• November 28 (Sat) Door Decorating Contest entries due 
  • November 28 (Sat) Christmas in the Village Parade and Tree Lighting
  • Mondays  Leaf Collection

President’s Letter

Hello Neighbors,

I hope everyone is doing well. Here is what’s happening in the VRA:

For those of you new to the village, there is a tradition of village residents putting a fresh cut Scotch Pine Christmas Tree in Front of their Home or Business. Many residents decorate their tree with lights and the result is an even more beautiful Christmas season in Zionsville. Trees will be available for pick up or delivered Saturday November 21st. If you are available to help deliver please contact erika@halcombsingler.com.  Thanks to Jane Forbes and Erika Singler for their efforts and everyone who helped hand out fliers. 

Sally Zelonis has again worked with the Chamber of Commerce on the door/window decorating contest for the holiday season. Local merchants are enthusiastically supporting the idea again and I hope the village residents will participate with as much gusto. Entries must be received no later than November 28th and the judging will occur on December 2nd for Residential entries and December 3rd for Business Entries. More details follow in this Village Voice.

I want to thank Jill for all of her hard work on the Village Voice over the years as she steps down as VV editor!
I want to thank Terri for volunteering to take over as editor in January. Please share your time and abilities and help out the VRA by volunteering to write a contributing article to the Village Voice for 2016. If interested, please contact president@zvra or editor@zvra to be included in a meeting in December to discuss topics.

-Two motions to amend the By-Laws were approved. One eliminated the “Non-voting membership” in favor of keeping just the existing “Honorary non-voting membership.” The other added a map to the By-Laws defining the boundaries of the VRA.
-The slate for a new executive board was approved. Thanks to the new President, Todd Rech; Vice President, Sara Martini; Treasurer, Erika Singler; and Secretary, Gary Angstadt for their future efforts! -Note: there may be a meeting in late November/December where we invite our newly elected Town Council representative(s) to introduce themselves and discuss topics like the proposed traffic light at 1st and Oak, the strategic plans use in development, and the RFP for the PNC Bank/Farmer’s Market property. I am also planning on asking the town attend to discuss the recent flooding in the village. Stay tuned.

The progressive dinner returns December 5. Please watch for an electronic invitation in early November and RSVP quickly as there will be limited availability again this year. And remember, your dues must be current to participate. Please join me in thanking Kathy Scales-Brown for all of her hard work in putting this together.

Leaf pickup continues each Monday through November. Rake leaves into long narrow piles along the curb. Please do not place sticks or other non-leaf items into piles and park cars off the street if possible so that the leaf vacuum can move more quickly throughout the Village.

Thank you,
Scott Lusk

The 6th Annual Artisans’ Fare: A Fest for Foodies!

Saturday, November 21, 10 am – 3 pm, $5

Preview Party, Friday, November 20, 6 pm – 9 pm

Mark your calendars and plan on spending an evening with some of your Village neighbors in support of the SullivanMunce Cultural Center.

Food and art intersect at the 6th Annual Artist’s Fare: A Fest for Foodies held at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center at 225 Hawthorn Street in Zionsville.  The dates for this one-of-a-kind festival are Friday, November 20th from 6-9 pm and Saturday, November 21st from 10 am to 3 pm.  Friday night is an elegant preview party featuring live jazz by The Alex Young Trio, hors d’oeuvres and libations including wine, craft beer and champagne.  This event offers guests an early opportunity to meet the vendors, sample and shop.  Tickets at the cost of $50 per person are available online at www.SullivanMunce.org or 317.873.4900.  Tickets for Saturday, November 21st are $5 for adults and free for children under 12 and those who purchase tickets for the Preview Party.

Foodies and art lovers alike will enjoy this unique shopping and tasting experience.  The event is perfectly timed for gathering specialty items for those on your holiday gift list as well as for your own holiday entertaining and enjoyment.

Artisan’s Fare is a two-day event that celebrates the innovative techniques and superb craftsmanship of some of Indiana’s premier food and drink artisans.  Attendees will have the rare opportunity to sample, discuss, and purchase these exceptional products directly from the artisans.  All artisans are carefully selected for their small batch, handcrafted and high quality products that are not found in typical stores.

Candies, oils, spices, coffees and enticing pastry items are among the variety of items offered by the outstanding group of Artisans including Abbott’s Candies, Artisano’s Oils and Spices, B-Happy Peanut Butter, FARMBloomington, Frittle Candy, Liberation Roasting, Local Folks Foods, Bacon Marm, The Pearman, New Old-Standard Baking Company, Uel Zing, Wildflower Ridge Honey and Xchocoal Art Organic and Fair Trade Gourmet Chocolate. Visual artists with food-related work will include potters, woodworkers, textile and glass artists.  Featured artists include Jerry Sowers, Jim Dupler, Lisa Pelo, Designs by Theresa, LFN Txtiles, Soyong Kang-Partington and Ted Fraham.  More detailed vendor information can be found at www.SullivanMunce.org.

Sponsors for the event include David Rausch Studio. John and Roberta Martin, Steven and Patricia Scott, the National Bank of Indianapolis, the Wine Guys at Grapevine Cottage, Wulbur CPAs, KJ’s Bakery, Boone County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Current Magazine. Members of the committee are Beth Bugbee, Chris Beehler, Peggy Buchanon, Deigh Regnier, Pam Hillman, Tammie Fish, Kelly Masoncup, Kara Sims, Cathy Richardson, Maryellen Hodapp, Deb Gillen, Patricia Scott, LeeAnne Shiller, Cynthia Young, Melissa Brewer, Peg Ehlebracht, Heather Lusk and Edy Stoughton.

All proceeds from this event benefit the SullivanMunce Cultural Center in Zionsville.  

Passing of the Pitchfork

Some organizations pass the gavel. VRA passes a pitchfork. Just another one of those mysterious oddities of Zionsville. Our congratulations and thanks go to our new president, Todd Rech (left) and lots of gratitude and thanks go to our past president, Scott Lusk (right)!  

Door Decorating Contest Returns

Zionsville Village Residents’ Association

Second Annual

Door Decorating Contest

2015 rules for the second annual Zionsville Christmas Door Decorating contest are as follows:

1. Entries must be received by NO LATER THEN NOVEMBER 28th and will be judged on December 2nd for Residential entries and December 3rd for Business entries. Winners will be announced on DECEMBER 4th through the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce weekly e-news.

2. ALL Zionsville private residencies or businesses can apply to participate.

3. A total of SEVEN AWARDS will be given out: a FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD PRIZE to be awarded for best business decorations (window(s) and/or door) and a FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD PRIZE to be awarded for best residential door decoration, along with one GRAND PRIZE WINNER to be selected from all combined entries.

4. Entries will be judged on originality: unique design and creative use of lights and decorations; arrangement: display and placement of decorations; and overall presentation. Decorations for the holiday season can be homemade or store bought, with emphasis on buying local.

5. Applications can be submitted electronically to Door Decorating Coordinator at doordecorating@zvra.com or by snail mail to Zionsville Residents’ Association, PO Box 831, Zionsville, IN 46077, or in person at the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce offices located at 95 S. Elm Street, Zionsville, IN 46077

To enter, please complete the application and submit by November 28th, 2015. Printable form is attached at the bottom of this page. 


Entering as:   business    residential   (please choose one)

Name: __________________________ Business: _____________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________________________________

Phone: ________________________________________________________________

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