Hello neighbors, friends and picnic invitees!


This will be the final email about the picnic.  Due to the probability of rain, we will be at the RAIN LOCATION.  We will be INDOORS at Beth Emeth Congregation at 100 Academy Road.  There is plenty of parking available.  You do NOT need to bring chairs.  The banquet hall is very large will have tables and chairs – even the bounce house!

What:  The Annual Picnic & Potluck – celebrating 20 years as a neighborhood association!


When: Sunday August 21st 1 – 4 pm.  Volunteers are asked to come at noon – 12:30 pm.  Doors will open at noon.


Where:  Beth Emeth Congregation at 100 Academy Rd.  We will be indoors at their main gathering hall.  Seating will be provided, so please do NOT bring chairs!



FOOD: We are supplying burgers & hot dogs & lemonade.  Local restaurants are donating ziti, pizza, etc.  Stewarts is donating “Make Your Own Sundae!” kits with 3 different kinds of ice cream and 6 kinds of toppings!  Neighbors also bring their own wonderful foods to share at this potluck event.


FUN: There will be a bounce house for the kids.  We will have great music courtesy of the “Instant String Band”.   We have a lot of wonderful door prizes from local businesses and individuals we will start giving away at 3 pm – just sign in when you come to the event, and get your raffle ticket!  This year, you can pick your own prize from the table!  We have everything from children’s books to wine.


COMMUNITY:  Visit with neighbors you haven’t seen in a while.  We have new people who have moved into the neighborhood this year and are attending, so please give them a friendly welcome!  Relationships and friendships are a big part of being a thriving community, and we are celebrating 20 years as a neighborhood association!


I am very excited about seeing everyone.  I am going to BJ’s on Saturday morning to pick up hot dogs & hamburgers.  Our new picnic solicitor Gretchen Brown worked with our local businesses and they were very generous this year.  Many individuals also contacted the Board directly to provide door prizes, too.


Thank you,


Eric Huntington

Chair, HNA

Helderberg Neighborhood Association

Celebrating 20 years 1996 – 2016


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