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Oak Grove Park Playground Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, May 16, 7:00pm
Oak Grove Park, 4012 17th St. N.
(Rain Location: St. Agnes Parish Hall, 1910 N. Randolph St.)
May 16 Oak Grove Playground Ribbon Cutting; Q&A with County Board Member Libby Garvey
Join us at our next meeting of the Cherrydale Citizens Association on May 16 for the official ribbon cutting of our new Oak Grove Park Playground and to hear from, and engage in a question and answer session with, County Board Member Libby Garvey.
Arlington County just passed its fiscal year 2019 budget without raising the real estate tax rate but with some significant fee increases and one-time budget tricks. With commercial vacancy rates remaining high, new commitments to Metro, and ever-increasing demand for our growing schools, it’s future budgets are going to require tough choices. Come hear what Libby has to say, and engage with her.
We want to thank Cherrydale Debby Cook for her tireless work in keeping the County moving forward with our playground and for watching over the new trees the County planted. Debby’s work is a testament to what any Cherrydaler can get done as long as they persist. We can’t wait to visit the new playground!
We also want to thank Debby and Cherrydale Neighborhood Conservation Representative Harry Spector for trudging through meeting after meeting to get the County to fix their records and signs so they properly identify our park as Oak Grove Park, instead of “Oakgrove Park.”
We’re also going to try once again to get the County to address the loose gravel on the park’s allegedly “accessible” path.
Cherrydale Yard Sales June 16
Join us June 16, from 8:00am until noon for another great Cherrydale tradition—our annual neighborhood-wide yard sales! Each year dozens of households around Cherrydale hold yard sales on this day. Buyers come from our neighborhood and from all over.
Many thanks go to our organizers, Kathy and Scott Springston, who post directions to every participating residence, print and distribute maps showing the location of every sale, and advertise the event to bring in the buyers. To participate in this year’s sales, send or drop off $5 (make checks out to the “CCA”) or cash) to Kathy or Scott Springston, 1713 N. Quebec St. Kids’ lemonade stands, and sales for charity, may sign up for free. Include your name and address so we know who you are and where to send everyone. Sign-up by June 13 to be included on the map. Contact Kathy or Scott at email@example.com if you have more questions. See you there!
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Join us June 9 for Plaque Ceremony; Talk about the 1960 Cherrydale Drug Fair Lunch-Counter Sit-in; and Other Cherrydale History
As Cherrydale celebrates its 125thAnniversary, we remember that civil rights history happened right here on June 9, 1960, when brave students including Dion Diamond and Joan Mulholland staged a sit-in at the lunch counter of Cherrydale Drug Fair, 3815 Lee Highway. The students were confronted by local segregationists as well as American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell and other Nazis. The students were subject to taunts and abuse, and some even flicked lit cigarettes at them. Today you can see the photos of the sit-in at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Join us on June 9at 10:30am at 3815 Lee Highway for the unveiling of a plaque commemorating this historic event. Join us at 11:00am at Cherrydale Library, 2190 Military Road, to hear Joan Mulholland speak, and see photos commemorating the first school to be desegregated in Virginia—Stratford Junior High (now H.B. Woodlawn), the lunch counter sit-in, and the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department’s response to the attack at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Kathy Holt Springston will also speak about Cherrydale history. Old music, a 1911 Stanley Steamer automobile, cake and face-painting, too.
Help Us with Cherrydale’s July Fourth Block Party
Join us July Fourth, from 6:00pm until 9:45pm, at 21st & Stafford Streets for Cherrydale’s annual barbeque, potluck, and fireworks block party. This is the best small-town July Fourth Party. We’ll be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, and you bring the sides and desserts. We’ll have DJ Bobby G, a moonbounce, facepainting, dancing, hula-hoop contests, sponge fights for kids, a rousing reading of the Declaration of Independence by a real re-enactor, glowstick necklaces, and, at 9:15pm, a view of the fireworks over the National Mall.
It takes a lot of work to put this event together. Many thanks go to Cherrydale President Jim Todd, Michael DeCarlo, and Melissa Mitchell for organizing the party every year (and a special thank you to Sandy Moore for taking the lead last year). But we need your help to make this great party happen. We need Cherrydalers to help with fundraising, set-up, grilling, help during the party, and clean-up. Please contact Jim Todd, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. We really appreciate anything and everything you can do to help keep Cherrydale a tight-knit community.
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