National Night Out at BAYLES – October 2nd 6pm-8:30pm – THANK YOU!!!

On behalf of the CANA Board, I would like to thank everyone who came out to CANA’s National Night Out event yesterday.  We had a great turn out at Bayles Elementary.

We are most grateful to Mrs. Gloria Kennedy and Bayles Elementary School for allowing us to host National Night Out on school grounds and providing tables, chairs, and a portable building for restroom facilities and power.


I would like to give thanks to Councilman Kevin Felder and his staff, The Dallas Fire Department, and The Dallas Police Department for taking time to visit us.  Mr. Felder’s office provided water and the large NNO sign for the event.  Our neighborhood received great support from our public officials and servants.  We are most grateful for your service and willingness to attend.

Special thanks also to Nate Corley and the FemPyre Troupe for entertaining the children and parents with mock fire and ribbon dancing.  The kids had a great time dancing with and learning from the team.  Parents expressed their appreciation to me many times, as your efforts allowed them to interact with and be adults – not just parents.   You were a hit!  Thank you much for participating.

Finally, I would like thank everyone who provided food, utensils, or a helping hand – everyone that supported this effort.  It would not have been a success without you.  We really appreciate your willingness to serve as volunteers and strengthen the neighborhood.  Anyone who took pictures that they are willing to share, please email them to me for an NNO scrapbook.

Thank you all!


Jeffrey L. Bennett, CANA Board President




On behalf of the CANA Board, I would again like to thank everyone who participated in our CANA National Night Out (NNO) donation drive for Bayles Elementary School.


In my initial transmission I failed to give proper acknowledgment to Texas State Representative Eric Johnson for his generous online donation to this campaign.   We are grateful and apologize for the oversight.


Our treasurer has also provided a breakdown of the donations to date.

Received Online Donations: Cash or Online Donations

minus PayPal Fees

Donor 25.00 23.97
Donor 20.00 19.12
Donor 100.00 96.80
Donor 10.00 9.41
Donor 10.00 9.41
Donor 100.00 96.80
Donor 25.00 23.97
Donor 10.00 9.41
Donor 35.00
CANA 250.00
Total 573.89
($250 in uniforms; remainder socks & toiletries)
Bayles 275.00
Balance 4.76

We thank you again for your contribution and hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Stay safe and look out for each other.