Fiber Arts

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Fiber Arts Club is meant to be a place for beginners and experts in all fiber arts: crocheting, knitting, weaving, loom knitting, toothbrush rugs and fiddlesticks.

Basically, any fiber art you are into.  It is fun to work and play with friends!  Come and go as you please!

Bring a skein/ball of yarn with you, as well as your favorite crochet hook, knitting needles, looms, etc.  We will have some extra on hand.

Fiber Arts meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hovey House (800 W. Hovey St., Springfield, MO 65802).

Sponsored by Grant Beach Neighborhood Association and Springfield Free Skool.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/springfieldfreeskool

GBNA Events

Come on out, join the fun.

ANNUAL EVENTS

10 Annual Christmas Party

The Grant Beach Neighborhood Association hosts an annual Christmas Party.  They provide the meat, and the attendees provide the side dishes and desserts.  People planning to attend will need to RSVP to Hovey House at 417-942-2456 and let us know how many are planning to attend.  We usually have a visit from Santa Claus, who is happy to pose for photos.

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builder_with_a_shovel Annual Neighborhood Clean-Ups

We hold regular yearly Neighborhood Clean-Ups.

Assembly of God is kind enough to allow us the use of their parking lot on Boonville Ave. for this purpose.

Frequently, we partner with the City of Springfield to do these Clean-Ups.

Curb-side pick may be available for a small donation.  Contact Hovey House (417-942-2456 or email: hovey.house@yahoo.com) for more information.

Photos and statistics would be a good addition to that page.

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 161013_family_in_pajamas Annual National Night Out

Photos have been added to that page but text is still needed.

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120514_dkidgirlplaydoctordog Annual Neighborhood Pet Show

Need text and photos

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ADDITIONAL EVENTS

Grant Beach Food and Family Network

Grant Beach Food & Family Networks

Participant Guidelines

The Grant Beach Food & Family Networks were formed by the Co-op Committee of the Grant Beach Neighborhood Association and Springfield Victory Mission in Springfield, MO.  The purpose of the Networks is to provide families with opportunities to build community with others, benefit from community education, and gain food security from a regular, supplemental allotment of groceries.  The Grant Beach Food & Family Networks seek to promote dignity, participation and ownership through eliminating poverty from the inside out.

A person/family is eligible to participate in the Grant Beach Food & Family Networks if they are committed to actively participate on a twice monthly basis, and they have difficulty maintaining an adequate food supply for their household.

There is a one-time application fee of $5.00 to participate in the Networks and a $5.00 donation at the time of each meeting.  Network participants are responsible to:

  1. Be a paid member of the Grant Beach Neighborhood Association.
  2. Stay for the entire meeting unless prior arrangements are made with other participants and the coordinator.
  3. Work to divide food for all participants and clean up afterwards.
  4. Get themselves and their groceries home after the meeting.
  5. Contribute $5.00 at each meeting to be used for various group functions, including but not limited to: network parties/cookouts, meeting refreshments, fresh produce, etc.

(No funds are collected nor used towards any products obtained through Ozark Food Harvest.)

Network Activities:

  1. Meet and socialize  with other participants.
  2. Divide food into family portions.
  3. Meet to discuss Network announcements, gain information concerning community life, and engage in community education presentations.
  4. Take allotted groceries to residence.

The following guidelines must be agreed upon by all participants:

  1. This is our Network.  We will cooperate together to make our group strong and successful.
  2. Each group participant needs to be present at each Network Meeting by the start time:
    1. Members who are not able to be at the meeting on time need to contact the coordinator before the start of the meeting.
    2. If members do not contact the coordinator or arrive on time to the meeting, the Network is under no obligation to save allotted groceries.
    3. Other appointments should be scheduled on other days and time in order to avoid conflict with the Network Meetings.
  3. Failing to contact the coordinator or attend two (2) consecutive meetings will require the participant to take a two (2) week leave of absence before returning to regular participation.
  4. If a participant gets into a situation (health, job related, etc.) which makes it impossible for them to physically attend meetings, that member must speak to the coordinator regarding their situation to determine continued involvement in the Network.
  5. If a participant cannot attend a meeting, a representative can attend for that person with prior approval of the governance or written/signed authorization from the participant.
  6. Food received from the Network is for household members of each participant.  While it can be given away, food cannot be sold under any circumstances.  Should a participant be found selling Network food, his/her participation in the Networks can be revoked.
  7. If a participant takes food that is not part of their allotment, they will receive a warning on their first instance, a two (2) month leave of absence on the second instance, and will lose their ability to participate after the third (3) instance.
  8. Giving false numbers for size of household will result in a one (1) month leave of absence..
  9. Attending any meeting or gathering of the Networks while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not acceptable.  If it is obvious that a participant is in such a state, he/she will be asked to leave the meeting and return at the next scheduled meeting.

