Events

JANUARAY 2020 EVENTS

Due to unfornate circumstances, the January “Soup du Jour” event has been cancelled:-(  We were unable to reserve the Heights Rec Ctr. room for our requested date.  However, we could possibly schedule this event at a later date  in the spring:-)   

SO, the board suggested to meet at Pizza Americana on Sunday, January 26th at 6:00 p.m.   This is an excellent opportunity to meet new neighbors and see old friends,:-)  We hope to see you there!

The FEBRUARY Super Bowl will be February 2 this year and many in our neighborhood join friends to go to several different venues to have their watch parties.    

PLANNING FUTURE EVENTS

If you have an idea for a future event that you would like to see GHNA to host (or an event that you would host), please express & share your ideas to either of the following emails:  <kadeemarshall@gmail.com> or <brendapooljohnson@gmail.com>

 

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Did you notice the 4 Entrance areas of Greenwood Wood Hills were decorated for the Holidays on Sunday, December 1 ?

Thanks to Kadee Marshall and Brenda Johnson and all the wonderful elves!  They did a beautiful job!   You are appreciated very much!                                                                                                                                         

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DECEMBER 7  (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)  COR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE         

 Howdy to all cowgirls and buckaroos!  The COR  47th parade theme is “A LONE STAR CHRISTMAS” , so we expect to see a lot of Texas Pride, so dust off your boots, put on your jeans & chaps, find your western hats and enjoy the parade!  The staging area was at the Richardson Square ctr. and started from there at 9:00 a.m. and traveled north on Plano Rd until we reached the Huffines Softball Complex parking lot east on Apollo Rd. (Only 1 city block)  and so much fun!  Cowboy John in his red truck was loaded down with a Texas Christmas tree and a little Bevo in the back 🙂  The weather was perfect for the parade!                   

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2019 GHNA  ANNUAL  “HOLIDAY LIGHTS” Food Drive Contest  —  DECEMBER 13, 14  & 15th  

      

  2019 “HOLIDAY LIGHTS”  Winner—-The Mora Family at 800 Edgefield Drive.

The 1,141 food items- (938.7lbs) were picked up and  counted  on Monday, December 16th and taken to the Richardson Network. Our goal this year was  1000+ lbs.- very close!! YEAH!!!   This is a wonderful way to give back to our community by giving to those in need during the holiday season.  

THE RESULTS of our PARTICIPANTS’ collections are as follows:

800  Edgefield Dr.  (269)                 901  Wateka Way (64)

922  Wedgewood  Way (119)          1304   Wisteria Way (115)

1207   Waterview Dr. (133)              823  Fontana Ave. (240)

1515  Waterview Dr. (85)             1625  Wisteria Way (115)

Thanks  to the participants for collecting food items and to all of our generous neighbors who donated this past weekend during the 9th annual “Holiday Lights” Food Drive!!!  Please go to the Beautification heading and scroll down to the bottom of that page to read the story of the “Holiday Lights” winner.

Wishing all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy  2020!           

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                                                                NEWSLETTERS 

GHNA Fall Newsletters will be delivered to all the residents of Greenwood Hills starting this weekend.  IF you have a ” No Soliciting”  sign on your door, you will not get a copy.  Hopefully you will share the information with your neighbors and friends.  Mr. Tony Strohmeyer’s very dependable Environmenal Science Club students of RHS will be delivering 🙂

   

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SAVE THE DATES FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR 2019-2020  – FREE  Ice cream & cold treats for summer enjoyment!  

         Thursday,  JULY 25, – 6:30 p.m. until dark  at  Woodland Park Pavilion

GHNA invites your family to the Annual Ice Cream Social!   RENEW your membership or JOIN for the first time:-)   Get acquainted with the Board Members and meet new neighbors and visit with friends. 

Please share this information with your friends & neighbors.  Hope to see and meet many new people!

 

 

 JULY 25th 6:30-8:30   –   Members renewing their membership and new neighbors joining at GHNA’s Annual Ice Cream Social in Woodland Park Thursday evening was certainly an enjoyable evening.!  The summer weather with a cool breeze and ice cream treats was a great “getting- acquainted” evening!   We love Texas weather !

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August 2  at GHE  from  9:00  –  12:00 a.m. —-VOLUNTEERS are needed to help the staff get the classrooms ready for the first day of school!  We draw, paint, cut out posters and signs, sort books and various tasks (that are found on sticky notes on the walls in the cafeteria to choose from) to prepare for the students’ arrival on their first day back to school!   Much Fun!!! 

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RISD SCHOOLS start on August 15TH this year !  In order for STUDENTS & TEACHERS  to be ready, GHNA will have the ANNUAL “BACK TO SCHOOL” SUPPLIES DRIVE on  Saturday, August 10, at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00a.m.    All supplies benefit Greenwood Hills Elementary!      You may drop off supplies at the front door drive-through area.  There will be coffee, juice and donuts for you to enjoy while visiting with the volunteers who are there to help you:-)   Most stores have posted lists of supplies needed in certain grade levels, but the standard  (paper, #2 pencils, ink pens of all colors, construction paper, tape, glue, etc)  is always appreciated!  

