As a graduate of the City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Services Program, I took the initiative to work with my neighbors and apply for the Vibrant Neighborhood Grant (VNG). What you see below is part of the process we did to apply for the grant--which we were awarded in November 2017. Our first event was the Astronomy Night on January 19th (flyer to the right).
The next event I will help to produce as part of the VNG, will be the Ribbon-Cutting Celebration Ceremony for the installation of our neighborhood Little Free Library that Kris Hite is building.
The location of the installation will be at the south west corner of Rogers Park (near the community gardens). There will be a band, food and presentations by local librarians. The date is still to be determined, but likely early May.
Vibrant Neighborhood Grant Series of Events Ideas
|Little Library Installation||Late fall or mid-spring. SE corner of Rogers Park||Wolverine Press/FC Library Board Member||Sandwiches/cookies||String musician||Kris and Amanda|
|Halloween Pumpkin Party||Oct. 31 at The Grange||Local artists--City's Art in the Park Rep||Foods that start with the letter P||DJ Dance party||Dhara and Gwen|
|Astronomy Night||Winter; Saddle Ridge Natural Area||Local Astronomy Club||sm'ores, hot chocolate||campfire music||have lounge chairs set up around a campfire||Elsie and Jonny|
|Garden Walk||late spring or summer or fall/Rogers Park neighborhood||Master Gardeners from the City or County||Progressive dinner||host choice||showcase neighborhood gardens with low water use||Eve and Gelly|
|Talent Show||Winter/The Grange||City Council Members||buffet||sound system||Invite Open Stage Theatre to host||Denise (?) and Molly (?)|
|Music Night||Summer/The Barn||Pathways Cares/Peace Corps||pizza||Drum Circle||Sing||Gelly, Bill, Dhara|