Park View Area Yard Sale Scheduled

yard-saleNeighbors in the Park View and Petworth areas are getting together to host the Great Emancipation National Park Yard Sale on Saturday, May 9, starting at 9 a.m. This is a fundraiser for the non-profit group Washington Central Parks.

As many of you may know, Washington Central Parks has worked hard to establish a “pearl necklace” of green space in north central D.C. for hikers, bikers and nature lovers. These green pathways would link spaces including Fort Totten National Park, the Armed Forces Retirement Home and Lincoln’s Cottage, and McMillan Park and the reservoir. A central part of the vision is the creation of Emancipation National Pak on a section of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, which was previously designated for condos.

Here is what you can do:

l. Attend the Yard Sale! Several yards in the 3600 block of Park Place Northwest in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the beautiful Soldiers Home campus are participating. This is the block between Princeton and Quebec Streets. The sale will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, and run through the afternoon. Washington Central Parks representatives will be on hand to meet with you and answer your questions.

2. Donate goods for the sale! As you do your own spring cleaning and come across items you would like to donate, bring them to the home of John Hughes, 3656 Park Place N.W., between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, or arrange a different drop-off time.

3. Help your neighbors get ready for the event on Wednesday, May 6, 3656 Park Place N.W., starting at 6:30 p.m. Come on over to help, just let John Hughes know. They could also use your help in spreading the word about the event to friends and neighbors.

4. Host a yard sale yourself! If you live in the vicinity of the 3600 block of Park Place, or even if you don’t, haul your stuff out in front of your house, meet your neighbors and have a sale of your own. Please donate proceeds to Washington Central Parks. Let those on the 3600 block know of your plans so they can also promote your yard sale as part of this outstanding event.

Developers have been zeroing in on some of the last green, pastoral settings in this section of our beautiful nation’s capital. There is plenty of room for development, though some open space must be preserved for future generations. Please help move this green vision forward by doing your part on May 9!

You can contact the organizer, John Hughes, at: expletives (at) comcast (dot) net

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