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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Neighborhood Chili Fest THIS Saturday, 12:30-3:00

Dunns Marsh Neighborhood e-News  
                                                              April 13, 2010

The DMN e-News and an occasional hard copy DMN News are published by the Dunn
s Marsh Neighborhood Association (DMNA) on an as-needed schedule.  The Dunns Marsh Neighborhood Association, Inc. has been working to unite neighbors to solve mutual problems and promote fellowship among neighbors since 1973.
                President, Jeff Glazer, 277-1778
                News contact, Mary Mullen,, 298-0843
It’s all about the Chili Fest:  one “poster” and one article!


Dunn’s Marsh Annual Chili Fest

April 17th 12:30pm – 3:00pm
New Beginnings Preschool
2093 Red Arrow Trail
(behind MacDonald’s)

Please bring your famous chili!
(or condiments or a dessert)
Top chilis will win a prize!!
Drawings for door prizes too.

There will be arts and crafts for kids as well as games and socializing for the adults.
Join us to meet our neighbors!!  It’s FREE.  It’s FUN.
(ARTICLE follows)

Neighborhood Chili Fest This Saturday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
(Attachment: “ChiliFest10.doc”)

Come one, come all to the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association’s annual Chili Fest this Saturday, April 17, 12:30 until 3:00 p.m.  This year the Fest will be held at New Beginnings Preschool, 2095 Red Arrow Trail, just behind MacDonald’s.  It’s a “potluck” festival, and even better, it’s free!
What is the Chili Fest?  For each of us the answer may be different.  Here are some:

  • A chance to visit with neighbors, both long-time friends or people you meet for the first time at the Fest.  Everyone from the neighborhood is invited:  single people and couples of any kind, families with or without (You define your family), grandparents or retirees, long-time residents, people who just moved here, whatever your ethnic or racial background.   The neighborhood boundaries are Beltline on the north, Seminole Highway on the east, Dunn’s Marsh on the south, Allied/Carling Drive on the west, Verona Road on the northwest.   
  • A chance to taste and fill up on some great homemade chilis.  Please bring your favorite chili whether it is an old family recipe or something you are just trying from the Internet.  If you can’t bring a chili, feel free to bring a chili condiment (crackers, cornbread, cheese, yogurt or sour cream) or a dessert to share.
  • A chance to enter your chili in the chili contest.  Everyone is a “taster” and all tasters can vote on their favorite chili.  The 2 top winners get a prize.  (As one of the last year’s happy winners, I can vouch for the value of the prizes.   My prize was a certificate to make a stained glass mosaic bowling ball.  I love looking at it in my garden.)
  • A chance for your kids to have fun with other kids from the neighborhood.  Arts and crafts are on the agenda.  Board games will also be available, and for the little ones, if it’s a nice day, the outdoor play area will be available.  This is a family affair.  Bring your kids with you.
  • If you prefer to play a board game or cards while you visit, some games will be available, or better yet, bring your own and recruit some of the neighbors to join you in a game.
  • Drawings for prizes.  Everyone who comes gets entered for the drawing for prizes.  Some are quite substantial.  Some of the prizes are a bike from Dream Bikes, a free month of exercise at Curves (2), $5 “Klinke dollar” certificates for money off your dry-cleaning bill (5), a $25 gift card from Mallatt Pharmacy, and a $10 gift certificate from MadCat on Monroe Street.  There will be more prizes.

So… come to the Chili Fest this Saturday at 12:30 . Bring your chili.  Bring your partner or spouse.  Bring your neighbors and friends.  Bring your kids.  Let’s all have a good time.
                                                                                                by Mary Mullen

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