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
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.
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From the President Treasurer’s Notes The Grapevine
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
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
JPNA meetings may just be a way for you $50 each. 404.684.2574
to get something for free! <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
will be one of our many neighbors to take <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
some new friends. neighborhood and help us continue to 404.766.9392
make this the best neighborhood it can <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
merchandise. Bob Richardson
Jefferson Avenue Baptist 404.767.7769
Church. You should enter <email@example.com>
the building from the lower Michelle Thompson
level parking lot on 404.805.9490
Winburn Dr., in back of the
church and follow the signs. Newsletter Editor
Please come join us so you
can take part in the many Webmaster
activities that are happening Steven Sams
in the neighborhood, get
some refreshments, obtain Advertising
the important Annemarie O’Bea
neighborhood information 404.684.0102
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
the Atlanta City Line to the north, Cleveland Avenue to the
south, Sylvan Road to the east, and Main Street to the
west, and including Tri-Cities High School. We are not a
Quality Transportation political organisation. Donations made to the JPNA are
tax-deductible, and should be directed to the Treasurer.
The JPNA would like to send out a big As always, if you’d like a ride, or would We accept camera-ready or digital advertisements at the
THANK YOU to the Grapevine just feel more comfortable having following rates:
advertisers. These businesses support someone walk you to your door after the $20 ... 1/8 page $60 ... 1/2 page
our community through ad space; which meeting and make certain your home is $40 ... 1/4 page $80 ... whole page
Contact Annemarie for more information. Advertising
offsets the cost of printing production. secure before you reenter, please call any payments are not tax-deductible.
These folks have been very patient with one of the Board Members listed on the
us on our ad “fuzziness” issue. For this masthead in this newsletter, and we’ll be The Grapevine welcomes unsolicited, politically neutral
we are appreciative. We ask each of our happy to assist you. Hope to see you at manuscripts, though we cannot guarantee their
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.
you saw their ad in the Jefferson Park
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
email@example.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
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
AMILY ISASTER REPAREDNESS P (Commitee Chairs: Carol Chronister & Hardy Johnson).
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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