Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

“Taste in Norwood” - does this sound like fun or what?

Oakley resident Tom Wilkinson is spearheading what would be a tremendous community-wide event called “Taste in Norwood.” Why not “Taste in Oakley?” Because, foolishly, we think, the power structure there turned down the opportunity. No so in Norwood. Our city leaders are very supportive of the concept, and so are we.

Tom wants to recruit “tastes” from restaurants in Norwood as well as neighborhoods like Oakley, Hyde Park, and Mt. Lookout. Some he’s talked to are ready to sign up for the August 17, 18, 19 event which would be held at Upper Waterworks Park.

Obviously, a lot help from the entire Norwood community of residents, businesses, civic organizations, etc., is needed for this endeavor, so Tom has scheduled a meeting next week for that very purpose:

When: Tuesday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Norwood Community Center, 1800 Courtland at the corner of Carter
More information: Tom Wilkinson,
ph.# 807-6192 or email

Norwood if chock-full of talented, creative folks, and many are experienced at staging great local events. Here are the committees you can serve on to help make “Taste in Norwood” come together:

- Media to promote the event
- Parking/Traffic
- Beverages: 1.) beer and wine and 2.) non-alcoholic
- Entertainment
- Photography and Video
- Restaurant Recruitment
- Event Command Center (for information, lost children, etc.)
- Volunteer Coordinating to recruit upwards of 200 volunteers
- Sponsorships (contact businesses for financial support)
- Website start-up for the event

If you can’t attend Tuesday night’s meeting, please feel free to get in touch with Tom using the contact information above with any suggestions or help you might be able to lend. He plans on talking about "Taste in Norwood" at tonight's council meeting.