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Sunday Family Fun Day at Woodland Park

JUNE 30, 2019

Fun was had by many neighbors who brought favorite foods and drinks to share at the park last Sunday evening .  The weather was very pleasant for an outdoor picnic for this time of year!  The children played on the playground equipment and played games (mostly chase n tag) while the parents visited.

FYI:  Kadee & Ben Marshall organized the monthly Sunday family get-togethers at the park last Spring and it has been a great success!  It is such a wonderful experience to get acquainted with our neighbors!   Kudos to the Marshalls!

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2019 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

IT’s THAT TIME AGAIN  for the Annual Business Meeting 2019!

WHEN:   Sunday, June 23. 2019

WHERE:  HEIGHTS RECREATION CENTER

TIME:  3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

         MEETING AGENDA 

  •    Election of Board Officers  i.e.   (“Members at Large” Volunteers) 
  •    Chairpersons needed for Beautification, Membership, Events Committees
  •    Recap of the past year events and Sharing of Ideas for the upcoming year,    
  •    Tresurer’s report that includes membership income and expenses incurred,
  •    Refreshments of desserts & drinks will be served 🙂 

If you would be interested in serving on the Board next year, please make your interest known to one of the Board Members as nominations will be taken from the floor during the meeting.  These are VOLUNTARY POSITIONS and doesn’t require very much of your time, BUT is Vital for the success of our community neighborhood association.

PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT MEETING!   YOUR INPUT IS WELCOME!  You may also JOIN for the 2019-2020 year.   Hope to see you there!:-)

 

 

               APRIL 28 – Family Fun Day Celebrating Earth Day 

It was a beautiful afternoon in Woodland Park to meet with neighbors and celebrate Earth Day!  The GHNA Board helped the children learn how to plant plants and how to make bird feeders for our feathered friends:-) as you see in the following pictures:

 

The last Sunday of each month (weather permitting) the Greenwood Hills neighbors meet at Woodland Park from 2 – 4 p.m.  They visit while watching their children play and begin new friendships with their neighbors.

This month, Sunday, May 26th, we are planning a Patriotic Parade:-)  Wear red, white, and blue colors and decorate your wagons, bicycles, strollers and your pets and we will march through the park with flags flying high in remembrance of Memorial Day.  Hope you come to join us and  show our pride to be living in America and honoring those who have fought for our freedom.  God Bless America!

 

MARK  YOUR  CALENDAR  for  EXCITING  UPCOMING  EVENTS 

                                                              SPRING  2019

  •  Greenwood Hills Family Park Days  – organized by Kadee Marshall’s Group                                Monthly Meet at Woodland Park on the last Sunday of each month                                      from 2 – 4 p.m. to meet your neighbors!  Bring snack and games and                                   all neighbors are welcome!  Questions?  Call 214-499-1257 🙂  The first                                monthly meeting is Sunday, February 24, 2 – 4 p.m. 
  • MARCH  1  – “ Mardi Gras”  Theme  Family Fun & Game Night                                                                   Where:     Heights Recreation Center                                                                                                Time:       6:30 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m.                                                                                                       Bring your favorite games and snacks for a fun-filled evening!                                                 Drinks, Popcorn and Dessert will be provided by GHNA.
  • MARCH  11 -15   –  Spring Break
  • Spring Newsletters to be delivered before April 1
  • MARCH  31 –  Family Park Day   (2 – 4 p.m.)  Woodland Park
  • APRIL  16 –  COR Leadership Meeting  (GHNA Members are welcome to attend )                        Where:  City Hall       Time:  5:30 – 8:00 p.m.                                                                          (Must RSVP to < president@greenwoodhillsna.com>  before April 10.)
  • APRIL 22-30  – Early Voting at Richardson Civic Ctr/City Hall
  • APRIL 28 –  Monthly Family Park Day at Woodland Park at 2 – 4 p.m.  and the                               GHNA  board will be helping children plant flowers in pots & make birdfeeders      celebrating Earth Day !
  • MAY 4 – Saturday-  Election Day  (usually at Greenwood Hills Elem.)
  • MAY 16 –  Family Restaurant Night  at  Pizza Americana !  Let’s show our support!!           
  • MAY  26 – Memorial Day Weekend / Family Park Day  (2-4 p.m.)   Patriotic Parade???          
  • JUNE  23 –  GHNA Annual Business Meeting – (2 – 5 p.m.)  at Heights Rec Ctr.                          
  • JUNE 30  –   Family Park Day ( 2 -4 p.m.)                                                                                                                  GHNA Membership Drive to begin with Ice Cream Treats!  Yeah!!!                               

