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Ginter Park Weekly Gazette – Wednesday, November 16, 2022

As we approach Thanksgiving, the GPRA  Communications Team and Board are thankful to be part of a warm, friendly, engaged community. We are grateful to all who contribute to our strong sense of  togetherness and love of our little corner of the world. We are thankful for neighbors who look out for one another and extend a helpoing hand. Here are some upcoming opportunities for us to come together to celebrate the season!

GPRA Annual Membership Meeting, with Chili Cook-Off and Board Election

Come One, Come All!

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Fellowship Hall, Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 3601 Seminary Avenue

Park in the rear lot, and enter through the courtyard. Doors will be open at 6:00 pm. All are welcome, and it’s perfect weather for Chili! 

The Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election will be held Thursday, November 17, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall, Ginter Park Presbyterian Church.  The hall is spacious, fully accessible, and has ample off-street parking in the rear parking lot. Guest speakers will include: City Council District 3 Council Member, Ann-Frances Lambert; District 2 Council Member Katherine Jordan; and Delagate Jeffrey Bourne. They will provide and endp-0f-year updates and notes for the future.

Click on this Signup Genius link to RSVP, to enter the Chili Cook-Off, to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Thus far, we have 5 varieties of Chili, including a Vegan Chili, Cornbread, and other sides. We will begin serving food after quick Welcome and Introductions. Thank you.

Unable to attend in person? You can Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 7603 5657
Passcode: 686261

Setting the Mood for Holiday Festivities!


Ginter Park Holiday Cookie Exchange! 

Sunday, December 4, 2:00 to 4:00 pm               

 Ginter Place Club Room, 1350 Westwood Avenue, Richmond

Hosted by Susan Rebillot, Ginter Place, and Event/Social Chair, Prudence Justis

Click on this link to Signup Genius to view details and to sign up to exchange cookies, confections, to share afavorite holiday appetizer to nibble on, or to volunteer to help with this festivity.

What better way to kick off the holiday season then swapping cookies and confections with your friends and neighbors? Bake 4 dozen of the same favorite cookie or sweet to swap on December 4th. Bring them on a platter with a copy of the recipe to share.

Thank you, Carrie Vuori, for helping to create this event.

GPRA Holiday Selfie Scavenger Hunt Competition!!

Competition Kick-off is Saturday, December 4! 

GPRA is sponsoring a Holiday Selfie Scavenger Hunt competition. Solve the clues or do the tasks, while donning your holiday attire, and take a CREATIVE family, group orself selfie – prizes for best photos!!

Bring the family, pick up your scavenger hunt list, enjoy a treat and check out your selfie competitors!! You will have several days to complete your scavenger hunt selfies. Rules and instructions provided with scavenger hunt list. Holiday selfies will be posted on Facebook, displayed at the GPRA Holiday Happy Hour and winners will be announced on December 11th.

Don’t miss this fun GPRA selfie competition!
*Pick up a Scavenger Hunt list *Check out your competition* Enjoy a holiday treat *
December 4, 2022 12:30– 1:30 PM
Ginter Place Community Garden
1350 Westwood Avenue(west side parking lot area)

Questions? – send email to:

GPRA Holiday Party

  • Saturday, December 10, 5:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall 3601 Seminary Avenue
  • Libations, heavy hors d’oeurves
  • Music
  • Presentation of the 2022 Gracie Award
  • Thank you to the Events/Social Committee, who are very busy planning the details, so watch upcoming Gazettes and social media posts for the details and for a Signup Genius link. Expect delicious heavy hors d’oeurves, adult beverages, and a very festive time!

Fall Line Trail, Northside Segment Followup

The Coalition of 7 Northside civic associations, which includes Ginter Park esidents Association, would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to respond to this Survey, so that we have information regarding details that you will be likely to support or oppose for the Northside segment design. Thank you!

Support Richmond Public Schools!

Support Henderson Middle School’s Angel Tree By Contributing:
  • Individual or group donations of gift cards to local stores, which will be provided to students in need of clothing and shoes. Suggested stores: Gift cards to Walmart, Target, Big Lots,  will be accepted as these are the stores in close proximity to the Henderson school community; however, gift cards to other places are welcome as well.
  • CIS is contributing coats, scarves, gloves to students in need, courtesy of UKROP’s Threads.
  • Please plan to deliver the gift cards (accompanied with the receipt if possible) to Lorayah Lenore at the school no later than Monday, December 12, 2022 as the gift cards will be distributed during that week.


Lorayah T. Lenore, M.Ed.
Henderson Middle School Site Coordinator
Communities In Schools of Richmond, Inc.
(O) 804.780.8288

(C) 804.592.6507 
Read about the impact of CIS in Richmond

Other Neighborhood Events

Northside Artists Holiday Artists Show – Benefitting Feed More

  • Saturday, November 19, 2022, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Lewis Ginter Recreational Center
  • Featuring 30+ Artisans, live jazz and open bar
  • For details, click on this link:

A Storytelling Workshop, Hosted by Union Presbyterian Seminary

Ginter Park’s annual arts and crafts show returns Saturday, December 3rd. The show will run from 10 am until 5 pm and be held in the Lewis Ginter Recreational Association Center at 3421 Hawthorne Ave.
The Ginter Park Show is in its 18th year of bringing exciting arts and crafts to our neighborhood in early December, just in time to help you find creative and one-of-a-kind gifts in one place so you can quickly tackle your holiday shopping list. This year’s artists and artisans will showcase their work such as watercolors, jewelry, oil paintings, illustrations, candles, scents, assemblages, collage, clothing, chocolates, purses, textiles, lighting fixtures, ceramics, pottery, pressed flower art, whimsical cards, creature peepers, wreaths, and yard art.

A Message from GPRA President f the Board-

Neighbors, please lend a helping hand or make donations if you are able to our local charitable organizations who feed, house, clothe those who are in need this season, and look for opportunities to bring good cheer to a neighbor.