Angel Tree 2019

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The Angels are registered, and we are ready to go! 

We are once again coordinating Angel Tree with the four public schools here in Western Albemarle. …

Total Angels on List: 235

Last Year:                   228

Angel information sheets are now available.  Our focus is on needed items such as clothing, coats, shoes, winter accessories, etc. Please consider partnering with us and sponsoring an angel, or a family of angels. This is a great project to do with your children or at your place of employment. UNWrapped gifts are due to Crozet Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 4th by 5 pm. 

Please contact Tracey Pugh at [email protected] to find out more about this wonderful program, or to request an angel.

Believing the Best,

Tracey

Historical Context

Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival Needs Volunteers (2019 edition)

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Friends, 


The annual Fall Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival on October 12th and 13th is fast approaching and we need many, many volunteers.Now in its 39th year, all Festival proceeds benefit the community-owned and operated Claudius Crozet Park. 

We are in need of volunteers for many areas of the Festival – from ticket sales to exhibitor booth-sitting and more. Volunteers will receive Festival admission for the full day, and the satisfaction of playing an integral part in the ongoing success of this fantastic weekend celebration of art, craft, and community at Claudius Crozet Park.

If you have time and would like to help, please sign-up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e48a4af2ea75-crozet9

Support Crozet’s Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration

Copy/Pasted from the Crozet Community site. With permission.

These events involve a lot of donated time from a lot of individuals and donated materials and services from local companies, but it still cannot happen without financial contributions, too.

Of course, we appreciate all donations, but to boost our efforts to cover expenses, we have three leadership donor levels and we are hoping that you will show your support by becoming a lead patron this year.

  • For a gift of $500 or more, we will prominently display your company banner you provide at the entrance to the park during the event, identify your patron status in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill and provide you with ten passes to the celebration in the park as well as published thanks in the Crozet Gazette and the event handbill.
  • For a gift of $250 to $499, you will receive acknowledgment in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill and four passes to the celebration in the park.
  • And, for a gift of $100 to $249, you will receive two passes to the celebration in the park, published thanks in the Crozet Gazette and the event handbill.

June 29 will be here before you know it.  Won’t you join us by contributing whatever you can afford?  If being a lead patron is too much, please send whatever you can afford.   Your contribution is tax-deductible charitable donation. Thank you!

Please make your donation by Friday, June 21 in order to be listed on the event  handbill. 

  1. You can mail a check payable to: Downtown Crozet Association and send it to: CBT, P.O. Box 863, Crozet, VA 22932.  Please put  “CIDC donation” on the memo line.
  2. You can contribute right now, online, by clicking on this link:  
  3. Please put “CIDC donation” in the Designation box.
  4. Thank you for your generous support!

It takes a village – won’t you help out on Saturday, June 29 for an hour?

We need your help for just an hour or two on Sunday, June 29.   Below is the website to sign-up to help with the Crozet Independence Day Celebration (CIDC) between 5PM to 10PM. There are a variety of tasks and time slots. Most of the time slots are only an hour – so there’s lots of ways to help and still enjoy the event.

To sign up, please click here! (Coming soon)
For now – email CrozetCommunity at gmail.com to volunteer!

When you sign-up it will ask for your name, email and, optionally phone number.  No one else can see your email and phone.  We promise we won’t share it.  It’s helpful for us to have it if something happens and we need to let you know about a last minute change.

We urge church groups, civic and neighborhood associations to sign-up.  Crozet Trails Crew already has volunteered to staff one spot the whole evening!  Let’s see which group can have the most volunteers!

With your help, we can make this Crozet Independence Day celebration the best ever!

2019 Pitch In at the (Crozet) Park

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On Saturday, April 13th from 8AM to 1:00PM, Crozet Park will host its sixth annual Pitch-in at the Park. This event brings together volunteers throughout the community and makes it possible to complete many of the Park’s 2019 maintenance activities.  For each activity tools are provided along with any applicable instruction. Volunteers should bring work gloves, hat and sun screen. Water is provided. Lunch is provided to ALL volunteers. 

