Membership Meeting Tuesday, September 10, 7pm

The May membership meeting will be on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church (Bergen & N 7th), with a neighborhood dinner potluck before at 6pm, with the main dish provided by 3rd Presbyterian Church. Please bring a side dish to share.

Neighborhood Night Out, Enos Park Tuesday, August 6

EPNIA will once again host Neighborhood Night Out on behalf of the north end neighborhood associations, and this year’s event will be held on Tuesday, August 6, from 5-7 p.m. in Enos Park. There will be a picnic dinner provided by MJ’s Fish and Chicken, kids’ activities, and informational tables from many local organizations.

Here are just a few of the highlights:

  • The Northside Community Children’s Library will have a table with free books and a dunk tank fundraiser. A dollar gets you three balls to try and dunk a Springfield Jaycee’s volunteer.
  • Springfield Police Department will hold a K-9 demonstration and Springfield Fire Department will have a fire truck on hand.
  • John’s Children’s Hospital will have activities for kids.
  • Memorial Medical Center will have information from the Comprehensive Stroke Team, Memorial Behavioral Children’s Center/MOSIAC, and the Weight Loss and Wellness Center & Healthy Families.
  • SIU will have representatives from the Access to Care Collaborative.
  • Meet Curtis Morris, the newest Habitat for Humanity homeowner who will be moving into a newly renovated Habitat house in Enos Park.
  • Representatives from the FBI Springfield Citizen’s Academy and Citizen’s Police Academy will be on hand to answer questions about their programs.
  • And much more!

There will NOT be a neighborhood meeting in August, due to National Night Out. We will resume our regular schedule of potlucks and meetings the second Tuesday of each month on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Cookout at the Payne’s house Wednesday, July 17, 4:30pm

Community Grill-Out!

When: Wednesday, July 17, starting at 4:30pm
Where: The Payne’s, 925 N. 7th

“Being a good neighbor is an art which makes life richer.”
— Gladys Taber

Dearest Enos Park Compatriots,

My family and I would like to invite you to join us in our backyard for a community grill-out Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Our yard will open up at 4:30pm when we fire up the grill, and go as late as sundown. We’ll cook up a couple batches of hot dogs and hamburgers throughout the night, and perhaps go crazy with s’mores at some point. If you have a lawn chair, bring it. Otherwise, all we need is your presence, warts and all.

Now, if we haven’t piqued your interest yet… we will also have some yard games available—perhaps even a bags tournament or whiffle ball homerun derby. We have ample room for children to go nuts, so bring the rug-rats. But
you do have to take them home with you.

So swing by the turquoise house off the Park, and come expecting good laughs and conversations. As random internet quote above guarantees, it will make your life richer.

— Caleb, Bethany, Corey, and Malachi Payne
925 N. 7th St

Cookout at the Payne’s house Wednesday, June 12, 4:30pm

Community Grill-Out!

When: Wednesday, June 12, starting at 4:30pm
Where: The Payne’s, 925 N. 7th

“Being a good neighbor is an art which makes life richer.”
— Gladys Taber

Dearest Enos Park Compatriots,

My family and I would like to invite you to join us in our backyard for a community grill-out Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Our yard will open up at 4:30pm when we fire up the grill, and go as late as sundown. We’ll cook up a couple batches of hot dogs and hamburgers throughout the night, and perhaps go crazy with s’mores at some point. If you have a lawn chair, bring it. Otherwise, all we need is your presence, warts and all.

Now, if we haven’t piqued your interest yet… we will also have some yard games available—perhaps even a bags tournament or whiffle ball homerun derby. We have ample room for children to go nuts, so bring the rug-rats. But
you do have to take them home with you.

So swing by the turquoise house off the Park, and come expecting good laughs and conversations. As random internet quote above guarantees, it will make your life richer.

— Caleb, Bethany, Corey, and Malachi Payne
925 N. 7th St

Membership Meeting Tuesday, May 14, 7pm

The May membership meeting will be on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church (Bergen & N 7th), with a neighborhood dinner potluck before at 6pm, with the main dish provided by 3rd Presbyterian Church. Please bring a side dish to share.

Our Guest Speaker will be Betsy Dollar from the Springfield Art Association to talk about Terrain Biennial, which is returning to Enos Park for 2019, to tell us what to expect this time around and how you can take part.

Membership Meeting Tuesday, April 9, 7pm

The April membership meeting will be on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church (Bergen & N 7th), with a neighborhood dinner potluck before at 6pm, with the main dish provided by 3rd Presbyterian Church. Please bring a side dish to share.

Our Guest Speakers will be Abby Powell, from the Springfield, IL Office of Planning and Economic Development; and Steve Gnuse, from Town & Country Bank.

Membership Meeting Tuesday, March 12, 7pm

The March membership meeting will be on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church (Bergen & N 7th), with a neighborhood dinner potluck before at 6pm, with the main dish provided by 3rd Presbyterian Church. Please bring a side dish to share.

Nate Bottom from Public Works will be giving a presentation on the city’s proposal to change 4th and 7th to two-way streets.

Membership Meeting Tuesday, January 8, 7pm

The January membership meeting will be on Tuesday, January 8 at 7 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church (Bergen & N 7th), with a neighborhood dinner potluck before at 6pm, with the main dish provided by 3rd Presbyterian Church. Please bring a side dish to share.

Officer Chris Jones will discuss his new role as he transitions from our Neighborhood Police Officer to a Homeless Outreach Team officer.

Dr. Tracey Smith from SIU will discuss the expansion of the Access to Care program.

2019 Elections & Holiday Party, December 11, 7pm

Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association will hold it’s 2019 Elections and Holiday Party on December 11, 7pm at 3rd Presbyterian Church (Bergen & N 7th).

We will be electing our new board of directors for 2019 – please see the detailed ballot in the December 2018 Banner Newsletter.

We will also be saying goodbye to Officer Chris Jones who has completed his three year term as our NPO, and getting to know our neighbors!

Membership Meeting Tuesday, November 13, 7pm

The November membership meeting will be on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church (Bergen & N 7th), with a neighborhood dinner potluck before at 6pm, with the main dish provided by 3rd Presbyterian Church. Please bring a side dish to share.

The guest speaker is Tamara Doyle, Executive Director of Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery.