When: Saturday, August 17 2019, 9:00 am.
Where: Meet at Suburban Park Elementary School teachers’ parking lot.
The Suburban Acres Civic League is holding the quarterly Adopt-a-Spot event. Neighbors will gather to clean up litter around Suburban Park Elementary School and Caton Park, and along Thole Street to the Tinee Giant.
Bring your friends and family to meet neighbors and help for about an hour to keep our community one of the best (and greenest) in Norfolk!
The minutes and notes from the August 2019 are now available. Go to the meeting minutes area of our site to check them out!
Guest speaker for the meeting was Greg Bockheim from the Norfolk Zoo.
Mr. Bockheim provided an interesting talk on the zoo’s programs related to education, community outreach, and conservation and breeding of at-risk species from around the world. The Virginia Zoo hosts about 500,000 visitors a year and is the only zoo in Virginia that is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Mr. Bockheim ended his talk with a “pop quiz” and gave stuffed animals to the winners!
The minutes from the Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting held on July 8, 2019 at Norfolk Collegiate are posted and online. Please visit the Meeting Minutes area of our site to check out the notes from the meeting.
Guest speakers were Norfolk Fire & Rescue Acting Chief Michael Brooks and Sherry Johnson from Neighborhood Quality with the City of Norfolk.
Note: The location for this month’s meeting has changed to Norfolk Collegiate Upper School because Suburban Park Elementary is closed for the summer.
Acting Chief Michael Brooks, Norfolk Fire-Rescue
Chief Brooks will tell us about the upcoming construction at the Thole Street Fire and Rescue Station 9.
Sherry Johnson, Norfolk Division Head for Neighborhood Quality
Ms. Johnson will explain how to get in touch with the Norfolk CARES Contact Center for citizen concerns, and how codes compliance works to maintain the quality of Norfolk neighborhoods.
When: 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing.
Where: Norfolk Collegiate Upper School, 7336 Granby Street, Hackney Theater in the Meredith Arts Center.
Please come and join your neighbors to learn what’s going on around our neighborhood. Our Community Resource Officer from the Norfolk Police Department will also give updates. Hope to see you!
Thank you to all the neighbors who came out and made the Suburban Acres Civic League 4th of July Kids’ Parade & Community Picnic a great success!
It was hot and humid outside, but we had a great turnout and some incredible outfits and decorations!
2019 Prize Winners
Best Dressed Pet: Shivon the dog, brought by owner Susan Boice
Best Dressed Kids
First Place: Marion Collins
Second Place: Daisy Tompkins
Third Place: Charlie Kinnison and Stella Gabriel
Best Overall Entry: The Toro Family – Allie, Abbie, Annie, Angie
- Towne Bank
- Harris Teeter
- Sweet Frog
- Tinee Giant
- Norfolk City Council Member Courtney Doyle, Ward 2
- Norfolk City Council Member Andria McClellan, Superward 6
- Norfolk Police Community Resource Officer, Billy Old
- Norfolk Police Officers Bangoura and Siegel
- Ted Drake, representative for Delegate Rob Bloxom, District 100
- Firefighters from Station 9
Master of Ceremonies: Richard Drumwright
Parade Marshal: Matt Adams, Revolutionary War Soldier Reenactor
Helpers for the Picnic and Parade:
- Joan and Wes Wilson
- Louie Gabriel
- John Mangus
- Peter Bastinelli
- Alex Gabriel
- Diane Ruhl
- Mary Ann Grogan
- Pearl Windle
- Peter Beznoska
- Karen Mayne
For more photos from the event, check out our Album on Facebook
We are getting excited for the Suburban Acres Civic League 4th of July Kids’ Parade & Community Picnic on the grounds of Suburban Park Elementary! Here are more details on the event. See you all there!
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