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Howdy Neighbors and Friends!!
As we anticipate some consistent spring weather, our neighborhood is just a buzz with activity! Home sales, yard work, construction/rehab projects are continuing to fill our neighborhood with the sights and sounds of bustling community!
What’s been going on? Planning, planning, and more planning!
Our upcoming Boulevard Blast is Saturday, June 11th, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on the Boulevard on Wilson Avenue between Newton and Mooberry! We will have the block closed off and we will have all sorts of activity and music and fun for all ages! From mounted police, bounce house, and zoo animals, to live bands, line dancing, food and so much more! We will post a detailed program by the close of our next meeting! We are still in need of some volunteers for this event, so, if you are interested in helping out, please contact David Gray directly at gray.27@osu.edu or (614) 599-0106.
It’s also that time of year to get our American flags hung throughout the streets of Old Oaks. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. at 642 Wilson Avenue is where we will start our morning! Light snacks will start your morning and when we are finished, we will assemble at 668 Wilson Avenue for more snacks and beverages to toast to our amazing neighborhood!
This is just a taste of everything up and coming in our wonderful community! Stay tuned for more details and dates/times for more upcoming events!!

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Membership Drive

It’s that time of year again!

It’s time to become an official active member of the Old Oaks Civic Association!

Membership in our association has its benefits, not the least of which is the assistance that it provides in building a stronger neighborhood, providing you with discounts at OOCA functions, but it also assists our community in working with the city!! This membership also grants you a right to vote as a part of OOCA on issues that affect the neighborhood and fund distribution.

Our dues for membership are broken down as follows:
$12.00 – Individual Membership
$15.00 – Household Membership
$10.00 – Senior Citizen Membership

Feel free to use the attached form and mail it to our treasurer:
Belinda Morgan
733 Oakwood Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205

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PUMPKIN SALE TOMORROW!!

Our annual PUMPKIN SALE will take place TOMORROW, Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The sale will be held on the boulevard of Wilson Avenue at the intersection of Wilson and Newton. The cost for pumpkins will be about $5.00 ea. Be sure to get there early as we usually sell out!! SEE YOU TOMORROW!!

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Old Oaks PUMPKIN SALE!!

Our annual PUMPKIN SALE will take place this year on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The sale will be held on the boulevard of Wilson Avenue at the intersection of Wilson and Newton.  The cost for pumpkins will be about $5.00 ea.  Be sure to get there early as we usually sell out!!  SEE YOU THEN!

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BOULEVARD BLAST!…Let’s do this!

Old Oaks is trying to decide if we have enough interest in planning a block party on Wilson Ave. Blvd this spring (early June 2016). OOCA has thrown numerous fund raiser in order to help fund this event. In the past the Blvd. Blast focused more on Children activities. This spring, however, we wanted the emphasis to be more adult centered – Bands, food, beer, vendors selling crafts/art work – and less children “themed”.

Ideally we would like to close Wilson Ave. off for the event, have vendors set tables up on the street, have a “beer garden” set up on the Blvd (which requires a police officer), food, and three bands that would play for about an hour (each following the other), and end the night with some dance music.

All of this would, while doable, take some planning. If we have some interest (by this I mean yes I will help plan/do – fill in the blank – ).

Some of the action items that would need a volunteer would be;

1) Getting petition signed to close street

2) Finding information about selling beer

3) Finding bands

4) Organizing the food

5) Advertising

6) Organizing vendors to sell crafts/art work

7) Contacting the police department

8) Attending fund raising meetings

9) Working the beer garden/food stand

10) Some low key children activities – i.e face painting, a game or two

Please send me and e-mail gray.27@osu.edu or give me a call at 614-599-0106 and let me know how you want to help.

With all the new people moving into the neighborhood, I am hoping we can get around 20 volunteers to help with this as I think it would be a nice way to continue our work in making Old Oaks a great place to live.

David

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