Many of you may already know about the passing on June 19, 2016 of Ken Arutunian, a former Barron Park neighbor, who designed Bol Park and was active for many years in the BPA and in many significant local issues. An article about him and how he moved a 2-story house to Matadero Ave. in 1968 is in the BPA Summer 2016 newsletter. We send condolences to his family and his friends.
Our bi monthly senior lunch will be on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 1:00 pm at Da Sichuan Chinese restaurant, located at 3781 El Camino Real, with easy access to the parking lot at the back entrance by turning off El Camino at Curtner and making an immediate left into the lot.
The cost for lunch will be $15, including tax and tip, and we are served a total of 8 dishes.
We need to make reservations by Friday, Feb. 5th, so let us know as soon as you can if you are interested in joining us by either calling me (Julie) at 493-9151 or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to having a great group of seniors, as usual.
The next bi monthly senior lunch will be a picnic in Bol Park with Driftwood Deli delivering box lunches consisting of a sandwich, chips, fruit, cookies and a soft drink, all for only $10. We are able to order ahead of time with our choice of the sandwich and drink.
The time is 1:00 pm. Bring your own chair or let us know if you need someone to bring one for you.
We always enjoy the casual atmosphere in the park and, of course, the camaraderie as we get to know each other better.
If you are interested in joining us, please email Julie Spengler at email@example.com or phone 493-9151 by Friday June 5th so we can make a name tag for you and place your order.
Hope to see many of you there.
This thank you is going out to all the volunteers who helped make this years May Fete a huge success! We had one of the largest number of people in attendance in recent history, the weather cooperated, albeit a little windy, the BBQ was busier than ever and the raffle netted more than ever before. The cotton candy machine was a popular addition and the bounce house was a hit with the kids.
I would like to directly thank the following people for their wonderful efforts:
- Sarah Van Zanten- Event Coordinator and Family and Friends who handled obtaining the crafts and games, the food and soda, the raffle and tickets.
- Larry Breed and crew who bought the ribbons, cut them and re-spooled them, assembled the May Pole, attached the ribbons and the floral basket and directed the setting up of the pole, put the floral basket up, and disassembled the May Pole, long after most people were gone.
- Gary Breitbard who organized the music and the Morris dancers
- Rich Elder- stage construction
- Alan Winston- dance caller
- Hassan at Barron Park Florist & Market- provided the flowers and assembled the Flower Basket for free!
- Doug Graham- Barron Park History Display
- BPA Board member Lisa Landers-Membership Table
- BPA Board member Peter Mueller- Membership Table
- Boy Scout Troop 14 – There were 3 scouts there from 9:00am to 5:00pm to assist throughout the event. They helped with the cotton candy machine, running the activities, the food booth and taking down the tables and chairs. They were there to fund raise for a trip to Japan for the World Scout Jamboree this July.
- BBQ- John King, Karen Saxena and Gene Iwamoto
…..and of course the Donkeys and their Handlers
Gwen Luce, Coldwell Banker Real Estate
John W. King, Keller Williams Realty
Ernies Wines and Liquors
Jim Davis Automotive
Ace of Sandwiches
In Kind Donations
Barron Park Florist
Lets see everyone next year!
John W. King
Barron Park May Fete coordinator
JOIN US FOR MAY FETE 2015!
SUNDAY, MAY 17TH AT BOL PARK FROM NOON TO 4 PM
Come and enjoy live musicians and dancers. They will perform all afternoon, with a Maypole dance at 2:30. Bring the family and a blanket and make a picnic of it. Hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza will also be for sale. Wear ribbons. There will also be games and crafts for the children, donkeys and donkey art, and the history exhibit. Activities will include face painting for children, donkey parade and more! Suggestions for other activities from the Barron Park community are welcome.
The May Fete is a volunteer effort. If you’d like to help and volunteer, or if you’d like to propose a display or activity, contact the event organizer John King at firstname.lastname@example.org or the event planner Sarah Van Zanten at email@example.com, the event email address. Look forward to seeing you there!
There will be a Senior Lunch on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Corner Bakery. It is located at 3375 El Camino Real at the corner of Fernando where the Boston Market used to be, with plenty of parking either in front or behind the restaurant.
The Corner Bakery is cafeteria style so you will each pay for your own selection at the counter, and they will deliver your order to the table when it is ready. The prices are modest and there are no tips involved. You can look at the menu in advance by going to wwwcornerbakerycafe.com.
If you are interested in joining us, please email Julie Spengler at juliespengler at sbcglobal.net or call at 493-9151 so we can make a name tag for you. Changes in plans can be made up until 10:AM Tuesday be calling
Rosemary Jacobsen at 493-9151.
Looking forward to seeing many of you there.
BPA Members are part of an influential community that interacts with local residents and city officials to enhance the Barron Park community. Members of BPA receive quarterly newsletters, access to baby sitting/job posts in addition to the many other resources offered by BPA.
Membership dues support popular Barron Park activities such as Email lists, neighborhood social/cultural events, BPA Newsletters, Emergency Preparedness, BPA website and the annual May Fete. We appreciate your timely renewal, as dues received by April 30th enable BPA planning for upcoming activities.
How to join:
- A membership form is in the center of the Spring newsletter and can be mailed in
- Membership can be processed on our website
Please note the many volunteer positions listed on the BPA membership form. The more participation BPA receives, the better we can meet the needs of our community.
Our bi monthly senior lunch will be on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 1:00 pm at Da Sichuan Chinese restaurant, located at 3781 El Camino Real, with easy access to the parking lot at the back entrance by turning off El Camino at Curtner and making an immediate left into the lot.
The cost for lunch will be $15, including tax and tip, and features 8 different dishes.
We need to make reservations by Friday, Feb. 6th, so let us know as soon as you can if you are interested in joining us by either calling me (Julie) at 493-9151 or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to having a great group of seniors, as usual.
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