I was looking forward to spring as the snow has melted and the sight of early spring bloomers emerging from the frozen ground. That all went out the window as we now have a few inches of snow accumulation on the ground. LENA Board members have been busy planning and organizing the events for this year. We will begin with the tradition in our efforts to contribute to the environment in a neighborhood park clean up, an homage to the Earth's Day Celebration. This year, Earth's Day falls on a Saturday, April 22. While we typically organize our park clean up effort in alignment to the actual date, we will instead celebrate the weekend after, on Saturday, April 29 to avoid conflict with neighbors planning to attend the march at the Capital Square on April 22. New this year will be our plan to work on two of our neighborhood parks; Quaker and Lake Edge. Mark your calendars - more details to come!
Looking ahead, the neighborhood plant exchange is scheduled for May 20 and the annual garage sale (weekend of June 23 - 25). This year's garage sale will be joined by our neighbors in Glendale and the St Luke's Lootsa Loot is making is return after a period of hiatus. If you plan on having a garage sale this year, you may want to consider joining neighbors in the neighborhood. Details for sign up will be announced soon. There are other events in the queue which will be announced in the upcoming weeks. If you have any ideas or would like to help chair or host an event, please let us know via email.