Archive for the ‘Community Engagement’ Category

Volunteers Needed for Fall Festival


It takes a village to pull off an event like the Fulton Fall Festival (see below) and we need you to be part of our village! Please consider signing up for a volunteer shift that day. There are lots of different choices: ticket sales, inflatables, food tent, Silent Auction and set-up/clean-up – something for everyone. Each volunteer will receive four free tickets to be used anywhere at the event. We appreciate any help you can give us.  

Check out our online sign-up:

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you at the Fulton Fall Festival on Sept. 12! 

Categories: Community Engagement, Things To Do

Fulton Fall Festival Looking for Silent Auction Donations

silent auction

The Fulton Fall Festival Silent Auction, scheduled for Sept. 12, is a great way to show your support in the community, along with getting your name out there on a business level. It’s also a great way to raise money for projects to enhance our neighborhood!

Donation Ideas: In past auctions, individuals & local businesses have generously donated wonderful items ranging from a 1 year family membership to the Walker Art Center, paddle board lessons on the lake, various event tickets, gift certificates for services, restaurants & shops around town, gift baskets, classes for adults, children’s camps, to jewelry & pottery. We will prominently display brochures &/or business cards with your donation. You’ll also be listed as a contributor in the Fulton Neighborhood Newsletter distributed to 2,500+ homes and businesses!

Please click here for more information and contact Sheila Sager at or (612) 840-2233 if you have any questions or would like to make a donation.


Categories: Community Engagement

Neighborhood Heritage Survey by U of M Student

Dear Neighbors,

A U of M student is conducting a Master’s Thesis project and is administering a survey to Southwest Minneapolis residents about the importance of neighborhood heritage. She reached out to the neighborhood association asking for help distributing the survey and will share the results with us to help us better understand the needs and priorities of the neighborhood.

If you are interested in helping, here is a link to the survey (please complete by Sept. 1):

Keep reading for more information and a message from the student:

What makes your neighborhood special?

Please take this opportunity to be part of a research study about the character of your neighborhood and the places you feel are important to it. The purpose of this study is to better understand the similarities and differences between the Southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods through the experience of residents. Most importantly, it is a chance to express your views and contribute to the conversation about what makes your neighborhood special. The results of this study will be made available to the Southwest Minneapolis community so that the participating neighborhoods can appreciate the diversity of resident views.

This study is being conducted by Madelyn Sundberg from the University of Minnesota for her Master of Science in Architecture: Heritage Conservation and Preservation thesis under the guidance of Professor Greg Donofrio. If you have questions, you are encouraged to contact them at or

This anonymous online survey will take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. As an incentive, you will be given the option to enter your email address at the end of the survey for a chance to win an iPad Air. To participate in this survey please click the link or copy the url into your browser.

Categories: Community Engagement, News

New! Fulton Small Grants Program

This fall, Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA) is launching a community grant program. Organizations and individuals operating or based in Fulton neighborhood are eligible to receive a $500-$2,000 grant to support projects and programs that either focus on youth education or enhanced community engagement.

Please click on the following links to download the Grant Guidelines and Grant Application.

Grant submission deadline is Dec. 31. Grantees will be announced on Jan. 15 and grant funds distributed soon thereafter. A maximum of three grants will be awarded for the 2015 calendar year. The FNA is confident this grant program will further strength and enrich the Fulton community in new and exciting ways.

Categories: Community Engagement

Fulton Fall Festival on Sept. 13

The wait is almost over…the annual Fulton Fall Festival will be here on Sat., Sept. 13!

Join us down at Pershing Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lots of family friendly activities, good food, great music, the Silent Auction, the Marketplace and lots of other fun things to do.

