Special Annual Events

Join us this Summer:

Mark your calendar for these special events that will be fun for the whole family! Specific dates will be posted soon.
  • June 2020: 38th Annual Mordecai CAC Picnic at Mordecai Historic Park 
    It’s time to meet your neighbors at the 2019 Mordecai Community Picnic! Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, your favorite salad or side dish and relax during the 4:30-5:30 p.m. social hour. We'll enjoy live music by Oakwood resident Ben Youngblood under the shady trees before digging into some fried chicken and tasty potluck dishes.
    This is an alcohol-free, family friendly event. We’ll have the neighborhood play wagons there with plenty of fun activities for the kids! In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Temple Baptist Church.
    For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Picnic Chairperson Merrilee Jacobson at picnic@mordecaicac.org.
  • July 4, 2020 Neighborhood 4th of July Parade 
    The fun family parade is hosted by the Pilot Mill neighborhood, and will begin at 10:30am at the intersection of Harp and Cedar streets. We will march down Harp Street and back up Blount Street to Mordecai Mini Park.
    Then we will enjoy time at the park for festive snacks and play time. There will be snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy machines!
  • August 2020: National Night Out/Ice Cream Social, Halifax Community Center. Don’t miss this community event featuring ice cream, games, and snacks. Meet neighbors and visit with our community police officers.

Yearly Mordecai CAC Events Calendar:

Community Yard Sale Day
Coincides with the Mordecai Historic Park plant sale in April. 

Community Picnic

The annual Mordecai Community Picnic is held on a Sunday afternoon in June, on the lawn at the Mordecai Historic Park.  Chairperson is Merrilee Jacobson. 

No Summer CAC Meetings
July and August, no regular monthly meetings

4th of July Parade
The annual 4th of July Parade is organized by Pilot Mill neighbors Meredith and Russ Swindel.  The children's parade goes through the Village at Pilot Mill neighborhood and ends at the Mordecai Mini Park.  Look for email and NextDoor announcements about this fun event. 

Ice Cream Social/National Night Out
This event is held in August, in place of our normal meeting.  We used to have a yearly ice cream social and in recent years have combined that with National Night Out.  The event is organized by the social chair and has been held at Halifax Community Center, Mordecai Mini Park, or the Mordecai Historic Park.  

Committee Nominations

Holiday Social/Elections
The holiday social meeting is held at a local business and is a fun way for neighbors and CAC leaders to enjoy our December meeting. Snacks and drinks are provided and families are encouraged to attend.  During the meeting we have a brief business meeting to hold elections.  The holiday social is organized by the Social Chair.  Past locations include The Person Street Pharmacy Cafe, So & So Books, Logans, and Galatea Boutique.

Stream Cleanup
The stream cleanup used to be a CAC event, and now is being sponsored by local business Pelagic Brewing. Please get in touch with the folks at Pelagic if you'd like to help clean up our stream! 

Neighborhood Cleanup
For many years the there was an annual neighborhood cleanup day right after yard sale day.  Basically, people cleaned out their houses, and the city did a special pick up of all the trash.  One nice thing about is that it would normally cost $50 for the city to come by and pick up a large item, such as an old gas grill. If you have a neighborhood cleanup, it's free. 

We no longer have a yearly cleanup, but cleanup days are organized as needed when a citizen takes the lead on organization.  If you'e like to organize a cleanup day for the community, please contact the chairs at chair@mordecaicac.org.