Central Oak Park Neighborhood Association

THANK YOU Central Oak Park Neighbors!
FOR MAKING OUR FIRST FLOAT A SPECTACULAR SUCCESS!
The float was built by the efforts of many, and having a float in the parade can be expensive, but we did it, with neighbors who donated their trailer, work area, wood, paint, supplies, props, lights, decorations, beads, refreshments, labor, talents and time! But mostly, your support!

Our community coming together is another reason that makes Central Oak Park the #1 hottest neighborhood in Tampa Bay!

Again, thanks to everyone for making this milestone such a memorable one!
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Please make arrangments and/or leave your dog at home for PRIDE. They would be much happier in your air conditioned home then with their paws on the hot pavement or trying to make sense of all the crazy people. Please think of them first.

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Light up the float!

June 22, 2016, 7:00pm - June 22, 2016, 8:00pm

Join us tonight for a few minutes to help/decide how to light the float for this year's Pride parade. Shouldn't take long, but we could use your input and it should be really cool at night time!

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Tonight at Punky's Fundraiser for Orlando @ 7:30pm ...

Opera4Orlando

June 19, 2016, 7:30pm - June 19, 2016, 9:00pm

CLASSICAL KINDNESS IN CRUEL WORLD Our hearts are broken over the horrible act of terror in Orlando. Many of us knew someone there or knew someone who knew someone there. We want to rage. We want to help. We want to stand up and be counted. We want to make a difference, but how? Come together for a benefit concert this Sunday, June, 19th at 7:30 p.m. at Punky's (3063 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg). Local members of the arts community will perform opera and other favorites. All proceeds will benefit Equality Florida. You want to rage? Nobody can rage better than an angry soprano. You want to cry? Nothing can move you like the artistry and beauty of an aria. You want to help? Your money will benefit those whose lives were impacted by this horrible event. You want to stand up and make a difference? Come and lend your support and your funds to help this very worthwhile event. Let us all come together and make beautiful music for the community we hold so dear. #Opera4Orlando #PeaceLovePulse

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2nd Annual COPNA Fishing Charter Fundraiser

July 30, 2016, 8:00am - July 30, 2016, 11:00am

We chartered the WHOLE BOAT this year for our Fishing Charter and combined it with our COPNA Teachers' Fund Fundraiser. COPNA Teachers' Fund What is this you ask? Did you know teachers normally have to purchase their own supplies each year? COPNA would like to help offset the cost by having a fundraiser this year and donate the money raised to teachers in our neighborhood. To be eligible you need to live in our neighborhood and be a current paid COPNA member. Boat: Holds 38 people so book early When: Saturday July 30th 8:00 AM - Noon Where: Miss Pass-a-Grill Charters Included: Rod, Tackle, Dead Bait, Crew to help with fishing Cost: $50 if booked by July 15th (save $18 off last year's pricing) Q&A: Bring cooler with food & beverage? YES Alcohol allowed to be brought on board? YES Can I bring own or live bait? YES Fish Cleaning Available? YES $1 per 3 Fish How many people does the boat hold? 38 Is food/bev sold on the boat? NO Have a question? Email Lynn @ ldeibert@comcast.net To get your tickets, please visit centraloakpark.com/about/blogcurrent-events/central-oak-park-neighborhood-fishing-trip/ or can pay by CASH or CHECK to any COPNA Board Member. If you would like to sponsor the event see Sponsorship form in comment section.

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2nd Annual COPNA Fishing Charter Fundraiser

July 30, 2016, 8:00am - July 30, 2016, 11:00am

We chartered the WHOLE BOAT this year for our Fishing Charter and combined it with our COPNA Teachers' Fund Fundraiser. COPNA Teachers' Fund What is this you ask? Did you know teachers normally have to purchase their own supplies each year? COPNA would like to help offset the cost by having a fundraiser this year and donate the money raised to teachers in our neighborhood. To be eligible you need to live in our neighborhood and be a current paid COPNA member. Boat: Holds 38 people so book early When: Saturday July 30th 8:00 AM - Noon Where: Miss Pass-a-Grill Charters Included: Rod, Tackle, Dead Bait, Crew to help with fishing Cost: $50 if booked by July 15th (save $18 off last year's pricing) Q&A: Bring cooler with food & beverage? YES Alcohol allowed to be brought on board? YES Can I bring own or live bait? YES Fish Cleaning Available? YES $1 per 3 Fish How many people does the boat hold? 38 Is food/bev sold on the boat? NO Have a question? Email Lynn @ ldeibert@comcast.net To get your tickets, please visit centraloakpark.com/about/blogcurrent-events/central-oak-park-neighborhood-fishing-trip/ or can pay by CASH or CHECK to any COPNA Board Member. If you would like to sponsor the event see Sponsorship form in comment section.

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Central Oak Park Neighborhood Association added an event. ...

2nd Annual COPNA Fishing Charter Fundraiser

July 30, 2016, 8:00am - July 30, 2016, 11:00am

We chartered the WHOLE BOAT this year for our Fishing Charter and combined it with our COPNA Teachers' Fund Fundraiser. COPNA Teachers' Fund What is this you ask? Did you know teachers normally have to purchase their own supplies each year? COPNA would like to help offset the cost by having a fundraiser this year and donate the money raised to teachers in our neighborhood. To be eligible you need to live in our neighborhood and be a current paid COPNA member. Boat: Holds 38 people so book early When: Saturday July 30th 8:00 AM - Noon Where: Miss Pass-a-Grill Charters Included: Rod, Tackle, Dead Bait, Crew to help with fishing Cost: $50 if booked by July 15th (save $18 off last year's pricing) Q&A: Bring cooler with food & beverage? YES Alcohol allowed to be brought on board? YES Can I bring own or live bait? YES Fish Cleaning Available? YES $1 per 3 Fish How many people does the boat hold? 38 Is food/bev sold on the boat? NO Have a question? Email Lynn @ ldeibert@comcast.net To get your tickets, please visit centraloakpark.com/about/blogcurrent-events/central-oak-park-neighborhood-fishing-trip/ or can pay by CASH or CHECK to any COPNA Board Member. If you would like to sponsor the event see Sponsorship form in comment section.

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Another thanks to all the volunteers that came out in the heat, to help paint the float! We had a great turn out, and many were new faces and new members! Also, thanks to the neighbors that stopped by with props and refreshments!
Central Oak Park Neighborhood is just awesome !!!
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Great time with the pride float today!!! Thank you to everyone that came out and to all the volunteers that have already participated! We love COPNA!!! ...

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During the past month, we have had an incredible amount of work done by over 64 volunteers, over 550 hours of their time donated - working on projects for the neighborhood such as signs & flags, a parade float, a fishing charter, a BBQ cookoff (more on that later), a plant swap, handing out welcome baskets, planning meetings and space and speakers, updating the website and various Facebook groups and newsletters that we maintain to keep everyone up to date, starting to organize more kids' activities, dropping off food and water to neighbors working on some of these projects, helping with artwork & design for different projects, and (please forgive me if I didn't list it) anything else that we've been working on this month.

Not just the Board members and Officers who've taken on the long term commitments to serve our community in their roles (without whom I would be getting nothing done, thank you very much) but also so many other neighbors who've said "I've got a skill, interest or talent - how can I help?"

So please, join me personally and as President in extending a very big thank you to each and every one of these neighbors for contributing their time and talents to help make our neighborhood such a great place to live.
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Another thanks goes out to all involved for getting the float power washed! With a week left to finish the float, we need your help to get it painted. The paint day is tomorrow, Saturday June 18th at noon. (Sunday if it gets rained out)
The weather may not be on our side, if you would like to help, and have some time today, contact Scott Seaman or stop by the float work location at 3845 Dartmouth Avenue North.
For more details about volunteering to help paint this year's float and walk in the parade, please contact Scott Seaman or any board member.

*more details come
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The welcome committee will be preparing the Welcome Baskets to distribute to our new neighbors soon. Any current paid business member that would like to provide their own flyer, brochure, pamphlet, coupon or menu to add to Welcome Basket for this month, please message David Butler.
Please keep in mind that the association membership dues are based on a calendar year. If your business have not renewed or joined for the 2016 calendar year, you can pay your 35.00 dues by clicking on the PayPal link below.
centraloakpark.com/join/

COPNA volunteers will be working to update the paid business members for the newsletter, Facebook and the website.

Central Oak Park,
One of Tampa Bay's Hottest Neighborhoods!
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This Evening at Enoch Davis Recreation Center

Vegetables for Tampa Bay Summers

“kick up your gardening another notch"

Monday, June 13*, 2016 at 7 PM

Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 1111 18th Ave. South, St Pete 33705

What foods can we grow during Florida's hot summers?

High heat and humidity are stressful to the better known annual vegetables.

Don’t give up! Potentially productive garden months and many spaces go unused unnecessarily.

Learn what food plants you can grow in this difficult time. Many will be new to you and difficult to find, but we will have them available for immediate planting. (Thank you for a donation.)

Aren't you curious what they are?

Past years' participants judged this our most popular program ever

Join us for an entertaining and very informative evening

Questions to Bill Bilodeau at billbilodeau40@gmail.com or 727-488-3163
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A very special thanks to the volunteers that came out today, worked through the rain and then the humidity to finish with the COPNA "Porch Party" theme float structure for the pride parade. It has been fun and challenging for all the volunteers to make this happen with all donated supplies. There are few loose ends left to do, but with the recent tragedy close to home, the "details" became not so important.

On to the next phase - painting party!

*more details to come
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