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Volunteers Needed for Fulton Fall Festival on Sept. 10

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Our annual Fulton Neighborhood Association Fall Festival will take place on Sat., Sept. 10th, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Pershing Park. It is always a great event filled with fun activities, good food, wonderful music and an awesome day spent with friends and neighbors. It takes a village to pull off an event like this 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:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084ba4a822aa8-fulton1

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you at the Fulton Fall Festival on Sept. 10!

Categories: Community Engagement

Applications Now Available for the Fulton Fall Festival Marketplace on Sept. 10

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As part of the big Fulton Fall Festival, we host a Marketplace area for local artisans and entrepreneurs to have a place to show and sell their goods and services. The fee for hosting a table is $10 (free for kids 17 and under); if you need an actual table, they are available to rent for an additional $10.

It’s always a fun day and a great way to meet neighbors and make connections. Please see the application below for more details.

Fulton Festival Marketplace Application 2016

Categories: Community Engagement

Fulton Festival Silent Auction Coordinator Needed

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Every year FNA celebrates this great neighborhood with our Fall Festival (this year on 9/10). A big part of our festival is the Silent Auction and we just found out that our volunteer SA Coordinator is moving out of state. Is there anyone out there with a love of your neighborhood who could step in and help us with this important community building and fundraising effort? The current Coordinator is a professional organizer and has all of the materials impeccably organized with a good infrastructure all set up and ready to go. She is willing to meet with you and help transition this role before she leaves at the end of June.

Getting involved with the Silent Auction is a great way to meet people and make connections right here in your own neighborhood.

If you’d like to help but feel like you can’t take on the whole thing, we’d be happy to also consider doing this by committee with two or three volunteers.

Please contact us at info@fultonneighborhood.org if you are interested. Thanks for considering.

Categories: Community Engagement

Announcing 2016 Fulton Small Grants Program

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After a successful first year and four grants, Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA) is continuing its community grant program. Organizations and individuals operating in or based in Fulton neighborhood are eligible to receive a $500-$2,500 grant to support projects and programs that either focus on youth education or enhanced community engagement.

If you are interested in completing an application, please download the 2016 Fulton Small Grants Program Guidelines and 2016 Fulton Small Grants Application Form.

NEW! An interactive web-based application is now available! Please click on the link to get started.

Grant submission deadline is Dec. 31. Grantees will be announced in February, 2016 and grant funds distributed soon thereafter. FNA is confident this grant program will continue to strengthen and enrich the Fulton community in new and exciting ways.

Categories: Community Engagement

Lynnhurst/Fulton Garage Sales

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The annual Lynnhurst/Fulton Garage Sales are this Saturday!

Saturday, Sept. 19
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rain or shine

Click here to download the map and sale descriptions.

Happy shopping!

Categories: Community Engagement, Things To Do

Open Streets on 50th

Open Streets
 
Sun., Sept. 27
1-5 p.m.
 
West 50th Street between Browndale Avenue in Edina and Beard Avenue in Minneapolis will be closed for the inaugural Open Streets on 50th event!

The street will be open to bikes and pedestrians to enjoy music, dance, games, crafts, yoga and other creative and active events. Civic, athletic, artistic, creative and neighborhood groups, as well as businesses will participate! Open Streets is dog-friendly, too!

It’s time for everyone to come together for a day of celebration and community building.

 
Fulton Neighborhood Association will have a booth with the following schedule:
 
1-5 p.m.: Fit Bit Raffle, youth activity games, bike decorating and sidewalk chalk
1-3 p.m.: face painting and art activity
3 p.m.: Magic by Bruce show
3:30-5 p.m.: ballooning
Categories: Community Engagement, Things To Do

BLEND Awards on Sept. 28

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Mon., Sept. 28
7-9 p.m.
Fulton Brewery, 414 N. 6th Ave.

All are invited to the BLEND Awards Ceremony, now in its 9th year. The BLEND Awards recognize & honor architects, builders & homeowners who blend new and remodeled projects into the existing fabric of our Minneapolis neighborhoods.

BLEND winners will be announced LIVE at the ceremony. The keynote speaker will be Larry Millett, architecture historian and author of Lost Twin Cities.

Admission is free. Food and cash bar will be available. More info on BLEND Awards at www.blendaward.org

Categories: Community Engagement, Things To Do, Zoning

Volunteers Needed for Fall Festival

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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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084ba4a822aa8-fulton3

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

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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 organizeplus@gmail.com 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): https://umn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_40ldE75vDG1KSIR.

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 sundb173@umn.edu or donofrio@umn.edu.

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