When: Monday, September 20th, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park
Official Publication of the Deer Park Neighborhood Council
Vol. 16; No. 64 June 2010

By Julia Long

This month we don't seem to have any issues coming before city or county boards, so we're having a little break from the heavy workload of the last few months. Though we are not having our group meeting for June, July, and August, the DPNC Board does indeed continue to meet, and to check city and county for issues related to us. The voting is the exciting focus just now; please make every effort to be involved in the process of choosing our various representatives and candidates for the fall election. Many thanks to the many District 3 residents, including those from Deer Park, who work at various jobs on voting days. Without them, we wouldn't be able to exercise our freedom and right to choose those who represent us in government.


Thanks to you my Friends and Neighbors. Saturday April 10th was the day we accomplished our part of the North Charleston Clean City Sweep program that is held annually. This year Charleston Southern University offered approximately 120 students to work with us as one of their Community Service Projects to maximize our efforts. Deer Park , Northwood Estates, and The Lakes came together to determine what would best benefit our area and our people.

Plans were made for 26 individual one on one projects, to help the elderly, the neighborhoods, or just help those who had gotten behind on their work and needed a little assistance. Eleven (11) miles of streets were planned for litter pick-up. Good plan, but there were bumps in the road. When the club presidents and I showed up at the college 7:30 Saturday morning there were less than fifty students to do the planned work of 135 people. Now Plan “B” took over. All projects were separated into priorities of time accomplishment. Low first, then, move people to the next on the list. By working in this manner more work was completed.

From 9:00 until 12:00 the students and the volunteers from the neighborhoods completed all 26 projects to competition or very near competition. Approximately five (5) miles of the worst roads had the litter picked up. All in all, the group did most of the work that had been planned, making what the group determined, a very successful day. From 12:00 to 1:00 were had lunch at my house. With your assistance we served everyone hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the trimmings. We had donations from Melinda Chambers of potato chips, coleslaw, and fruit salad. Some of our business neighbors on Highway 78 came to the party as well, Subway provided two trays of their selected sandwiches, East Bay Deli provided three trays of their sandwiches and a tray of deserts, Arby’s provided 25 of their roast beef sandwiches, and Sonic’s provided 150 of their various frozen drinks and slush drinks. This all provided variety to a great lunch used to revitalize all those hard working people. I believe it would be very nice to thank these restaurants for their donations next time you are in there.

I am not sure of the total tonnage of debris that was collected that Saturday, but it will be calculated and released at some future date. I want to say with a sincere heart, thank you to all those who worked with us Saturday, thank you to those who allowed us to work for you and assist you in some way, and thanks to the clubs for helping with the expense involved showing our thanks to the college students and volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning to work in our neighborhoods. Is this a great place to live, or what???????


The City of North Charleston will hold its July 4th Festival at Riverfront Park on Sunday, July 4, 2010, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The event is free of charge and all general admission.

Riverfront is located on the former Charleston Naval Base, easily accessible from I-526 and I-26. Enter the former Charleston Naval Base by the McMillan Avenue or Virginia Avenue gate and turn onto Hobson Avenue. Riverfront Park signs are visible for easy to follow directions. All parking is free and shuttles will be available for the convenience of guests.

All general admission. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there will be no seating provided. No alcohol is permissible within the park. A wide variety of food vendors will be on site. Children activities will be available free of charge, including inflatable jump castles, games, the play area, the giant sandbox, and the water fountain.


Russell E. Jameson Sr., age 86, father of our District 3 Councilman, Bobby Jameson, passed away on May 26th. Mr. Jameson was a WW II veteran as well as a former insurance agent, truck and bus driver. He also was a big volunteer for several causes during his life and was involved and active in our Deer Park Community in many ways. He leaves a large, loving family behind to cherish his memories – we will miss him.

Also, Mr. Normand F. Gervais, age 86, passed away on June 9th. Mr. Gervais was a community member of Deer Park and served our country in the United States Air Force.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to these two families during their time of bereavement.


Lucy Herman is currently in rehab at White Oak Manor. Do remember her with a visit if possible.

Garbage Pick-up Schedule

Garbage: Every Wednesday
Leaves/Grass: Every Wednesday
Large Trash: Every Wednesday
(Please note that Thursday will be pick-up day when City Holiday falls on Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Recyclables: every other Thursday - June 24th, July 8th

Board of Directors

President: Julia Long 553-3235
Vice President: Dennis Isgitt 797-2455
Secretary: Beth Evans
Treasurer: Linda Brinson 553-8832

Board Mbr. Apptd: open

Board Mbr. Elected: Susanne Azevedo 572-2321
Board Mbr. Elected: Audrey Carpenter 553-7768
Board Mbr. Apptd: Mary Hutson 553-4451

Key Personnel

City Council District 3: Bobby Jameson 824-1500
County Council Rep: Elliott Summey 200-4244
Neighborhood Crime Watch Representative: John Flinn 863-0659
N. Chas. Dispatcher:   745-1015
Housing Director: Darbis Briggmann 740-2560
Crime Prevention Officer:
Cpl. Brian West
Code Enforcement: Lee Youmans
CAC Representative Membership: Linda Brinson 553-8832
Newsletter Distribution: Jimmy Mitchum
Jim Driver
Bill Lusk
Newsletter: Susanne Azevedo 572-2321
Disaster/ Preparation: James Brown 553-4329
Sick & Sunshine: Susanne Azevedo 572-2321
Voter Registration: Douglas Azevedo 572-2321

Our Neighborhood Website: www.ourdeerpark.net

Mail your $15.00 dues to: Linda Brinson  2510 Gable St., N. Chas SC  29406