Monthly Archives: October 2011

If You Used Pike Nurseries Please Let Me Know


Katy and I recently used Pike Nurseries Design Services to come up with a plan for our front yard. They ended up being inexpensive to implement the design as well, so we’re also using them for the install. Anyway, part of their deal is getting referrals and they will give a $100 gift card to us AND whoever referred us to them who has also used both Pikes for design and installation services. That said, I’m trying to track down someone who has used Pike for design and install so we can both get the gift cards. If this is you, please contact me, Dan Mallory, at danjmallory(at)gmail(dot)com or katy(dot)mallory(at)gmail(dot)com or call Dan at four zero four two eight seven two seven zero six.

Reminder: Join the PGC TODAY! Deadline is Oct. 31

Dear Neighbors,

The page below from PGC President Karna Candler was originally posted to the website on October 11. This is a reminder to encourage everyone who hasn’t joined the PGC yet for the 2012 year to please mail in your membership form and $40 dues TODAY! The membership deadline is October 31, and that is only 3 days from now. Don’t wait until you get busy with Halloween this weekend — please take a moment TODAY to join PGC, whether you are a returning member or a new one — we welcome EVERYONE!

Thank you to the neighbors who’ve already joined for 2012 and who’ve collectively donated $1,285 already above and beyond their dues strictly for the Parkwood Park Fund! It’s amazing to have that much in Park donations already, and more help is always needed for the Park projects we have coming next year, so please consider making a donation to the Park Fund when you join! Thanks and please read President Karna Candler’s message below. The President’s letter, budget, Park Committee Chair’s letter, and membership form are also downloadable below.

Parkwood Garden Club, Inc.
P O Box 3472
Decatur, GA 30031‐3472
October 1, 2011

The Parkwood Garden Club (PGC) needs you! We will be 60 years old in 2012 and we need your ideas, enthusiasm, financial support and/or strong backs to continue to be a vibrant neighborhood! PGC began in 1952 as an organization of 54 neighborhood women whose purpose was to grow and arrange flowers and to maintain the Parkwood neighborhood. Over the years, we have evolved into a club of both men and women still dedicated to maintaining the neighborhood, but also to promoting safety and planning family events.

During the month of October, we are asking you to either join the PGC for the first time or to renew your membership of $40. Some of the benefits of membership are: landscape maintenance around the Park and at the intersection of the Parkwoods and East Lake Rd.; a printed directory of your neighbors; social events throughout the year; and, an all volunteer Board that meets regularly to discuss your concerns. During the past year, the Board and its committees contacted elected officials to get pot holes filled, storm drains cleaned, telephone poles removed, road signs erected and an attractive fence put up on the Park at West Ponce de Leon Ave. We continue to address issues related to noise, the health of our stream and our trees and the removal of invasive plants from the Park. Please review our great website,, for neighborhood news, crime reports, Parkwood Park updates and minutes of PGC Board meetings. We have come a long way since 1952!

Please help continue the tradition of stewardship of our neighborhood by mailing your application and $40 membership dues to the PGC in the attached envelope. The attached budget will show you how crucial your membership is to cover our basic expenses. If you have any questions or concerns about our neighborhood, please do not hesitate to call me at 404‐ 377‐5275. Thank you in advance for your support of our neighborhood and initiatives.

Warm regards,

Karna Candler
PGC President

To view the full letter, including the budget and the Parkwood Park Committee Chair’s letter, please open this document: PGC Membership Letter (PDF, 174KB)

To join PGC, please print and fill out this form: PGC Membership Form (PDF, 16KB)

For more information please contact PGC President Karna Candler at

Reminder! — Bunco Oct 25, Please RSVP!

October bunco will be held at the home of Katy Mallory, 211 East Parkwood, on Tuesday the 25th at 7 p.m. Please bring $5 in ones and a snack or beverage to share.

In order to determine if we have enough to play, please RSVP to Mary K. Jarboe ( or 404/373-9638) by Friday, October 21. Come and have a fun time with your neighbors!

We still need someone to host bunco on November 29. If you are interested, please let Mary K. know.

Mary K. Jarboe and Mary Leslie
Bunco Co-Chairs

Halloween Party!

Please come to our 6th annual Pre-Trick-or-Treating Halloween Party
Where: 185 East Parkwood Road
When : 5:00pm Monday, October 31st (of course!)

Come eat, drink, and see all the cute/scary(!) neighborhood kids before they go out to haunt the neighborhood.

We will have pizza, chili, drinks, sweets, beer and wine, feel free to bring a dish if you would like.
We look forward to seeing you, Sandy, John, Eliza, Ava, and Nicholas

Don’t Miss Our Fall Street Party/Picnic this Saturday!

Fall Street Party 2011 
Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m.

A Parkwood Autumn Greeting

“Come,” said the Wind to the Leaves one day.
“Come over the Parkwood Park and we will play.
Put on your dresses of red and gold.
For summer is gone and the days grow cold.”

Come celebrate Autumn and Parkwood with your friends and neighbors at our annual street party.

The Parkwood Garden Club will provide BBQ sandwiches and soda (for a beverage with a bite, BYOB).  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share with friends.


Activities for the Little Pumpkins
Firetruck visit at 4:30
Costume parade at 5:00
Small bouncy house for children under 4
Seasonal craft