Letter from the president: All good in the ‘hood

I'm ready for my ride alongWell, the tornado of fall activity is winding down once again in Cooper-Young, and things couldn’t be better! In between wrapping up our most successful 4-Miler ever, and kicking off our insanely popular CY Regional BeerFest, Cooper-Young (for those living under a rock) was recently named by the American Planning Association as one of the 10 best neighborhoods in America! Holy crap. Yeah, we ALL did that. What an amazing honor for all the residents and businesses that have worked hard to make Cooper-Young the wonderful community it has become.

Oh, but that’s not all that is good in the hood! I got a new dog named Cooper that is slowly but surely eating less and less expensive stuff every week. The Healing Planet, a struggling local cancer ministry, shall stay open to host another Spa Night, because of the generosity of friends and residents. Memphis Cash Mob organized CY’s first mob event at Goner Records, which also benefited the CYCA.

My slightly harsh rant from last month’s letter yielded me two new CYCA board members. And finally, a few of us have been attending the Citizen’s Police Academy for the past eight weeks at the Union Station, and I highly recommend it for others interested in learning more about the MPD. I’m so ready for my police ride-along this Friday night! Can’t wait to see what craziness happens on the midnight shift, and I’ll be ready to kick some butt (from the safety of the locked squad car).

Coming soon: the CY Annual Food Drive for the Fishes and Loaves Pantry at First Congo. Let’s make this the best haul yet!

– By 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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