Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

EARTH DAY @ WEST END PARK April 28, 2010

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We involved children in the community in cleaning and planting in the park. We planted 4 blueberry bushes, a flowering pear tree and created boxes for the children’s garden! Volunteers cleaned and re-mulched the playground! We created 2 benches by the basketball court!

Planters...

We added bird houses!

 

MAKE A RAIN BARREL! April 15, 2010

Join us this weekend at our 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration (starts at 9am) and you can make your own rain barrel for only $40!

The City of Atlanta will be providing workshop & materials.

When: This Saturday, April 17

Time: 11am

Cost: $40

*Pre-registration required: Call Jamila 404-693-1742

 

2nd Annual West End Earth Day Celebration! April 5, 2010

The Friends of the West End Park will be hosting our wonderful 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration!

THIS WEEKEND!!! 2nd ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION at WEST END PARK!!!

  • Participate in ‘Edible Landscaping’ project!
  • Make your very own rain barrel for only $40! Pre-register by contacting Jamila: 404-693-1742
  • Children activities include creating garden art, face-painting &  plantings
  • Build new benches for the park
  • Plant new trees
  • Mulch existing trees
  • Clean playground mulch and overall park!

WISH LIST:
-Fruit or Flowering trees
-Gardening Soil
-Playground mulch

Starts @ 10am! Don’t miss it!
West End Park (Oak/Lucille)

I’d like to get involved, how can I help?

  • Cash donations can help buy much needed supplies!
  • If you’re knowledgeable in areas of  reusing, gardening, water harvesting, children’s environmental education and art…consider facilitating a workshop for others. Email: yomara@9to5.org!
  • Donate a tree: we’d like fruit trees but a spring blooming flower tree would bring much needed color to the park. You can even make an art plaque to label your tree!
  • Volunteer: We’ll need volunteers for set-up, during the event & clean-up. Please consider picking up a shift even if it’s just 45 minutes! We need you!

For more information, to give a donation or sign-up for a volunteer shift contact:

  • Jamila Norman: jamilanorman@yahoo.com
  • Yomara Velez: yomaravelez@yahoo.com

This event can be a wonderful community event but we need you to get involved!

 

2nd Annual West End’s Spring Egg Hunt!

Eggs everywhere! This year there were about 800 eggs!

Great turn-out! I'd say!

Friendships!

It's nice when your teacher lives in the community!

It's nice when your teacher lives in the same neighborhood!

100% pure cuteness!

By any means necessary...he will get that egg!

We will not let the eggs go!

Won't let 'em go!

Look what I can do!

Family & Friends!

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Prep for Spring Egg Hunt

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Before

First few to arrive! I'm thinking...i hope more people come!

After: Yey-more people did come! Friend of the West End Park stuff eggs!

 

Friends of West End Park attend Park Pride Conference

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Park Pride Conference

Friends of the West End Park represent! I only had a chance to take Cici's picture before my camera's battery ran out. Jamila, Sally, Chin and I were also there to represent for our park.

 

Walking through the park… March 29, 2010

Imagining how beautiful it would be to fix this wall...

Yes-she agrees! "We need to fix this...rufff-rufff!"