News 2015

WPNA Luminary Event - Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

Join us on Sunday, Dec. 13th for holiday cheer, music, food and fun as we illuminate Winnona Park for our Annual Holiday Luminary Event sponsored by your Winnona Park Neighborhood Association (WPNA).

Luminary Sales: 12 pm - 4 pm - Get your sandbags and candles

Luminary Holiday Social Event: 4 pm - 6 pm - Friends, holiday cheer, music and a food truck (The Mobile Marlay).

Both events (sales and social event) will take place on Sunday, Dec. 13th, behind Winnona Park Elementary School (WPES) in and around the pavilion.

On the menu: Fish N' Chips, Fried Apple Pie, Mini Cheesecake, Mulled Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate.
Music provided by members of the WPES Community Circle Band.

FREE HOT CHOCOLATE: Two ways to get a free hot chocolate - 1) Join the WPNA; 2) 1 free for every 5 luminary bags you buy.

Join or renew your membership with the WPNA at the event and get a free hot chocolate or join/renew anytime online at

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Your Winnona Park Neighborhood Association (WPNA)

WPNA Luminary Event Flyer

WPNA Fall Picnic Cancelled

The WPNA will not have the Fall Picnic on November 15th. Efforts are being put forth to have a great gathering for the luminary on December 13th. We look forward to seeing you then.

Winnona Park Neighborhood Association Community Meetings Scheduled

September Meeting - General Mtg w/ Traffic Calming issues
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Location: Winnona Park Elementary School Cafetorium
510 Avery Street

There is a meeting with City of Decatur official(s) about general traffic calming issues in and around Winnona Park scheduled prior to the WPNA September Meeting. That meeting will take place in the Public Works Building, 2635 Talley St, on Wednesday, August 26th @ 6:30 PM.

October Meeting - City Commissioner Candidate Forum / Bond Referendum
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Location: Winnona Park Elementary School Cafetorium
510 Avery Street

Visit the links below to read voter information for the upcoming election.
City of Decatur:

DeKalb County:


WPNA MLK Service Project

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break! As we kick-off 2015 we will be sending out communications to you about renewing your WPNA membership (if you haven't already), upcoming WPNA meetings, and planned events.

Up first, we would love to show our support for the community by volunteering on behalf of WPNA for the Decatur MLK Project. Learn more here:

As some additional background, in 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service, "a day on, not a day off". ( As you may know, this is a major event for Decatur and really demonstrates the essence of our community!

If you can't join us for this event, we hope to coordinate additional volunteer opportunities throughout the year, so stay tuned!

We have enclosed a signup link to allow you to sign up for a shift(s) on January 17th or 18th. We are not sponsoring a specific home in WP and/or in the community, but wanted to try and gather a group of WP neighbors together to volunteer for each shift and give back to the community that gives so much to us!

Volunteers will need to check in at the Solarium in Oakhurst (321 W. Hill Street) 30 minutes before the shift start time. Home/job assignments will be given then. Minimum age to volunteer is 12.

Please click on the link below, signup and add with your name any specific handy skills you may have (carpentry, etc.). Overall, there is a good mix of work to be done, so even if you don't have a specific skill, you are still needed to chip in by cleaning, painting, etc.

We are asking that you signup by Monday, January 12th so that we can then send a summary of planned volunteers by shift to Lee Ann Harvey, who is the community coordinator for Volunteer! Decatur.

WPNA signup for MLK Project:

Thank you so much for all your support and participation in 2014! We look forward to a great WPNA 2015!


WPNA Board