This year’s parade was our biggest and best ever with lots of carts, kids and cool decorations. The event went off without missing a beat in spite of the fire engine being late – they had to fight a fire first – and the Club parking lot off-limits due to construction.
Category winners are:
Most Patriotic group – Tyler and Kelly Street from Antigua
Most Patriotic kid – Nate Coen from Cayman Hts
Best Decorated Pet (Dog) – “Tulip” Brooks from Bahama (awwww! so adorb!)
Best Decorated Golf Cart – The Mittenzwei family from Walnut Grove
Most Spirited – Lilly Polly from Cayman Hts.
Most Extravagant – Ben and Jennifer Allen from Jamaica Ct.
Best Family Decor – Brandt and Charis Brooks & their two little girls from Bahama
Most Original – Ron and Sandy Mollenkopf from Marquesas
Oldest Car – Jeremy and Carly Moore’s GTO
Most Unusual – Elizabeth Tatem
Judge’s Choice – Beau Griffith from Montego Ct; and
Knox Hollifield from Eleuthera Ct.
Congrats to all out winners and everyone who turned out for this fun event on a beautiful 4th of July!
Celebrate our nation’s birthday with our annual holiday parade! Meet on Antigua Ct. at 3:30 pm on Monday, July 4th with decorated bikes, carts and scooters – old cars and anything else! The parade winds through the Greenbrier neighborhood led by our local fire fighters in their very large firetruck and by parademaster Captain America. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories; snow cones and pool activities will be available at the Club. Join your neighbors for this fun event!
A small crowd gathered on the Allens’ back porch in the chilly evening Monday to hear the featured speaker at the GRI April 25th Business Meeting. Officer Kaitlin Weckerling and K9 Jax presented a talk and demonstration on the many uses our police train their canine counterparts for. Jax, a three year old Malinois/German shepherd mix, came from a special kennel in Czechoslovakia. He is trained to “alert” his handler on 5 different illegal drugs – marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin and crack, as well as to track and catch fleeing criminals. Though fairly new on the job, Jax has already been responsible for sniffing out a large amount of coke and over $200,000.00 in cash. He is trained and rewarded with toys – not food.
The appreciative audience asked many questions and were treated with a
demonstration of Jax finding a knife hidden in the backyard by accompanying Officer Morgan Kelsey. After the presentation, Treasurer Reports prepared by John Schmidt and Minutes of the October Business Meeting recorded by Sarah Lee, were handed out. Finally, the following announcements were made:
The spring planting at the front entry was well received and plans are being made for the summer planting sometime after the May 17th last frost.
The GRI board is working with the city on road striping to help with speeders.
The GRI is now posting info on the Greenbrier Neighborhood FB page ( not to be confused with Nextdoor Greenbrier).
Ky American Water Co. will be flushing water lines this week in Greenbrier.
Residents using the M&M garbage company should be aware M&M will not recycle paper.
Thanks to Jennifer Allen for providing chocolate chip cookies and other snacks & for the use of their beautiful back porch!
Our next Bylaw-mandated Business meeting will be held in October.
The GRI will hold its bylaw-mandated general business meeting for residents at the home of ‘Jennifer’ and Ben Allen on Jamaica Court on Monday, April 25th. The meeting will take place at 6 PM and our featured speaker will be officer Kaitlin Weckerling and her dog Jax from the LFUCG K-9 unit. All are invited, rain or shine so be prepared.
The Greenbrier Neighborhood is a member of the Fayette County Neighborhood Association (FCNC) which advocates for neighborhood networking to better understand how our local government works and how development proposals may affect a neighborhood’s unique character. The FCNC offers public workshops, speakers, and educational meetings that support and preserve successful neighborhoods. On the Table is an important element seeking public input into the future growth of our county. Please see the info and meeting times below should you be interested in following up on one of these sessions. Thank you!
The Fayette County Neighborhood Council recommends signing up for On the Table this year, because the results will help Lexington make decisions on planning, zoning and development for the next five years. University of Kentucky faculty are involved in compiling responses which will be confidential but with results available by neighborhood (for online responses) and by zip code (also for online responses).
The FCNC will be hosting On The Table meetings via ZOOM on these dates and times, each session will last from 1 to 1 1/2 hours: