Annual Block Party and Elections, August 2, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:33AM
Salley Trefethen in Events

Not just any block party—It's the 6th Annual Huning Highlands Block Party. Come to Preservation Station on Sunday, August 2, from 5 pm to 8 pm to join your neighbors for food, drink, and live music. This year again showcases the acoustic trio Pawn Drive, a band you have enjoyed for the previous two years. The basics are provided; you only need to bring a favorite dish or snack to share. It's also a good idea to BYOB. The Preservation Station is at the corner of Walter and Coal. Food and drink will be set up inside with eating, drinking, kids' games, mixing and music outside in the garden area. Board member Sam Kochansky is heading up the event this year, so contact him ( if you have questions or wish to help out. There are plenty of categories to help out!

The party potluck is combined with our annual elections, so we'll have ballots for you to vote in the coming year's board. You don't have to be a member of the neighborhood association to come to the party, but you must be a member to vote, so come with $3 ($5 for a family) to renew your membersip or to join for the first time.

...and Elections

Huning Highland Historic District will hold its annual election for board members on Sunday, August 2. Board members agree to serve for a two-year term and this year the following volunteers have agreed to serve for the upcoming term:

Ann Carson, Zoey Fink, Kathy Grassel, Mary Karafonda, Elaine McGivern, Karla Thornton, and Salley Trefethen.

If elected, these volunteers will join the following board members in their second term: Bonnie Anderson, Joe Boyd, Moisés Gonzalez, Steve Grant, Lee Spittler, and Ben Sturge.

The Board meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM at the Preservation Station on the corner of Walter and Coal. Meetings last about an hour and are open to the public. The most important job of the Board is to provide input to various governmental units about development proposed for our neighborhood. The Board also works to improve community conditions by collecting input from neighbors about issues affecting our well-being, and helping to sort our possible solutions. Finally, the Board enhances community relationships by sponsoring various events and activities. All of this work is done through volunteer effort.

Please join us at the annual block party on August 2, renew your $3 annual dues ($5 for a family), and vote in our annual election. Write-in candidates are allowed. 

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