Your College Park Neighborhood Association – March 2018 update

Come join us March 5, 7:00 p.m.
The next meeting of the College Park Neighborhood Association is Monday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the College Park Community Center (2393 Elizabeth Ave.).

Sunday in the Park March 11, noon to 5:00 p.m.
The CPNA proudly announces the 27th annual Sunday in the Park, an event where second and third generations gather to enjoy the fun. We invite local businesses, schools, and artists to share their talents and products. If you want to be a sponsor or a vendor, contact Tom Cook via one special tradition of the day, Commissioner Stuart will again judge the Best Brownies competition. Last year’s winners were Rebecca Sweet, Sadie Derenthal, and Norma Aldridge. Even young CP bakers are welcome to enter their favorite brownie recipes — Sadie was just 10 years old when she won second place! We are grateful for volunteers from Edgewater High School. The football team will help in the morning and the National Honor Society will take over in the afternoon. CPNA loves our students, and we’re happy to help them fill their community service hours. Allie Loveland’s stage lineup has the VFW Orchestra kicking off the stage events at 11:45 a.m. Musical groups from Edgewater High School, Lake Silver Elementary, Princeton Elementary, and Church on the Drive will entertain through the afternoon. Sadie Derenthal and Dad, plus Mr. Richard, are on the lineup. All this will be facilitated by Master of Ceremonies Safari Todd. Thank you to the Orlando Magic for their support, and thank you to our major title sponsors, Anne Rogers Realty Group and Dubsdread Golf Club. CPNA is also grateful for support from ABC Liquors, District 3 Commissioner Robert Stuart, Keller-Williams Realty, and the City of Orlando. Admission to Sunday in the Park is free, but there are some charges for the attractions. Parents can buy an all-day wristband for all attractions for $10 per child, or for just $25, parents can purchase a membership to CPNA (which includes two free wristbands). Kids age 3 and under can play games for free. College Park Neighborhood Association members receive two free wristbands. Member registration will be available at the main pavilion, or you can register online at at least 48 hours before the event.
Easter Egg Hunt March 31, 9:00 a.m. sharp
CPNA hosts the annual Great Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31, beginning at 9:00 a.m. sharp. WARNING: Be sure to bring your running shoes, because the eggs go fast! This event is always a beautiful way to celebrate Easter Saturday with our College Park youngsters. Allie Loveland tells us the Easter Bunny will again make an appearance, and photo opportunities will abound. Plan on enjoying breakfast at one of our restaurants on the Drive after the Easter Egg Hunt.
Education: Jump Tree Project
CPNA is committed to helping the Monarch Learning Academy collect stories and pictures related to the famous “Jump Tree” that came down during Hurricane Irma. April Bell, co-creator of the Story Catcher App, hosted a training on video storytelling in February at Monarch. Members of the CPNA Historic Committee were invited to attend. We hope CPNA members interested in history will help to capture more memories from past generations. Stories, photos, and other artifacts will be collected and presented to the community later this year. We hope that working on this project will help us learn more about those experiences that bring generations closer. The students already have a few interviews and stories. They would love to interview more folks but will accept written accounts as well. To learn more, please contact
Edgewater High School 2018 Hall of Fame
The Edgewater High School Foundation will induct the fifth class of The Edgewater High School Hall of Fame April 14, 2018. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a reception in the O.R. Davis Auditorium. The Edgewater High School Hall of Fame was established in 2010 by the Edgewater High School Foundation to honor EHS alumni and supporters who have accomplished excellence in high school and who have distinguished themselves through virtue and integrity in at least one of six categories: Arts, Academics, Athletics, Professional, Community, and Eagle Spirit. The event also honors members of the faculty and staff of EHS who have dedicated over 25 years of service.
Safe Streets and Sidewalks Initiative
The Safe Streets and Sidewalks Initiative committee continues supplementing Orlando’s efforts to make our streets and sidewalks more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. Leaders of the Safe Streets and Sidewalks Initiative are Aaron Powell, Mark Suarez, Mark Aldridge, John Brownsord, and Peter Cherry. They welcome other members of the community to join in. The best way to reach committee members is via

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