Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s event such a huge success. The four volunteers at the two welcome tables signed in over 300 attendees who enjoyed the free ice cream and toppings while meeting their neighbors. Photos of the event were taken by Jim Cochran.

The Mobile Library staff welcomed 110 new and long-time patrons, who checked out 87 items. A crew from the Fire Department encouraged visitors to step inside their vehicle, and a representative of the Recreation Department offered literature on upcoming classes and events.

The Monta Loma History display showed early photos of the neighborhood and a binder of the MLNA’s early history. Neighborhood Watch information was also on the history table, and the CERT display offered information about keeping us safe during a disaster.

Mountain View Trees members answered questions about tree problems. Wouter Suverkropp offered rides in a carriage pulled by a walking robot.

Attractions for the children included Gizmo Gary’s balloon creations, face painting and games, and Gloria’s cotton-candy machine. New this year was a group of chairs to enable attendees to sit for a while.

Thirty-three Monta Loma tee shirts were sold but there are still some available for purchase.

Vice Mayor Lisa Matichak, several members of our two school boards, and Sgt. Magee of the MVPD attended. They appreciated the opportunity to meet Monta Loma residents, and their appreciation was echoed by the neighbors.