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Inman Park Little Pumpkin Parade

Inman Park Little Pumpkin Parade - A Family-Friendly Halloween Celebration

Celebrate Halloween by joining Inman Park’s Little Pumpkin Parade on October 31st at 6:00.  Our parade will be socially-distanced with families separated by six feet or more.  Our neighborhood Target at Edgewood has generously donated pre-filled candy pails that will be available at the end of the parade route as a safe alternative to Trick or Treating!  

Participants: Inman Park families with children up to 13 years old are invited to join the parade.  Since participation is limited, participants must RSVP by filling out the form: https://forms.gle/FihagBkZ2FVRERdJ. Priority will be given to Inman Park families. 

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Trees Atlanta Plantlanta and Tree Sale

 

 

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Tuesday Tip: Special Election on September 29

The special election on Sept. 29 is confusing, right? Seems like a lot of work to elect someone to serve out the remaining months of our beloved Congressman John Lewis’s term. The person we elect will represent the 5th Congressional District only through Jan. 2021, but some heavy decisions may be made in Congress during those 98 days. 

Here is a Sample Ballot for the Sept. 29 election, and here is a link to the candidates  who are on the ballot, along with their various platforms.

If no candidate receives 50% of the vote, there will be a run-off election on Dec. 1st, in which case the winner will serve a congressional term of 33 days.

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September 2020 IPNA Meeting Agenda

September 16, 2020 IPNA meeting Agenda:

 

Welcome/Introduction of newcomers

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Lifelong Inman Park Information Session

Lifelong Inman Park Zoom  Information Session. TALK SAVES LIVES - September 18 at 10:30AM


An Introduction to Suicide Prevention to cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide.  Participants will learn the common risk factors, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.

Presented by Taylor Chambers, MPH

Associate Area Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


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Food Drive for our Neighbors in Need

Hi Inman Park! Please consider donating any of the items below to the local Food Pantry. Your donations go to members of our community experiencing food insecurity - both the homeless and hungry. The need is incredible currently and every little bit helps!
  • Canned meat including tuna, chicken, spam, and Vienna sausage 
  • Chunky soups especially those w pop-top lids 
  • Canned vegetables including spinach, green beans, beets and corn, carrots 
  • Rice or Pasta / noodles 
  • Canned or dried fruits 
  • Cereal, Peanut butter, granola bars or other shelf stable items
More info about the organization and an up-to-date list of greatest needs is here: https://intowncm.org/food-pantry-greatest-needs
Drop your donations off any time to 889 Edgewood Ave. We have a box on our front porch. Donations will be delivered weekly to ICM Food Pantry thru September. Thank you!
Jennie

August 2020 IPNA Meeting Agenda

NOTE: The actual meeting invitation will arrive by email Wednesday afternoon and members can click on the link included and then enter the password given in order to join the meeting. 

 

August 19, 2020 IPNA meeting Agenda:

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Early Voting Starts Today and runs through August 7

Early voting began today and continues until August 7th for the August 11 run-off election. Here is a list of 20 early voting locations in Fulton County.
Among the early voting locations is State Farm Arena. There is free parking available. 
Fulton Voters Can Cast Ballots at State Farm Arena – Georgia’s Largest Voting Site 
 

Fulton Voters Can Cast Ballots at State Farm Arena – Georgia’s Largest Voting Site

 

Freedom Park Conservancy PSA

Freedom Park Conservancy Announces SWA Group as Master Planner for Freedom Park:

World renowned firm selected for its visionary ideas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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July 2020 IPNA Meeting Agenda

NOTE: The actual meeting invitation will arrive by email Wednesday afternoon and members can click on the link included and then enter the password given in order to join the meeting. 

July 15, 2020 IPNA meeting Agenda:

Welcome/Introduction of newcomers

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Rename the Joel Award

Reimagining the Joel Award

During the June IPNA meeting we discussed the renaming of our neighborhood community service award. As you may know, the award was created in the mid-1970s by Robert Griggs, the founder of Inman Park Restoration, as a way for young, pioneering neighbors to recognize one another’s efforts in revitalizing our long-neglected neighborhood. The award became known as the Joel Award in recognition of Joel Hurt, the surveyor and developer of Inman Park.

As awareness has grown in recent years about Joel Hurt and his history of using and abusing convict labor, his name has become uncomfortable for many. (For reference, see Slavery by Another Name by Douglas Blackmon.) Clearly, Joel Hurt doesn’t represent the values of 21st century Inman Park. It is time for us to select a new name for the award.

