December 11, 2012
Photographs by Dana Clark
Once a quarter, members of Doraville’s Northwoods Area Neighborhood Association (NANA) get together to conduct a “Curb Appeal” project. During the event, residents of the mid-century community who are incapable of maintaining their yard to the level they’d like get landscaping help from their neighbors.
This month’s project helped Millie Fadden, one of the original Northwoods pioneers. Mrs. Fadden has a beautiful home, with many of its original mid-century touches. She has been very active in the neighborhood over the years, serving in many capacities over the past 55 years. Now at age 85, NANA members are happy to be able to help her with her yard.
Mrs. Fadden’s daughter, Sue Randolph, who grew up when Doraville was still new, came with her husband Cleve to help along with the rest of the Curb Appeal Crew.
By all accounts, this Curb Appeal project was a success. Mrs. Fadden’s daughter, Sue Randolph said,
There were a total of 30 bales of pine straw put down. There were several bags of leaves toted off + 16 bags of leaves are at the curb + 2 trash cans full of leaves! Lots & lots & lots of leaves!!! The Northwoods crew were amazing! Moms yard looks amazing, & she is so happy it was done for her. A wonderful fun morning spent with beautiful people. you live in an awesome ‘neighborly’ neighborhood!
Northwoods is truly a great place to live – not just in Doraville, but in Metro Atlanta. Dana Clark, who organized the curb appeal project and took most of these pictures, has done a great job of making these volunteer efforts happen.