Scene on the Green
The Dog (Birth)Days of Summer
Both pets and Hayes Valley neighbors enjoyed Patricia’s Green during an early July doggie birthday party for Zoe (corgi, aged 4) and Louis (a rat terrier/papillon mix, aged 2). Owners Lindsay and Jamie & Susan supplied cake enough for all well-behaved invitees and party crashers.
The Queens’ Tea Party
Mrs. Vera, Mr. Tina and Jack Davis hosted a tea party on Patricia’s Green on Saturday, July 24. Those invited were Radical Faeries, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Drag Harpies and local celebutants. The invitation said “When people are asking for a theme we tell them to dress up. When they press further, we say don’t wear pants (unless of course, they are fabulous,) even further we say the theme is Faerie, Something Bright and Colorful.”
The fare was varied, as for any good high tea. There were savory sandwiches: cucumber, watercress and egg salad, The sweet end was taken up with yummy cupcakes and a St. Louis favorite, Gooey Butter Cake, all served on linen, china and silver. It was a perfect day for big hats, sundresses and sunglasses. The children in the park were most gracious to briefly share the climbing dome with the party goers so they could stage a group photo.
Summer Safety Success
By Bob Barnwell
Monday, September 13th is the next Public Safety Committee meeting at the Korean American Center at 745 Buchanan. At the 7:00 PM meeting we will discuss our “Summer Safety Success”. We will acknowledge the reasons for the safe summer, including strong summer youth programs, community awareness and involvement, and police beat patrols. We will recognize community members, police officers and city officials who are responsible for this positive few months.
We want to build on what we have learned this year and begin planning for 2011. Come to the meeting and celebrate the people who helped make this a great summer in our neighborhoods. Our previous meetings on July 12th and August 2nd were devoted to putting together a Citizens Task Force for parts of Hayes Valley. This task force will help police with difficult neighborhood situations. Gail Baugh is leading the formation of the task force. She can be reached at ph. 626-6120 or e-mail email@example.com. Get involved---come to the September 13th meeting.