The holidays are here! It’s time for us to light up our homes for this glorious season! Aside from just making our little neighborhood pretty, it’s important that we provide enough residential illumination to allow Santa to safely land his sled on Christmas Eve! We need to all do our part to help the big guy, right? His overworked reindeer will thank us too.
So, let’s make our neighborhood twinkle bright with lights! Several of our resident elves will be roaming our streets in the twilight hours in the next couple of weeks snapping photos of homes with festive lights and decorations. We’ll post these online with the name of the street they’re on (no names or street numbers to protect privacy). That way you can take your own “Claremont Lights” tour by car, bike, foot, golf cart or horse-drawn sleigh and celebrate the season in our very own Claremont Christmas Village!
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Our first ever Block Party for National Night Out on Saturday, October 1, 2022, was a tremendous success. More than 100 of you showed up with kids and pets in tow!
It was a perfect fall afternoon and evening—cool and clear—right on schedule.
The kidsters loved the bounce house from Hoot & Danny’s! Other fun kid stuff included the giant soap bubbles, hula hoops, chalk, and giant Jenga. The showstopper event for the children (and many of us adults too) was the arrival of Dallas Fire Department first responders in a bright red ladder firetruck. When the youngsters heard the truck’s sirens and saw its flashing lights, all they ran down the street in a thundering herd to be the first to climb onboard. Thanks to our DFD first-responders for suiting up and showing up, posing for pictures with the kids, and letting our little wannabe firefighters explore their awesome truck.
Naro’s Food Truck sold delicious, authentic street tacos, tasty nachos and refreshing sno-cones.
In the midst of all this fun, we paused for a few minutes to hold a community election for CANA’s new Board. The following persons were elected by a show of hands from everyone present for a three-year term:
Our other chairs are already in place and working hard:
- Chris Garcia – Social Events Coordinator
- Vikki Martin – Community Liaison
- Michael Laurion & Bryan Giron – Beautification Committee
- Linda Downey – Welcome Committee
- Martha Quigley – Bayles Liaison
It was an excellent first-time event, and we now plan to make it an annual tradition! Thanks to all who became a CANA member at the block party, and thanks to all who volunteered to make our celebration a success. You are what makes our little neighborhood great. Stay tuned for more fun community events throughout the year.
See you at our 2nd Annual NNO block party in 2023!
Be sure to join your neighbors at the Ferguson Road Initiative Townhall Meeting. Monday September 19, at 6:30 pm
Don’t miss our first-ever National Night Out Block Party!
Save the date: Saturday, Oct. 1, 4-7 pm.
Location: Claremont Drive between Telegraph Avenue and El Cerrito Drive.
Come out for an hour or two and get to know your neighbors! There will be music, fun activities for the kiddos, and a food truck serving tacos, sno-cones, and soft drinks. BYOB for grownups.
We’ll have our annual election for Claremont Addition Neighborhood Association (CANA) Board officers, which should take about 5-10 minutes. The rest of the time will be all about hanging out, having fun and making new friends.
- Set up
- Sign In Table
- Clean Up/Tear Down
- Beverage Chief
- Children’s Activity Chair
- Show Runner
Click to volunteer:
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Traditionally it has been held on the evening of the first Tuesday in August. Since it is so hot in Texas that time of the year, a few years ago, CANA (along with a lot of other Texan communities) shifted the date to October when it is so much cooler (we hope–hey this is Texas, right?). This year, for the first time, we’ve shifted the day from Tuesday to Saturday so that that our families with children can relax and enjoy the evening without worrying about getting their kids to school in the morning.
Your CANA Block Party Team:
- Christina Garcia
- Gary Garcia
- Debbie Shaw
- Rob Brown
- Vikki Martin
Hello Claremont neighbors!
I hope you have seen the 2 new benches around the school. The design is fantastic. Thank you, Bayles, and especially Coy Frazier with DISD for facilitating this for CANA! Also, thanks to Joe for the install of the benches. We appreciate the great job he did working with the community and school on this installation.
Dog walkers can take a break, neighbors can come and sit for a while or you can just read a book. Probably, not until it is a little cooler than 100 degrees though. I myself sat for a minute with my new puppy “Hanna.” Rob Brown let his dog “Joey” take a little break while walking.
Thank you to all who support the Claremont Neighborhood Addition! If you are not a member, we encourage you to support the community you have invested in. Just go to our “JOIN” page. Have a great day!
The yard of the month for May is Larry and Jeana Streeter at 2470 El Cerrito Dr. They have lived in the Claremont Addition for decades. They have been great supporters and volunteers for Claremont Addition.
Beautifully well planted yard!