Get out this weekend and have some fun!

Hi Everyone, 

I hope that you all have had a great week so far.  Here is some information about what's coming up here on the Southside.  Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you and I look forward to seeing many of you this weekend at the Kiwanis Fish Fry or the Indiana Black Expo.

Consider supporting your local Perry Kiwanis Club at their 30th Annual Summer Celebration - Fish Fry, BBQ, Subs and More!  Stop by the Baxter YMCA on Friday or Saturday between 11am - 8pm to get your lunch or dinner, including dessert, from Kim's Kake Kreations.  Dine-In or Drive-Thru.  Friday there will be a health fair where you can get your blood pressure checked and learn about heart health.  Saturday there will be games for the kids to enjoy as well from 11am - 3pm.  Animal Care and Control will be hosting an adoption event on site too!  There is family pricing available and they will be accepting credit cards.  Please see this flyer for more information.  I will be there both Friday and Saturday and I hope to see you too!

3rd Annual Miracle Mile Bike Ride

in conjunction with the Miracle Mile Parade on the Southside

This year the Miracle Mile Bike Ride will be a benefit ride for FACE Low Cost Animal Clinic who does a tremendous service to for our furry friends in the City.  All registration fees and all sponsorship monies will be donated to FACE after expenses for the race.    The hope is to get 150 riders participating in two route options, 14 miles or 47 miles.  The event will start at the University Of Indianapolis and then cyclists will pedal to the start line of the parade and then continue on to the designated routes.  Several dog rescue groups have been invited to set up at registration as well as pet related businesses.  Ella’s Frozen Yogurt will be on hand as well as other food trucks. There will be a raffle for three gift baskets each themed for biker, dog, and cat.  Anyone can participate as long as they bring $5 or a gift card from Pet Supplies Plus or Kroger for at least $5.  For more information, please contact Robin Heldman at 317­-788­-1242 or  Information on the event can be found here.  If you are interested in sponsoring, please click here.

Check out this flyer if you're looking for some fun outdoor activities in the parks this weekend!

Neighbor Power! Is A Gathering of neighborhoods to promote positive change, foster connections and create momentum that brings together active and engaged residents and community leaders on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Marian University. We are seeking neighbors like you to share powerful stories during discussions and workshops on the neighborhood issues we all face. We need your help to inspire and empower others with your stories. Together, we can make a difference.  If your neighborhood has a story to share that could help another neighborhood make a positive change, won’t you please consider sharing it in a workshop setting at NeighborPower this fall?  Please see this flyer with details for the call for stories. They are due back next week.  This is a very easy form to fill out. Don’t be daunted because there is a deadline.  It won’t take you long, and the reward of sharing your story and helping another neighborhood is worth your time, I promise!

Click here to see the Southwest District's July Newsletter.

Don't forget to register your neighborhood's event for National Night Out on August 4th.  Here is the Southwest District's application and this is the Southeast District's application.

Council on International Educational Exchange(CIEE) is looking for host families to open their home and hearts and welcome an international exchange student into our community!   Students will arrive around the start of school - for a semester or academic year.  These students hail from all over the world and are eager to learn about the US and become a member of an American family.  They speak English, have health insurance and pocket money to pay for personal needs.   Each of them has a variety of interests that they like to share with their American host. A host family needs a welcoming heart and home, provides daily meals and bed.  Treat them as part of your family and  share day-to-day activities.  There are many benefits to hosting, enrich the life of your family, fostering world wide friendships, learn about other cultures, sharing our traditions and mentoring a young mind to name a few.  Here are some examples of students looking for host families.  If you are interested, please contact Janet Shaffer, Local Coordinator, Council on International Educational Exchange, at or 317­-372­-8971.  Or visit their website at  

Here is the calendar of events for the Franklin Road Branch of the
Indianapolis Public Library for August, 2015.

I will be there Sunday from 1 - 3pm.  I hope to see you!  Click here for more information.


Kelly L. Foulk
Mayor's Neighborhood Liaison - South / Southeast 
Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services
Office of Mayor Greg Ballard – City of Indianapolis  Cell: (317) 429­-7807  Fax: (317) 327-5424 Newsletter -  Facebook Twitter - ​Flickr

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