By Brenda Duke

Well, we are off and running into 2024.

Our January meeting kicked off the year with plans for our Annual Easter Event. That will happen on March 30, 2024 so watch for details.

We are looking forward to another year of building community and bringing people together.  There are some challenges facing us:

  • Attendance is down at our monthly meetings. Is the Saturday morning time slot still preferred? Should we meet monthly or less frequently?
  • The GALA Herald is facing financial instability. The cost to print monthly is upwards of $1,100 dollars. Without advertising income or sponsorship, we cannot maintain that standard.

I admit that many of the projects and initiatives that GALA takes on started in the beginning from the passions and visions I saw.  Gardens, Beautiful Alleys, The GALA Herald and our events. Over the years, others have joined in, offered ideas and eagerly volunteered to make things happen.

What is your vision? How can we help make it happen? GALA is here to support those resident led ideas and initiatives. Tell us your ideas by emailing

There’s lots of exciting things waiting to happen so join in and join us.