10/5: Ward 3 Neighborhood Association to Hold Annual Meeting, Harvest Festival

It is our pleasure to relay this information from the Ward 3 Neighborhood Association:


CONTACT: Jerry Budgar 584-2964

The Ward 3 Neighborhood Association will hold its Annual Meeting and a Harvest Festival celebrating the growth of agriculture in Ward 3 on Sunday, October 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Montview Neighborhood Farm on Montview Avenue, which will be closed off between Valley Street and Venturers Field Road for the event.

The event will include tours of both the Montview Neighborhood Farm and the new Town Farm that have been established over the past few years. Other Ward 3 farmers have been invited to display their produce and machinery, and farmer Ed Glowatsky will be making French fries from Szawlowski potatoes grown in the Ward 3 meadows.

During the event, Ward residents can view drawings of the proposed Three County Fairgrounds redevelopment plan, speak with representatives of the Bridge Street School community about the school’s future, and talk with members of the association’s subcommittees on traffic calming, sustainability, and Exit 19 of I-91 to get updates on these issues and their impact on Ward 3.

A tent will be provided and local restaurants have donated food and beverages. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to the potluck. While all items are welcomed, it’s hoped that residents will keep to the theme of the afternoon by bringing fresh food made from local produce. In fact, several individuals will be making dishes out of produce grown in Ward 3. There will be ample time for socializing, playing games, and meeting new neighbors from throughout the Ward.

During the Annual Meeting portion of the event, the association will elect officers and members of the board of directors for the following year, vote on a number of proposals regarding job descriptions of officers, and hear updates on the association’s activities over the past year and plans for the following year.

Since the new dues year begins with the Annual Meeting, Ward 3 residents wishing to join or renew their memberships in the Ward 3 Neighborhood Association can do so at this event. Dues are $10 per individual and $15 per family.

Further information about the event can be obtained from Councilor Robert Reckman at 413-695-0281.