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Know when, what, and where to have fun

Wednesday, June 22nd,  6:30 PM.
Music Guild.

Location: 1219 E Jefferson St.

Host: Michelle King.
Theme: "Horny Music" - They can be songs with a horn section or ... you know. 

Saturday, June 25th, 4 PM to dark

FGNA Summer Solstice
Hosts: Jeremy & Sonya Embry
Location: 1320 E Grove.

Bean Bags for the adults, and games for the children.
FGNA will provide fried chicken
Bring chairs and a dish to pass and beverages of your choice.
A porta potty will be available.

Sunday, June 26th, 5:30 PM

Euchre Night

Host: Neil & Rochelle Gridley

Location: 1219 E Washington St.

This event uses SignUp Genius. To be included, contact fgnabloomington@gmail.com.

Limited to 16 people.

We are returning to the pre-Covid format.

Bring a dish to pass and your favorite beverage.

Tuesday, June 28th, 7 PM.

Washington Street Book Club.

Book: “Oh William!” by Elizabeth Strout.

Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com.

Location: 1219 E Washington St.

Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Monday, July 4th

Fourth of July Parade!!! 
Location: Meet at 9 AM at the corner of E. Grove and Woodland.

Decorate your bikes, wagons, strollers, and pets!
Please feel free to wear costumes.

Decorate your bikes, wagons, strollers, and pets.
There will be a pot luck brunch after the parade.

Hosts: Mike & Nancy Schulz.
Location: 1322 E Grove St.

Bring a dish to share.

Monday, July 4th, Sunset

Join your neighbors along the south side of the Country Club to watch the BCC fireworks.

Friday, July 8, 6:00 pm - ??
FGNA Social

Location: 502 S. Mercer Ave
Host: Connie & Courtney Boznos
Featuring: Represent you’re alma mater!
Bring your yearbook, wear your Letterman jacket, Cheerleading uniform, school colors; just have FUN with it!
Family Friendly
Bring dish to share, BYO beverage, cash for 50/50!
See ya there!

Thursday, July 21st, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club.

Book: “Who is Maud Dixon” by Alexandra Andrews.
Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net.
Location: 1413 E Grove St.
Usually meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, July 26th, 7 PM.

Washington Street Book Club.

Book: "We Are Not Like Them” by Christine Pride.

Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com.

Location: 1219 E Washington St.

Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Sunday, August 7th, 2 PM
Vinyl Hullaballo

Host: Matt Lollar
1304 E Grove St.
Bring your own beverage, favorite lawn chair, and a snack to pass! There will be a few turntables set up, bring your vinyl or pick from selection available.

Thursday, August 18th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club.

Book: “The Man Who Died Twice” by Richard Osman.

Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net.Location: 1413 E Grove St.
Usually meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

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Prez on the Edge

FGNA Annual Summer Solstice Party. Celebrate the start of summer with your neighbors!

Jeremy & Sonya Embry will be hosting the party in their spacious backyard. There is plenty of room for Bean Bags, and for children's games. 

Bring chairs and a dish to share, and hang out with your neighbors.

FGNA will provide:
1) Fried Chicken
2) Porta Potty

FGNA Palooza T-shirts
FGNA Palooza will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24, 2022. In celebration of the milestone, we’re getting Gildan Softstyle T-shirts!

Shirts are $15 each, and we’ll take pre-orders through Friday, June 24, at fgnabloomington@gmail.com. Please indicate the desired size and color of the shirt(s) you are ordering.

Shirt color options:
• Kiwi Green
• Heathered Purple
• Sport Grey
Shirt size options:
• Youth S-L
• Adult S-4XL

We believe that we will have shirts available for sale at the event, but sizes and color options will be very limited at that time. Now is your chance to get the color and size you want. Money will be collected when your shirt is delivered.

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Rules of Facebook Group Engagement

The FGNA Facebook page is intended to be a family-friendly community where the FGNA Board and neighbors can interact about the Founders’ Grove neighborhood & the Bloomington-Normal community.

It’s important to note that postings to the FGNA page are not representative of the opinions of the FGNA Board, nor do we confirm their accuracy.

As part of our commitment to you, we’ll do our best to ensure the postings on our page are in line with FGNA’s family-friendly intentions. The FGNA board requests that Facebook group members treat each other with mutual respect. FGNA expects that users will not post content that falls into the following categories and reserves the right to remove postings and/or ban users who are:


- Abusive, attacking, defamatory, or obscene
- Fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading
- In violation of any law or regulation
- Excessively repetitive
- Otherwise offensive
- Posting overtly partisan political endorsement and/or opposition content (FGNA is a non-partisan organization)


If you are banned from commenting on this page, you may appeal the decision or inquire about the status of your account to the FGNA Board by emailing fgnabloomington@gmail.com. The Board will review appeals quarterly. To this same address, you may also request to check content for acceptability prior to posting.


- While residents are welcome to advertise services they provide (pet sitting, lawn care, wood refinishing, etc.), we ask that these posts be limited to one post per month. Repetitive posts will be removed. This page is not intended to be used for commercial advertising.

- By request, FGNA will post homes that are for sale within the FGNA boundaries; we limit these posts to one per sale. If a home’s price changes by $2,500+, we will post the home a second time, also by request.


In addition to the rights that you grant to Facebook, you grant FGNA a royalty-free license to use your content in any manner without any obligation to you.


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