Updates, history, and content from neighbors in and around the Wedge
Halloween in the Park
Tricks & treats for all! Little kids, big kids, and former kids are all welcome.
-- Hot cider and hot popcorn
-- Cookie decorating from Cookie Cart
-- Children Costume Parade around the park block
-- Music - Candy - Temporary Tattoos – Bubbles
-- Safe trick or treating in the park
Rain or Shine or Snow (There will be heated tents)
Halloween Fun in the Park
Sunday, Oct 28th
Hosted by the LHENA Social Committee
Wedge residents Kari Johnson and Karlee Weinmann had an idea: to conduct large-scale, non-partisan outreach to activate and engage the neighborhood through voter registration and education.
They pitched their idea to LHENA and received modest funding to help their efforts. After weeks of organizing, dozens of new voters are now registered and volunteers have helped educate hundreds of Wedge residents and business owners about the November 6th election through a lawn sign campaign, old-fashioned door knocking, and community gatherings.
Thank you to Kari, Karlee, and all the volunteers who are helping build a more civically engaged neighborhood.
Girard Ave S. Reconstruction Project
In 2020, the Minneapolis Public Works Department plans to reconstruct Girard Ave S between Lake St. and Lagoon Ave. The City is just kicking off the planning and conceptual design phase of the project. Public Works’ goals for the project are to:
What are your goals for the project?
What are your goals for the project? Do you disagree with any of the Public Works project goals? Tell them what you think by taking their survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/GirardAveRecon
The survey will be available through November, 2018. You can also find out more about the project and sign up for project updates on the project website: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/futureprojects/girard-ave-s-reconstruction
Fall Community Cleanup - Recap
We hope your fall has started off pleasant enough - keeping cozy.
This past Saturday was our annual fall community clean up. You might’ve seen the signs around the neighborhood.
Cleanups are a staple of volunteer activity here in the Wedge, and they are a pride of us here at LHENA. They are an easy, fun way to get some fresh air, meet a neighbor or two or spend a Saturday morning with a friend, all while helping to tidy up the community.
In the spring, we collected over 200 lbs of trash and recyclables, including a car part or two!
On Saturday, we met up around 10:00am at Mueller park for coffee and bagels.
We then were led in a brief training by Katie, our board president. Some people brought their own gloves but there were plenty of extras on site, as well as grippers.
And then we were off!
We worked in teams (and brought our coffees along for the journey). We returned to the park at 12:00 to weigh the haul. And all in all, we collected over 83 pounds of trash, 22.5 of which were recyclable!
Thank you to everyone who came out to help tidy up our community. :)
P.S. We’ve got a leaf cleanup scheduled for November 17th, so mark your calendars for that.