The aim of the Social Committee is to promote a sense of community among residents of Park Tower. With this in mind, the committee has been focusing on small to medium-sized events that are doable with its resources and appeal to a variety of personalities. We’ve been pleased by turn-outs and encourage everyone to stay tuned for next season’s offerings, to begin in the Fall.
Since our last TowerTalk update, the Social Committee has produced three more events: a TGIF and a brand-new Tower Hangouts in March, and the Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch in April.
TGIFs are occasional opportunities for owners and residents to relax over a glass of wine, a beer, or something non-alcoholic after a long week. About 25 people attended in March, and at least one small group was inspired to socialize on its own later.
Tower Hangouts was proposed and produced by Park Tower residents Denis Timofeev and Rachel Anderson, who own the professional music service, Vibe-Pass (www.vibe-pass.com). A vibrant mix of about 40 people dropped in that evening to dance and enjoy the party flavor. Young, old, married, single–it was a bit different crowd than our usual mix for social events.
The music was beautifully crystalline, assertive enough for dancing but also allowing for easy conversations. Denis and Rachel generously donated their services that evening, which we greatly appreciate.
The Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch was held, of course, on Easter morning and was the most extensive project yet for our reconstituted committee.
Decorations, food, Easter eggs and very happy children made for an exciting and very positively- charged morning. As with Tower Hangouts, the Easter event attracted many folks new to our activities. There were, altogether, 55 adults and 32 children.
We were led by Laura Cossa, who is a terrific party planner and has hosted this party on her own in the past. Her experience and knowledge and the dedication of the committee and extra volunteers made all the difference.
In addition to Laura and our committee members, we want to thank Maria Ronnett, Divya Rajan, Pam Woll, David Folkes and William Kay for their enthusiasm and the hours of work that enabled us to be perfectly prepared for the occasion.
An inspired afterthought led to offering the leftover food and snacks as a complimentary buffet preceding management’s Being Green Seminar a few days later. Thank you to Betty Terry-Lundy and Laura Carl who jumped right in, put food out and did most of the clean-up afterwards.
What of the July 4 Celebration, you ask? Until last year this had been Park Tower’s big social event, coordinated with our neighboring Saddle & Cycle Club’s extravagant fireworks display. The committee considered resurrecting the Celebration but again, as last year, volunteers could not be found for the very large effort required.
The committee’s smaller, easily managed events will continue next year, and we’ll have another look at July 4, 2018. Join the committee and help!
In the meantime, assuming that Saddle & Cycle Club’s fireworks occur again shortly after dusk on the 4th of July — we had not been able to confirm this by the time of publication — Park Tower owners, residents and guests are welcome to view the show from our 2nd Floor Garden and Deck. NO GLASS, have fun and enjoy the show.
Sheldon Atovsky, chair
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