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LaVale Civic Improvement Association, Inc.
Wayne Foster, President - Brad Metzger, Vice-President - 
	Ellen Swan, Treasurer - Dan Rose, Webmaster
 

Dear Neighbor,

Thank you for visiting the home page of the LaVale Civic Improvement Association. The purpose of this site is to assist in informing and uniting all LaVale residents.  Here, you'll find community links, discussion boards, local information, and current activities.

Any and all comments are welcome.

All residents of LaVale are members of the LaVale Civic Improvement Association.  Your ideas, talents, and participation will help to Build a Better Life in LaVale.
 
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Hello LCIA Members,

Are you a dog lover?  If so, the LaVale Civic Improvement Association (LCIA) is looking for volunteers interested in being on a committee to explore the possibility of having a local dog park here in LaVale, MD.  The committee will be responsible for surveying the need for a dog park, the location, and establishing the cost, etc.

If interested, please email the LCIA at lcia21502@gmail.com for additional details or to be added to the volunteers' list.

Sincerely,
Wayne D. Foster
LCIA President


Hello LCIA Members,

The Five Million Trees Initiative to plant and grow a tree for every Marylander was launched in 2023.  FREE shade or ornamental trees will be planted on the properties of residents in LaVale who registered to receive one.  The LaVale Civic Improvement Association is looking for volunteers to assist with the planting of 40+ trees in Spring 2024 for those residents.

If interested, please email the LCIA at lcia21502@gmail.com for additional details or to be added to the volunteers' list.

Sincerely,
Wayne D. Foster
LCIA President


LaVale Volunteers Pay Tribute to Tina Midgarden
Oct. 26, 2023
LCIA Executive Committee Members, March 2023 - Photo By Antoinette Royster

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Tina Jo Midgarden on Monday, Oct. 9, at the age of 73.  Tina was born in Cumberland on Dec. 27, 1949, to the late James E. Midgarden and Helen M. Midgarden.  She was the oldest of their five children.  After graduating from Olympus High School, she attended the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she earned her degree in elementary education in 1971.

Upon moving from Salt Lake City to LaVale, Tina worked at and helped to open the JoAnn Fabrics store in LaVale Plaza.  She also began teaching at various schools in our Appalachia Mountains region.  Tina and Paul "Pete" Rose focused on her love of handmade crafts, and they opened the Magnolia Rustique Craft Shop in Cumberland.

In January and September 1996, Tina started attending meetings about the damaging floods that were happening in LaVale.  By 2005, the Braddock Run Watershed Association had formed, with Tina as a charter member.  After her retirement in 2015 from Hunter Douglas, Tina also began attending the meetings of the LaVale Civic Improvement Association prior to the two organizations merging their meetings.  Then, in 2019, she along with several other volunteers accepted a position on the civic association board to provide leadership and rejuvenate the association as other long-serving officers retired.  Tina served as secretary from May 2019 and remained an active member of both associations until her death.

Always a willing volunteer, Tina took part in work groups helping to clean up the LaVale parks, sweep the sidewalks, weed the gardens and pick up litter along the LaVale streetscape.  Her creativity with handcrafts for holidays was superb.  Not only were her decorations amazing in her office while working at Hunter Douglas, but her home as well.  Halloween was Tina's favorite holiday.  For many years, with the help of her loving son – Daniel Rose – she would always set up a complex "haunted porch" to delight the neighborhood trick-or-treaters at her home in LaVale.

Tina loved and cared very much about LaVale.  It was her fond wish that more residents, especially the young families, would willingly take part in the future of LaVale to continue to move the community in a strong positive direction.  We've lost a great friend and champion of LaVale.  Thank you, Tina, for your dedication, hard work and caring.  Rest in peace!

LaVale Civic Improvement Association


 

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bullet For a short introduction to the LaVale Civic Association follow the About link on the left.

bullet Projects leads to links for Accomplishments, Ongoing Responsibilities, and
Current Activities .

bullet A quick view of meeting places and dates can be found through the Calendar.
Please, feel free to use the Contact page to make comments or suggestions.

bullet The Links page is intended to be a comprehensive resource listing all LaVale organizations.

bullet The Solutions page is intended to assist us in identifying persistent problems and possible solutions.

bullet The Images page is intended to display the beauty of our community. Captions still need to be written and any assistance would be appreciated.

bullet To subscribe to our mailing list, email lcia21502@gmail.com with the word Subscribe in the subject area

Cordially,
The LaVale Civic Improvement Association


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