Hi Neighbors. We're in the month of June and the LVNA is moving right along. We had a good meeting on June 10th and we're looking forward to a busy July and August.
July in Lakewood Village means one thing: Dumpster Day! Watch this web site for details. Our neighborhood cleanup event will be Saturday, July 18th. Pnce again we'll be working with Goodwill to collect donatable goods (and get paid for them). Last year the LVNA donated more than 8 tons of usable items and earned a little less than $3,000. We hope to beat that record this year.
Close on the heals of Dumpster Day comes our Hot August Nights event. Last year we had the first ever Classic Car Show in Lakewood history and we hope to have an even better one this year. The date for the event will be August 4th amd once again we'll be doing it in the Lakewood Shopping Center parking lot. Mark your calendars!
By the way, Phyllis and I have some exciting news for the newsletter. We've been printing it on an old HP 5500dn color printer that the LVNA purchased (used) back in 2010. The printer was new in 2004 and has certainly been a work horse. Still, it has been showing its age lately, as some of you may have noticed. (Among other things, the color balance has been off and sometimes blue things come out red or purple.)
I'm happy to say that the July newsletter will be printed on a new (used) color printer. We got a deal on a used Konica-Minolta C353 printer/copier/scanner. It will be delivered during the week of June 23rd, and it should handle all our printing needs for years to come! It will be faster than the old HP, uses less expensive toner, and will give us the ability to scan in things (such as ads) to include in the newsletter. We're excited!
I hope everyone is having a nice Summer!
(Fred Fowler, President, Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association).
PS: here is a link to The June 2015 issue of The Villager.