Imagine Cherrywood Hosting Happy Hour Sept. 14

ingredients first anniversary party. photo by Jennifer Potter-Miller.

By Jennifer Potter-Miller

Join neighbors interested in strengthening our community connections at the Imagine Cherrywood happy hour on Monday, Sept. 14 at in.gredients (2610 Manor Rd.). We will make plans for fall events, including the Plant and Book Swap, National Night Out, Halloween Parade, and more. Bring your ideas for what you’d like to see in the neighborhood, and how you can contribute to making it happen!

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The Swap That Blew the Other Swaps Away

back to school swap 2015. photo by Jennifer Potter-Miller.

By Jennifer Potter-Miller

The third annual Back To School Kids Clothing Swap held at Asbury Servant Church on August 22 was an enjoyable morning and a huge success! About 60 neighborhood and Maplewood families participated, and brought clothes, toys, books, and kids gear to share.

Everyone took home treasured items and at the end of the morning, there were 18 bags of donations taken to the Austin FreeStore. The swap was that three times than previous swaps, and volunteers from Imagine Cherrywood and Servant Church helped it run smoothly.

The swap has become a very special neighborhood event to look forward to at the end of the summer. We hope everyone has a wonderful school year, and look forward to next year’s swap!

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Imagine Cherrywood to Host Back-to-School Kids’ Clothing and Toy Swap

2014 Back to School neighborhood kids swap. Photo by Jennifer Potter-Miller.

By Jennifer Potter-Miller

The 2015 AISD school year starts August 24, and Imagine Cherrywood is hosting the 3rd neighborhood Back-to-School Kids Clothing and Toy Swap on Saturday, August 22.

Clean out your closets and bring the clothing, shoes, accessories, gear, and toys that your kids (newborn-14/16) have outgrown to the Asbury Servant Church Fellowship Hall (1605 E 38 1/2, Austin, Texas 78722), and take something home that are new to you. You can also feel free to drop things off and not take any home, or come without anything and pick some things up. For updates visit the Facebook event page.

Leftover items will be donated to the Austin FreeStore, a project of the Austin-area Methodist churches. It serves the city’s homeless population and working poor, and those who need a place to share their time and belongings. Many thanks to Asbury Servant Church for so generously making their fellowship hall and foyer available for this 3rd event! Contact us if you’d like to join the Imagine Cherrywood volunteers helping to put on this event.

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2014 Back-to-School swap. Photos by Jennifer Potter-Miller.

Welcome to Imagine Cherrywood!

Cherrywood Easter Egg Hunt 2015. Photo by Jennifer Potter-Miller.

Imagine Cherrywood is a group of neighbors dedicated to strengthening community connections through fun events. At our inaugural event in spring 2015, we talked about how the collaborative culture of our East Austin neighborhood was what many of us appreciate the most about where we live. We invite you join us  in building on that culture at kids’ clothing swaps, parades, plant and book swaps, park cleanups and other informal opportunities to celebrate, volunteer and share with neighbors!

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