FOHP held its first meeting of the year. As a reminder, we meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm in the field house. Everyone is welcome.
We set a preliminary calendar for 2017:
- April 8 - Easter Egg Hunt
- May 20 - Yard Sale
- August 5 - Chicago Astronomers (rain date, September 9)
- October 1 or 20 (TBD) - Apple Pie Contest
- December 2 - Gingerbread houses
- Pet parade in the spring, possibly along the 606
- Promote Earth Day workday and family learning gardening activity
- Maybe a children's theater as family learning activity
- Yard Sale - BCO/Arts Fest might want a table for this event. Food trucks would be great.
- Better publicize Amazon Smile program for FOHP
- Improve our marketing by, among other things, showcasing park partners and activities at all our events. Can we associate a garden activity with BCO garden walk weekend? Can Zephyr dance perform at yard sale or other activities?
- Publicize our mission and inform people that we are all volunteer, that proceeds from all our events go to park programming, park maintenance, supplies for kids. Kathy will mock up a design with this message to be printed on a banner (with a stand) that we can take to all events. This message can also go on website
- FOHP bought a chick hatchery for pre-school (kids watch eggs develop and hatch; chicks are treated humanely and returned)
- FOHP donates money annually to Zephyr Dance, the Holstein Park Arts Partner