Greetings Park Peeps!
We look forward to seeing anyone who cares to help us each and every Sunday from 10-2. Our Fall and Winter work party hours starting in November, are from 11-1. The Park recently teamed up with Community Youth Services’ Diversion Program and serves one or two new teens under 18 each Sunday. The program is a rewarding opportunity and incentive to allow only first time offenders a chance to avoid detention by doing community service. So far the youths have been courteous, mannerly and efficient and its been a real pleasure mentoring them in their work at the Park. Come help us with that project or a short list of others that are regular maintenance items on our Sunday agenda.
Three more big events coming up at West Central before the snow flies. On September 23, there will be a fundraiser from 11-4 for local hero Tracy Sorrell. His friends and family will be putting on an auction and a sale with live music and an opportunity to help Tracy with some much needed medical care.
That evening, Saturday, September 23rd, at 6:30, Local faves, The Hinges will kick off The Equinox Dance Party! Danny Kelly and Karen Hancock are Oly heroes of fresh music and song to delight our ears! Then loved by all who have heard them play, High Ceiling will take the stage with their very own reggae recipe of the most absolute danceable tuneage you are liable to hear in a long while! Come on out to the Park that eve and get served snacks and beverages by Oly’s own Vante’s Inferno food truck! Don’t miss this event.
The next big event the WCP will host will be our fourth annual Harvest Fest on October 7th from 12-4. This year the festival will include local live music, bee tending, permaculture and hugelkulture workshops, apple pressing, veggie swap and stone soup made fresh on site from what we have! Neighbors bring your harvest to share on October 7th from noon to four. We’ll make a yummy spicy warming chowder of pumpkin, corn, tomatoes, beans, onion, peppers, thyme and apples and have hot fresh cider to sip. Don’t miss this awesome chance to get with your peeps!
See you around the Westside!