Pitch-in at the Park is an opportunity to engage local residents to work side-by-side to help maintain our community-owned park. This is a significant effort and we need everyone’s help. Please sign-up at: http://crozetpark.org/volunteering

Crozet Clean Up Challenge – 30 March 2019

Why not make it a day, or a morning, or an afternoon. Go for a short walk, and pick up a small bag of trash, or a big one, or several. Send your pictures to me, before and after. Put them on social media with #trashtag and #CrozetTrashTag.

Crozet clean up Challenge – Saturday March 30th at 9:00am Cling lane cul-de-sac, looking for volunteers.

Where else in Crozet can we clean up?

It’s not a thing, yet, but it could be. If you want an orange trash bag, please text me 434-242-7140 and I’ll get you one, or pick one up outside Greenhouse Coffee.

Looks like a great weekend for it!

WAHS with a Cause

via email. Great to see this kind of motivation from our kids.

The Western Albemarle High School Leadership Program is putting on the first ever “WAHS with a Cause,” which is our community service day.

In the past, Western Albemarle has put on service projects, but they have been contained within our school. The goal of WAHS with a Cause is to get our entire school involved in civic engagement not just in the school, but within the entire Crozet/Charlottesville community. We would love both monetary donations or supplies. Additionally, if you are aware of a local organization that could use a group of volunteers, please contact [email protected]

Thank you so much,

WAHS Executive Council

Ring Christmas bells for Salvation Army at Crozet Great Valu Market

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This Christmas season the Lions Club of Crozet again invites all of our friends and neighbors in Crozet and environs to ring bells for the Salvation Army in front of the Crozet Great Valu Market.

Bell ringing is scheduled for Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from December 1 through Christmas.

On weekdays we plan to ring the bells from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., and on Saturdays from10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.. Volunteers are asked to ring the bells for one hour with another person or with family members

We hope you are willing to participate in this happy, meaningful activity.

If you are comfortable with using the web, you can sign up at the following website: Crozet bell ringers for Salvation Army

Otherwise you can sign up or receive more information by sending an email to [email protected], or by calling (434) 409-6148.

Those who have participated this activity in the past often remark that it is very positive for both the volunteer and the donors. Frequently volunteers report, with amazement, that when they said “Thank you” to the donor, the donor would often reply enthusiastically, ”Thank YOU for doing this”. It is a wonderful way for families to get into the Holiday spirit.

Have a very happy Holiday Season

The Crozet Lions Club

Crozet Angel Tree 2018

Update 29 November 2018 – Success!

On Behalf of the CBC Mission Team,  I want to extend our most sincere thanks to the Crozet community for the outpouring of generosity that will make Christmas a little brighter for some children, and a little less stressful for some parents.  Angel Tree is 100% supported.  The need was great again this year, and we couldn’t do it without the support of so many.  I count it a gift and privilege to be able to meet and partner with so many people.

 


via email. Continue reading “Crozet Angel Tree 2018”

Crowdsourcing Community Survey

via Nextdoor: (posting in part because no login is required here, so hopefully more people will see and respond)

 

Hey neighbors,

My name is Devin Harris and I am a Professor at UVA. My background is Civil Engineering and we are researching concepts related to quality of life within communities. I have been part of the Crozet community for the past six years and thought this might be a great place to get some informal feedback on our work. I was reaching out to assess potential interest in our study that focuses on opportunities to understand and improve quality of live in neighborhoods and communities. In brief, this study aims to use a crowd-sensing approach by encouraging community members to take and share data (specifically pictures and descriptions) of issues of concern in their neighborhood/community such as congested streets, sidewalks in disrepair, flooded streets, fallen traffic signs, potholes, etc. These data (primarily images) would then to be used to create models that will automatically detect the issue and report them to decision makers. Such models are expected to help decision makers and members of the community with necessary information for solving the issues. The schematically demonstrates this idea (Note: This is only illustrative of the concept and not real data).

Survey Link

 

At this point we are not soliciting any participation, but I would like to assess potential interest. If you would so kind as to fill out the attached survey about your potential interest in such an idea, I would really appreciate your input.  We are not collecting any information about those participating in the survey, only gathering some basic numbers on who might be interested and how they might be willing participate. The survey is four simple questions and will probably not take more than 30 seconds to complete.

Thank you in advance for participating in this effort.

Devin K. Harris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director – Center for Transportation Studies
Faculty Director of Clark Scholars Program