Member Pledge:

I pledge to be a faithful member of the Grant Beach Food & Family Network to which I have committed with the help of other participants.  I understand the purposes and guidelines and will uphold them and ask that other hold me to them.  I will work to make this Network successful and will respect other participants.  I will not gossip about, nor with, anyone in the Network and will endeavor to learn to share my thoughts and feelings in a way that is respectful and compassionate to those with whom I have disagreements.

By signing below, you release the Grant Beach Neighborhood Association, Springfield Victory Mission, and any other Partners, their Executive Board Members, Officers, Members, Staff, and/or Volunteers from any liability for personal accident/injury or loss of properties.

I have read, understand, and agree to the previously mentioned information and guidelines:

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(Participant Signature)                  (Print Name)               (Date)

Grant Beach Food & Family Network

Family Membership Record and Eligibility Form

Name: __________________________________________________________________

Street Address: ___________________________________________________________

City: _______________________________  State: _______________  Zip: ___________

Phone: _____________________________  Cell/Work: __________________________

Email: __________________________________________________________________

Number of People who live in the Household: ___________________________________

Total Household Income:        Below $15,000    $15,000-$30,000    Over $30,000

Emergency Contact:

Name: ____________________________________  Phone: _______________________

 

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Member Pledge:

I pledge to be a faithful member of the Grant Beach Food & Family Network to which I have committed with the help of other participants.  I understand the purpose and guidelines and will uphold them and ask that others hold me to them.  I will work to make this Network successful and will respect other participants.  I will not gossip about, nor with, anyone in the Network and will endeavor to learn to share my thoughts and feelings in a way that is respectful and compassionate to those with whom I have disagreements.

My signature also serves as written permission for the Grant Beach Food & Family Network to use any photographs of myself, or those I am responsible for who attend Network Meetings for purposes of promotion and sharing with other members.

I also agree to waive any liability or responsibility to or by the Grant Beach Food & Family Network, its Members, Staff, and/or Volunteers; Grant Beach Neighborhood Association, its Members, Staff, and/or Volunteers; the Victory Mission, etal, its Members, Staff, and/or Volunteers; and Staff and/or Volunteers of the locations hosting the Grant Beach Food & Family Networks for any losses due to accident or theft, or any injuries to anyone attending a Grant Beach Food & Family Network Meeting or function/event.

I have read, understand, and agree to the previously mentioned information and guidelines:

 

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(Participant Signature)                                         (Print Name)                                   (Date)

 

For more information, guidelines, or questions, please contact Hovey House @ 417-942-2456 or email at Hovey.House@yahoo.com.

Produce Distribution

This is FREE produce delivered by Ozarks Food Harvest and distributed at Hovey House every Thursday afternoon.  Plan to arrive by 2:30 p.m.

Participants are required to join the Grant Beach Garden Committee  for $1.00 per year and required to do two (2) hours of volunteer work that is Garden-related for Springfield Community Gardens. 

We will have opportunities available for volunteers who cannot do physical labor; i.e., seed sorting, cleaning in the garage-area, working in the raised beds, etc. 

To schedule your volunteer hours, please leave a message at Hovey House (417-942-2456). 

Membership forms are available at Hovey House and the Produce Distribution.  Sign-up only takes a minute or two.

The Volunteer Coordinator for the Grant Beach Community Garden is Shelley Vaugine, 617-877-7836.

We have Health Advocates from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to do Blood Pressure Checks and referrals as needed to anyone who drops by during the Produce Distribution.  They usually arrive about 2:30 p.m. and stay until 3:30 p.m.  This is a FREE service.  https://health.springfieldmo.gov/3062/Community-Health-Advocate

We also have folks from the MU Extension Center who come by and do presentations on various food and food samples.  The Springfield-Greene County Health Department also do food presentations with samples, as well.  https://extension.missouri.edu/greene/home.aspx

CHECK OUT THIS NEWS STORY ABOUT US:

Community garden brings neighbors together

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2016/07/09/community-garden-brings-neighbors-together/86136080/

PHOTOS

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Grant Beach Community Garden

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About 9 years ago, Shelley Vaugine found a very beautiful gray kitten with a rhinestone collar. The poor little mite had been chased up a tree by some dogs. After rescuing this little darling, she starting making the rounds trying to find its home. She spent the day knocking on doors; and sadly the story was repeated all too many times. “I have lost my job,” or “I’m working two or three part time jobs without benefits.” The neighbor was trying to hang on, barely paying rent and very little food for the family.

