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GHNA 10th ANNUL “HOLIDAY LIGHTS” FOOD DRIVE CONTEST
DECEMBER 12, 13 & 14 (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)
Many of our neighbors put up beautiful lighting displays in their yard for the Holiday Season for all of us to enjoy! So join your neighbors in the spirit of the season to help restock the Richardson Network of Community Ministries. If you plan to decorate your house/yard this year and wish to participate, please text or call 214-663-2292 to register as a collection spot. A gift wrapped collection box and a yard sign will be brought to your home to be used as a “voting box” to collect non-perishable canned & boxed food items. One food item = one vote and “stuffing” the voting box is allowed! 🙂 All “voting boxes” & signs will be picked up on Tuesday, December 15th.
Last year nearly 1,000 lbs. of food was collected and we would LOVE to collect more this year! Due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, the need is much greater than ever before. All residents are welcome to participate and addresses will be listed on this website under ANNOUNCEMENTS heading next weekend. The participant in the “Holiday Lights” contest who collects the most food items will receive a $25.00 gift credit from Calloway’s Nursery and a 30% discount in your birthday month! 🙂 A Win-Win situation! Last year, we had 2 winners with the same number of food items collected!!! Winner(s) will be posted under Announcements, Nextdoor & FaceBook on this EVENTS page under the photos below by December 18th.
So be sure to tell your neighbors, friends, co-workers and family about this fun and helpful cause for the families in need during this holiday season. As they drive around the neighborhood to enjoy the lighting displays, they can “VOTE” many, many times 🙂 Let’s brighten the holidays with your generosity for people in need by participating or donating food items.
The following address of our wonderful neighbors who are participating this year are as follows:
1207 Waterview Dr. — 1515 Waterview Dr. — 905 Vinecrest Ln. — 748 Vinecrest Ln.
1625 Wisteria Way — 1400 Wisteria Way — 1304 Wisteria Way — 823 Melrose Dr.
809 Greenhaven Ln. — 823 Fontana Ave. — 901 Wateka Way — 916 Warren Way
GHNA wishes all a Happy & Healthy Holiday Season and looking forward to a great New Year! Be Safe, Be Well with many Blessings!
2020 “Holiday Lights” Food Drive Results
MANY THANKS TO OUR 12 RESIDENTS FOR PARTICIPATING AND SHARING THEIR BEAUTIFUL LIGHTING DISPLAYS AND “COLLECTING” FOOD ITEMS FOR GHNA”S 10th Annual “Holiday Lights” COMMUNITY PROJECT. ALSO MANY THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL CARING NEIGHBORS & FRIENDS WHO DONATED FOOD ITEMS FOR THIS GREAT CAUSE!
The final totals are as follows:
- 823 Fontana Ave. – Diane & Jack Tabor (412) WINNER
- 1304 Wisteria Way – Joan Neher (285)
- 1207 Waterview Dr. – Betty & John Carano (180)
- 916 Warren Way – Cindy Schattles (126)
- 905 Vinecrest Ln. – Heather & Jason Henry (107)
- 1515 Waterview Dr. – Liz & Rick Johnson (101)
- 823 Melrose Dr. – Katie Meredith (94)
- 748 Vinecrest Ln. – Genesis Sturn (89)
- 809 Greenhaven Dr. – Jennifer Hornung (81)
- 901 Wateka Way – Katie & Ben Marshall (74)
- 1625 Wisteria Way – Melanie & Tim Seaman (54)
- 1400 Wisteria Way – Carla Weiland (42)
Total Food Items Collected – 1,645 that Weighed – 1,334 lbs.
We are so grateful that we almost “doubled” last year’s collection amount, and as a neighborhood, responded to the need of our community in the spirit of giving! Wishing all many blessings in 2021!
The Covid19 virus has caused a delay in our start-up activities this summer, but your board has continued to discuss and appoint new board members and we are ready to have a fantastic future!
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR 2020-2021 – ICE CREAM SOCIAL
GHNA invites your family to come and enjoy an ice cream and RENEW your membership or JOIN for the first time:-) Get acquainted with the new board members, meet new neighbors and visit with friends while we “social distance & wearing masks”. WOODLAND PARK by the tennis courts
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 at 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Please share this information with your neighbors. Hope to see you there.!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020
This year’s registration for NNO 2020 is now open! Go to <Richardsonpolice.net> to register ASAP. Due to the Covid19 virus situation, they are recommending that each household on the street to be in their own front yard relaxing, turn on porch lights, fly flags, post signs all to support solidarity against crime and showing support of our RPD.
During the evening between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., a police officer will drive by slowly and may even stop to take pictures, so be sure to SMILE! The RPD has already had their “CAN DO” Food Drive for the Network, but if you missed that opportunity, you can deliver to the network in person.