Village Mill Neighborhood Association
Village Mill Neighborhood Association
Mid-May 2013 Updates
Katie Frame & Paula Friedman, Editors
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Pool Parking Lot Closed

The pool parking lot will be closed starting tomorrow Tuesday, 5/14/13 through Tuesday 5/21/13 for repairs. Please plan your route and parking accordingly.

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Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival is just around the corner! Don't forget to mark your calendars for June 1st and join us from 10am-1pm at the Village Mill Pool Parking Lot for lots of fun and festivities. We are still in need of donations for the auction and raffle. Great items would be event tickets, vacation houses, gift cards, products or services that you or someone you know can offer, golf rounds, etc. Don't forget to look through your gift closet for smaller value items, too, and be on the look out for great bargains you can pick up to donate. Donations can be dropped off at Erin's home, 1952 Peeler Rd., or Sheila's home, 4863 Village Creek Dr.

Donations of books, board games, books on tape, CDs, and DVDs (please no VHS) can be dropped off with Sheila Bartholomew at 4720 Olde Village Lane. Please be sure all pieces are with any games.

Sarah Smith is looking for Village Mill kids ages 9 and older (if under 9, a parent must assist you) to run a game or craft making booth! We will provide the place for you to set up and you KEEP THE MONEY YOU MAKE!

Some ideas: Mini putt, bowling games, lollipop tree, shaving cream pies, jewelry making, strawberry tee shirt making with fabric paint, water balloon toss games. Or a new game or craft that's fun and creative!

Here's how it works: The cost to participate is $5.00 per booth for your space. (Pay Sarah Smith prior to your kids market game opening.) You are responsible for: Setting up by 9:30am and taking down your game/craft booth, staffing your booth from 10am-1pm, providing any tables needed, materials and prizes for your game or craft, determining how much to charge, providing your own cash box and money to make change, and providing your own sign. Don't forget tape & markers.

To sign up, go to: Please List your name & game or craft name in the comment section. Please email questions to Sarah Smith at: You will be emailed if your game is a duplicate entry on SignUpGenius.

Bakers and foodies, don't forget to support the bake sale! Items can be sold whole (cakes, pies, trays of cookies, etc.) or as individual items (cookies, brownies). Please wrap and package your items accordingly, and it is always helpful to include a label if your items contain any common allergens, especially nuts or dairy. Bring your donations to the parking lot area by 9:30am on the day of the event, and be mindful to bring items that won't need refrigeration.

If anyone is interested in volunteering some of their time on the day of Strawberry Festival, please visit to sign up. Some of the areas still needing volunteers are: food sales, bounce house/dunk tank supervision, ticket table and set up/clean up.

Strawberry Festival is Village Mill's big annual fundraiser and the money raised this year will go toward the cost of new signs for the entrances, which are badly needed. Let's all help to make the event a great success! And if you still need help getting in the mood for strawberries and summer fun, check out Erin's Strawberry Pinterest Board at We can't wait to see everyone in June!

VMCI Beach Party

Saturday, June 1st @ 5:00 pm

$10 adults
$5 children (10 and under)

More information to follow in a separate email.

Swim Team News

Practice dates/times:
**subject to change**
Monday, May 13th - Friday, May 24th afternoons:
6 and under 4:30 - 5:00
7/8 5:00 - 5:30
9/10 5:30 - 6:00
11 and up 6:00 - 6:30
Morning practices - beginning Wednesday, May 29th
9:00 - 9:30 6 and under
9:30 - 10:00 7/8
10:00 -10:45 9/10
10:45 - 11:30 11 and up
11:30 - 12:00 Juniors

Afternoon: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting after Memorial Day
3:30 - 4:00 6 and under, 7/8
4:00 - 4:45 9 and up
We are very excited about our schedule this year. Facing a lot of Dunwoody teams, there is almost no travel! Due to the Memorial Day holiday, we rescheduled the first meet of the season and will host BOTH our home meets during the same week. ***THIS MEANS WE ONLY NEED TO COMPLETE FULL HOME TEAM VOLUNTEER DUTY FOR ONE WEEK ALL SUMMER*** We hope this will make the rest of the season an easy and fun experience for everyone.

Tuesday June 4th Away
Tuesday June 11th @ home
**Thursday June 13th @ home
Tuesday June 18th Away
Tuesday June 25th Away

End of season party:
Friday June 28th (after divisional meet at GA Tech that morning)

Divisional meet:
Friday morning June 28th
Championship meet: Sunday June 30th
Coach Cheri, Coach Rachel and Coach Greg are all returning!
We are very excited to work with our team of coaches again. More information about practices and private lessons to come.

