Pat Perdew MVP Creative Loafing

Creative Loafing Neighborhood Issue Picks Westview MVP

Some weeks ago Creative Loafing put out a call for residents to pick their neighborhood MVPs, and the winners have been announced! Westview residents nominated Pat Perdew as their 2015 MVP. Read Creative Loafing’s feature about ATL Neighborhood MVPs: 11 of Atlanta’s best neighbors according to you.

Why did Westview residents nominate Pat as their 2015 MVP? Pat, and her late husband John, who passed away in 2014, moved into the Westview community in 2011. It didn’t take them long to jump head first into the role of neighborhood grandparents and guardians to the nearby children. Rather than turning their heads they embraced the children whole heartedly by opening their home and giving them a safe place to stay. Thanks to their passion and compassion their legacy grew and the Westview Community Organization (WCO) officially added a Youth Committee. Thanks to Pat Perdew and fellow residents the WCO is now headed into its third year of hosting a growing STEAM camp.

Pat – On behalf of Westview, THANK YOU for continuing to contribute such a valuable asset to our community!

Westview Angel Tree

Westview Angel Tree

Help Spread Holiday Cheer!

The Westview Youth Committee will be collecting items for children that may not receive presents otherwise for the holidays.

If you are aware of children that are in need of presents please send the child’s name, parent’s name and contact information to as soon as possible!

  • We will be setting up an “angel tree” at The Big Apple Inn (1542 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310) where you can pick up a ticket with a child’s name and need between December 10-20, 2013.
  • Items that will be collected are children’s clothing (all sizes), toys, shoes and outwear (hats, gloves, coats and scarves).
  • We will be collecting wrapped items at the Westview Holiday Dinner on December 14, 2013 at 1:00pm. Dinner will be held at Fire Station 17 (1489 Ralph D. Abernathy Boulevard SW).
  • The cut off for dropping off wrapped items will be December 20, 2013. Items can be dropped off at 1606 South Gordon St.
  • We will also need volunteers to help drop off presents on December 22 from 3:00-5:00pm and December 23 from 5:00-7:00pm. Please send an email to if you are interested in volunteering.

Rain Barrel Workshop

Rain Barrel Workshop

On October 5, 2013 the Garden Committee hosted a rain barrel workshop sponsored by the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance. The organization provided the rain barrels and gave a presentation about the benefits of rain barrels, how to use them, and how to assemble the kit. Participating neighbors were able to take a donated rain barrel home for personal use while the remaining barrels were saved for use in the community garden.

To view photos of the community garden and the rain barrel workshop please visit the Westview Facebook page.

Barrels of Fun Festival

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: South Gordon Community Garden, 1439 South Gordon Street, Atlanta, GA 30310
Details: Join us for a day full of learning and fun activities.

  • 20-25 barrels given away
  • See what we have growing in the garden
  • Paint available to decorate your barrels (youth activity)
  • Bring your favorite veggie dish
  • Music and more

Rain Barrel Giveaway sponsored by West Atlanta Watershed Alliance.

Community Garden Workday

Date: Saturdays
Time: 9:30am to 12:00
Location: South Gordon Community Garden, 1439 South Gordon Street, Atlanta, GA 30310
Details: The Garden, Youth, and Membership Committees are partnering together for work days at the South Gordon Community Garden. Neighbors can rent their own garden bed or work with fellow neighbors in the community plots. Every Saturday morning this fall, weather permitting.

Community Prayers in the Park

Date: Saturdays
Time: 8:30am
Location: Stokes Avenue Pocket Park, 1556 Stokes Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310
Details: The Garden, Youth, and Membership Committees are partnering for “Community Prayers in the Park”. Every Saturday morning this fall, weather permitting.