Friday, July 31, 2009

Annual block party - Friday, 8/14

The annual BPNA summer block party is scheduled for Friday, August 14, 6-9 pm. Everybody in the neighborhood is invited, whether they are BPNA members or not. Come meet new neighbors and celebrate with old friends.

Craig Brenner and Friends will once again inspire dancing in the street—specifically the 1000 block of South Dunn St. Please bring a potluck dish to share with your neighbors. BPNA will provide lemonade, grilled meat and veggie burgers and hot dogs generously provided by our sponsor, Nick’s English Hut. As an added treat, we will provide Edy's slow-churned ice cream for the first 100 guests, courtesy of Edy's.

We are also grateful to the City of Bloomington, which awarded us a Small & Simple grant to help with the non-food costs of this large party. The party drew about 300 people last year, and we expect an even bigger turnout this year. Volunteers are needed to help organize and run the grill; contact Jon Lawrence at or 334-2075 if you can help.

This is a great time to pay your membership dues. Dues are just $5 a year, and we will have a table set up to take dues at the picnic. BPNA T-shirts are back by popular demand. We hope to have a custom design ready for the occasion. Come by the BPNA table to see the design and place your order.

Last but not least, remember the hungry while you enjoy the party food. Dee Hupp-Sanders of the Hoosier Hills Food Bank asks that you bring a food item to donate to the food bank.

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