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Normandy gets mixed results

A couple of re­cent Nor­mandy Civic As­so­ci­ation events were plusses and minuses for the or­gan­iz­a­tion’s fin­ances.

Re­port­ing to mem­bers May 13, as­so­ci­ation treas­urer Theresa Olsen said the May 2 Nor­mandy re­union at the FOP lodge on Car­oline Road was suc­cess­ful and brought in sev­er­al hun­dred dol­lars.

However, a de­sign­er bag bingo night in March, she said, drew only 25 people. The costs of set­ting up such event were far high­er than the funds brought in, she said, and the as­so­ci­ation lost about $2,000.

Olsen said she ex­pec­ted a high­er turnout for both the bingo and re­union. Be­fore the as­so­ci­ation’s May 13 ses­sion, the civic’s pres­id­ent, John Wis­niewski, said the re­union drew about 125 people.

“We have events, but we don’t get at­ten­tion,” Olsen said.

It was not for lack of try­ing to get the word out, Wis­niewski said. Olsen and oth­er board mem­bers sent out no­tices, dis­trib­uted fli­ers and put items in the North­east Times’ com­munity cal­en­dar.

Olsen said the as­so­ci­ation uses its funds for neigh­bor­hood pro­grams, in­clud­ing bring­ing Santa to Nor­mandy and an an­nu­al East­er Egg Hunt.

She is try­ing to get a two-day per­mit from the city for a neigh­bor­hood­wide flea mar­ket in the fall and per­haps an­oth­er for the spring. She hopes to have in­form­a­tion for mem­bers at­tend­ing the as­so­ci­ation’s June 10 meet­ing at the Nor­com Com­munity Cen­ter on Nor­com Road. ••

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