The 19th Ward House Tour will be Saturday, October 14 We have some great houses lined up for the tour this year. Some of the houses have amazing surprises waiting for you inside. Visit our Facebook page 19th Ward Community Association Hour Tour 2017 for previews of the homes on the tour, photos, and other places of interest to visit in the 19th Ward. Tickets will be $14 each the day of the tour or you can purchase advance tickets below at $12 each or receive further savings with the purchase of 4 tickets for $42. Be sure to save and/or print your receipt as proof of purchase to receive the tour booklet. The booklet will be your actual ticket.  Houses will be open from Noon – 4:00.  The pre-tour talk will take place at 11:00 AM at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School 10, 353 Congress Avenue.  Ticket booklets and now available and can be picked up at the office, 216 Thurston Road, or at School 10 the day of the tour.

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The Citizen/Merchant of the Year Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 28, at Rochester Regional, Unity St. Mary’s Campus, 89 Genesee St.  The evening will start with a reception at 5:30pm followed the dinner, dessert and awards ceremony at 6:30pm.  Tickets for the entire evening festivities are $18 per person and tickets to attend only the reception portion of the evening are $5 per person. Call the Office, 328-6571, to purchase tickets or purchase them below through Paypal.  The 2017 Awardees are Carol Kramer, Citizen of the Year; Janet Elliott, Merchant of the Year; Cele and Keith Jackson, Hall of Fame Inductees; Cheryl Goggins, Special Recognition.

Carol Kramer
has volunteered in many capacities for the 19th Ward Community Association over the years.  She has served as Delegate, as Secretary, as event organizer (for many events), and always as the person who says ‘yes I can do that’ at the other end of the phone.  She volunteers at the Arnett Branch Library, and is teaching a non-bake cookie making class there on October 28.  She wears many hats at the Southwest Family YMCA on Thurston Road, and is active on her block.  She loves to bake, and we all benefit from that at the convention and auction each year.

Janet Elliott
Is the friendly face at Key Bank, and First Niagara before that, and HSBC before that… She is the reason that many of us still bank there, through many transitions.  Janet continues to sit at her desk as changes happen all around her – management, owners, signage,-  but Janet remains the same. She takes great care of her customers, and we have heard many stories from people who say they wanted to change banks, but Janet took such great care of them they decided to stay.

Cele and Keith Jackson
Are two extraordinary people. They have been volunteering their time in the 19th Ward neighborhood for most of the 50+ years that the Association has existed.  Their contributions include annual carrot cakes for the auction, quilted pieces for the auction, the lovely 50th Anniversary Quilt made from 19th Ward T-shirts and created by Cele, many hours of videos, editing, and expert advice by Keith, participation on committees, and in event planning.  The constantly running 19th Ward videos at the Arnett Library were created, and are updated by Keith.  Their contributions don’t end here, and this honor seems overdue.

Cheryl Goggins
Is that wonderfully happy and friendly Clerk at the Thurston Road Post Office. Cheryl loves working in the 19th Ward neighborhood, and her love and respect for people is obvious.  It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, or how busy she is, or how she is feeling – she always makes each customer feel special.  We might be counting pennies, or complaining about the cost, or not have our box ready for shipping  –  Cheryl works patiently with us, and never scolds. We are very fortunate to have her.  We want her to stay, and we want our neighborhood Post Office to remain on Thurston Road.

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