December Notes

Dear Residents and Friends of Five Points,

We trust that you had a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving Holidays. On Sunday, November the 24th, The Five Points Business Association held its Annual Holiday House. Fleet Feet sponsored the Meridian Women’s Chorus for spreading a little holiday cheer, the Chefs from Cinco and Diez treated the visitors with a cup of hot chocolate, Athens Running Company and Earth Fare provided cookies for children, Up n’ Away Balloons treated the children with balloons and we, the Friends of Five Points, sponsored the visit from Santa, courtesy of Hodgson Building which allowed the Santa a place to have pictures taken on a cool breezy afternoon. It was a joyous afternoon as we enter the Christmas season. We thank the FOFP Business Association for their efforts and without the success of the Five Points Businesses; our neighborhood would not be the most desirable place to live in Clarke County.

Over the weekend, you should have received our Membership mailer; FOFP has initiated a membership drive so that we can bring in the new residents of Five Points Neighborhood.

It is the participation of our residents that makes us a vibrant community. Membership in our organization allows us to maintain a structure in place that can be mobilized at any time the neighborhood sees a need to protect our property values or enhance our quality of life. It is with your continued support and participation that we can make our organization relevant so that the residents can do what it takes to preserve our neighborhood’s uniqueness and vibrancy.

We ask each and every household on this listserv to reach out to your neighbors and ask them to join our listserv – – This would help us tremendously with our membership drive. If you have student renters in your neighborhoods, please reach out to them also. We want to make them feel part of our community and help them in their issues dealing with absentee landlords and deteriorating properties.

We will continue to send out frequent updates as to what the Board is doing, introducing you to new Businesses and giving you some history of our neighborhood.

Next year, there will be elections for mayor and commissioners and we will seek opportunities where our residents can participate to get to know our candidates well and where they stand on the issues. We look forward to your participation and hearing from each of you.

The FOFP Board wishes each of you a safe and festive Christmas season.

Hank Qadir – Board Chair