Perry Hall Improvement Association Releases Winter Newsletter
The new seasonal newsletter is packed with local information.
The Perry Hall Improvement Association has released a new seasonal newsletter with information about local events and programs.
First, I thank Audrey Burn, owner of Audrey Burn Graphic Design, and a PHIA board member for the new look of the newsletter. Second, congratulations to everyone elected to serve as officers and board members: Elmer Klein, vice president, William Libercci, treasurer, Tom Benisch, secretary, and Jack Amrhein, Diane Brazil, Tim Brooks, Audrey Burn, Chris Defeo, Bob Mowry, and Ann Palrang, at-large board members. I thank the PHIA for electing me to serve as president for another term. I am honored to serve our community in this capacity, and I look forward to working with everyone to ensure that we remain proud to call Perry Hall “home.”
Here is an overview of what the PHIA has been doing recently:
- In September, Emily Kimball, editor of Perry Hall Patch, and Doug Donovan, regional editor for Patch, provided an overview of Perry Hall Patch.
- County Executive Kevin Kamenetz was our guest speaker for the October meeting. He provided a candid and insightful presentation regarding many issues that Baltimore County is facing and how his administration is working to make government operate more efficiently.
- The PHIA continued its “Greening of Perry Hall” project by weeding and mulching dozens of the trees we have planted over the years and sprucing up the area around the “Perry Hall” sign in front of Perry Hall Elementary School.
- The PHIA sponsored a gourd-decorating table and costume contest at Gunpowder Lodge’s annual Halloween event. I thank Gunpowder Lodge for hosting the free family-friendly Halloween event. I also thank Russell Berk of Chapel Hills Farm & Nursery for generously donating mulch for the “Greening of Perry Hall” project and the gourds for the Halloween event at Gunpowder Lodge. We are fortunate to have businesses in the community that recognize the importance of supporting the community.
- In November, Capt. Mike Balog, commander of the White Marsh police precinct, presented information about crime trends in Perry Hall. Although Perry Hall remains among the safest communities in the area, it is beneficial to learn about the crimes that do occur in the area so we can look out for ourselves and our neighbors.
- In December, the PHIA joined Perry Hall Elementary School for a holiday event that included the singing of traditional holiday songs. A visit from Santa, the lighting of the community tree, and the opportunity to spend time with your neighbors.
Happy holidays to everyone!
Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., President, Perry Hall Improvement Association
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