Shepherd Park Citizens Association: June 13, 2018

Shepherd Elementary School is located at 7800 14th St. NW. (Brian Kapur/The Current/September 2016)

Rain! Rain! Rain! Joggers and walkers have splashed through, jumped over or walked around puddles for days. Enough folks did the “Dry Dance” that Saturday, June 2nd, started off cloudy and turned to sunny for the Shepherd Park Annual Yard Sale. There was a successful day of buying and selling as neighbors followed the map to listed homes. A few hardy folks braved the early light rain on Sunday, but most canceled the second day of sales. Thanks to Adrienne Antoine for organizing this annual event, and thanks to all of the participants. And thanks to outgoing president, Mark Pattison, for arranging with the Lupus Foundation to send a truck around the neighborhood to help with unsold items.

The volunteers for the upcoming June 24 annual community picnic at Lowell School from 2 to 5 p.m. gathered at Ledo Pizza recently to get updates on assignments and see the new T-shirt design. There are still some volunteer slots open. Working a table, serving food, grilling picnic vittles,or helping with setup or cleanup are all good ways to put names and faces together. Many a community friendship has started through a picnic task. Plan to bring your family and join the Shepherd Park Citizens Association-sponsored fun, food and fellowship.

On May 30, Lonnie Bunch, head of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, shared his dreams that led to the institution that has people going online or standing in line for tickets, and moving in line from floor to floor to explore the exhibits. Ideas were shared with him on possible outreach activities to provide the thousands of people unable to come to D.C. a chance to share this special place.

— June Confer