Annual Neighborhood Summit Celebration
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 is the next Annual Neighborhood Summit!
Our guest speaker, Ralph Pfingsten from the West Park Historical Society described some of the history of West Park. BPDC staff and community leaders will present, a light dinner and desserts will be available, and Councilman Martin J. Sweeney gave his yearly address.
Tickets for a 50/50 raffle and other prizes were sold to benefit BPDC’s work with senior citizens and youth.
Those wishing to volunteer next year should contact Rachel at 216-671-2710.
The event serves as both a community open house and a “state of the neighborhood” event. It is not to be missed if you want to be “in the know” or meet the folks who make things happen and care enough to participate in what has become a neighborhood homecoming of sorts. Be the change you want to see in the world and get engaged in something new at this free event.
Everyone is welcome and the venue has an accessible entrance.
Bring your positive energy, bring a neighbor, bring a dessert for the social…
GATHER info on grants,
CONTRIBUTE positive ideas,
JOIN a team,
Every year a Community Builders Award is given out to an individual or organization that improves the quality of life in the neighborhood; the Ann Irizarry Business Award is given to a business person’s outstanding commitment and service to the Bellaire-Puritas community at the Neighborhood Summit. This year the award goes to the staff at Gunning Recreation Center for their “above and beyond” work with youth and their families.
Community Builders Past Awardees:
Gunning’s Golden Age Center
W. 130th Tri-League
West Park Airport Committee
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland Public Theatre STEP
West Park Community Meal
Sanitation Workers in the Ward
Division of Air Quality, Ford and UAW
Bellaire-Puritas Meals on Wheels
Ann Irizarry Business Past Awardees:
Gary Sellers, PPG Industries
Robert Wilhelm, Puritas Hardware
Chuck Jackson, Chuck’s Auto
Bill Oatey, Oatey
Ann Irizarry, US Bank
Paul Vasko, Vinny’s Beverage
Anyone interested in planning this year’s festivities or volunteering on the day of should contact Rachel Napolitano at 216-671-2710 ext. 216 to join the planning committee or volunteer with the event.