Westlink Neighborhood Association 2

3 May

The Westlink Neighborhood Association has its annual Memorial Day party coming up at the Country Acres Baptist Church, just down 10th Street from where I live. It is usually the best-attended members meeting of the year, with ice cream donated by the Park West Plaza retirement community (which also hosted the January membership meeting), activities for children, a silent auction, and live music.

Gil Alvarez, principal of Northwest High School, across Tyler Road from the Country Acres Baptist Church, is working with the Westlink Neighborhood Association to identify high-school students who might wish to help deliver the associations’s LinkLetter newsletter, assist at the Memorial Day party, or do other kinds of community service for the association. I will also be contacting households within the association’s boundaries to find people interested in any volunteer opportunities.

Wichita Independent Neighborhoods, the umbrella organizations over all the neighborhood associations, is working to see whether any additional neighborhoods  on the West side of Wichita, would like to set up neighborhood associations. The newly elected mayor of Wichita, Jeff Longwell, was a strong supporter of the Westlink Neighborhood Association and will now be in a position to help develop other neighborhood associations in Wichita. There is hope that Wichita will be able to attract the national organization of neighborhood association to hold it annual meeting in Wichita within the next few years.

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