In this issue: National Night Out – Save the Date, Blood Drive, Plate it Forward, School News, LGNA July Dinner, Volunteer Spotlight, and more.
Take advantage of a special fund-raiser project from Explorer Post 741, sponsored by the Dallas Police Department: For $15.00 Explorers will use reflective paint to paint your address number at the front and back of your house. They’ll use reflective paint that’s visible during day or night, ensuring emergency vehicles can find your address should they need to.
The Explorers are planning a “sweep” on Saturday, September 6. But if you can’t place your order by the 6th, they will come and do your painting at later dates. They will accept check, cash, or credit cards, and all funds will go towards the Dallas Explorer Program.
To place your order, contact Officer Lorenzo Carranza Lorenzo.Carranza@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us or 469-203-2203.
There have been three incidents in the last week involving a burglary where the suspect gained entry through a doggie door. The incidents happened in the area near Stonewall Jackson. The first incident happened last Wednesday on the 59xx block of Kenwood, the second happened yesterday on the 59xx block of Revere.
The third incident also happened yesterday on the 61xx block of Ellsworth. In this incident, the woman encountered the man in her kitchen. She described him as a Hispanic male about 5’5″ with a buzz cut wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Continue reading
Join us Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. for a great meal and a chance to meet with your neighbors at the annual LGNA Pot Luck Dinner and Summer Social!
Once again, Greenland Hills UMC will host us, and our great friends at Blue Goose and Aw Shucks are providing us with fajitas and all sorts of goodies. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. We’ll repeat the dessert contest, and winners will be selected by the votes of those sampling the desserts.
We’ll also be collecting gently used stuffed toys for Toys for Cops. We hope to see you there!
By popular demand, the LGNA annual summer social and fajita fest will return on Tuesday, July 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Greenland Hills UMC, Penrose and Delmar. Last year’s dinner drew over 100 neighbors, and this year’s is expected to be just as popular. The Summer Social is open to all LGNA-area residents. Families with children are welcome. Bring your appetites. (If you can come a little early and/or stay a little late, we’ll appreciate your help with set-up and tear-down.)
Blue Goose Cantina and Aw Shucks will again provide fajitas and assorted fixings. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share with your LGNA neighbors, whether it’s your family’s favorite salad, Aunt Suzie’s corn casserole, or a purchased apple pie.
Also by popular request, the dessert contest will be repeated. Several prizes have already been assembled for awards to the winners. Winners will be selected by votes of those sampling the desserts. Neighborhood merchants will provide door prizes and dessert-contest prizes. City officials and board members have been invited to share dinner with us.
Scour your closets for gently used stuffed toys. We’ll again be collecting Toys for Cops. Come and chat with your neighbors and invited guests, enjoy a wonderful meal, and participate in the thrill of competition.
One of the best things about our beloved neighborhood is that we band together to help one another. As you probably heard in the media, a Dallas firefighter was severely injured on May 3rd. He is a resident of our neighborhood and his nearby neighbors are asking our support in this time of need. Please read the message below and help in any way you can.
Some of you may have heard about a Dallas Fire Fighter who got injured last Saturday May 3rd fighting a fire. What you may not know is that he is a Lower Greenville Resident and neighbor of ours. Jeff Patterson suffered 3rd degree burns to 30% of his body. He is still listed in critical condition and is currently at Parkland Hospital’s Burn trauma unit which is reputed to be the best in the country.
Tina and Jeff have two children, ages 5 and 2 years old and Jeff’s healing and recovery is going to be a very long and arduous process. We have set up a fund on his behalf (information listed below) and I am asking you all to please rally around our friends and neighbor during this life altering process.
In an effort to help the family, a CareCalendar has been set up for meal deliveries and donation information. You are welcome to share this link with anyone we may have left off.
To access the Patterson Family’s CareCalendar site, visit http://www.carecalendar.org/logon/181609 and enter the following information in the appropriate spaces:
Calendar ID : 181609
Security code : 9389
In addition, a fund has been set up to help the family:
Donations can be sent to or dropped off at any Bank of America branch. Please make checks payable to Jeff Patterson or Tina Hernandez.
Acct Number: 488048747086
If needed, Routing Number : 111000025
We ask that you keep Jeff and the entire family in your prayers.