Once again it is time for our annual Neighborhood Night Out party/picnic.  As usual, we will get together on the second Tuesday of August – August 5th this year.  And once more we have made arrangements with our neighbor, the Columbia Country Club, to use their ballroom (air conditioning in August is a good thing!).  The Club will provide hamburgers and hot dogs, along with buns, condiments, and dishes.  We need to bring everything else – side dishes, salads, desserts.  It is always a good time – the kids get a chance to look at (climb on?) a fire truck, and things like that, and we all get to chat with our neighbors more than we often have the opportunity to do.

Cost will be the same as last year – $10 for adults and $6 for kids 2-12 – to cover the cost for the Club.  We want to encourage everyone to come, so any amount will be welcome (especially if it includes an additional donation!) and no neighbor will be turned away.

We should start arriving about 5:00 pm and will try to begin dinner between 5:30 and 6:00.  Dinner will be followed by the Neighborhood Association “annual meeting” – including election of officers and planning our annual neighborhood-wide garage sale.  The date for this year’s sale is Saturday, September 6.  We would like to know who will take part so that we can direct people to the right part of the neighborhood.  And  we will ask for a donation to cover the cost of the newspaper ads.

We need to give the Club some idea how many are coming, so please let me (Martha) know if you are – preferably by mid-day this coming Friday, August 1.  Best way is by e-mail (look on the “About” page – link above – for the address) but phone is ok too.

See you on August 5th!

– Martha