National Night Out Tuesday October 1st

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Planning is underway for the annual National Night Out and again the four Neighborhood Associations are going to work together to put on a great event. Several neighbors attended the kick off and we awarded the “Higher Caliber Award” for the 2018 event. The certificate is reproduced below. The 2019 National Night Out event will be held at the Jess Harben Cafeteria from 6-8PM. More information coming soon, but expect to meet your neighbors, have some some great food and learn how to reduce crime in our neighborhood.

Mosquito Control

With all this rain the mosquitos are out in force!  It’s a battle to keep them under control. All of us need to be aware of the 4 D’s of protection;

  • DRAIN standing water around the home
  • Use insect repellent containing DEET
  • Avoid being outdoors at DUSK and DAWN
  • DRESS to protect yourself with long sleeves and pants

More information  at the city website:  https://www.cor.net/mosquito

Water Check Scam

There have been a few reported incidents in the Richardson/Garland area (east side of Richardson) regarding scams to senior citizens. The “water check” scam consists of a male knocking on your door and explain to you that the city is doing some water line repairs. The male proceeds to ask you if he can come into your house, once inside he will ask you to open one of the faucets for “pressure check.” He makes you believe he’s checking one of the other faucets, but in reality he’s probably stealing your home valuables.

Please remember, a city worker will not ask you to come into your house AND a city worker MUST be in uniform while performing his job. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

4th of July Parade and Picnic

georgeThanks to everyone who came out for our 4th of July Parade and Picnic.  The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time.  A special thanks to those who helped out and to the Richardson Police Department who provided an escort.

Here are some pictures from the event.  Thanks to  James Williams who took the pictures!

If you missed out, be sure and  put this event on your  schedule for next year!

 

Annual All Residents Meeting May 21st

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting.  We concluded the necessary business and elected a new board for the coming year.

Doug McDonald from the city gave a presentation on the Main Street Project. You can find the presentation here.

The following were elected to the board.

  Don Bean   Vicki Bean   Doug Freeman
  Robert Grinsfelder   Janice Gromadin   Eric Hochfelder
  Caryl Knapp   John Slaughter   Phyllis Slaughter
  Charles Warner    

Board members meet monthly and plan the various activities in the neighborhood.

If you wish to volunteer for an activity and or serve on the board, please contact John Slaughter at john.e.slaughter@gmail.com.