May 2017 Presidents Corner 

Celebrations and Memorials

May, the month of celebrations, memorials, endings and beginnings. The school year comes to an end for many, and summer begins. A chapter in their lives graduates draws to a close and a new one begins. How many of us can claim to have made it where we are today without the love, support, encouragement, sacrifice of our moms or mother-figures—the often under-recognized and under-appreciated heroes of our society. This month we get to join with the rest of the nation in setting aside a day to celebrate the women that we call or consider Mom. This is the month we also remember and memorialize those valiant men and women who died while servicing in the U.S. armed forces, dating back to 1775. All too often the sentiment is forgotten or overshadowed by plans to take advantage of a day off work. Let’s be mindful of the occasion and not forget the sacrifice others made for us, for freedom, for the sake of mankind.

Regardless of the event, families and friends are likely to come together for parties, picnics, and play. Looking for some things to do together?

  • Enjoy the lovely creek walk that runs through out neighborhood. It’s fun for exploring and observing wildlife and wildflowers.
  • May 7 is the next Sundays in the Park, a free concert series hosted by the Lake Highland Public Improvement District at the Watercrest Park in Lake Highlands Town Center. Music will be provided by The Lupners, a local 60s-90s rock bank. You won’t want to miss Fried Pies for All food truck. The event runs from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will continue with their spring concert series on Thursday evenings. The Arboretum is also currently exhibiting ZimSculpt, a world renowned exhibition of modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures. Over 200 sculptures are on display through out the gardens.

Other community events to put on your calendar:

  • May 2, District 10 Councilman, Adam McGough, is hosting a State of the District and “Year in Review” Celebration for the entire Lake Highlands community to look back at accomplishments in District 10 and look ahead to the future of our community. The event will take place at Gracehill Community Church, 8535 Ferndale Road beginning at 6:30 p.m.
  • May 6 is Election Day for City Council positions and Richardson ISD School
    Board seats.
  • May 9, Councilman McGough is hosting a community meeting to discuss the proposed concept for Flag Pole Hill at White Rock Lake. This event will be at the Lake Highlands North Recreation Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.

A friendly reminder to 2017 Crime Watch members . . . please make sure the phone number you are calling or texting is the current 2017 patrol number. Check the number stored in your mobile devices. We sometimes get complaints that the patrol officers are not returning phone calls or texts, only to find out that the officers never got the messages because they were sent to an old number. Though a previous phone number may seem to be a working number, it no longer reaches our officers.

Also, it seems we’re having some issues with vehicles in the neighborhood being burglarized. According to our patrol officers, often those vehicles were left unlocked. This is no excuse for someone invading and taking your property. But please help reduce the number of incidents by checking your car doors before you go inside.

Enjoy your May days!

Sheri & Van Littrell

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