The Midtown Neighbors' Association’s 2012 Midtown Tour of Homes, originally slated for next month, has been pushed back to the spring of 2013 because “we have to make sure we have a quality event, and we have to make sure we do it right,’’ said MNA Board Member Terry Bond.
The Midtown Tour of Homes, a fundraiser that began in 1971, was last staged in April 2011 and had typically always been held during the same April weekend as the Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park.
It was combined in 2011 with another MNA fundraiser, Shop and Dine Week, as the volunteer neighborhood organization and Midtown Alliance combined to launch the "Celebrate! Midtown" festival in April 2011.
Shop and Dine Week, which offers people discounted meals at Midtown restaurants, started in 2006 and previously was held in November before shifting to the spring last year.
A scavenger hunt and art contest for local schools was also included in the 10-day Celebrate Midtown and the number of volunteers needed spread the MNA thin. A decision was made to shift the Shop and Dine and Tour of Homes events to November for 2012, but with several key and experienced organizers of the MNA busy with prior business commitments, efficient planning and organization wasn’t achieved and the events have been postponed until the spring.
This past summer, the MNA put out a call for volunteers for the Tour of Homes that did not produce sufficient results. There’s always plenty of opportunities to get involved with the MNA. Do you love organizing events? Is your passion sales? Can you manage volunteers and scheduling? If so, the MNA needs you. See here for more info.
The MNA does have another Mingle in Midtown event next week at Escorpión Tequila Bar & Cantina. The Oct. 10 Community Leadership Social will bring together residents and business professionals with leaders from the City of Atlanta, Midtown and surrounding neighborhoods in a very relaxed environment. See here for more information.
Also, another Midtown Shining Light Walk is being planned for the coming weeks. This is where members of the Atlanta Police Department and Midtown Blue join Midtown neighbors on Tuesday in an act of solidarity in the fight against neighborhood crime. Check back with Midtown Patch for more details when they become available.