MAK participated in the 2009 Dekalb History Center’s Lecture series. Scott Leith (Kings Highway) gave a Power Point
talk on the history of the MAK neighborhood. About 80 people attended the talk at the Old Courthouse. Our Leila Ross Wilburn
boards depicting 17 of her designs in MAK were displayed around the lecture hall.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt and Social was held in Lib Kennedy’s back yard on Adams St. Children and adults enjoyed the
thrill of the hunt and afterwards all enjoyed lemonade, cookies and the opportunity to visit with neighbors.
Porch Parties 2009
The popular MAK porch parties were held again this year. Neighbors offer their front or back porches for a casual
neighborhood get-together once a month from May through October. This is a way for neighbors to keep in touch. The parties
are usually held on Sunday evenings 4 – 7 PM. but this year we did have a Saturday barbecue lunch and pool party.
4th of July Block Party
Approximately 80 – 100 neighbors turned out for our extravaganza of a party held at the top of Kings Highway under the
big shady oak. The MAK Neighborhood Association, as usual, provided the hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, and soft drinks;
neighbors contributed side dishes.
Rick Abt, MAK Social Chair, was the master of ceremonies for the party and Pat set-up a sound system for announcements and
music. The Raffle included over $700 worth of prizes donated by local Decatur merchants and this year we had a free
children’s raffle. Rodney organized a fashion show for us all to enjoy from his company’s pool of talented young
Thanks to Shannon for organizing the kids and having a parade of their decorated tricycles and bicycles. Kids and adults
paraded and walked down to the north end of the Kings Highway island where our newly installed granite Centennial Marker was
unveiled for the first time. Thanks to Bill Pardue for transporting the granite marker from Dalton, GA and then properly
installing it on the island.
The 4th of July party requires lots of coordination from neighbors. Thanks to all who contributed time/and or equipment.
MAK sold historic note cards at the Dekalb History Center booth again this year at the AJC Decatur Book Festival over the
Labor Day weekend.
MAK will be represented at The Decatur Old House Fair for the second year. We will display the Leila Ross Wilburn picture
boards of her designs in MAK, sell MAK historic note cards and answer any questions the public may have about our
4th of July Cookout Moved to July 3rd!
Saturday, July 3rd turned-out to be a great day for our annual MAK picnic. The weather cooperated and the MAK officers had everything organized for
the well-attended get-together. Thanks MAK officers for the appearance of the City of Decatur fire truck and also to volunteers who provided tents,
tables, ping pong, music and PA system and other kid activities. The Raffle was fun and a successful money maker to cover the picnic expenses. Thanks
to Social Chair, Rick Abt for being the "ring master" of this event.
To read more about these MAK events, please visit our Yahoo! Group. For more Decatur area event listings, please visit the City of Decatur website.