2016 was a busy year. Our Chicken Noodle Dinner Fundraiser was a
great success. Because of its success, we were able to award two $500
scholarships. Thanks to Mark Fraizer's help, improvements were able
to be made to the North Street Park, such as: lighting, painted
playground equipment, new mulch around the playground, and a
community vegetable garden. A fence surrounding the garden was put
up and rain barrels were built to assist with irrigation.
It has been a couple
of years in the making, but as many of you know, The City of Newark
is putting in a median around the area of Wyoming Street and HHCA
gets to design it. With that great news, additionally in 2016, a
committee was formed to work on plans for the gateway/median to The
Historic Hudson District. This committee has and is currently
working on plans with the city.
2017 looks to be
even more exciting with the gateway/median coming to fruition, raised
beds are to be built for the community vegetable garden. The Annual
Chicken Noodle Dinner Fundraiser is shaping up to be another great
community success. The spring clean-up and May Yard Sale are also
planned. If that did not sound like enough fun, there will be many
other opportunities to bring the Community together for libations,
great food, and great company; progressive picnic, possibly a picnic
in the park, and of course the Christmas Party/Dinner. Some possible
summer events are also in the works. If you have any thoughts or
ideas of possible community events, do not hesitate to contact one of
the HHCA Officers.
Community Association is a community driven
organization. We do our best to not only retain the history and
unique architecture of our community, but we strive to make the
Historic Hudson District neighborhood beautiful, appealing, and safe.
The accomplishments of the HHCA have not been obtained by one
individual, but rather by the coming together of the community as a
whole. The HHCA and our community need our neighbors and friends
living in this district to help. Furthermore, we always need new
ideas, which come from you, our neighbors It is also a chance to get
to know others in the community and have a good time. Who knows, you
may make a new friend.
Our meetings are
held the second Thursday of the month at the GMP Hall, 350 Hudson
Avenue at 7PM. These are open to the public. These meetings are held
September through May. We often have speakers who are of interest to
the group. For example we have had: the Law Director, Mayor, City
Engineer, Director of Department of Development, Representative from
Dawes, Licking County Aging, Chief of Police and others.
Remember to support
our local law enforcement and fire and medic services. Thank them for
the sacrifices they make daily to keep our community safe.