By Nicole Heubusch

Contest To Name The Grand Oak

Channing Park has a beautiful tree between Wembley Landing and Coventry Grove.  It is a Laurel Oak tree with a circumference of 10.5 ft making it about a 138 year old Grand Oak. Channing Park is asking kids in the community to draw a picture of the tree on an 8 ½ X 11 in. sheet of paper, and name the tree. All drawings should be submitted to the Clubhouse Office by Saturday, May 31. Drawings should include the child’s name so residents who visit the clubhouse from June 1 to 13 can view all the drawings and submit a vote for the name of the tree. The winner will be announced in the next newsletter.

Safe House Program

Channing Park is implementing the Safe House Program in its neighborhood. This will be a positive step in making the streets safer for children. It will give kids a safe place to go in case of bullying, getting lost, severe weather, strangers etc. Once a home is approved as a Safe House, a sign will be placed in the homeowners window letting children know the home is available as a safe place. For more information or to volunteer, e-mail Kristi Gittinger at CPSafeHouse @gmail.com

First Annual Block Party

Saturday, July 5 will be the very first Channing Park Block Party. Any residents interested in helping plan or organize the event, or in joining the Block Party Planning Committee, contact Charlene Weston at charlenetamparealtor @yahoo.com or call 846-4538

Channing Park Social Group

Channing Park Residents are looking to create a Social Group for planning community happenings. Family Swim Party, Adult Night and Kid’s Night are a few ideas. Interested residents can e-mail channingparkowner@gmail.com

Upcoming Summer Events

• Saturday, May 31 is the Channing Park Summer Kickoff event. There will be music, food, and games at the pool.

• Saturday, June 14 is Popcorn in the Park. There will be activities for the kids along with movies at dusk.

For more information about these and other upcoming events, e-mail chan ningparklifestyle@gmail.com