A letter from the Executive Director of the Midland Theatre:
On behalf of The Midland Board, staff and volunteers we are so grateful for this very thoughtful and heartwarming gesture by the Historic Hudson Community Association. Many thanks to you and all the members of your organization for your dedication to keep your neighborhood a lovely place to live and visit in our city.
These are challenging times for the theatre, but with the help of generous members in this community such as yourselves, we will be here and ready to reopen when given the green light.
THE MIDLAND THEATRE | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
In our last HHCA meeting we elected to replace the Midland Theatre banner at our expense. They are very challenged during this pandemic both financially and in finding ways to provide any entertainment for the community. They are a huge asset to our community and they need our help. Donate if you can as they are currently in the throws of a fund raiser.
Fall banners are up thanks to Jose Cabral for volunteering to assist in hanging them. That’s Jose on the ladder in the above picture.
Since our last meeting – (see your copy of the minutes) the anonymous donation for our scholarship did come through. $500 was donated to match the HHCA $500 puts in annually. This year’s scholarship was awarded to Hailey Jendanklang who is attending Ohio University.
The gardens at the park now features a complete (except for the gutter) water retrieval system. This was hugely important to the gardens as people who want to maintain a garden bed don’t want to have to bring water from their homes. The roof collection system was built with donated materials and a huge thank you goes out to Paul Gregory (mastermind of the barrels system) and Ryan and Brody Meldahl who transported and aided in installing the roof.
Beautification – innovation – creativity… add that to an ugly railroad bank and what’s possible? Well – the ever creative Rachael Ooten has put it all together and created this lovely garden that features birdfeeders, a pollinator garden beautiful Sunflowers and it was created in a yard waste dump. She mined her way through bricks, concrete and other waste to find soil. She brought in more soil, mulch and created a beautiful garden that rivals those I saw while traveling by rail in Europe. The railroaders frequently stop by and talk to Rachael and have gotten to know and appreciate her work. When told to cut back the vegetation at the intersection of the alley (behind the 400 block of Hudson) and Sisal… the railroad workers took out all vegetation except hers including the giant Sunflowers… that is respect!
Just a reminder – the HHCA will NOT be conducting its fund raiser the Chicken Noodle Dinner and Auction this year. It was an important part of what funds our organization but due to ever changing restrictions with Covid 19 rules – we felt it best to forego it and live within our treasury balance for a year. If you care to make a contribution to the fund – feel free to write a check to the HHCA and drop it off to Penny Grisanti @ 555 Hudson Ave or mail it to HHCA P O Box 5211 Newark, OH 43058.Thanks Bob Meldahl – HHCA President
Please remember to remove all political signs from your yards within 2 days after the election. It’ll be time to put this one behind us and move on!