'No one that we knew in the neighborhood had to be alone or hungry this Christmas.'
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nathan Dean
Monday, December 31, 2012
There are plenty of scary things in our world, so I wanted to share with you something good and beautiful. Several things came together to make something special happen in our neighborhood this Christmas. A homeless man in our church named Darrell, who was going to be alone on Christmas, volunteered to spend his Christmas serving others and some neighbors from Inman Park, Edgewood and East Lake. He volunteered to make food for people on Christmas. The result was that Darrell was able to open the doors of the church on Christmas Day for anyone we knew who would be hungry and or alone on Christmas to enjoy an amazing Christmas meal with other people provided by some of our neighbors. Thanks to the generosity of people who were almost all …
Volunteers spend the day fixing up the former East Lake Elementary School for incoming Coan Middle students.
If there was one positive thing that came of the angst and drama that was the redistricting of the Atlanta Public Schools, it was the how the various communities rallied around the schools threatened with closure. That level of interest and involvement was something that APS Superintendent Erroll B. Davis took note of in a recent meeting with parents in Southeast Atlanta. Indeed, parents, non-parents and retirees in a number of communities including Edgewood, Peoplestown, Kirkwood and East Atlanta, among others, rallied around their neighborhood schools to keep them open. The big question: Post-redistricting, would that momentum last? A lot of parents, parents-to-be and non-parents in East Atlanta Patch communities promised that interest …