On the Stage:

11 a.m.    The Wrong Omar
 1 p.m.     Folk and Thieves

We have lots of fabulous items up for bid at the Silent Auction including:

  • 8 VIP passes (2 sets of 4) to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Mathnasium:  The Math Learning Center Gift Basket (Value $500)
  • Beautiful Artisan Gifts from The Linden Tree
    • Two gift cards toward the cost of sewing classes, 1 for adult, 1 for kids/teens
    • Mug designed by Lori Ann Yang of Mammaste ($14)
    • Sewing Basket  including  the newest Joel Dewberry fabric print ($29.75)
    • Full Apron featuring Amy Butler pattern and “Treasure Box, Ocean & Sparkle, Midnight” fabric ($48)
  • Kate Spade (value $328) and Doone & Bouke (value$198) handbags
  • Southwest Community Education Summer Programs Gift Certificates
  • Room no. 3, Lovely Products and Gift Certificate
  • Party with friends at COS Bar
  • Fine wines and local beers
  • Gift Certificates to all our favorite restaurants
  • Basket of the best products from LUSH
  • Home Grown Foods Delivery Service: 1 week trial of Home Grown dinner kits delivery 4 dinners for 4

Click here to see the whole schedule of events and activities.

See you on the 13th!


Categories: Community Engagement, Parks, Things To Do

Fall Festival Volunteers Still Needed!

It takes many volunteers to make an event like the Fulton Fall Festival happen.  Please consider helping out in your neighborhood and volunteer for a two hour.  Shifts available at the ticket table, inflatables, food service, etc.  Each volunteer will receive four  free tickets ($4) to use anywhere at the festival. Please see our online sign-up to volunteer:

Categories: Community Engagement, Things To Do

Fulton Fall Festival Needs Volunteers!

The Fulton Fall Festival is coming on Sept. 13 and we could use your help!  It takes a lot of volunteer effort to pull off a large event like our Fall Festival and we hope that you will consider volunteering for a shift selling tickets, watching the inflatables area, working the food tent, etc.  Please see our online sign up at and sign up for a shift (or two!).

Categories: Community Engagement, Things To Do

Fulton/Lynnhurst Garage Sales

We are once again partnering with Lynnhurst neighborhood and hosting our annual neighborhood-wide garage sales!

Sat., Sept. 20
9 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine 

A $5 registration fee will include a group ad in the Star Tribune and your listing on sale maps.  

If you would like to host a sale, mail registration and fee (checks made payable to Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association) to: 

Mary Vander Leest
4653 Aldrich Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Questions? Call Mary at 612.827.5132 

Registration must include:
* Your name and phone number (it won’t be published, but just in case there are questions)
* Address of the sale
* Location of the sale: Front, Back, Alley or Driveway
* In five words or less, a description of your sale (e.g. kids gear, general household, sporting goods, etc.) 

Deadline to register: Sept. 9

Categories: Community Engagement, Things To Do

Fulton Festival Silent Auction

Fulton Fall Festival Silent Auction

Saturday, Sept. 13
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pershing Park

Last year more than 1,500 Fulton residents took part in the Annual Fulton Fall Festival to celebrate our community. Together, we enjoyed live music, great food, tons of activities for the kiddos and a silent auction filled with AWESOME items — all of which reflect the richness of our unique neighborhood and local businesses. The silent auction is a great way to showcase what Fulton and the community at large have to offer while raising money for important projects that enhance our neighborhood.

Please help us continue the tradition!

Support our 2014 Fulton Festival Silent Auction by contributing an item, service, event tickets, night at a hotel/cabin, gift certificates, etc. Click here for more information and to learn how to donate.

Categories: Community Engagement

2nd Annual Holiday Boutique

December 7, 2013
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lynnhurst Community Center
1345 W Minnehaha Pkwy
Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association will be hosting a Holiday Boutique on Sat., Dec. 7.  This event supports local artists and offers them a no-cost opportunity to show and sell their unique goods.  It also offers local residents a chance to support small, independent artisans while shopping with their friends and neighbors.  The Boutique will feature artists from Kenny, Armatage, Lynnhurst, Fulton, Linden Hills, Tangletown, East Harriet, Kingfield and more!

Categories: Arts, Community Engagement, Things To Do