Eastown Community Association to host annual breakfast meeting


The Eastown Community Association will be holding its annual meeting, in the form of a pancake breakfast open to the public this Saturday at the Calvin Christian Reformed Church at 700 Ethel Ave.

The event will serve to allow Eastown residents to become more informed about the work of the Eastown Community Association. In addition, the new members of the ECA’s board of directors will be voted on at the meeting.

The Eastown Community Association is a group that works to strengthen community in the Eastown neighborhood, which they do in a variety of ways, including the Halloween Walk they sponsored last year, the Bizarre Bazaar, which will be in June this year, and the annual Eastown Streetfair, which they will be organizing for the fortieth time this September.

The organization’s annual meetings took place in past years at Wolfgang’s Restaurant, and were slightly more formal events. This year, however, the organization wants to encourage as many people as possible from the neighborhood of Eastown to attend, meet their neighbors, and learn about how they can help out in their community. The event will take place from 8 to 11 a.m., and attendees are free to come and go at any time in between, with meeting information presented at 9 and then again at 10.

Breakfast is served starting at 8, with pancakes and sausages, as well as coffee provided by the Kava House. The breakfast is free, with a suggested donation of two dollars per adult, one dollar per child and five dollars per family. There will also be a raffle drawing, featuring prizes from local businesses, including Spoonlicker’s Frozen Yogurt, Brandywine Restaurant, Redux Books and Connie’s Cakes.

The Eastown Community Association is hoping to attract anyone interested in community-building, including students, especially those who live in or near Eastown and want to become more involved in their community.