District 10

Como kindness shows in Thanksgiving meals drive

In November, the District 10 Community Council received more than $2,200 in donations for its annual Thanksgiving meals drive. The community donations enabled District 10 to:

• Work with the North End-South Como Block Nurse Program to buy and deliver meals to over 100 Como seniors.

• Provide money to support meals for homeless teens and young adults at the Salvation Army’s Booth Brown House on Como Avenue.

Separately, the North Suburban Kiwanis Club again donated nearly three dozen turkeys. The turkeys and Cub Foods gift cards went to families identified through Como Senior High, Hmong College Prep Academy and Metro Deaf School.

Know Your Como? Join our volunteer writers!

Are you good at sharing good stories? Then you could be among people that District 10 is seeking to help it with year 2 of the District 10 Como Park’s Know Your Como project.

In 2021, the District 10 Neighborhood Relations Committee assembled volunteer writers to highlight the large and small contributions of neighbors and the diversity that makes Como a special place.

The latest “Know Your Como” pieces are posted in the District 10 website newsfeed and weekly newsletter. Meanwhile, you can find all the articles to date at www.district10comopark.org/kyc/.

This year, the group will be seeking to feature places and history, besides community members. Email district10@district10comopark.org if you would like to join the volunteer team.

Seeking Como Honor Roll nominations

Know someone who made the Como Park area in 2021 a better place to live, work or play? Nominate them for the District 10 Neighborhood Honor Roll. The Honor Roll pays tribute to everyday people who make a sustained and lasting impact in our neighborhood or Saint Paul as a whole.

Submit your nominations by email to: district10@district10comopark.org. District 10 must receive the nominations no later than Friday, Jan. 14. Tell us who you are nominating and why. The Como Community Council board will then select three people to recognize at its Jan. 18 meeting.

Upcoming meetings:

Renters, homeowners and other community members are always welcome to participate in District 10’s board and committee meetings. You can join either by video conference or by phone.

To obtain links or other access information, send a request by email to: district10@district10comopark.org. Or call 651-644-3889.

Neighborhood Relations Committee: Tuesday, Jan. 4

Land Use Committee: Wednesday, Jan. 5

Environment Committee: Tuesday, Jan. 11

• Board meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 18

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. Whenever possible, agendas and other relevant documents are posted in advance on District 10’s website: www.district10comopark.org

Submitted by Shevek McKee, District 10 Como Community Council executive director.

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