April 2017 Winners
The Yard of the Month Committee dusted off the winter cobwebs from their garden supplies and ventured out to view the flowers and plantings that mark the start of Spring. Many of our North College Park neighbors had bulbs and some flowers planted and there was evidence that many more blooms were to come.
Below are the Winners for the month of April
1st Place – Kiki and Doug Winters – 1102 Windsong
Winner of a Bruce Miller Nursery Gift Certificate
Runner-Up – Robert and Lisa Grinsfelder – 1003 Rainbow
Winner of an Isabelly’s Chocolatier Gift Certificate
NOTE: The Yard of the Month selection is made by a Committee of your North College Park neighbors: Janice Gromadin, Vicky Bean, Nancy McDonald and Caryl Knapp. The Committee looks at flower colors, neatness of grass and hedges, yard art, and curb appeal when judging the Yard of the Month. If you would like to join our Committee, please contact Caryl Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North College Park
Town North Park
Thanks to everyone who participated. Here are some pictures:
People Games (Taken by Phyllis Slaughter, two sets)
Various (Taken by James Williams)
A few More (Taken by Russell Bowen)
A special thanks to the photographers!
A sincere thank you to the North College Park Neighborhood Association for sponsoring the December Yard of the Month cash prizes and to Isabelly’s Chocolate & Treats for contributing gift certificates.
Yard of the Month First Place Winner: Jonathan and Kira Casimir – 3 Briarcrest Court – This holiday theme was ablaze with color and various themes – the Committee especially loved the holiday tree and star on top. A festive display of creativity with lights andinnovative styling. Awarded a $100 cash prize from the North College Park Neighborhood Association.
Kira Casimir and her two “elf helpers” (daughter and a friend) in front of their Yard of the Month display at 3 Briarcrest Court. CONGRATULATIONS !!
Yard of the Month Runner-up: Scott and Gayle Dauer – 1202 Kenshire – Elegant, sophisticated, and tastefully-appointed red and white holiday theme highlighting ajoyfullawn display. Gayle and her son are pictured on their front lawn. Awarded a $50 cash prize from the North College Park Neighborhood Association. CONGRATULATIONS !!
NOTE: The Yard of the Month Committee just could not let Freddie Ray’s front yard decorations go unrecognized because he, himself, puts so much effort into maintaining the display…………
Yard of the Month “Holiday Spirit Award” – Freddie Ray – 1008 Rainbow Drive – pictured on his front yard, with his happy jumble of beloved holiday characters. Awarded a gift certificate from Isabelly’s Chocolate & Treats, along with some of their delicious cake balls. CONGRATULATIONS !!
THANK YOU TO OUR
NORTH COLLEGE PARK NEIGHBOR!!!!!
Halloween Decorations 2016 – Best Ever !!
Halloween Decorations Winner: Mr. Jonathan Bearfield – 1101 Kenshire – Front Sidewalk View
1101 Kenshire – Kenshire and Braircrest View
Every year, the residents of North College Park eagerly await the Halloween decorations that magically appear seemingly overnight at the corner of Kenshire and Briarcest. The owner of this display goes to great lengths to thrill the young Trick-or-Treaters in the neighborhood, (the dragons breathe fire!!), but this year, he surprised everyone by appearing as Wolfman, hidden from view, in the cave of his courtyard. Children and parents were delighted to visit with him and thank him for the display. By the next morning, however, bright and early, the decorations had been returned to their slumber rooms, waiting until next year’s Halloween Eve. THANK YOU, Mr. Bearfield, for allowing everyone to view the most fantastic Halloween decorations ever !!!!
NOTE: The Yard of the Month selection was not awarded in November to allow for residents to put up their holiday decorations in time for December’s award, which will be selected by December 15th. The committee looks at decorations, neatness of grass and hedges, yard art, and curb appeal when judging the Yard of the Month (YOM),
Calling ALL Veterans and their spouses! Join us for a Veterans Celebration at Jess Harben Elementary Monday, Nov. 7 7:35 AM
Veterans, we would be honored to have you come and represent
your military experience and be part of our student assembly
celebrating Veteran’s Day on Monday, November 7.
Wear your uniform! Spouses of veterans are also invited!
Veterans must check in at the office at 7:35 AM.
We will be providing a continental breakfast
between 7:35 & 7:50 AM.
The assembly will be over by 8:35 AM.
Flyer with more information
FIRST PLACE Winner: Frank and Colleen Santoni – 1000 Rainbow – Awarded $25.00 gift certificate from Bruce Miller Nursery
RUNNER-UP Winner: Joan and Bruce Swim – 1100 Morningstar
National Night Out was a great success!
Thanks to everyone who helped make it a success. Here are the pictures.
Thanks to James Williams who took the pictures!
City of Richardson National Night Out Webpage
This year’s event was a great success. Thanks to Doug Freeman who organized the event. We had a nice turnout and great weather. Lots of good food and fun. Check out the pictures thanks to James Williams.