Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, March 27, 2009

Burwood Parents gearing up for 2009 season

The Burwood Parents recently updated their website with some announcements about what they’re planning for the 2009 summer season. After the successful yard sale they staged last year to raise money for what wound up being their 1st place Norwood Day Parade float, the parents are planning two fundraising events this year, one to fund another float and one to fund their end-of-the-season cookout and party.

The parents recently submitted this “wish list” to the Norwood Recreation Commission for improvements they hope can be made this year. One improvement already made since last season is a new roof on the craft building. If the Rec. Commission can secure grant money, they may be able to also enlarge the shelter, picnic areas and replace some of the playground equipment.

And here are two upcoming community-wide upcoming events the Burwood website is promoting:

1. Every child in Norwood is invited to Norwood Recreation’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at Waterworks Park on Harris Ave. Everything is free, including pictures with the Easter Bunny starting at 9:30 a.m.. The hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. For more information, call 531-9798.

2. Everybody is invited to volunteer for the annual Great American Park Clean-up on Saturday, April 25 at 9:00 a.m. Call Norwood Recreation at 531-9798 and let them know which park you would like to clean up. Also, you’ll need to stop by the Rec. office in the Community Center at 1810 Courtland Ave. Monday-Friday before April 25 to sign a release and pick up free materials like garbage bags. Free lunch will be provided that day to all volunteers.