Village Works began in 2002 out of an effort to look for a way that Spring Grove Village (formerly Winton Place) could better focus on its immediate needs and at the same time address long term needs for making our neighborhood a better place to live and work. We quickly learned about “community building.” We discovered that most of what is happening is “community business” through the work of the community council and other neighborhood organizations.
Village Works plays the role of helping folks in Spring Grove Village feel connected. We do this primarily by sponsoring community-wide events which bring neighbors together to strengthen relationships and to keep our neighborhood friendly and safe. Each summer we sponsor, with the support of neighborhood businesses, Picnics-in-the-Park and other events. The theme is always get to know your neighbor.
In conjunction with the Adopt-a-Block Committee, Village Works maintains a network of Street Captains who distribute information fliers door-to-door inviting residents to picnics and other community-wide events.
Village Works includes many volunteers who come forth to support events. Our current Village Works team is made up of the following neighbors: John Rader, Gary Robbins and Rob Sprengard. We meet monthly (usually only during the summer months) on the 2nd Wednesday at 5:30pm at Shoemaker Commons (638 East Epworth Ave). We’re always looking for new ideas, ways of bringing neighbors together and getting new volunteers involved. If you have any questions or would like to join in, stop by or give us a call, 542-1750.
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