Letter from the president: Late edition

Too late to even take a photo!I’m late. I’ve actually been late all month. I’ve been late writing letters about important city stuff, late following up on issues I’ve been working on for months, late returning calls, late to meetings, late to heavy bag classes, late to dinner, and now, after a friendly reminder from our LampLighter editor, late writing my monthly letter to you.

I’d love to just blame it on the summer heat shorting out my frazzled brain, but the truth is that I probably need to take the time to relax and refocus on what is important, which is enjoying my neighborhood for the wonderfully eccentric and diverse collection of people that it is.

This means that I try harder to remember people’s names rather than referring to them by their pet’s breed or name, street block and house color, sinkhole location, what they found hidden in their walls or in their backyard, number of chickens owned or their preference for or against speed bumps. Wish me luck on that one.

The Art for Art’s Sake Auction has come and gone, and I’m pretty sure that it was a success. Still waiting on those final numbers, but I’m optimistic. Next up is the Cooper-Young Fourth of July Parade on July 4th at 10 a.m. at Peabody Elementary. We are working with the CY Parents Network to pull off this kid-friendly parade, ending with our firefighter friends showing up and opening up a hydrant for some cool fun in the sun. If you don’t have a kid, decorate your bike or your dog and come anyway. It’s all about community! See you there!

June Hurt

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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