Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Glengarry Update

The weeks are whizzing by and we are now half way through another month!

We have our first major event happening on Sat 25 Feb - this will be a joint Community Market & Celebrate Glengarry Gala Day an annual event organised by Eastside Baptist Church). This will be on from about 9.30am. It should be a wonderful day of fun activities, stalls and food. Do come along and enjoy Celebrating Glengarry as a great place to live (and work). Please also let your friends and family know about this event and encourage them to come along too. If you have a work place where we could put up a Market poster please let me know and I will arrange to get one to you - also keen forposters to go up at schools, kindys and so forth.

You can also keep informed about things happening in Glengarry through our Facebook page. The link to it is http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/188113074607799/?bookmark_t=group You can add yourself to this group and add your friends and family too.

You will see this email is coming from a new email address that I have setup called glengarryactin@gmail.com

The Glengarry Community Art Project is in full swing for 2012 also. On Wednesdays from 1-3pm Caroline will be at the Art space (next to the laundry) and people are welcome to come along for a look, to work on a project or get involved with whatever projects Caroline is working on. Then from 4-6pm Caroline will be there for kids to come along and do art activities.

We are also working on Mural Projects with Aurora College and the Murihiku Young Parents Learning Centre. Art activities are going to feature in the market each month and you will start to see art poping up all over the centre. The latest was the Hand Up for Glengarry hand print project where peole were invited to give us a hand print in support of the Glengarry projects. These prints are now leaves on a tree in the window of one of the empty shops in the shopping centre. Keep an eye out for more trees!!

We are also putting together the first community newsletter for 2012. It should be printed this week. If anyone can help with delivering them before Sat 25 Feb in the Glengarry area help would be appreciated, even if it was just a few blocks. I can drop them off to you if you give me your address.

We are also working on a large map of Southland for the laundry along with tourist brochures so there is something for the tourists that frequent the shopping centre. And we are looking to get new signage at the front of the centre along with an initiative for the businesses to help promote each other.

As always we welcome ideas and suggestions for the area. We are keen to hear from people who have a skill or knowledge that they would like to share with the community. We are also keen to meet with organisations, groups and businesses in the area to talk about how we can work together. Just drop me a line!

Cheers for now - and see you on the 25th!

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