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On May 7th from 1:00 - 5:00, the Clarksville Community Development Corporation will host its 9th Annual Family Fun Fest at the Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center, 1807 West 11th Street.
There will be lots of fun activities for kids including pony rides, a petting zoo, a photo booth, face painting, a balloon clown, face painting, a visit from the Austin Fire Department, as well as good food and live music all afternoon.
From 1:00 - 4:15, there will also be a silent auction. It will feature items like gift cards from Lake Travis Zip-Line Adventures, a ride along with the Austin police chief, a gift certificate to Champions Westlake, a tour of the APD forensics lab, seats on The Pub Crawler as well as lots of items and gift certificates from local shops and restaurants.
All activities at the Fest have been fully underwritten by area businesses as well as by Grande Communications.
The Fun Fest is the CCDC's major annual fundraiser. All money raised at the event will be used to help support our affordable housing program in Clarksville, which provides low cost housing to 16 families.
Katie is the Founder of ATX Walks. She’s walked thousands of miles and is committed to facilitating walking opportunities to encourage people to be physically active for a lifetime. She is also a certified walking coach and personal trainer with an Exercise is Medicine credential. She chooses to live car-free, so you may spot her walking, cycling, or using public transit while moving around in Austin.
There is no fee for the walking tour, but please consider making a donation of $5-$10 to the Clarksville Community Development Corporation (CCDC) in order to help defray the cost of our walking tour brochures and to demonstrate your support of our efforts to preserve Clarksville's unique history.
CCDC volunteers will serve lemonade and cookies in front of the Pauline Clarksville Neighborhood Center to walk participants.
This Saturday, April 29th, Katie Deolloz will lead a walking tour of historic Clarksville. The walk begins at 10AM at the Haskell House, 1703 Waterston.
The CCDC has completed construction of a new affordable home at 1817B West 10th Street, and it's hosting an Open House from 5 to 7 on Wednesday April 19th. (House actually faces Theresa Avenue.) Come see what we did. I think you will be impressed. (Landscaping to come.)
Thanks to the following for helping us make 1817B West 10th a reality:
• Austin Community Design & Development Center (ACDDC)
• AVision General Contractors, LLC
• Austin Housing Finance Corporation and Home Base, a support organization of Habitat for Humanity, Both organizations helped finance the construction of 1817B West 10th Street
• Rose Gabriel, the CCDC's fabulous property manager
Hope to see you on the 19th!
The CCDC is holding our annual election on April 18, 2017. Voting for 4 Board of Director positions will take place prior to the Annual Meeting. Watch this space for information on the candidates.
And remember, you must be a member of the CCDC in order to vote. You can find an application on the website (click on "About the CCDC/Who We Are & How to Get Involved".)
If you’re interested serving on the Board, contact Kim O’Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-517-0249) no later than March 30. Board of Director terms are for 2 years.
The annual CCDC membership drive is underway! If you’re a current or former resident of “greater” Clarksville (the CCDC boundaries are defined below) you are eligible to join. While all CCDC events are open to the public, membership provides the opportunity to become more involved with the organization. In fact, it’s the only way you can vote in the Board of Directors elections—or serve on the Board.
You can find a membership application on the website (click on "About the CCDC/Who We Are & How to Get Involved") or if you’re currently living in the neighborhood, one soon will be delivered to your door. Applications must be received by Tuesday, April 4 for you to be eligible to vote in the upcoming Board election which will be held on Tuesday, April 18.
Any questions? Contact Board secretary, Kim Kronzer O’Brien at email@example.com, 512-517-0249.
CCDC boundaries: West 12th Street from West Lynn to Charlotte, the south side of Waterston from Charlotte to MoPac, West 10th from West Lynn to MoPac, along with the following streets: Patterson, Theresa, West 8th, Augusta, and Julia.
Want to learn about the fascinating history of Clarksville? April 29th is your opportunity!!! That morning, Katie Deoloz, founder of ATX Walks, an organization that encourages walking as a way to get to know Austin's neighborhoods, and Mary Reed with the Clarksville Community Development Corporation (CCDC), will lead a free guided walk through Clarksville.
If you want to be part of the event, show up at the Haskell House, 1703 Waterston Avenue by 10AM. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.
The CCDC's walking tour brochure will be available for all walkers in exchange for a donation to the CCDC, which is a 501c3 organization. Donations will be used to support the organization's missions:
1. Preserve the history of Clarksville.
2. Foster a sense of community in the neighborhood.
3. Maintain the economic and ethnic diversity of Clarksville through the CCDC's affordable housing program.
CCDC board members and volunteers will serve refreshments to all walkers at the Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center, which is located in the 1800 block of West 11th Street.
Note: Recently, Katie led a small group of people on a walk around Clarksville. The photo that accompanies this blog is of Katie and the other walkers in front of the Haskell House. A good time was had by all.