October 2018 Newsletter
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As Asheville continues to experience rapid growth, Haw Creek will be faced with new challenges and opportunities. In the next five years, what are your hopes for Haw Creek?
Please attend a Community Vision Meeting hosted by the Haw Creek Community Association (HCCA) on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church. This is your opportunity to provide feedback on the future of our neighborhood.
Haw Creek is a diverse neighborhood with many different ideas and visions for our shared future. Please make your voice heard on October 23! The HCCA is seeking feedback from all residents of our valley through this facilitated meeting.
Please help us spread the word and invite your neighbors to this important meeting. RSVP to our Facebook event here.
If you're unable to attend the meeting, we would love for you to provide feedback to the HCCA through our community survey. The HCCA launched this survey in June to solicit feedback from the Haw Creek community as part of our vision planning process. The survey will remain open until the process is complete, so please feel free to share it with your neighbors so we hear from as many residents as possible. The survey results, in addition to the information gathered at the meeting, will be used to update our Plan on a Page.
Another school year has begun at Haw Creek Elementary School and the PTA is full of plans for a great year. The Goodwill Donate to Educate trailer will be at Haw Creek Elementary from October 8-22 in the lower parking lot off of the Bethesda Road Entrance. If you have things to donate, please consider donating at the trailer during that time. The school receives a set donation per pound collected, so now is the time to get rid of those old doorstops and weight machines! But seriously, every little bit helps. This year we hope to use the money raised to finally fulfill our plan of installing a new swing set on the playground. We will also be collecting Box Tops for education again this fall—those are the little squares you see on some food and paper product packaging. We collect them and send them back to the organization and then all those little scraps of paper become supplies and books for the classrooms. If you have some please feel free to drop them off at the office which is off of the Trinity Chapel Road entrance. And finally, we are always looking for community volunteers who would like to help us keep our gardens looking nice. If gardening is your passion and you would like to volunteer please email us at hawcreekptavolunteers@gmail.com. Thanks again for all the support the community shows the school. I think it is great that our kids are growing up knowing that their neighborhood cares about them and their educations.
Article by Betsy Couzins, PTA President
Be a Local Leader
Look for a way to give back? The City of Asheville invites you to be a leader in your community! They are accepting applications for the following Boards and Commissions:
  • ABC Board
  • Board of Electrical Examiners
  • Citizens Police Advisory Committee
  • Greenway Committee
  • Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee
  • I-26 Connector Project Aesthetics Committee
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee
  • Transit Committee
For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 828-259-5839 or at sterwilliger@ashevillenc.govDownload an application from the City’s Boards & Commissions website here.
Haw Creek Community Association is a 501(c)3.  We are volunteers that help the community stay informed. If you would like to get involved please EMAIL US.
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Let us know what your vision is for Haw Creek. Your opinion counts. We are asking neighbors to fill out a brief online survey on what is important to you and how you envision our neighbor
hood's future.
Your Haw Creek Community Association Board has formed committees and we need your help to make our community even better. 
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Haw Creek Community Association  •  P.O. Box 9193  •  Asheville, NC 28815


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