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Suddenly Summer Falls into September!

Weather is cooling down, but opportunities for community activities are heating up! This digest brings you some of the September activities and events to add to your calendars.

Wednesday, September 15, 8:30 am to 10:00 am, VCU’s Athletic Village & Proposed Arthur Ashe Boulevard Redevelopment

Visit this link for details:!event/2021/9/15/september-public-meeting-vcu-apos-s-ath

Donations Needed for Ginter Park Elementary School Pantry

GPRA supports a full snack pantry for Ginter Park Elementary School.  Please donate non-perishable and non-sugary snacks, individually wrapped, by contacting Prudence Justis, 804-837-6051, to arrange drop-off of your donation. Deadline September 18 for this round of donations.  Ninety-eight percent of GPES students are economically challenged, and your donations are appreciated.

Suggested snacks:  Goldfish; sandwich crackers with peanut butter; sandwich crackers with cheese; popcorn; trail mix; dried fruit; granola bars; juice boxes; graham crackers.

Brook Road Youth Farm Work Day! Thursday, September 16, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Ginter Park Residents Association welcomes Duron Chavis and team, Happily Natural Day, and their Brook Road Youth Farm Project to Ginter Park.  Neighbors, come on out to the corner of Brook Road and Walton to meet Duron and his team and to help plant trees and perennials and to build a fence!

Ginter Place Yard Sale, Saturday, September 18, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Laburnum House Parking Lot, 1350 Westwood Avenue, 15 participating households.  Come treasure-hunting!

2021 Brookland Park Block Party

We support our neighboring neighborhoods and increase your opportunities for fun, education, and neighborly connections by spreading the word about their events.


for details and backgrounds of this festive annual event!

GPRA Board Seeking Nominations for “Gracie Award,” Deadline Sunday, September 19

Please visit the Neighborhood News post dated September 5 on this website for all details about the award and about how to submit nominations. Please include some biographical information about your nominee, as well as your reason for the nomination.  Thank you! 

Ginter Park Residents Association Board Meeting

The next Board Meeting is Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 pm and is a virtual meeting. GPRA Board Meetings are open to the public. If you would like to register to attend and to receive the Zoom meeting link and ID, please contact Margee Smither, Board Secretary,

Ginter Park Newsletter Deadline for October Edition, Sunday, September 26

Submit articles, announcements, and photos to Editor, Anne Thorn, by the deadline, please.

Reserve the Date!  November 16, further details TBA

November 16 is the date for the GPRA Annual Meeting, which is a General Membership Meeting, Board Elections, and, traditionally, a Chili Cook-off.  Watch our social media pages, this website, and eblasts for details.

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