 

 

ENTRANCES DECORATED FOR THE HOLIDAY

The 4 entrances were decorated beautifully during the windiest & coldest November last  Sunday afternoon.  Ms. Brenda Johnson and  Kadee & Ben Marshall called on friends to volunteer for the project.  Ms. Jean Stuart, Ted & Janet Thompson, Katie Velder, Chris & Hailey Despain, Chris Norcross, Grant & Mallory O’Neal, Kayla Shaffer & Grizelda Johnson and several small children got in on the action!  They divided up into 4 teams  with very limited supplies and completed in an amazingly short period of time!  BEAUTIFUL WORK VOLUNTEERS!!!  THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR GETTING THE HOLIDAY SEASON STARTED!!!!


 

COR  CHRISTMAS PARADE

Would you like to participate in the 46th Annual COR  Christmas Parade on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.  December 1???  This year’s theme is “A Seussical” Christmas and GHNA has entered as “How the GRINCH  Stole Christmas”.  The GRINCH will be driving his red Chevy pickup truck with the Whoville town people trying to catch the fleeing Grinch because he is taking their tree & presents away!  Boo Hoo!  IF you would like to join the Whoville people, come in your jps or warmups and walk behind the Grinch’s red truck from RHS (on Cherrywood) to the JJPHS parking lot on Melrose Dr.    Christmas parades are fun to attend but a lot of fun being in the parade which is about 2 city blocks on Coit Rd. (1/4 mile)   They will record the parade so all can see it on TV at a later time and will give our awards at the Tree Lighting Event at Santa’s Village Opening Saturday night around 5:00 p.m.  Lots of excitement for everyone!

 

 

 

It’s Time to Light Up Greenwood Hills!
Friday, December 14 – Sunday, December 16, 2018

It may be hard to believe with all the warm weather we’ve been having as of late, but our EIGHTH annual neighborhood “HOLIDAY LIGHTS” Food Drive Contest is fast approaching to collect canned & boxed food items to donate to the Richardson Network of Community Ministries . Are you ready to unpack those outdoor holiday decorations and get in the spirit?
All residents are welcome to participate by decorating the outside of their homes with lights and other holiday decor. A list of participating homes will be shared Monday, December 12, via our neighborhood e-newsletter, here on our website at <greenwoodhillsna.com> , and also on Nextdoor, FB and Instagram.
You and your neighbors will be the judges. Vote for your favorite “lighting display” by placing nonperishable food items in the house’s collection box any time from Friday, December 14 through Sunday, December 16. Each canned & boxed food item counts as one vote. Stuffing the box is definitely allowed! Be sure to tell your neighbors, friends, and family about this fun and helpful cause for the families in need during this holiday season.
On Monday, December 17, all donated items will be collected, sorted, and counted and delivered to the Richardson Network of Community Ministries food pantry. The winners will be announced the following weekend via our neighborhood e-newsletter, <greenwoodhillsna.com>, and Nextdoor, FB & Instagram. The home with the most items collected will receive a $25 credit to Calloway’s Nursery.

For more information about the Lights Contest click here

2018 “Holiday Lights” Food Drive Contest Results

Many THANKS to our nine residents for participating and sharing their lighting displays and being a “voting spot” for GHNA’s  8th annual collection of food items for the Richardson Network food pantry this year!  Thanks to all our wonderful caring neighbors & friends who donated food items for this great cause!  We received a big “Thank You” from the Network for the much needed donations.  The final totals are as follows:

* 909  Redwood Dr.   –   Julie Malcom     (164)  WINNER

* 823 Fontana Dr.   – Diane & Jack Tabor    (164)  WINNER

*1207 Waterview  Dr. – Betty & Johnny Carano  (157)

*1304  Wisteria Way  –  Joan Neher    ( 150)

*  916  Warren Way  –  Cindy & Jeff Schattle   (93)

* 743 Loganwood Dr.  – Erica Thompson   (67)

* 1915 Deep Valley Pl, – Wes Sullivan  ( 57)

* 1625 Wisteria Way – Melanie & Tim Seaman  (49)

* 911 Vinecrest  – Sandi & Henry Morscheck  (42)

The first time in eight years, there was a tie after being counted TWICE 🙂                                    Total items collected:  943 and weighed in at 901 lbs.

GHNA wishes ALL a Healthy, Happy & Wonderful Holiday Season and a Blessed New Year!

 

 

EVERY  MONTH – (4th FRIDAY)
LADIES LUNCH BUNCH

Join the GHNA Ladies Lunch Bunch every fourth Friday of the month at various local restaurants. We go dutch! To be added to the list, send an email to ladieslunch@greenwoodhillsna.com.


 

What kind of events would you like to see GHNA host this year?
Send us an email at events@greenwoodhillsna.com with your ideas!


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