Back-to-School Bonanza Success

ATA BacktoSchool Bonanza group photo with kids

The New Auchentoroly Terrace Association’s Back-To-School Bonanza held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Liberty Pavilion in Druid Hill Park, was a huge success. Special thanks to MECU for the Neighborhood Event Grant. Many thanks to the awesome committee of volunteers that helped organize the event. Also, a special thanks to Tim Regan, President and CEO of Whiting-Turner Contracting Company for their generous donation. Dr. Lawrence Bell and Sanjay Thomas also provided monetary donations. Our youth and residents had a fun-filled day in the park.

We provided our youth with book bags filled with school supplies. Plants in recycled plastic bottle containers by the Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory were a huge hit with youth and adults. The BCFD Engine 52 offered tours of the fire truck. Enoch Pratt Library and Friends of Druid Hill Park provided free books/literature. In addition, the little ones really enjoyed the face painting by LaTosha. Dr.Tomicka Jackson-George donated 100 dental hygiene kits and delicious apples were donated by Diveley’s Fruit Farm. The Maryland Zoo had hands-on activities and resources/literature, and Bikemore’s mobile bike shop helped families repair numerous bicycles. Rails-to-Trails Conservatory had resources/literature about the Baltimore Greenway Trails Coalition plan for a 35-miles bike/walking path around the city. Total Health Care also provided informational literature and giveaways. Youth enjoyed treats from Aden Deli & Grocery. H&S Bakery donated hotdog rolls.

Several elected officials and GMCC affiliates attended to support us: State Senator Barbara A. Robinson, Delegate Antonio Hayes and Councilman Leon Pinkett. Neighboring GMCC Presidents: Sandra Almond Cooper; MNIA and Adeline Hutchinson, Robert W. Coleman were present as well. Our association will continue to encourage community engagement and collaboration with great partners/supporters. We all can make a difference!

Much appreciation to the Back-to-School Bonanza Organizing Committee members: ATA President Ms. Barbara Anderson-Dandy, Event Chairperson Graham Coreil-Allen, Vivian Comer, Corinne Litchfield, Darlene Dorsey, Brenda Simmons, Donna Cypress, and Bernadette Tanzymore. Thanks also to Will and Joe for grilling.

Join us on Thursday, September 14, 2017 for our next monthly meeting at the Stone House-Parks and People Foundation – 2100 Liberty Heights at Auchentoroly Terrace.

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ATA BacktoSchool Bonanza organizers

ATA BacktoSchool Bonanza Antonio Hayes

ATA BacktoSchool Bonanza Ms Barbara

ATA BacktoSchool Bonanza fire fighters

ATA BacktoSchool Bonanza Total Health Care

ATA BacktoSchool Bonanza Rawlings Conservatory

ATA BacktoSchool Bonanza Greenway Trails Coalition

ATA BacktoSchool Bonanza Bikemore

ATA BacktoSchool Bonanza BBQ

ATA BacktoSchool Bonanza kids

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