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.znews 1989_Jun (1989jun)

.topic agenda (1989jun)

Monday, July 10, 1989
7 p.m. Kinney Ave. Baptist Church 1801 Kinney Ave. Neighborhood Meeting (Meeting Hall in back)
1. Sally Shipman will speak on the city budget.
2. Luke Thompson, Project Manager of the Umlauf Gardens, will report on the status of the sculpture garden on Barton Blvd.
3. A discussion of the convention center plans.
4. Miscellaneous reports. We are very happy to be meeting again in the church hall. Several years ago the Zilker Neighborhood met there before construction projects made it Impossible.
Thanks to Danny & Lu Young of Texicalli Grille and New Age Books for accommodating ZNA during the past few years.

.topic zilker_school (1989jun)

Zilker Elem's front porch gets a facelift as parents build a deck!
Parents and families got together in June and completed work on a project to build a deck at the front of the school. The area under the lovely liveoak tree was a natural gathering spot for kids waiting for after-school rides. But the bare earth was unsightly and a muddy problem during wet weather. Seating was also needed.
Last fall, major landscaping improvements were begun under Beautification Committee Chair Renee Knauth. Funds for deck materials were available, and Renee was able to get a great deal on lumber from Calcasieu (thanks to this Austin business!). That's when parents stepped in. P.T.A Vice- President Mary Barnett took on the task of organizing the deck construction and called upon David Hamill, an architect and Zilker parent, to draw the plans, and parent Keith Keike to lead the work crew. Among the carpenters were Gilbert Cantu, Principal of Zilker, Robin Matthews (husband of Kindergarten teacher Ann Matthews), Jerry Ekyholt (husband of teacher Lisa Lehman Ekyholt), and parents David Petrick, George Greene, Ken Boone, and Steve Parks. The whole Kieke Family are to be commended for their contribution to this project. The deck itself is great. There is a bench around the base of the tree and this improvement has greatly enhanced the welcoming aspect of the front of the school.

If you haven't already seen this sturdily built deck, stop by and admire this beautiful addition to our neighborhood school.

.topic babysitting (1989jun)

Babysitting Coop Open to New Families
The Zilker Babysitting Coop is a great way for parents to not only have virtually free sitters, but also to meet other nearby parents and find playmates for their children. Coop members report that the current group of children in the babysitting is growing older and new members are needed to keep the Coop busy Members let other parents sit their children and in turn, sit for other kids and earn "credits" for future sitting services. Involvement is crucial and it helps you to get to know your neighbors. For more information on the workings of the Coop, call the Summer Secretary, Margaret Wright at 447-3817

.topic znews (1989jun)
Z NEWS Libby Farris. Editor, For ad info, call 443-9582
The Z News is published by the Zilker Neighborhood Association.
Bob Ogorzaly, President 443-5539

.topic recycle (1989jun)
It's simple--recycle. We can't alter the recent environmental catastrophes, but we can lower our personal contribution to landfills and return some resources to the world. Our neighborhood recycling day is Tuesday. Put our your newspapers, tin and aluminum cans and glass out for the recycle truck.

.topic advertise (1989jun)
Jane's Upholstery Studio 2103-A La Casa, 78704 .447-7619 Mention this ad and get 10% off on custom labor and fabric!

.topic join (1989jun)
Become a ZNA member!
Help keep our neighborhood a wonderful place to live. For $3.00, you can become a member of the Zilker Neighborhood Association and know that your funds are going towards protecting our quality of life and to support umbrella neighborhood groups in their combined efforts.
Name Address Phone Mail to:
Paulette Gravois
1402 Kinney Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704

.topic znews_advertise (1989jun)