Madrona’s Neighbor Appreciation Day Is Coming!

madrona-school-sign-tpIt’s almost time again to celebrate and honor our friends and neighbors here in the Madrona community!

Join your neighbors to celebrate Madrona’s Neighbor Appreciation Day this Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9:30-11am.  The gathering will take place at Madrona PK-8 School library with ceremonies begining promptly at 10:00am.

Awards include:

  1. The Nora Award: Named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to a Madrona resident who, over time and in ways both large and small, has left a personal mark on the community.
  2. The Local Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness or generosity.
  3. The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for service to others in the larger community.  Named after community and youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love who dedicated much of his life to the youth of the community.
  4. The Madrona Resident for Life Award: Bestowed upon a long-time, active resident who has left Madrona but remains dearly missed.

This event provides the opportunity for all members of the community to not only enjoy the accomplishments of our adult residents, but to meet the award winners from Madrona K-8 School as well. In addition to all the excitement, the Mayor is confirmed to attend this years event!

It’s time to meet and celebrate the accomplishments of your neighbors, big and small and remember why Madrona is such a strong, wonderful community you’re proud to be a part of!

Sunny Weekend for Madrona Mayfair

As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, the much anticipated Madrona Mayfair festivities kick off this weekend and the weather is looking like it’s going to be heating up for a fun filled Mother’s Day weekend. The weather forecast for Saturday May 12th is blue skies and sunshine, with a high of 75 and it may even hit 80 on Sunday! Mayfair events will kick off in the morning, with activities as follows:

Pancake Breakfast and last minute tricycle decorating at Madrona K8 beginning at 8am

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Face Painting sponsored by Harvard Avenue School featuring Tangerine Tales

The 34th Avenue Parade begins at 9:30am, led by Charles the Clown and the Seattle Fire Department

Pony Rides will begin at 9:30am sponsored by Ewing & Clark – 4 ponies will be on the basketball court. Bring helmets if you have them!

2 Bouncy Houses in the tennis courts sponsored by Seattle Parks and Rec, and many many more activites throughout the day!

Along with the events of Mayfair, there will be concerts, artisan booths and sales throughout the afternoon for the Madrona Block Party along 34th Avenue; find an extensive schedule of the concert lineup here.

This year the 2012 Madrona Mayfair is sponsored by The Madrona Community Council, BOOM, Ewing & Clark and Harvard Avenue Preschool among others.