August 2009 Announcements

August Yard of the Month Winner

I’m happy to announce that the Heights Park Yard of the Month judges have chosen 533 Greenleaf as the August YOM winner. A beautiful home that’s been lovingly restored over the years – inside and out! The proud owner is Terry Richards. You’ve probably driven by this home many times before, but please take a new look at their lovely yard. Congratulations to the Richards family!

Thanks to all of you who’ve submitted nominations and a special thanks to our YOM judges for volunteering your time toward this community project. We continue our YOM judging through December and pick up again in the spring, so please keep the nominations coming. There’s a form on our website or you can send an email to if you have a nomination.

More info on the YOM program, plus lots of other great stuff, will be coming to your doorstep via the HPNA Newsletter (coming the first weekend in September).


Mark Your Calendars

Our next HPNA General Meeting
Thursday, September 17th; 7:00 p.m.; First United Methodist Church, Richardson

If you like older homes…established neighborhoods…history…Richardson…you’re going to like our next Heights Park program, “Richardson: The Big Boom”. We’re fortunate to have the Local History Librarian from the Richardson Public Library, Stacey Davis, as our featured speaker. She’s got lots of photos and historical tidbits from when Richardson began – and specifically from the birth of our Heights Park area.

We think this will really be a fun “walk down memory lane” for many of you as well as a great history lesson for the newer residents of our area who’d like to know how the neighborhood got started – Who settled it? Why? Who lived here? What was it like when it was young?

Stacey has been a reference Librarian at the Richardson Public Library for 13 1/2 years. She’s the Local History librarian at RPL; in charge of the collection of historical photographs, books, documents and maps dealing with Richardson history. She’s been organizing this collection for the entire 13 1/2 years she’s been with the library.

If you have some old photos of our neighborhood you’d like to share, feel free to bring them – be sure to put your name and phone number on the back so you don’t lose them.

ALSO, we’ll have our HPNA T-shirts for sale at the General Meeting so be sure to bring your checkbook or cash to purchase some; we have adult and kid sizes.


Heights Park October Fest 2009!

Saturday, October 3rd – October Fest in Heights Park Because we had to cancel Mayfest due to rain this year, we’ve moved the party to October! There’s no prettier neighborhood than ours in the fall anyway! Bring your kids, grandkids, pets. Decorate your bikes, big wheels, wagons, pets and kids – and join in the parade in the park. We’ll have FREE FOOD, DRINKS, SNACKS, A FACE PAINTER, a BALLOON ARTIST, and BOUNCE HOUSE! Plus our HPNA T-shirts will be making another appearance…

The parade starts between 11:15 and 11:30 so don’t be late! If you’d like to help with October Fest, please contact Carol LaFountain, our Social Chair, at or 972.437.9525. Or you can reply to this message if you’d like to help and I’ll get the word to Carol. We always need donated baked goods!