FOFP Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11 AM

The 12th annual Friends of Five Points Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Memorial Park at 11 AM on Saturday, April 20th. Bring your family to see the Easter Bunny and take part in our neighborhood tradition. Everyone is welcome to this free family event, which is co-sponsored with Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services. Please come to the lower field next to the children’s playground. We need volunteers to arrive early (9 AM) for set-up; please send an e-mail if you can volunteer (info@friendsoffivepoints.org).

P.S. Note for parents making plans: Hunting area to be divided into 4 sections by age group: 0-2, 3 -4, 5-7, and 8-10 year olds.


2018 FOFP Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, March 31 at 11am

The 12th annual Friends of Five Points Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Memorial Park at 11 AM on Saturday, March 31st. Bring your family to see the Easter Bunny and take part in our neighborhood tradition. Everyone is welcome to this free family event! Please come to the lower field next to the children’s playground. We need volunteers to arrive early (9 AM) for set-up and to stuff eggs with candy the week before; please send an e-mail if you can volunteer (lmmccalvin@gmail.com).

P.S. Note for parents making plans: Hunting area to be divided into 4 sections by age group: 0-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10 year olds.


2017 FOFP Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, April 15th at 11am

The 11th annual Friends of Five Points Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Memorial Park at 11 AM on Saturday, April 15th. Bring your family to see the Easter Bunny and take part in our neighborhood tradition. Everyone is welcome to this free family event, which is co-sponsored by Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services. Please come to the lower field next to the children’s playground. We need volunteers to arrive early (9:00AM) for set-up; please send an e-mail if you can volunteer (lmmccalvin@gmail.com).

P.S. Note for parents making plans: Hunting area to be divided into 4 sections by age group: 0-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10 year olds.


Annual 2016 FOFP Member’s Meeting

Friends of Five Points will hold its annual FOFP Member’s Meeting on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Five Points Fire Station at 6pm.

This meeting is for all Friends of Five Points members to attend, and is an opportunity to meet the board and learn about the organization.

Bruce Lonee of the Athens-Clarke County Planning Department will be present to provide an update to the Infill Housing proposal. This is an opportunity to learn what changes have been made since the spring meeting and what steps are being taken to incorporate the plan.


FOFP Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 26th at 11 AM

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The 10th annual Friends of Five Points Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Memorial Park in Athens, GA at 11 AM on Saturday, March 26th. Bring your family to see the Easter Bunny and take part in our neighborhood tradition. Everyone is welcome to this free family event, which is co-sponsored by FOFP and Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services. Please come to the lower field next to the children’s playground.

We also need volunteers to arrive early (9:00AM) for set-up; please send an e-mail if you can volunteer (info@friendsoffivepoints.org).

Please note: The egg hunting area will be divided into 4 sections by age group: 0-2, 3 -4, 5-7, and 8-10 year olds. If you have    an older child (11+) who is too old to participate in the hunt, but would like to be involved, please encourage them to arrive at 9 am sharp to help with egg-hiding!


May 2015 News

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Friends of Five Points News

May 2015

Dear Friends of Five Points,

Happy Summer! I hope that everyone is having a fun, relaxing, and safe holiday weekend.

Your Friends of Five Points Board has been busy this spring, hosting two major neighborhood events. The first one, the tenth annual FOFP Easter Egg Hunt, was held on April 4. This event, organized by Board member Sara Beresford with help from a number of community volunteers, continues to grow in popularity. Thank you so much to all of our volunteers who helped to make this event a success!

Last week Friends of Five Points hosted its first Five Points Pub Crawl, and it was a huge, sold-out success. Many thanks are in order to our business partners — Marker 7 Coastal Grill, The Pine, and Your Pie — for providing wonderful drink and appetizer specials. We also appreciated the live music from Louis Phillip Pelot ofLeaving Countries on Your Pie’s lovely back porch. Special thanks go to Board members Sara Beresford, who handled the ticket sales, Kevin Florence, who handled event insurance, and Paige Cummings and Kristen Nielsen, who managed the check-in. Extra special thanks go to Hank Qadir, past FOFP Board President, for coordinating with the businesses.

There was much consensus among those in attendance that we need to have neighborhood gatherings like that more often, so I hope more members will come forward to help organize them!

Finally, if you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to become a member of Friends of Five Points. Dues are $10 per year per family or $25 for three years. If you would like to check the status of your membership, there’s an easy link to do so at our website, www.friendsoffivepoints.org.  Just click on the “Membership” tab and scroll down to “Check Your Membership Status.”  You can look up your address and see when your membership is up for renewal.

