East Mt. Airy Neighbors organization is doing fine financially, according to its treasurer, and has run a $200 deficit over the course of the first eight months of 2012.
Treasurer Dutch Klugman said that number isn't bad news for the organization. There are some challenges, though, when it comes to sustaining its financial status.
The upcoming Cookin' With Who? fundraiser should help, according to Klugman. Last year's event brought in $1,000, and he said he hopes this year's brings in even more.
Close to 50 new memberships have come in through EMAN's latest drive. One of them is from former Temple University basketball coach John Chaney.
Board member Elvira Evans said she recently ran into Chaney at a farmers' market. The two, she said, were drinking buddies many years ago.
Evans asked him if he wanted to be a member, but she wasn't optimistic. The former coach lives in East Mt. Airy.
"He said he was going to do it, and I didn't believe him," Evans said with a smile.