My biggest claim to fame is that I designed the Perry Hall logo. In fact, I won the honor as part of a contest presented by the Perry Hall Improvement Association back in 1997. In 2006, the PHIA was looking for a slogan and Katie Ridgeway contributed "Perry Hall—The Spirit of Community." These are just two examples of the many ways in which the PHIA has strived to bring the community together.
The PHIA plays an active role in advocacy, events and service projects with an executive board of volunteers and several committees dedicated to carrying out those ideals. While the board has a limited number of slots, the committees are always looking for volunteers interested in keeping Perry Hall a great place to live.
The "Pride in Perry Hall" committee focuses on advocacy by encouraging PHIA membership. More members means a louder voice regarding issues in the community.
The "Fun with Neighbors" committee focuses on events. This committee needs volunteers to help plan events, including the "Bunny Breakfast," which is new this year, the annual Memorial Day celebration, the holiday tree lighting and more. Volunteers are also needed during events to help make them successful and fun for the neighborhood.
The "Greening and Cleaning" committee focuses on service projects, such as tree planting, care of the garden around the Perry Hall sign at the corner of Belair and Joppa roads and other beautification projects. The PHIA also cleans up a stretch of Honeygo Boulevard. The next clean-up day is April 23, starting at 9 a.m. with volunteers meeting at Joppa View Elementary School. If you would like to be part of this event, please contact Diane Brazil as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Volunteers are an integral part of the PHIA because we cannot continue to expect a small group of people to do the lion's share of the work. The community benefits when volunteers are willing to step up and take action to make our community the best it can be. We always welcome new and different ideas for activities and events, but be prepared to be asked to help! " explains Dennis Robinson Jr., president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association.
Everyone is welcome to take an active role in the community and pitch in with their friends and neighbors.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Perry Hall Improvement Association, email email@example.com or come to a meeting and talk to a board member.