April 9, 2013
Lou Jenkins and Pam Fleming Contributed to this article
The Seniors of Doraville gather together once a month on the second Wednesday to “Greet, Meet, and Eat”! Under the direction of Mrs. Lou Jenkins and Council Member Pam Fleming the Civic Center is turned into an all you can eat bonanza. Lou said, “This is one way we can all get together and stay informed with one another”. The meal is furnished as a “Bring a Covered Dish” and “Donations” are readily accepted.
“We are always looking for ways to help within the City of Doraville” Mrs. Fleming said.
The Seniors recently contributed to what Pam calls the “Doraville Beautification Project- Every Little Bit Helps”. They started collecting monies to help fund the Spring and Fall plantings in all of the neighborhood entrance planters. There are three planters in the Oakcliff Community, three planters in the Northwoods Community, and three planters in the Winters Chapel/Tilly Mill Community.
At the March Luncheon Lou Jenkins presented the monies and gardening gloves to the representatives of each of the neighborhoods just to get them ready for Spring planting.
Neighbors getting involved in keeping Doraville beautiful is what the project is all about.
The Northwoods neighborhood is an active community that has initiated its own “New Entrance Signs”, “Curb Appeal”, “School Clean-up Days” and many other projects.
“You don’t have to belong to an organization”, Council Member Fleming said, “just lend your neighbor a hand by picking up paper you see instead of calling City Hall”. “Do a good deed and bring your neighbor’s recycling bin up when you bring yours in. ‘Every Little Bit Helps’ “. Improving our image promotes a sense of community.
Also at the March Luncheon Jose Deluna was recognized for his unselfish and untiring dedication to the Doraville Seniors. Jose is a Public Works employee who makes sure that all City buildings are properly cleaned, but, Jose takes special care of the Seniors.
“I don’t know what I would do without him”, Pam said.