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Gates Mills Improvement Society

Star-Spangled Village-The Family Gets Together!

That's the theme of this year's Home Decorating Contest. Will you win "Most Patriotic Door?" Register today for your chance to win great prizes. Just give us your name, e-mail address and street address. Our panel of judges will view all registered homes beginning at noon on July 3rd. Ribbons, certificates and prizes will be presented on the 4th of July.

Prizes will be awarded for: Best Parade Theme Interpretation Decoration, Most Patriotic Door or Porch, Finest Fence Festooning, Most Patriotic Mailbox, Most Patriotic Home and/or Yard, Most Patriotic Historical Building, Most Patriotic Public or Private Gathering Building

Enter the Home Decorating Contest Here!

Planning Ahead for Our July 4th Parade!

Dear Villagers,

Mark your calendars! Plans are underway for a traditional parade on Sunday, July 4th starting at 1 PM.

Details to follow, but so far:

1. We will follow the government guidelines for safety. The parade planning committee includes the mayor, Police Chief and Fire Chief along with resident volunteers.

2. The Decorating Contest for best decorated homes and buildings was a hit last year! And is back by popular demand. So get your buntings, flags and accessories out and ready for display. More on this in the next issue.

3. Themes. The committee is happy to hear from you on themes for the parade. This is important for the parade floats and home decoration contest. Send any ideas to: GATESMILLSIMPROVEMENT@GMAIL.COM

4. Website: Keep current on the Parade developments by following our website for updates: GATESMILLSIMPROVEMENTSOCIETY.ORG And remember....
The parade is funded by your contributions and dues. No government funds are used. Donations and membership dues are welcome at our website through PayPal

or by mail: GMIS at PO Box 354, Gates Mills, OH 44040.
5. Most Importantly, make your plans now to join us on the 4
We look forward to seeing all of you at the Parade on the Glorious 4th of July!

Welcome To The Improvement Society

Since 1920, the GMIS has helped sustain the cultural and social life of the Village of Gates Mills. As our name says the organization seeks to improve Village life and keep our community thriving.
The GMIS independently supports many activities in the Village including:
  • The Annual 4th of July Parade and festivities
  • The Annual Village Employee Christmas Fund
  • Village Recreation activities (tennis, pickleball, bocce)
  • Recognition of retiring Village officials and employees
  • Funding for food, drinks and children's gifts for Santa's Christmas Eve visit
  • Special meetings on important political and civic issues
  • The Animal Welfare Committee
  • Many other Village activities

In addition to the above activities, the Improvement Society has helped fund major projects or needs in the Village. Recent examples include our new Marston Park, major tennis court resurfacing and the Gates Mills Library.

See the details below to become a member of the Society and help support our Village.

As you make your credit or debit card contribution using the Donate button above, please indicate whether the payment is for Annual Dues, Employee Xmas Fund or Other by clicking on the “(Optional) Use this donation for” box on the PayPal webpage and so designating.

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Join the Improvement Society and help our Village

We welcome your support! Become a member of The Improvement Society today. In addition, you may wish to make a one-time or on-going donation. Click on the Paypal link below to securely pay by credit card (you do not have to have a Paypal account) or see the membership application to pay by check. Annual dues are as follows: Single $20, Family $35, Sponsor $50. Please note membership dues and all donations are *tax-deductible.*