Wow, what an incredible event!!!
Loch Raven's 2022 Lovin' Loch Raven Community Celebration on Saturday, September 24th, 2022,
was a huge success, with one of the largest crowds ever.
Those in attendance enjoyed a great afternoon of music, free food and refreshments,
and various activities for the entire family.
The LRIA thanks the following organizations for their product donations to our event:
H&S Bakery, Utz Brands, Lowes
The LRIA thanks the following organizations for their support and participation in our event:
Medstar Health, Fulton Bank, Charm City Chess Club, Mervo Robotics, DJ Alaire,
Baltimore Beauty & Barber School, Baltimore City League of Women Voters,
Baltimore City Fire Department, NWT Home Security, Immanuel Compassion Center,
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Facepainting by Tess, Arts & Crafts with Emily,
Real WINGS & G-Boys Youth Groups, Mike's Funhouse, Yorkwood Elementary School,
Northeast Community Organization (NECO)
Special shout-outs to our elected officials who attended the event:
Delegate Regina Boyce, Delegate-Elect Elizabeth Embry, Delegate-Elect Jackie Addison
Councilman Mark Conway
Democratic State Central Committee members:
Angie Winder, Scherod Barnes, Karenthia Barber, Sabrina Wiggins, Diana Emerson
A super-special, shout-out to the event organizing committee, and to all volunteers who assisted in this event. Your continuing efforts to support this community is commendable. THANK YOU!!!
And lastly, but certainly not least, Thank You to the Immanuel Lutheran Church for hosting our event, and without whom this event would not have been possible.
The LRIA Memorial Community Garden at Immanuel Lutheran Church was officially launched with a ribbon-cutting ceremony during our 2021 Lovin' Loch Raven Community Celebration event, and is the latest effort by the Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. to bring an urban community garden project to fruition.
With an opportunity to turn unused land into a productive garden, and a mission to bring community volunteers together, this venture offers a tremendous opportunity for anyone interested in the gardening experience.
The LRIA acknowledges the generous grant award from the Abell Foundation, Inc. and the many volunteers who assisted with this project.
LRIA's 2021 Lovin' Loch Raven Fall Clean-up Event, on Saturday, October 30th, 2021, was another successful endeavor in which neighborhood volunteers came together to spruce up the gateways to our community. The volunteers removed weeds, trash and debris, and laid fresh mulch at each of our community signs. After completion, the team met at the LRIA Memorial Community Garden, for final tune-up preparation for the fall/winter season.
Between the rain and drizzle, the LRIA still held our 2021 Community Pitch-In Dumpster Day event on May 8th, 2021. We didn't quite fill the dumpster as anticipated, but it was a successful event nonetheless. Thank you Herman, Al, and Luis for braving the elements and volunteering your time, all in an effort to allow Loch Raven residents the opportunity to dispose of unwanted household items. Way to go, guys!
The LRIA Membership Committee hosted another very successful neighborhood event on May 1st, 2021, in giving away 100 bags of non-perishable food to the community. With eleven volunteers participating in this food giveaway, the LRIA showed that even during difficult times, we are here to support those in need.