Support your local neighbourhood

I attended the Whitter Alliance’s annual fundraiser last night at the Blaisdell Manor, where I got to sample food from a number of the Eat Street restaurants, and listen some nice jazz. The Whittier Alliance is one of the more active neighbourhood groups in Minneapolis, and the community meetings tend to get a little raucous at times. For a neighbourhood that measures only about a square mile, we have enough drama sometimes to account for the whole city it seems. But with our little area containing Eat Street, part of the 29th Street Greenway, and the contentious K-Mart on Lake Street, not to mention MCAD, the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, and the Children’s Theater, people get more than a little involved in the goings on and possible developments.

The fundraiser helps raise money for the Whittier Alliance itself, with donations coming from residents and employers in the area. There was a silent auction, and a regular auction for some bigger ticket items. A $1500 dollar trip to San Francisco, all-inclusive, went for around 500, I think. I won a membership to the Hennepin History Museum, just down the road from my apartment, but which I have yet to visit. Guess now, I’ll start going.

1 Comment so far

  1. greg on May 6th, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

    Jason, are you from Canada?

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