At the last meeting of 2019, TGHNA surprised Debra Knox Deiermann and Barbara Gilchrist with the Neighborhood Hero Award for all they do to support and promote the neighborhood. Debra served as Secretary of TGHNA for four years and currently coordinates the TGS-TGH Block Captains, something she has done for many years. She is also the copy editor for the Gazette, serves as the Chair of the Communications Committee and is on the Safety Committee. Barbara served three years on the board as President-Elect, President and Past-President and is also a member of the Safety Committee. She is now Co-Editor of the Gazette. Both find time to participate and volunteer in some way at every event sponsored by the neighborhood. They excel as champions of Tower Grove Heights.
Chris Peper was awarded the Matt-the-Cat award by TGHNA President Ryan Barry for his longtime service to the neighborhood. Chris is a thoughtful and all-round good neighbor – he is often seen around the neighborhood trimming overhanging branches in the tree lawn that impede sidewalk traffic or picking up trash à la Susie Gudermuth. He has been a frequent attendee of Autumn Fest and various Heights Nights events. Recently, he volunteered to bring trash and recycling receptacles to the 2019 neighborhood block party. Congratulations, Chris!
Who doesn’t love ice cream? Many thanks to long-time supporters of TGHNA and the entire Tower Grove neighborhood, Dave and Beulah Ann McCreery, owners of Tower Grove Creamery, for hosting our Ice Cream Social event! A good time was had by all!