Village Mill Neighborhood Association
July 2014 Newsletter
Katie Frame & Paula Friedman, Editors
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Village Mill Neighborhood Association

4th of July Events in Village Mill

Village Mill Parade Uncle Sam and Lady Lib
12:30 p.m.
The annual Village Mill Parade will kick off the day's events. Starting at the top of Olde Village Run and heading all the way to the pool, this fun bike, walk, scooter parade is a Village Mill tradition. Look for Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty to lead the way. Questions? Contact Janey Hoag.

Games and Lunch at the Pool
1-3 p.m. Lunch
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DJ, Swimming, and Dancing...come hang out at the pool and enjoy! It is a great way to cool off after running the Peachtree Road Race or attending the Dunwoody City Parade.

Lunch Catered by Fox Bros. BBQ, including
Pulled Pork, Brisket, Smoked Wings, Mac n' Cheese, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and Cold Draft Beer (and iced tea and lemonade)

$15 Adults, $10 Kids (10 and under)

RSVP NO LATER than Saturday, June 28 to Kimi Lenertz
Your check is your reservation. Please include number of adults & children.
Make checks payable to VMCI.

1885 Village Mill Road

Please bring a dessert to share!

Friday Night Cookouts
Watch for a sign-up genius each week. Cookouts resume on July 11th.
Linda McJunkin is coordinating the cookouts. Please email Linda if you are interested in hosting or attending the Friday Night Cookouts.

Village Mill Military Bows

Thank you to Julian Black for heading up the Military Bows this year and collecting the wonderful stories included below. The 2014 Strawberry Festival provided a total of 11 new bow sales and some very nice comments listed below from the neighbors.

Erin Barrett: The Army Military Bow is to honor her brother Liam. He was in the 101st Airborne.

Karen DeChant: The Air Force Military Bow is to honor her late husband Art. Art was raised on a farm and learned at a very early age the importance of hard work. He got up early to do his farm chores and stayed up late with special lights on the tractor so he could do team sports in high school. He was stationed at Nellis AFB and Randolph AFB as a maintenance officer repairing F-105's that were damaged in the Vietnam war.

Justin Greear: The Air Force Military Bow is to honor his Grandfather, George Reid, who flew B-29s over the Pacific in WWII. He is still alive, lives in Raleigh, and tells great stories.

Carol Martin: The Air Force Military Bow is to honor her husband Bill who served in the Air Force Reserves.

Dunwoody City Councilman Terry Nall: This is the second year in a row that Mr. Nall has attended the VM Strawberry Festival. The Air Force Military Bow is to honor a family member.

Dallas Mueller: The Army Military Bow is to honor her grandfather. He was in WWII. She grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL living with him and has some wonderful memories of him.

Nancy Huey: The Army Military Bow is to honor her late husband Gary and her father. Gary was enlisted for two years and was stationed in Paris as a cryptographer. He returned to Auburn and graduated and served another six months in Ft Monmouth, NJ. Her father, LT. William E. Friel was called to active duty in 1941 into the 79th Field Artillery. He asked to report after the new baby came (Nancy) but was told to report as ordered! He served in European and Pacific areas of the war. His job was staging the troops for D-Day and the invasion of Japan. He was released in 1946 and retired as a Lt Col after 22 years.

Susan Wofford: The Navy Military Bow is to honor her father and her mother's brother. Her father, Roger Abbott, served in the Navy on the USS Iowa during wartime but did not see combat. Her mother's brother, Roy Rasmussen, was injured while in the Navy and spent a long recovery in the Bethesda Naval Hospital. He was a favorite brother to Dot and favorite uncle to all.

Jason & Rebecca Williams: (New neighbors moving into Jack and Jean DeVeer's home): A Navy Military Bow to honor his service. He was a Nuclear Submarine Officer and is still in the Reserves. Rebecca's Marine Military Bow is to honor her father. Her father was a Military Chaplain.

ROMEO News Romeo logo

The ROMEOs had a great time at our June breakfast which focused on fellowship, planning for future speakers with great input from all, and Jack DeVeer's "initiation," part of which was a request that Jack sing his Boston College fight song which he promptly did in great voice (all verses). Welcome Jack!

Responding to strong wishes from the group, we invited Mr. Mike Busher with Ashton Woods Homes who is the contact person with respect to their development in 'The Desert" to be our honored guest speaker at our July 14th breakfast. Mr. Busher gladly agreed to join us and will provide us with updates on their project and answer questions. A strong ROMEO turnout will be greatly appreciated and we will extend a warm welcome to Mike and Ashton Woods as they become neighbors.

Please save Sunday, December 7, 2014 for our joint ROMEO/JULIET Annual Christmas Dinner beginning at 6:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia tied in with our support for the Dunwoody Police Department "Christmas For Kids" program.

Fresh Food Co-op in Village Mill
Interested in getting fresh, local produce delivered to your door? April Toms is starting a Village Mill Co-op to with Nature's Garden Express. With 4 or more orders, Village Mill can start to enjoy the benefits of easy access to nutritious and affordable food. Sustainably raised meats, farm fresh dairy and local fruits and vegetables are available. Prices are reduced as more people sign up.

Contact April Toms if you are interested in learning more about the Village Mill co-op. Deliveries are made to just ONE local address. April has a coupon code for $10 off your first delivery if you want to try it.


Neighborhood News


Sunday, July 13, 7:30 pm @ Pool Pavilion Sunday, August 17, 7:30 pm @ Pool Pavilion VMCI ANNUAL MEETING Sunday, September 14, 6:00 pm @ Pool Pavilion


Congratulations to...

Brandon and Jennifer Morris on the birth of their daughter Rebecca Marie


Our head lifeguard, Seth, who was honored as guard of the week recently by American Pools. The company manages hundreds of pools in the area. To be singled out for an achievement from such a large group is quite an accomplishment. The recipients are chosen by the management of the company. If you see Seth please congratulate him and thank him for the outstanding job he is doing for our club.


Sympathy to...

Vicky Simon and her family on the passing of her brother David Sutherland on June 15th.


Welcome New VMCI Members...

Brant and Amanda McCaskill (Zoe)
Ken and Anna Cummings (Ellie and Juniper)
Robert and Bethany Rittenberry (Evelyn)
David and Aynsley Corbett (Siler and Linden)

Next Nesletter
Please email news items to by July 26, 2014 for inclusion in the August issue. Please DO NOT send information to Katie's or Paula's personal email addresses as they share the job of the newsletter and don't want information to get missed. Also, please visit the "Village Mill" Facebook page for upcoming events.

Village Mill
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
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