Annual Neighborhood Summit Celebration

 Wednesday, October 28, 2015 is the next Annual Neighborhood Summit!

Ras Pablo True Culture

At the 2014 Summit, dinner was provided by Councilman Sweeney and Freddy at RJ’s Beverage as Ras Pablo and True Culture entertained the attendees with their reggae music. Download the flier here

summit 2014 color flier

Our guest speaker, Ralph Pfingsten from the West Park Historical Society described some of the history of West Park.  BPDC staff and community leaders presented, a light dinner and desserts were 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.

Summit interaction - web

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,

WIN prizes!

 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.

Community Builders Past Awardees:

Gunning Recreation Center

Gunning’s Golden Age Center

W. 130th Tri-League

Bountiful Basement

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.