Medlock Area Neighborhood Association
April 2011 E-News
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April 30th - Annual Community Clean Up Day
May 7 - ALL Community Celebration - Medlock Elementary Day
June 27 - MANA Community Meeting
Pool Party Volunteers NEEDED!
Greetings Neighbors, chikanddaffodil

April showers bring May flowers...or if you're in Georgia this year perhaps it all seems to come at once including some pretty strong winds and hail?!

We hope you will join us at these important Spring events. Each person that comes out shows the committment and strength of our Medlock Community - past, present and future.

Happy Spring!

See you soon,
The MANA Board
Annual MANA Community Spring Clean-up
Saturday, April 30th, 9am to 1pm
Meet at Medlock Elementary for Bagels/Coffee and Join Project Teams
It is always more fun to clean with a team! Please come out Saturday April 30th at 9am to take to our streets and help make our community a prettier and safer place to live. In our past events, we've picked up litter from public areas around the school and park, cleaned storm drains, cleared sidewalks of muddied pine straw, and trimmed trees from blocking stop signs, among other tasks.
Come out and bring the whole family and just stay as long as you can. Just wear comfortable clothes you won't mind getting a little dirty in and your own rake or shovel and gloves is always great, if you have those. No experience required!
Bagels and coffee will be provided at the start of the day for our volunteers, Bring your own reusable mug, if you have one! 
Medlock Elementary Day
Saturday, May 7th, Noon to 4pm
Medlock Elementary

We encourage ALL members of the MANA community to come show your support and celebrate all that Medlock Elementary has meant to our community since it opened in the 1950s.

On Saturday, May 7th from 12p-4p, the Medlock PTA, in partnership with MANA, will host "Medlock Day". It will be an open house with food, games for the kids, and as many memories as we can compile for all to enjoy.

Do you have Medlock Elementary memories or history to share? Did you attend Medlock or did your children or other family attend this school? Could you let us display your memories?

Can you volunteer to give some of your time on this day to help with the event and event preparations or clean-up?

To offer your memorbilia or volunteer please e-mail MANA at or call PTA contacts and parents Tommy and Wendy Housworth directly at 404-371-8039.
Save the Date: MANA Community Meeting
Monday, June 27, 2011, 7:00 pm
North Decatur Presbyterian Church (Scott Blvd and Medlock Road)

Please join us at the next MANA Community Meeting where you'll have an easy opportunity to renew your support for MANA for the 2011-2012 membership year, get updates on MANA activities and Medlock Elementary Committee discussions as well as attend the first annual MANA Community Business EXPO. 

The EXPO will showcase local businesses by invite only (many of whom are advertisers and sponsors of MANA). Be sure to mark your calendars and come out to learn more about how you can benefit AND support our local economy!
Annual Medlock Community Summer Pool Party At Risk! Need Volunteers!
Each year we've hosted a popular and well-attended Medlock Community Pool Party and Potluck. It is always a tremendously fun and relaxing event to celebrate summertime at our neighborhood pool in Medlock Park.
This year, however, we do not have ANY volunteers to help plan the event! While we asked at the community meeting last month, we thought we'd ask one last time in this e-news hoping a few of you will reconsider and step up to form a "Pool Party Planning Team"!
If you'd be willing to help, please send a MANA an e-mail at by May 1st. We have a budget and some prior year planning steps to help make it just that much easier to volunteer, too. 


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