Sincerely,
Alice Kinman
FOFP Board Chair

P.S. A reminder to Pub Crawl attenders: use your red bracelet to get 15% off over-the-counter items from Hodgson’s Pharmacy! Thanks Hodgson’s!


2015 Inaugural Friends of Five Points Pub Crawl on May 21 at 6pm

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Join the Friends of Five Points Neighborhood Organization for our Inaugural Friends of Five Points Pub Crawl!

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6pm!

Be a part of a new neighborhood tradition! We’ll start at 6pm (sharp!) at Marker Seven Coastal Grille and will move as a group to The Pine and then Your Pie. We will spend ~40 minutes at each location. Each restaurant will provide a drink and appetizer and our last stop – Your Pie – will feature live music on the back patio! Tickets are $25 per person ($20 per person for FOFP members).

Ticket Information:

Tickets are $25 per person ($20 per person for FOFP members).

Ticket quantities are limited; we encourage buying tickets early.

You can buy tickets on-line here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inaugural-friends-of-five-points-pub-crawl-tickets-8973372599

FOFP membership is only $10 per household per year. If you’re unsure of your membership status and/or would like to join/renew, see http://friendsoffivepoints.org/membership

Questions may be directed to info@friendsoffivepoints.org


FOFP Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 4th at 11 AM

The 9th annual Friends of Five Points Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Memorial Park in Athens, GA at 11 AM on Saturday, April 4th. Bring your family to see the Easter Bunny and take part in our neighborhood tradition. Everyone is welcome to this free family event, which is co-sponsored by FOFP and Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services. Please come to the lower field next to the children’s playground. We also need volunteers to arrive early (9:00AM) for set-up; please send an e-mail if you can volunteer (info@friendsoffivepoints.org).

 


February 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friends of Five Points,

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone survived the ice storm this week. If you’ve been out and about around the Five Points neighborhood you’ve no doubt heard the sounds of many chainsaws at work.

The Friends of Five Points Neighborhood Association held its first meeting of 2015 on January 15 at the No. 3 Fire Hall in Five Points. Our primary agenda item was a discussion of ideas for an event that Friends of Five Points can sponsor that would be focused on our adult members and would also benefit the Five Points businesses.

There was consensus that a “pub crawl” featuring Five Points restaurants would be a fun event to bring the neighborhood together. We are in the very early planning stages for this event, but we are looking at a week night in the second or third week of May. If you would like to help plan this event, please let us know by sending an email to board@friendsoffivepoints.org.

In other news, Board member Sara Beresford has announced that the hugely popular Friends of Five Points Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 4. Mark your calendars now!

Finally, if you would like to check the status of your membership in Friends of Five Points, there’s an easy link to do so at our website, www.friendsoffivepoints.org. Just click on the “Membership” tab and scroll down to “Check Your Membership Status.” You can look up your address and see when your membership is up for renewal. If you are not yet a member, we encourage you to join us! You can do that from the same “Membership” page through our secure server, or you can print out the membership form and mail it in with your dues.

Our next Board meeting is this Thursday, February 19, in the Community Room of the Five Points Fire Station. We invite all members to join us!

 

Sincerely,

Alice Kinman
FOFP Board Chair


December 2014 Newsletter

Dear Friends of Five Points,

The Friends of Five Points Neighborhood Association held its Annual Meeting on November 18, 2014, at the No. 3 Firehall in Five Points. We heard reports from each of our committees (link here to full minutes), then we elected our officers for 2015. They are as follows:

Chair:                          Alice Kinman

Vice Chair:                  Kevin Florence

Secretary:                    Paige Cummings

Financial Officer:        Joyce Kitchens

Because Hank Qadir, Chair for 2014, had to step down, Sara Beresford graciously agreed to stay on another year as Past Chair.

The meeting included a lively discussion about what Friends of Five Points does and can do to further our mission “to enhance the quality of life in Five Points by facilitating communication among our neighbors.” As Chair, I shared two goals that I have for Friends of Five Points for the coming year:

  • To sponsor at least one adult-friendly activity centered on our business district
  • To structure future Board meetings, which are open to all members, around information sessions about government and other community services.

I invite your ideas and suggestions for these programs.

The Friends of Five Points Board would like to wish all of our members and neighbors a very merry holiday season!

Sincerely,

Alice Kinman
FOFP Board Chair