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Waverly Main Street is alive and well

Johns Hopkins University

Waverly Main Street, the merchant association in the Waverly community, has not been "dormant," as you suggest in a recent article abut crime in the neighborhood, but it has not often been covered by The Sun in the 11 years since its founding ("Uncertain times on Greenmount," Nov. 30).

Every year there has been a Miracle on Main Street holiday event. There were three Greenmount Avenue parades co-sponsored by the organization and there have been many special events such as the Taste of Waverly, a day-long block party, guided walking tours and the unveiling of a new historic marker at 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue.

Along with the Abell Improvement Association and the Better Waverly Community Organization, Waverly Main Street has produced and distributed hundreds of historic walking tour booklets. It has also led a drive to have the former Waverly Town Hall designated as a city landmark.

On Dec. 10, Waverly Main Street will once again host a Miracle on Main Street event entitled "Wish upon Waverly," and next year it will celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

These activities have involved thousands of hours of work by community volunteers over many years and they have been supported by a number of institutions, including the Johns Hopkins University and Union Memorial Hospital.

Joe Stewart, Baltimore

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