The Ice Cream Social was a great success. Many neighbors stopped by for ice cream, lemonade, music and socializing. The children loved the moon bounce (even before and after the official ice cream social hours) and face painting. Board member Mary Beth Sitrick reported that not only did the children have a great time selling lemonade, the lemonade stand raised $69.50 for the Children’s Inn at NIH. Way to go Huntington Terrace Neighbors!
A few neighborhood volunteer opportunities have come up. Please see below. Thanks, Allan
- Our Sunday, May 19, ice cream social is coming up fast. We are asking for volunteers to help set up between 1 and 2, monitor the moon bounce between 2 and 4, serve ice cream between 2 and 4, and help clean up. Please contact board member Amy Royden-Bloom if you are interested in helping out. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- We’re looking ahead to the traditional children’s July 4 parade that begins at the top of Madison Street. Are there neighbors who want to help organizing the event, working with board member Keary Cope (email@example.com)? Our friends in Bradmoor have expressed interest in a joint party at the Bradley Hills park at the end of the parade. (They are looking for their own volunteers, too.)
- Would anyone wish to join our neighbor Carol Ann Rudolph (firstname.lastname@example.org) in a committee to study the continuing issue of construction noise and to pursue ways to address it? This is decidedly not an anti-construction campaign. Construction is a long-term fact of life here (see the Sunday Washington Post article link below). The idea is to identify community-level approaches to the issue to get ahead of the unpleasant confrontations that occur from time to time between neighbors and builders. Construction and its attendant disruptions will only grow as an issue when Suburban Hospital begins its five-year expansion project.
A few news items to share with the neighborhood.
New HTCA Board of Directors Member Elected
Mary Beth Sitrick of Garfield Street was elected to the HTCA board of directors at the board’s March meeting. All seven board positions are now filled. Thank you, and welcome, Mary Beth!
Ice Cream Social Update
Plans for the Sunday, May 19, neighborhood ice cream social are advancing. We are hoping to get our kids more involved in the event than in years past. To offer ideas or volunteer, please contact Amy Royden-Bloom, the chairwoman of our board’s social committee, at email@example.com.
Renew Your HTCA Membership
Please consider renewing your membership to the HTCA. Annual dues are $20. The dues cover the costs of our social events, community meetings, and newsletters. Only dues-paying members are permitted to vote when important issues are put before the community. We expect a court decision on the Suburban Hospital expansion any day, and will be calling a community meeting to discuss the matter shortly thereafter. You can pay by Paypal on the HTCA.net home page, or send a check payable to HTCA to our treasurer, Stephen Brown, 5504 Hoover Street.
We’re Connected — Are You?
We are now on Facebook at Huntington Terrace, Bethesda Maryland, and Twitter as htcabethesda. We’ll be posting lots of local information and updates, and encourage others to follow suit. It’s an excellent way to keep the community connected.
We are pleased to provide more details about the Sunday social announced in the April newsletter.
The Sunday social will be held June 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. on Lincoln Street between Grant and Garfield Streets. Hope you can join us!
We plan to have
- Ice cream
- Soft drinks and bottled water
- A moon bounce
- Face painting
- An ice cream piñata
- A bubble machine
It will be a fun time to see old friends and make new ones!