Two signature events brought many people to Historic South Park to enjoy the talents of our neighbors this year: Shakespeare in South Park’s outdoor summer theater “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and the Murder Mystery Home Tour’s interactive event, “Trigger Mortis:.A Gangster’s Revenge.” Thank you to the many hardworking friendly volunteers who made it all possible and another warm welcome to all of you who came to South Park for perhaps the first time. Because we still remember we were a once blighted and forgotten neighborhood, we know we wouldn’t be where we are today if people hadn’t taken a chance on us.

While the financial returns on both events were impressive, the sheer enjoyment of the events themselves and the camaraderie built among a large group of volunteers can’t really be measured. For all this, we are insanely grateful.

Looking ahead to Fall/Winter 2023/24

Come to our next neighborhood meeting, Tuesday, Oct 24, 7-8 pm, Hope Lutheran Church (500 Hickory, enter from the parking lot). Inform yourself and ask questions. You’re invited to stay after and mingle.

Seeking 2024-2025 HSPI exec team candidates

Nominations are still open for President, 2nd VP and Treasurer (hit link, then scroll down to Duties of Each Officer.) Want to run for one of these leadership positions? Email 1st VP Nick at [email protected]. We vote in November (must be a member in good standing to vote).

Mark your calendars and check our Facebook/Instagram pages for Halloween and Christmas/Winter Holiday events!

Halloween Costume Parade and Weenie Roast:
5pm, Tuesday, October 31 – the hour before Trick or Treat – bring your little witches, superheros and monsters to Blommel Park for a bite to eat, a chance to show off their costume and a photo opportunity.

3rd Annual South Park Euchre Tournament:
7:00-10:00 pm, Saturday, November 11. No couples this time! Individual players will change teams throughout play. Bring a card-table snack. Beverages will be provided.

Christmas Cocktails with appetizers and desserts:
6-8 pm, Friday, December 15th. This sounds glamorous!! Bring some finger food or a sweet dish to share. Beverages will be provided.

Cookie Exchange & Santa:
3-5 pm, Sunday, December 17. Yummy and fun! Bring 2 dozen or more cookies to exchange. Set the kids up at the Decorate a Cookie for Santa station, then have a visit with the Jolly Old Elf himself. Milk, coffee, tea and water provided.

Chili Cook-off contest – February or March 2024: This event needs and organizer, let us know if you are interested!

Volunteer to help your neighborhood!