Normandy Park

Egg Hunt and Spring Park Clean-up (Details)

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As we did last year, we will kick off the year of SABA activities with an Easter Egg Hunt. Last year was the first time we held this event and it was a huge success. Many families and children came out and had a great time, especially when the Easter Bunny arrived. Photos from last year's event can be seen at www.sabanews.org/node/126 and there is a link to SABA's Flickr page for more photos.

As many of you know, every year SABA works to further improve the landscaping at Normandy Park. We do this with planting events in the spring and fall and some clean-up or maintenance events at other times. Last year, we began our efforts in the park with a clean-up of the garden beds and preparing various spots around the park for the spring planting event. That clean-up was combined with the Egg Hunt as a way of welcoming in spring at Normandy Park.

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Egg Hunt and Spring Planting

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03/27/2010 9:00 am
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Our annual Egg Hunt and Spring Planting will be held on Saturday, March 27 (rain date Sunday, March 28). More details will be available soon.

This will be our first coordinated event of the year to further improve the landscaping at Normandy Park. The weather will dictate what and how much we can plant. As the shoots begin showing themselves around your garden, start thinking about what plants you want to thin and donate to the park.

Rumor has it that the Easter Bunny will make an appearance as we welcome in spring.

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Plans for Normandy Park

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Here are some of the plans SABA has for Normandy Park. Your input and additional suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Our longtime volunteer, Bill Davis, died last fall. SABA would like to honor his years of contribution to the neighborhood and to Normandy Park in particular with a memorial at the park. Bill was a quiet, understated man who did a tremendous amount of work for the community without seeking the spotlight of recognition. Our plans are to install a park bench with a memorial plaque and to plant a tree near the bench. You can donate to the funds for this memorial. Simply send a check to SABA (SABA, P.O. Box 772, Ardmore, PA 19003) with "Bill Davis Memorial" on the memo line.

Steve Fischer has been investigating options for painting the house at the park. With the new roof and our ongoing landscaping and furniture improvements, painting the house seems like the logical next significant improvement that can be made to the look of the park.

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Music and Planting at Normandy Park - Oct 4

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This year's fall Music and Planting Event at Normandy Park is scheduled for Oct 4, starting at 9:00 am.

The focus for the planting will be on enhancing the current garden beds around the periphery of the park and around the house, removing some sections of the hedge, and beginning to establish some new beds that will be planted in the spring. The sections of hedge that will have some portions removed this year will be along Cricket Ave and Normandy Rd. This is to further improve the appearance of the park and to open more entry points, especially considering the SABA 5k is happening the following weekend and will attract people from inside and outside our neighborhood.

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Fall Music and Planting at Normandy Park

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10/04/2009 9:00 am
10/04/2009 2:00 pm
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This is the fall event for planting and further beautifying Normandy Park. We are fortunate to have many talented musicians in our neighborhood. This year Scot Sax and Sharon Little will provide the musical entertainment. Other performers might join them and will be announced as they confirm their availability.

Please bring whatever plants you wish to donate to the park. This is a great time of year to thin those spring bulbs and summer bloomers. This fall planting event helps the park look a little better now but the real effect is seen in the spring when the new plantings sprout, bloom and bring a splash of colors.

We will also begin to develop our plans for the spring planting and the next phase of park improvements.

So, come out with you plants, tools, enthusiasm, and ideas and join us as we have a good time making improvements to our little neighborhood gem.

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BRANCHING OUT FOR ROTARY - BACKROUND INFORMATION

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Branching Out For Rotary

In 1912, the United States Government and Japan exchanged dogwood trees for cherry trees as a gesture of friendship between the two countries.
The 50 Ohio dogwood saplings were planted in Tokyo and 3,000 cherry saplings were planted along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

President Taft’s wife admired cherry trees while living in the Philippines during her husband’s term as Governor. The Japanese gave the cherry trees as a gift to the United States for the aid given to Japan during the war with Russia in 1904-05.

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