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IPNA Proposed BLM Statement

Inman Park Stands with Black Lives Matter
The time is overdue to end the systemic racism that has prevailed through the history of our nation.  While progress has been made, racism remains pervasive in our institutions.  It is unjust and we will work to end it.  It harms us all. Black Lives Matter.
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Fourth of July Picnic - cancelled

We regret to inform everyone that due to COVID-19, we will not be having our 4th of July Picnic. We hope to see all of you next year!

June 2020 IPNA Meeting Agenda

NOTE: The actual meeting invitation will arrive by email Wednesday afternoon and members can click on the link included and then enter the password given in order to join the meeting. 

Welcome

Introduction of newcomers

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May 2020 IPNA Meeting Agenda

NOTE: The actual meeting invitation will arrive by email Wednesday afternoon and members can click on the link included and then enter the password given in order to join the meeting.

IPNA May 20, 2020, Business Meeting Agenda

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Support Partners for Home

Dear Neighbors:

During this pandemic, we’ve all been told to shelter in place.
But what about the most vulnerable among us who have no place to shelter?

As those of you who came to our April 15 IPNA Zoom Meeting heard from Councilmember Amir Farokhi, the City of Atlanta is testing our homeless neighbors for COVID-19 and is housing those who test positive in a downtown hotel that has been converted to isolation housing. Homeless COVID-19 patients are cared for in the isolation hotel, giving them a safe place to recover and helping prevent the further spread of the disease. Another local hotel is being converted into housing for the city’s homeless population to keep our most vulnerable neighbors safe.

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Important Notice - Proposed By-Laws Amendment and Nominations for New IPNA Officers

IPNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINEES

by Neil Kinkopf, Nominating Committee Chair

As you may know, the IPNA by-laws require that in April of each year the Nominating Committee bring a slate of nominees to the membership.  The slate of nominees will fill the Board positions whose terms expire in June.  This year those positions are President, Treasurer, Vice President for Zoning, and Vice President for Planning.  Additional (which is to say competing) nominations may be made from the floor at the April IPNA meeting.  By the end of the April IPNA meeting, nominations will be closed and an election will be held at the May IPNA meeting.   

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April 2020 IPNA MeetingAgenda

NOTE:   The actual meeting invitation will arrive by email Wednesday afternoon and members can click on the link included and then enter the password given in order to join the meeting.

IPNA April 15, 2020, Business Meeting

Welcome and Introduction of Newcomers

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Instructions for April 15 IPNA Meeting

Dear IPNA Members:

 

Our April 15 IPNA meeting will be held on Zoom. This will be the first ever virtual IPNA Business Meeting, so please bear with us as we figure things out.

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Safe Ideas for Celebrating Festival Weekend

Fellow Inman Parkers -
We are so sad that we will not have Festival this year, but we've come up with some ideas to help keep the spirit of Festival and Inman Park alive! Please follow all government regulations, and let's show our spirit on Festival weekend, April 24-26! This year, we're calling it 2020 Inman Park UNFestival & Tour AT Home. 
Here are the fun, and safe, activities we came up with to show our neighborhood pride:
1. Color butterflies and hang them in your windows (Butterfly coloring patterns attached at bottom of page, compliments of Cooper Pierce)
2. Fly your butterfly banners and flags
3. Use chalk to decorate sidewalks with butterflies, positive messages, and obstacle courses (hopscotch diagram, wavy lines for walking funny, skinny lines for walking heel to toe in a straight line, start and finish lines for short runs)
4. Decorate your car for an UNparade - have it decorated by 2pm Saturday 4/25 for the UNparade start. To be clear - we are not having an actual parade. This would be for people to enjoy as they're strolling around the neighborhood.
5. Last, but definitely not least! On 2pm, Saturday 4/25, we invite you to join us on your porch to make the loudest hoot & hollering you can make! Just like we've been doing for healthcare professionals in the evenings, let's show support for our neighborhood as well! Bang on pots & pans, yell, cheer, clap, celebrate!
6. Coming Soon - UNfestival t-shirts and posters will soon be available for online purchase. Make sure to follow the Inman Park Festival Facebook page for further instructions.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
Maintain the 6' rule, stay safe and wash your hands!
Inman Park Festival Committee 2020