Shelley spent the next day trying to figure out what she could do to help. Her friend reminded Shelley that she had taught her how to garden and she now had lower food bills and was feeding her family a healthy diet.

So the idea of a community garden took seed. It would take five years to get the first crop in the ground. Maile Auterson called one day looking for a project and it was the most wonderful thing to happen. Along with Maile, she brought  landscape artist Matt Boehner. With these talented people we were able to gift our community with a garden

The garden was to teach the neighborhood how to grow food, to create community by helping ourselves, and to create food security.

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Today the Grant Beach Community Garden is thriving within the community serving families everyday.

Thank you for that opportunity to serve.

Shelley Vaugine, Chair

Grant Beach Community Garden

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PHOTOS

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We welcome YOUR photos

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Programs

Programs In Grant Beach Neighborhood

Grant Beach Neighborhood is active.  Below are some of the programs. Come on out, get involved.  Our programs are actually Partnership Programs. We do them with partner agencies.

Sports

000620-0001-000070 Baseball

Photos have been added but still need text, some history, and stats.

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soccer_ball_grass Soccer

Photos have been added but still need text, some history, and stats.

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Photos have been added but still need text, some history, and stats.

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120514_bymanwomanvegetablesharvest Grant Beach Community Garden

The Produce Distribution is a partnership between the Grant Beach Community Garden and Ozarks Food Harvest.

More info and some photos are needed.

CLICK HERE to learn more


corn Produce Distribution

This is FREE produce delivered by Ozarks Food Harvest and distributed at Hovey House every Thursday afternoon.   The Volunteer Coordinator for the Grant Beach Community Garden is Shelley Vaugine, 617-877-7836.

CLICK HERE to Learn More


carrot_001 Grant Beach Food and Family Network

Text and photos are needed

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Fiber Arts

Text and photos needed

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Interfaith Inspirations

Text and photos needed

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Text and photos needed

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mn_kids_mix11_20120725 Oodles of Doodles & Coloring Club

Text and Photos needed.

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Fun & Games Club

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Annual Christmas Party

The Grant Beach Neighborhood Association hosts an annual Christmas Party.  They provide the meat, and the attendees provide the side dishes and desserts.

People planning to attend will need to RSVP to Hovey House at 417-942-2456 and let us know how many are planning to attend.

We usually have a visit from Santa Claus, who is happy to pose for photos.

PHOTOS

If you have photos you’d like to share here, please get them to Kathy Lutz at kathylutz1000@gmail.com

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Neighborhood Cleanups

This website rebuild is still underway.  In time, this is where you will find all new things about Neighborhood Clean-Ups.  As time goes by and we have more news, photos, or announcements about Neighborhood Clean-Ups they can be found right here.  However, until then, please go to the main page about Neighborhood Clean-Ups.  http://grantbeachneighborhood.org/events/neighborhood-clean-ups/

 

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We hold regular yearly Neighborhood Clean-Ups.

Assembly of God is kind enough to allow us the use of their parking lot on Boonville Ave. for this purpose.

Frequently, we partner with the City of Springfield to do these Clean-Ups.

Curb-side pick may be available for a small donation.  Contact Hovey House (417-942-2456 or email: hovey.house@yahoo.com) for more information.

PHOTOS or STATISTICS would be a nice edition to this page.

Life360 Freedom Fest 2016

FREE Event! Life360 Freedom Fest 2016 is Springfield’s largest, choreographed Fireworks event on the 4th of July hosted by the Ozark Empire Fair Grounds.

Gates open at 6:00 pm and fireworks start at dusk.

Bring your lawn chairs, family and friends, and some money for concessions and we’ll see you there!

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Oodles of Doodles & Coloring Club

Come color and doodle with us.  

It’s fun to create simple designs!  

We’ve been doodling for many years, even before it became ‘popular’.  

We love to doodle and it is very relaxing!

This entry was posted on 06/14/2016, in .

Oodles of Doodles & Coloring Club

Come color and doodle with us.  

It’s fun to create simple designs!  

We’ve been doodling for many years, even before it became ‘popular’.  

We love to doodle and it is very relaxing!

This entry was posted on 06/14/2016, in .

Oodles of Doodles & Coloring Club

Come color and doodle with us.  

It’s fun to create simple designs!  

We’ve been doodling for many years, even before it became ‘popular’.  

We love to doodle and it is very relaxing!

This entry was posted on 06/14/2016, in .

Oodles of Doodles & Coloring Club

Come color and doodle with us.  

It’s fun to create simple designs!  

We’ve been doodling for many years, even before it became ‘popular’.  

We love to doodle and it is very relaxing!

This entry was posted on 06/14/2016, in .