GVNA Neighborhood Meetings happen four times a year at Osborn Middle School Library, 1102 W. Highland Avenue. Join us to hear guest speakers, discuss neighborhood activities, crime prevention, topics of interest and new community development projects.
Front Yard Friday is a casual get together in the front yard of the volunteer host's home and all neighbors are invited! Come meet your interesting and diverse hosts and many of your neighbors! Bring the family, a chair and a drink, even a snack to share. Name tags and cold water are provided. Come for 15 minutes or stay for an hour or two. Let’s support our neighborhood to be connected and stronger! Watch for the signs and hope to see you there!
Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair featuring Chester’s Classic car show happens on the first Saturday in March. Grandview has a vendor booth and collects gift card donations to fill our tree and raffle off as our annual fundraiser. We need volunteers! Mark your calendar and let us know if you are interested in donating or volunteering!
Neighborhood Yard Sale is held annually in the Spring together with the Woodlea Melrose neighborhood to the south of us . Grandview places banners and signs on the streets, produces a map of participating sales and reserves a truck to be at Tawa Park to receive your charity donations after the sale is over!
Adopt-A-Street 7th Avenue Clean-up. Meet at The Refuge Café and split up to pick up trash along 7th Avenue from Camelback Road to Campbell, at the Canal. We partner up with the Woodlea Melrose Neighborhood on this project. The commitment is an hour of your morning. Bring your kids they can get Community Service credit for school. Gloves, neon safety vests, trash bags and grabbers are provided.
Easter Egg Hunt at Tawa Park is held on the Saturday before Easter. Over 400 eggs are hidden for the littles from ages 1 to 5 and treat bags for kids 6 to 12. Games are held and 2 giant Easter baskets are the prizes!
Halloween Trick or Treat in Tawa Park happens on October 31st, no matter the day it falls on! Visit the park for Halloween fun. We pass out candy and have amazing inflatables for your photo ops with the kids in costumes.
Fall Festival takes place annually in Tawa Park on the second Saturday in November. It is our Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods event. Meat and drinks are provided by the neighborhood and you are encouraged to bring a side dish to share. There are raffles and neighborhood t shirts for sale. Lots of family games, kids fun, dinner, music, tons of free giveaways and door prizes pulled all night. Please make plans to attend, don’t miss out on the fun!
Music & Merriment on 7th Avenue at the Melrose Curve, held on the second Saturday in December. Enjoy 2 stages of live music, 50 local vendors and 4 food trucks. Featuring free Santa photos and a family fun craft area!
**** Note: TAWA Park is located at 11th Avenue & Hazelwood. This is where we host a lot of our neighborhood events.
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Tawa Park location is being relocated
Melrose Money Tree #1 – Christine Reede
Melrose Money Tree #2 – Rebecca Wagner, our neighbor in Woodlea-Melrose
Lucky Local #1 – Ben Rojek
Lucky Local #2 – Beth Giacalone, a Grandview resident
In addition to all the gift card tree winners, Grandview and all our residents are winners too!!! We raised $1,825 selling raffle tickets & T-shirts. All the money raised will be used for special community projects and events.
A huge thank you to our energetic volunteers who worked at our booth selling tickets along with all the generous sponsors who donated over $3,000 worth of gift cards to the raffle. Our neighborhood is very grateful to have the overwhelming support of our Community’s businesses.