Pool Pavilion Reservations Now Available @

Thanks to the special efforts of Bruce Smith, reservations for parties and gatherings at the Pool Pavilion can now be made on-line at our neighborhood website. Go to and look for Pool Pavilion Reservations within the Pool web page. Detailed instructions are included on the web page.


Upcoming VMCI Board Meetings

  • May 19 (Sunday) @ 7:30pm (Pool Pavilion)
  • June 23 (Sunday) @ 7:30pm (Pool Pavilion)
  • July 21 (Sunday) @ 7:30pm (Pool Pavilion)
  • August 18 (Sunday) @ 7:30pm (Pool Pavilion)

Tennis News


Tennis Arukat Academy (TAA) Offers Free Lessons & Free Rackets to Start Beginner Women Groups

Tennis Arukat Academy (TAA) is looking for ladies who want to learn to play tennis and is offering FREE lessons for up to 4 groups of 10 beginners.

Possible times for group lessons are Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday at either 8-9 a.m. or 8-9 p.m. starting the week of June 3 and ending the week of July 1.

Lessons will be scheduled depending on demand.TAA could offer up to 4 classes of 10 ladies each (2 in the morning and 2 in the evening) or just one class on the most popular days/time.

TAA will provide brand new Wilson rackets for all participants to use.If you attend at least 9 out of 10 lessons, you get to keep the racket after the 5-week session.

Registration closes May 31. Get a group of your friends and sign up today

FREE lessons, FREE racket -- tennis calls!

** 10 is the maximum number of players/group.At least 8 players are required to make a group.


For more information, contact Takura at


TAA Summer Camp Registration

TAA Summer Camps begin May 27. To register your kids, go to


Boys Jr. ALTA Team Qualifies for City Finals

The Village Mill 14 & Under Boys Jr. ALTA team is going to the City Finals on May 18. Congratulations and good luck!



TAA Celebrates 2nd Anniversary at Village Mill

Did you see Takura and the TAA players in the Dunwoody Crier? On May 1, Tennis Arukat Academy (TAA) celebrated it's 2nd anniversary of operation at Village Mill. Congratulations Takura! We hope your program continues to grow and thank you for offering such a wonderful program for our kids.


June 1 Family Classic Tennis Tournament Update

We still have not received enough interest to hold a parent/child tournament on Saturday, June 1, but we're not calling it off yet.


If you would like to play, you must sign up by May 24 at


Please sign up even if you previously sent an e-mail expressing interest.

Each team must have an adult and a child (18 or younger). If we have enough teams, matches will begin at 1 p.m.

We need at least 12 teams to hold the event.

Contact Katie Moussouri at if you have any questions.


Where are the ALTA Signs?

When you walk by the tennis courts, you might notice that something is missing. We moved the ALTA Division Winner signs to the fence on the back courts. We now have 12 signs hanging that reflect ALTA team Division Winners, City Finalists or City Champions from 2004 to the present. Congratulations to all teams on many winning seasons!




Go to to make your court reservations.

The Board approved new tennis rules that reflect current practices including our on-line reservation system.The new rules will be printed in the 2013 VMNA Directory and can be found by clicking here.


Contact Katie Moussouri, tennis chair, for comments, questions or concerns.


4th of July Veterans Bows Honor Our Veterans

The time is approaching for you to honor family members who have served or are now serving in the military. This has been a Village Mill tradition for many years. Bows should be displayed on mailboxes from June 28th through July 5th.

Take a moment and reflect on who you would like to honor if you yourself have not served. A grandfather who served in World War II? An uncle who was drafted after graduation from high school? A great aunt who served as a nurse in Korea? If you wish to honor more than one person, two bows will fit on most mailboxes.

The Veterans Bows are $5 and color coded by branch of service: Green for Army, red for Marine Corps, dark blue for Navy or Coast Guard and light blue for Air Force. All bows contain yellow ribbon, the international color for peace.

There will be a booth set up to sell Veterans Bows at the Strawberry Festival on June 1st from 10am-1pm. You can also contact Julian Black at 770-396-5997 to order your bows early.

Village Mill Military Bow History: Our long time neighbor, Bob Keesee, started and managed this program for a number of years. Bob passed away in 2011 and Julian Black accepted the honor to continue this tradition. Our neighbor, Susan West, has been the expert Veterans Bow maker for a number of years. Thank you Susan for the nice work.
Next Newsletter

Please email news items to by May 24, 2013 for inclusion in the June 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.