The Festival on the Hill, the neighborhood’s annual fall block party, is always a blast. Plus, all the proceeds go back into the neighborhood, supporting the Bolton Hill Nursery, which sponsors the event, as well as many other projects that benefit the 21217 community.
This year, the Festival Grant Committee awarded grants to the following non-profit organizations:
• Brown Memorial Soaring Eagles Camp
• Dance Happens
• Mt Royal PTO NorthBay Trip
• Brown Memorial tutoring
• Mt. Royal School Garden
• Linden Ave. Gazebo Repainting
• Midtown Academy engineering of a puppet show
• Corpus Christi Church Entrance Garden Restoration
• Memorial Episcopal Rectory Teaching Garden
• Samaritan Community
• Rutter Mill Park
Congratulations to all of the awardees, and thank you for adding to the quality of life in Baltimore. And also to Sallye Perrin and the grant committee for their hard work.
The Festival on the Hill is always the second Saturday in October, which this fall is October 8. The Bolton Hill Nursery is already making plans for a bigger and better Festival.
Books will be back!—thanks to neighbor Kristine Smets, who volunteered to chair the Book Table. The collecting has already started. Books can be dropped off at Bolton Hill Nursery between 7:30 am–5:30 pm on weekdays. If possible, call first (410-728-0003) so the school staff can be ready to help unload the books and store them in the basement.
Donations of gently used children’s clothes are needed. As you clean out the children’s closets, please set aside outgrown clothes for the Festival. Donations may be dropped off at the school between the hours of 7:30 am– 3:30 pm, weekdays.
With new chairs Kendra Parlock and Connie Fitzpatrick, the Gourmet Gazebo promises to be better than ever. Expect a call requesting a donation of your special creation to feed the hungry hordes of festive people.
Marketplace Benefit a Fun Success
In February, the merchants at Mt. Vernon’s Marketplace (520 Park Avenue) hosted a very successful fundraiser, with a portion of the evening’s gross sales donated to the Nursery. The place was packed with families and friends and a fabulous time was had by all.
Folks came early and stayed late. The Marketplace is a great new venue offering a variety of foods from a dozen or more stalls. With something for everyone, it’s a comfortable place to hang out right around the corner from Bolton Hill.
A big thanks to all the Marketplace merchants for their support of Bolton Hill Nursery.