Mid-Cities Civic Association invited the Enon Volunteer Fire Department for dinner to show their appreciation and honor the firefighters during their First Responders Appreciation Dinner last month.
Mid-Cities was formed unofficially in 1948, and chartered in 1950 as Rayon Park Community Corporation, later changing its name in 1953 to the current Mid-Cities Civic Association Inc.
In 1956, Mid-Cities had 60-70 families as members and worked diligently with the Board of Supervisors on getting funding into the Bermuda District, particularly the Bellwood area.
These days, Mid-Cities has shifted towards community service and charitable purposes.
In 2016, the organization saw an amazing growth in membership after a decline for several years. Now that membership is growing, the organization is seeking to do more fund raisers.
“We are always looking to expand our membership base. We consider each other like family and that is what I think makes us unique and of value to others. I am beyond honored to serve as president of this wonderful organization,” said Nick Curry.
Those interested can visit www.midcitiescivic.org, click the “Become a Member” link, and submit their names and phone number. Members must be 18 or older, and dues are $10 per person or $15 for a family.
According to Curry, “Mid-Cities is perhaps the oldest charitable organization left in the county and arguably the best-kept secret.”
A current fund raiser is bingo every Monday night. Doors open at 5 p. m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Food is always available. For more info on bingo, call or text Nick at (804) 894-3802.
A Craft Fair is planned for May 20. For more information on the fair, such as vendor bookings, contact Desirae at (804) 691-4538.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. Potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., and meeting begins at 7 p.m.. Meetings are open to the public, but Mid-Cities requests to be notified of guest attendance to arrange proper seating. RSVP on meetings can be done by calling the office and leaving a message at (804) 275-1416 or by calling Nick.