home with a                                                                      The Jefferson Park Neighbors Association (JPNA) is a
little unexpected treat!                                                                       certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the
                                                                                               promotion of social activities and community awareness
                                                                                               in Jefferson Park, defined as the neighborhood of over
                                                                                               1000 rental and privately-owned residences bordered by

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Quality                                           Transportation                               political organisation. Donations made to the JPNA are
                                                                                               tax-deductible, and should be directed to the Treasurer.
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THANK YOU to the Grapevine                        just feel more comfortable having            following rates:
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                                                                                               publication. All submissions are due the last day of the
residents to support these businesses,            the next JPNA meeting!                       month before publication, to be sent either to our Post
and when you do– let them know that                                                            Office box or to the editor's email address.
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Neighbors      Grapevine     newsletter.                                                                               Address
Thanks!                                                                                                   Jefferson Park Neighbors Association
                                                                                                          P.O. Box 91790
                                                                                                          East Point, GA 30364
 JULY 2003                                                                 THE GRAPEVINE                                                     PAGE <3>.

Parking Mediation                                                                        Julia Johnson, ABR, ARS, SMC
Chuck Stephens                                                                                                 REALTOR
                                                                                           Go to: www.harrynorman.com for
Hopefully, the parking issues with Sword of the Lord will be
coming to a close soon. We are in the process of scheduling a                                  all your Real Estate Needs
date for the mediation meeting. Our goal is to have the meeting
in the next few weeks. We are colaborating with a number of
Jefferson Park neighbors, (Bob Richardson, Eric Taylor, Karen                                              HARRY NORMAN,
Love, myself and others) to find a solution that will work for all                                              REALTORS
parties concerned.                                                                                                SINCE 1930

                                                                                                 julia.johnson@harrynorman.com
Currently, there is some question around the future of the                                           678-686-0641DIRECT/V.M.
church. Once the city attorney notified us of the mediation                                                I ♥ Referrals!
ruling by the judge, we have since observed a significant
reduction in activity at the church.       Based on some
conversations with a few church members, it appears that the                      JPNA Calendar of Events
church may have found another location to worship. We are There are so many activities going on this year, we thought it would
investigating whether or not the church is in the process of
moving.                                                      be a good idea to list them for everyone.

To date, we have interviewed residents around the area of the July:
church to make sure we are aware of all of the issues people • Singles Mixer - Sunday, July 20th.
have concerning the actions of church members. A few more
residents will be interviewed shortly. At this point, the August:
responses have been quite consistent.                                 • Progressive Dinner - Saturday, August 16th -
If anyone has any questions or thoughts please let me know by           (Commitee Chair: Stacy Fizzell).
contacting me at chuck@chuckstephens.net or by telephone at
404-559-7766.                                                         • Monthly Meeting - Tuesday, August 19th -
Annual Community Yard Sale                                            • Singles Mixer - TBD
                                                                        (Commitee Chairs: Carol Chronister & Hardy Johnson).
Kimberly Green                                                        September:
                                                                      • Annual Community Yard Sale - Saturday, September 6th
The Jefferson Park Community Yard Sale will be held on Sunday,          (Commitee Chair: Kim Green)
September 6, 2003 (rain date Saturday, September 13, 2003) from       • Dog Walk/Run - TBD
8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. We need YOU to help make this year’s
                                                                        (Commitee Chair: Erin Erskine)
yard sale the best yet. We anticipate lots of coverage, lots of
participation, and lots of fun. Whether you hlp to organize, sell, or • Monthly Meeting - Tuesday, September 16th.
market the yard sale, your contribution is greatly appreciated.       • Singles Mixer - TBD
                                                                        (Commitee Chairs: Carol Chronister & Hardy Johnson).
Please contact Kimberly Green at 404-766-3999 or                      October:
kimberlycgreen@yahoo.com, to lend your support.                       • Community Concert & Silent Auction - Saturday, October 4th
                                                                        (Commitee Chairs: Concert/Suzanne Baugh, Paul Graetz/Auction).
Annual Block Party                                                    • Annual Block Party - Saturday, October 11th
                                                                        (Commitee Chair: Hardy Johnson).
Hardy Johnson                                                         • Monthly Meeting - Tuesday, October 21st.
The Jefferson Park Second Annual Block Party will be held on
                                                                      • Singles Mixer - TBD
                                                                        (Commitee Chairs: Carol Chronister & Hardy Johnson).
Saturday, October 11, 2003 (rain date will be October 18) from 2:30
                                                                      November:
to 7:00 p.m. It will be held in the same location at last year on
Spencer Avenue between East and West Woodland.                        • Thanksgiving Dinner - Tuesday, November 18th.
                                                                      • Monthly Meeting - Tuesday, November 18th
                                                                      • Singles Mixer - TBD
        F                D
           AMILY ISASTER REPAREDNESS          P                        (Commitee Chairs: Carol Chronister & Hardy Johnson).
                                                                      December:
        Sponsored by Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church
    1154 Jefferson Avenue, East Point (In the heart of Jefferson      • JPNA Officers & Board of Directors Election - Tuesday,
                                 Park)                                  November 16th (Commitee Chair: TBD)
  Saturday, July 26, 2003                           9:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m.                                                                  • Monthly Meeting - November 16th
  Disasters come in all shapes and sizes and can
affect not only communities but individual families as                • Holiday Party - TBD
well. Come and learn how to develop a Disaster
Strategy for you and your family.                                                 Please mark your calendars, and come join the festivities. If you
The Family Disaster Preparedness Training is FREE and includes a light lunch.     have any questions, or would like to take part in any of the events,
Please call (404) 767-0582 to make lunch reservations or for more info.           please contact the commitee chairs, or come to the next Monthly
                                                                                  Meeting for more details.
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