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Friends and Neighbors

Please see the news below for an urgent message from our neighbors in Willard Park.  There is also some great information about activities and events happening around the neighborhood.

If you have information you’d like to get out to the community, please send it to me at or give me a call at 317.808.2336.

Thank you!

Megan Near Eastside Community Builder

URGENT!  Green Shepherd Project

Our Near Eastside neighborhood partners with the Green Shepherd Project in the Willard Park neighborhood have had two of their sheep attacked this weekend.  They’ve lost Lily and Twisty is in stable condition at the Purdue Large Breed Animal Hospital.  They are facing some large costs for the care and addition of another sheep.  From their Facebook page:

“The estimate at Purdue is $500-$800. A new friend for Twisty, $150.”

More updates and pictures can be found on their Facebook page linked above.  Please feel free to send them a note of encouragement!

If you would like to donate to help alleviate some of these costs for this wonderful project, please make checks payable to:

Willard Park HCW

341 N Hamilton Ave, Indianapolis IN 46201.

“Sheep” in memo line please.

Willard Park of Holy Cross-Westminster Civic Alliance is a 501(c)(3), so all donations toward the Green Shepherd Project are tax deductible.

Infusion at the Tick Tock

Happy Haunted Halloween

HHH 2013

NESCO Presents…
Happy Haunted Halloween Trunk or Treat Event

Halloween Day – October 31, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
School 54 Parking Lot at 3150 E 10th St

Happy Haunted Halloween Trunk or Treat will be held in the School 54 parking lot with free fun for near eastside families including:
· – Music
· – Kids Costume Contest
· – Adult Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
· – Prize for Best Decorated Trunk
· – Free Hot Dogs

This year Happy Haunted Halloween will be a Trunk or Treating event. It’s a safe alternative to trick or treating where instead of going door to door for treats kids go from vehicle to vehicle in a parking lot. A prize will be given for the best decorated trunk. We would like to have ALL NESCO neighborhoods, churches and businesses represented.
NESCO is looking for participants to come out and celebrate Halloween with us.

Here is how you can be involved:
· Bring your family to enjoy the event
· Decorate your trunk and hand out candy to near east side children
· Volunteer to make this event a success

If you or your organization is interested in taking part, please contact NESCO President, Kelly Wensing at

NOTE: We would like cars to arrive/setup by 4:45 – NESCO volunteers will be on-site setting up from 4:00 to 5:00pm.

CommonWealth Sports Nights

Englewood CDC Invites everyone ages 12 & up to the CommonWealth Gymnasium (23 N. Rural St. 46201) for the following weekly open gyms:
Tuesdays 6-8 is Basketball
Wednesdays 7-10 is Volleyball

All open gyms are $2/player and are pick-up style.

For more information please contact:

Kyle Mobley, Director – Englewood Recreation, Co-Director – Race for Roofs 5 Mile Run/Walk

(317) 437-1507

Englewood Community Development Corporation

57 N. Rural St., Indianapolis, IN 46201

CommonWealth Halloween Party

CW Halloween

Indy – east Asset Development – Fall Fundraiser

I-AD catalyzes housing and real estate development on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis – fostering collaborative efforts to achieve comprehensive community development.

In partnership with the Historic Steer-In and when you pay your free light bulb and find out what else we’re going to be working on in the next few months.

Date:  Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Time:  7am – 9pm

Location:  Historic Steer-In, 5130 East 10th Street

Fine Print:  Good for dine-in, drive-thru, or carryout.  Must inform cashier prior to check-out that you are supporting I-AD.

The Historic Steer-In Restaurant has been a Near Eastside tradition since 1960.  Please visit to view the menu.

Indy-east Asset Development – Forum for Landlords

What’s it take to be a sought-after landlord on the Near Eastside? We’re gathering best practices and ideas to share. If you’re a landlord in one or more of our neighborhoods, you’re welcome to I AD’s Forum for Landlords on Tues, Oct 29, 6 pm at JHBCC.

John H. Boner Community Center – Harvest Celebration

The annual fundraiser for the Boner Center is happening November Saturday November 9th at Marian Inc.

To purchase tickets to this event, please see the JHBCC website. 

Neighborhood Meetings

10/23 –

TEAR United     6:30pm     Family Bible Church

10/24 –

Otterbein  (Block Captains ONLY this month)    7pm  Otterbein UMC

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