A Note from the NAPC Chair
At the September 15th Parrot Cove Neighborhood Association meeting, District 3 Commissioner Andy Amoroso kindly recognized all the Neighborhood Associations for the work they do in neighborhood clean-ups, assisting residents with code compliance issues and other community beautification efforts.
He spoke about the inherent difficulties that cities and all government agencies face in trying to get things done. He said, "Twelve people have to touch every project", meaning that twelve different people from twelve different departments have to coordinate, communicate, reevaluate and finally cooperate to accomplish any worthwhile objective and that takes time.
"Twelve" may be a small exaggeration, but the point he made is that the Lake Worth Neighborhoods, acting independently or in unison, have demonstrated the ability to swiftly accomplish what government sometimes cannot do without untangling miles of red tape.
The NAPC and our Member Associations are not government agencies. Each and every one is made up of volunteers who give their time and dedicate their energies for one reason - to make our neighborhoods more attractive for residents and less attractive to vandals and criminals.
We cannot do what we rely on our city officials and Electeds to do; make law, set policy, fund and deliver City services. But my oh my, what the Neighborhoods and the City can accomplish together, each doing what we do best within the parameters of our very different organizations is nothing less than astounding!
So, Thank You to the entire Lake Worth City Commission, our city's administration and dedicated staff for choosing to pro-actively partner with the Neighborhoods and helping us achieve our goals.
Mary Lindsey, Chair of the NAPC
Tickets for the 2nd Annual NAPC Thanksgiving Banquet on Sale NOW!
The Neighborhood Association Presidents' Council announces the 2nd Annual Neighbors Thanksgiving Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 15th at South Shores Tavern. Starting with cocktails and hors d'oeurves at 5:30, the dinner will feature roast turkey, baked ham and all the traditional side dishes. Soft drinks, iced tea and a champagne toast are included followed by coffee and desserts.
Dinner guests are invited to remember our less fortunate Lake Worth neighbors. Non-perishable canned goods will be collected at the door. Proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will be used to purchase turkeys, fresh vegetables and other perishable food items. All donations will be distributed through local Churches and other Lake Worth non-profit organizations.
Tickets at $20 per person are available from Neighborhood Associations and on the NAPC "Front Porch" at Evening on the Avenues.
Evening on the Avenues Is Back and Better Than Ever.
Evening on the Avenue has returned to the Lake Worth Cultural Plaza on the first and third Fridays of every month. Featuring great new bands along with food and specialty vendors. Also new this year is a Beer Garden in the Plaza with adult beverages served up by Neighborhood Association volunteers.
The NAPC "Front Porch" will be on hand at every Evening on the Avenue event to welcome neighbors and visitors with news on neighborhood events, the very popular Scrabble boards and fresh hot popcorn. Stop in to say Hello and see our new neighborhood banners and map. The Neighborhood Guidebook is always available on the "Front Porch" and our Neighborhood Hosts will be happy to sign you up to receive information and news from the Association that serves your neighborhood.