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Winter 2019 EPNA Newsletter

CALL FOR FARMERS MARKET VOLUNTEERS

TO OUR ENDERIS PARK NEIGHBORS AND BEYOND


The Enderis Park Farmers Market just finished its 4th year, offering fresh produce, baked goods and other tasty treats from local farmers and businesses every Sunday, mid-June through mid-September. Each Sunday the Market also featured a variety of entertainment such a musicians, cooking demonstrations, arts projects or yoga just to name a few. Our 2019 Harvest Fest event celebrated the end of this very successful and popular year.

During the past four years the Market has grown bigger and better with the addition of live musical entertainment, yoga, a cooking demonstration, a zoo play, and partnerships with local agencies. We are extremely proud of the market. A special ACKNOWLEDGMENT and THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, patrons and vendors. This event is just one of the high-quality community experiences that make Enderis Park Neighborhood one of the best neighborhoods in our city.

As it is with all of our WONDERFUL EPNA events, the Farmers’ Market relies completely on volunteers to plan organize and operate the market. Volunteers are needed for the market to open in 2020.

THAT’S WHERE YOU COME IN!

Some of our key Market volunteers will be moving onto other endeavors at the end of this calendar year. In order to steward the Market into its 5th year in 2020, we need the addition of new volunteers to help! We are calling on our neighbors and friends to volunteer your time and talents and enthusiasm to the market committee in any way you can. Whether it is posting social media, working with our vendors, recruiting new vendors, booking entertainment, recruiting and managing volunteers, being on hand at the information booth when the Market is open or just setting up and tearing down a few Sundays next summer--whatever your talent and enthusiasm, whatever your available time....the Market can use your talents.


WE NEED YOU!

There are so many benefits to being a Market Volunteer! Do you have an interest in meeting new people, building connections in the neighborhood and investing in your neighborhood? Are you looking for ways to give back to your community? Do you enjoy being part of a successful team? Do you know a high school or college student interested in gaining valuable experiences in nutrition, public health, leadership or community organizing? Do you just want to ensure that there is an enjoyable market experience year after year?

IT TAKES A STRONG AND COMMITTED TEAM TO BRING THIS GREAT EVENT TO YOU EACH SUMMER! Step right up! WE NEED YOU!

The market committee meets several times throughout January through May to plan and execute. Please contact Susan Odegaard, EPNA board member and co-chair of the farmers market committee if you want to learn more about volunteering (soozode@gmail.com).

Volunteers are critical to our ability to offer the Farmers’ Market during future summers.

Therefore, WE NEED YOU! YES—YOU!!




Mulchfest is Saturday, January 4, 2020!

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Enderis Park Fieldhouse

Don’t just throw your Christmas tree out on the curb after the holidays – be environmentally smart! Bring your tree to Mulchfest and help keep your community green. Your tree will be turned into mulch, which the City uses for its boulevards and parks. Or, bring a bag and haul the mulch back to your yard. Children will enjoy watching the City’s chipper truck, and everyone will enjoy a free hot dog, cup of coffee/hot chocolate and cookies, all courtesy of Sentry on Lisbon. Saturday, January 7 isn't convenient for you? Bring your tree any time between New Year’s Day and January 7 and place it in the volleyball court closest to the Enderis Park Fieldhouse (east side), so as not to block the parking lot or interfere with access to the Fieldhouse. Don’t stop at bringing your tree. If you find trees on the curb, just drag them along.

NOTE: Notification will be sent ASAP in the event Mulchfest is cancelled due to emerald ash borer disease