Where Do We Go From Here?
A rainbow stretched through the sky over Brightwood Park recently. How fitting that a sign of hope and beauty that appears after stormy weather graced the sky above the park. In seeming solidarity with that rainbow, there is hope and beauty in the park. The return of native plants and the appearance of new visitors with children and dogs in tow bring optimism for the future. With the park much improved and our educational programs taking off, I ask, “Where do we go from here?” It is a question of import as we ponder the future and what might be in the pot at the end of the rainbow.
Of course, we plan to continue to build on all of the work we have done to date in the coming year. However, looking into 2023, the question looms, what more should we do? At our annual membership meeting on January 14, 2023, we will seek guidance from our sustaining members.  There are so many things we could do:
If you have ideas for projects we should consider, please let us know. We have had tremendous success with our Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Trunk or Treat event. Should we consider other seasonal family events? Do you have any ideas? Would you like to help us develop events?
If you have paid annual dues by December 31, 2022 to become a sustaining member, we hope that you will bring your ideas to our January member meeting. Not only will we discuss these and other ideas, we will vote for directors for open three year terms. We will send out an email invitation in early January to all sustaining members with details for the meeting. We hope to see you in the new year!
Friends of Brightwood Park
 We have recently changed our By-Laws to reflect the true nature of our dues paying members! You sustain us and keep us going by helping to cover our operational and program expenses. We thank you for your support!
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John Linderman, Tom Mann, Nicole Chartrain, Denise Ricci
Brightwood Park is on the North end of Prospect Street. Go past Franklin School and look for the entrance on the left.