Welcome friends & neighbors!

Prez on the Edge

Fourth of July Parade!!! 
The parade will line up starting at the corner of Grove and Woodland, and will start at 9 AM.

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

Plan to leave 6 feet of distance between families during the parade, and please do not show up if you are feeling ill.

 

John, the drummer for the parade, has gathered some band members to march in the parade with him. The band will be doing a little concert at the end, in the front yard of 1322 E Grove St. This will be a great addition to the parade this year!

Due to social distancing guidelines, there will NOT be an after parade brunch.

Parade Route

From the corner of Woodland and Grove, travel west to Harwood, south to Taylor, east to Vale, north to Grove and then west back to where the parade started.

Summer Solstice

We are sad to have to cancel the Summer Solstice picnic & bags tournament this year, but we are unable to hold these two events safely and within our current state guidelines.

Our June member meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 6th, same time, place, and speaker. 

Free Bulk Waste Collection
This year, crews will be collecting bulk waste in our neighborhood on July 8th. All bulk waste must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. Click here to view the flyer and map for the 2020 Free Summer Bulk Waste Collection.

The annual garage sales are rescheduled for the weekend of August 7th & 8th.

Here is what you need to know if you choose to attend the July Happy Hour.
- Happy hour will be outside where we can practice social distancing.

- We feel it will be safe to return to the original format of sharing food.

Don’t forget to participate in our "Unique Items Challenge" on Facebook as you enjoy the beautiful weather wandering the neighborhood this weekend!

Stay well,
Amanda

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Know when, what, and where to have the fun!

Saturday, July 4th- Fourth of July Parade!!! 
Meet at the corner of Grove and Woodland
9:00 am sharp
See "Prez on the Edge", to the right, for more information.

Wednesday, July 8th, starting at 6 AM

Free Summer Bulk Waste Collection

Friday, July 10th, 7 PM - ​NOTE the later starting time
Monthly Happy Hour (FriYaY)
Host: Donny Bounds (aka "Donny B.")
1220 E Washington St

We are returning to the original format of Happy Hour.

BYOB, but bring food to share.

As in the past, we will be having a 50/50.

Thursday, July 16th, 7 PM.

Mystery Book Club
Book: "Memory Police" by Yoko Ogawa
Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
Will be held on Jen's back porch.
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 7 PM

Music Guild

Host: Matt Lollar

1304 E Grove St

Theme: Songs of Summer. It can be a pretty loose association. it could just be a song from your past that makes you think of Summer.

This will be an outside Music Guild, with a 7PM start time. It will be back to the lower tech days, playing music on vinyl or by hooking up to phones / MP3 players. The sound system will be set up on the back deck, but will NOT have a TV available.

Usually meets 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Tuesday, July 28th, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "This Tender Land" by William Kent Krueger
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com
Let Rochelle know by email if you are planning to attend. Seven is the limit in case we have to meet on the back porch. 
Weather permitting, it will be on the patio. I will let you know that we have over run our limit. First come first serve.Refreshments will be BYOD.

Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Thursday, August 6th, 7 PM
FGNA Quarterly Member Meeting
Guest speaker: Kathy Yoder, McLean County Coroner
Location: Centennial Christian Church basement.
1219 E Grove St.

FGNA Garage Sale Sign Pickup at the meeting.
The charge is $4 for use of yard sign, place on map, listing of up to 5 items/categories, stack of maps and electronic copy to share.
If you have questions, contact Matt at lollarmatt@hotmail.com

Friday, August 7th, Recommended times: 8 AM to 2 PM.
FGNA Garage Sale.
Times are at the sellers’ discretion.
 

Saturday, August 8th, Recommended Times: 8 AM to 2 PM
FGNA Garage Sale.
Times are at the sellers’ discretion.

Friday, August 14th, 7 PM - ​NOTE the later starting time
Monthly Happy Hour (FriYaY)
Host: Susan Moore & Ted Masters
411 Leland

We are returning to the original format of Happy Hour.

BYOB, but bring food to share.

As in the past, we will be having 50/50.

Thursday, August 20th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: "The Island" by Ragnar Joannason
Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, August 25th, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng 
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.


Thursday, September 17th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: "The Passenger" by Lisa Lutz
Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Saturday, September 26th, 2:00 to 10:00 PM
FGNA Palooza


Thursday, October 15th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: "Temper" by Layne Fargo
Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, October 27th, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Beckman 
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Thursday, November 19th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: "A Murder at Rosamund's Gate" by Susanna Calkins
Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, November 24th, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "The Yellow House" by Sarah M. Broom
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

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