Moss Bradley Residential Association Annual Awards

At the Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck Dinner held in May, MBRA members recognized individuals who have or are making a difference in our neighborhood through their time commitment or improvement of their property. Two awards have been established to recognize such individuals: Volunteer of the Year and MBRA Beautification Award.

The Volunteer of the Year Award was established to recognize an individual for their record of involvement not only within Moss Bradley but also for community involvement which serves the interests of the neighborhood.

The Awards Committee was pleased to announce the 2016/17 recipients of the Volunteer of the Year Award were Ed Tarbuck and Joann Bannon.

The MBRA Beautification Award was established to recognize homeowners that have made exterior improvements or have maintained their property in a manner that has enhanced the appearance of the property and of the surrounding neighborhood.

The Awards Committee was pleased to announce the 2016/17 recipient of the MBRA Beautification Award was Wayne Johnson.

Congratulations to all three recipients as they are truly deserving of these recognition’s.

The President’s Message

Baseball, Neighborhoods and Opinions

I love baseball…..played a lot, coached some and have always been a fan. The rules of the game at first glance appear simple, but the complications surface when special situations occur. For instance in last years World Series Game three an apparent double play at home plate by Boston became the winning run scored by a St Louis base runner on an obstruction call on the Boston third baseman. The ruling is seldom seen, but the rules are clear and fair. The call was correct by the umpires. The rules were interpreted correctly and the integrity of the game was maintained.

Transfer this to our neighborhood. Part of Moss-Bradley is a “Historic District”, and has special rules to abide by. All residents, organizations and businesses must abide by these rules. The rules must prevail to protect the integrity of the Historic District no matter what the need, situation or organization…..Just my opinion!

A special shout out THANK YOU TO A.M.T. and especially Bethany Hirst for the special service of helping get the hard copy newsletter printed and mailed each month. Thank you Bethany and A.M.T.

I thank you for the opportunity to serve as President for the past year and look forward to volunteering with you at the following events:

1.     May 3 – Neighborhood Dumpster Day-8am-Noon. 1627 W. Barker
2.     May 7 – MBRA Potluck
3.     May 17 – River City Marathon
4.     June 7- Moss Avenue Sale

Jim Evenhuis – President
Moss-Bradley Residential Association

MBRA Annual Meeting and Dinner Next Week

The month of May is packed with countless special events…Mother’s Day, graduations, Memorial Day picnics, music recitals, year-end school activities, and, of course, the MBRA Annual Meeting and Dinner!! Please be sure to mark your calendars and join us for this special neighborhood tradition. We are sure to be delighted with this year’s entertainment featuring a snapshot of the “The Penguin Project”!

MBRA Annual Meeting & Dinner
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Westminster Church Fellowship Hall

Please bring a side dish or dessert to serve approximately eight people and your own plates and utensils. Meat and beverages will be provided.

Entertainment featuring: “The Penguin Project” 6:30 p.m.

MBRA Membership Dues

Annual dues are $12 per year and are due by May 1st.

Please send your payment and the form below to:

Moss-Bradley Residential Association
c/o Brian Buralli, Treasurer
818 W. St. James St., Peoria, IL 61606

MBRA Membership Form

Call for Photos


As you may have already seen, the Moss Bradley Residential Association recently launched a new website. If you haven’t checked it out, please visit

We would like to include more photos of the neighborhood and we need your help. If you have any photos that you would like to share, please send them to

This is a great opportunity to show what our neighborhood is all about. You will be credited for your submission.

Please make sure you acquire any necessary permission to distribute your photos. If you have any questions, please emails us at

Proclamation commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Moss Bradley Residential Association


(Pictured L to R): Charles Grayeb, Brian Buralli, Beth Jensen, Jim Ardis, Paul Masik (hidden) and Sid Ruckreigel.

On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, the Moss Bradley Residential Association was honored by the city of Peoria with a Proclamation commemorating the 40th anniversary of the organization.

Mayor Jim Ardis and 2nd District councilman Charles Grayeb made the presentation. Accepting on behalf of MBRA were board members Brian Buralli and Sid Ruckreigel along with Beth Jensen and Paul Masik.