Garden District Neighborhood Announces Upcoming Events

The Garden District Neighborhood Foundation would like to announce our upcoming events for the months of January and February. We welcome our friends from the media and our neighbors and friends to these events.

Cheering for our Friends

On the 31st of January we will cheer on our neighbors and friends as they run through our streets in the Spirits 5K.

Second Lining for our Neighbors

Every day many of our neighbors throughout Cenla go hungry, not knowing where their next meal will come from. The Garden District Neighborhood Foundation will be sponsoring a Mardi Gras Block Party on February 7th, during this event we will promenade in the neighborhood collecting donations of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Central Louisiana Food Bank. We invite all to help make a “Gumbo” for our neighbors and “pass a good time”! For more information on this event please call Heather Matlock (318) 229-7613 or Tia Powers (318) 623-8417.

Yard of the Month

The Foundation is also reviving the yard of the month competition. We will be taking nominations. For guidelines and more information on this please contact Kevin Cavell at or text/call (318) 792-7358.

Garden District Community Garden

There are a few extra garden boxes in our community garden for lease. The boxes are $35 per year. Please contact the Community Garden at

Garden District Neighborhood Foundation Officers and Board

We have elected a new board for the 2015 year, they are as follows:

President- Heather Wise Matlock

Vice Presidents- Shelley Johnson and Libby Tarver

Secretary- Joe Betty Sterkx

Director of Public Relations- Tia Powers

Director of Neighborhood Beautification- Kevin Cavell

Director of Neighborhood Watch- John Welch

Board Members: Alex Felter, Lizzie Felter, Trayce Snow, Heather Williford, LaDonna Bernard, Brandie Neely, and James Crain.

Heather Wise Matlock


Garden District Neighborhood Foundation


PO Box 5234 Alexandria, LA 71307

318-445-2900 office

318-709-5911 fax

318-229-7613 cell/text

Mission Statement:
The Garden District Neighborhood Foundation is a neighborhood group comprised of residents, merchants, and other supporters who are committed to connecting, celebrating, and caring for the historic heart of Alexandria.  Our area of focus is bordered by Bolton Avenue to Texas Avenue, Monroe Street to Lee Street & Masonic Avenue.