Did you See the Signs!!! Join the CANA Team Today!!!

You have probably seen this sign all around the neighborhood.  We’re looking for you!

The CANA Board wants to encourage our friends and neighbors to join the CANA Team and invest in our neighborhood!  Since our campaign started, CANA’s membership has grown.  But we still need you to meet our membership goals for 2020. By becoming a member you will be supporting community projects that enhance our quality of life and create civic pride for everyone that lives in Claremont Addition.

You can join the CANA at the $25 level.  Support our 2020 campaigns at the $50, $75, $100 levels (or higher), you will automatically become a CANA member.  In both cases, your membership will not expire until the 1st Tuesday in October of 2021!!

We are not only looking for new members, but we are also looking for volunteers interested in serving others through one of our committees, like our Crime Watch and Volunteer-In Patrol.

The CANA Board has committed to raise $3,500 to achieve the following (4) goals:

  • Install a new and more permanent Claremont sign at the corner of Ferguson Road & Claremont Drive–$2000
  • Purchase three Pet Waste Stations on the Bayles campus–$500
  • Purchase school uniforms and supplies for Bayles students –$500
  • Raise funds for general operations and special events, like National Night Out–$500

Thanks to the support of our neighbors, we are quickly reaching these goals!!!  Changes are coming!  But we still need you!

Go to  www.claremontaddition.org and join CANA today!!!

Little Free Library Opens in CANA!

During the shelter-in -place order, Elizabeth Schmitt, an English teacher at Lakehill Preparatory School, worried where people, especially children  and teens, could access books with schools, libraries, and stores closed.  “I decided that putting up a Little Free Library would be a good addition to our neighborhood,” Schmitt said.  “I posted a call for book donations and the neighborhood answered with one family dropping off an entire tub full!” The library, located on El Cerrito off Claremont, has a wide variety of books, blank journals, and graphic novels. It also has a drop-off for non-perishable food items, hygiene items, and school supplies.


“The beauty of a Little Free Library is that anyone can take a book to read with no obligation to bring it back.” Schmitt has an Instagram account for the library @babettesbookstop. “My mother Barbara was always reading. She used to read to me at night taking us on adventures to Treasure Island and Toad Hall. I wanted to honor her memory and love of books through the library with the hope that other families will start making memories of their own,” said Schmitt.

 “Claremont is thrilled to join other Far East Dallas communities that boast Little Free Libraries,” said Vikki Martin, Community Liaison for CANA.  “We embrace those in our community working to make our neighborhood a better place to live, grow, and raise our families.  We wanted to hold a ribbon-cutting event but decided that with the resurgence of Covid-19 that it is not a good idea at this time,” echoed Jeff Bennett, President of CANA.  We encourage all to drive by and check out a book at the Little Free Library. 

Thank you, Elizabeth!!

CRIME ALERT: Burglars Ransack Home on Hunnicut

On July 8, 2020, a neighbor’s home in the 8100 Block of Hunnicut Road was burglarized sometime during the business day.  The burglar(s) took multiple items and ransacked the entire home.  No one was at the residence at the time of the crime.  We currently have no description of the culprits.

Police and Crime Scene personnel have been to the site and recorded available information.  However, our neighbor requested this alert to make sure the neighborhood was made aware and to be on alert.

We are in treacherous and for some desperate times.  Criminals are becoming even more brazen and watching for every opportunity to take advantage of each of us.  For instance, the Dallas Police Department is aware of the public receiving phone calls from suspects who pose as DPD Officers.  The suspects are accusing citizens of missing required court dates or jury duty then demanding that citizens obtain prepaid cards then  provide them with the numbers or face immediate arrest.

Another neighbor on Hunnicut Road recently told us about solicitors attempting to gain access to residences by posing as exterminators and claiming that adjacent neighbors had already signed up.  Even though this was not true, THEY WERE CALLING OUT THE FIRST NAMES OF ADJACENT NEIGHBORS to convince the people of their legitimacy.  This means the potential criminals are doing the research necessary to execute this stunt.  So, it is imperative that we all engage solicitors with extreme caution.

If you witnessed anything strange happening in the 8100 Block of Hunnicut Road on July 8th that could help the police with this case, please do not hesitate to contact 911.

If you have any other incidents to report, call 911.   Make sure you contact the police.

Please tell your neighbors.  Stay safe and look out for each other.