First Festival of Neighborhoods set for Oct. 27, neighborhood groups and associated invited

From the City of Asheville website:

The Neighborhood Advisory Committee is hosting the first Asheville Festival of Neighborhoods on Sunday, October 27, 2013, and is asking neighborhood groups and associations to play a part.

The festival was conceived to recognize and learn more about Asheville’s vibrant neighborhoods and to foster cross-communication, so the participation of neighborhood representatives is crucial to a successful festival.

“This is just a great way for neighborhoods to get together and showcase what they are doing,” says NAC member Elaine Poovey. “And we feel like this will be a valuable way to address some of our mutual community concerns.”

To sign up to represent your neighborhood, respond by August 31 to Elaine Poovey at and put Festival of Neighborhoods on the subject line, or call (828) 253-3514. Participants are encouraged to bring a display that tells the community more about their neighborhood, including the neighborhood boundary, population, history, community achievements and details about their neighborhood organization. The program will also feature a slideshow, so participants are encouraged to submit up to five photos of their neighborhood.

The first Festival of Neighborhoods will take place at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3 p.m.


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