Here is the press release. The plans and ideas for a community center at MLK are exciting for our whole area.
Ready, Set, Grill!
by Ann McCurdy, editor, The Valley View
It’s time for the Third Annual Madison Valley Barbeque on Sunday, June 29, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sponsored by Citizens for a Community Center at Martin Luther King School, Greater Madison Valley Community Council (GMVCC), and the Madison Valley Merchants Association, the goal of the barbeque is to give Madison Valley residents a sense of community while they have a good time. “Madison Valley is a unique neighborhood,” says Wallis Bolz, president of GMVCC. “It’s a vibrant area undergoing a lot of change. We’d like the barbeque to bring new and old neighbors together so we can retain that sense of tight community.”
This is the Third barbeque sponsored by GMVCC, and volunteers feel this one will be even better than last year. “Last year was a potluck, since we were afraid to cook a lot of food and have no one attend,” recalls Jennifer Janzen, GMVCC treasurer. “But over 250 people attended.” This year, GMVCC will do all of the cooking, supplying hamburgers, hot dogs, side dishes and drinks. The all-you-can-eat event is free. Any donations will benefit the support of a community center in the vacant MLK school building.
Hosted at The Valley School, this will also be a very kid-friendly event, with a fire truck and fire fighters from Station 34, musicians including a steel drum band, arts activities for the kids, and the chance to scamper on the Valley School’s play equipment.
Meet a neighbor, grab a burger, and have some fun!
Third Annual Madison Valley Barbeque. Sunday, June 29, 4:00-7:00pm, The Valley School (301 31st Avenue East). Free. Citizens for a Community Center at Martin Luther King School, Greater Madison Valley Community Council (GMVCC), and the Madison Valley Merchants Association For more information, see www.madisonvalley.org, or contact Lindy Wishard 206-325-9037 [email protected]