There are always going to be changes in life. Some will be for the better and others, not so much. The same is true for the RPNA. We have recently had several people step down from their positions for various reasons, and I would like to take an opportunity to extend my thanks to them for volunteering their time and talent in an effort to make River Park a better neighborhood. If you know any of these individuals or meet them, please thank them for being part of what makes our neighborhood great.
Candy Samuels opened Stone Soup Batiks (a fabric store) last year at 2915 E Mishawaka Ave across from the old River Park Furniture building. Since then, she's been on a quest to give something back to the Avenue.
A dog sat in a kennel in Kentucky, alone and confused. Dally, who at ten years old and swollen with puppies, had very few options for what could happen in her life. The Kentucky Shelter sent out one last email, a cry for help, for any animal rescues who could take Dally, and Heartland Small Animal Rescue's Dog Coordinator saw it. For some reason, despite the 50+ plea emails she saw daily for abandoned, homeless, and desperate dogs, Dally’s greyed face, sad eyes, and swollen belly resonated with the Coordinator. If not Heartland, who would take this dog?
Recently the RPNA started “live blogging” the monthly Neighborhood Association meetings for those who can’t attend the regular meeting at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday each month at the River Park Public Library.
The RPNA Safety Committee will have its Safety Committee Annual Holiday Meeting on Thursday, December 10th at 7 PM at the River Park Public Library. Everyone is invited, including new Neighborhood Crime Watch Captains or those interested in knowing more about safety in River Park.
This is a program for all children in the Nuner district who will be 5 before August 1st. This is for parents and incoming kindergarteners. You will receive information, fun and games, and packets for summer fun!
We live in a unique community with so many opportunities to enjoy so I hope you can get out and appreciate our River Park neighborhood. Visit with your neighbors, help keep an eye out for all of the kids, pick up any trash laying around and welcome Spring to the neighborhood.
The River Park United Methodist Church will hold its 9th annual “Back to School Give Away” Saturday August 10th. Each year the church gives students in the 46615 zip code area a new backpack filled with supplies that are required for the grade they will be going into in the fall. These backpacks are for students in grades K - 12.