Ridglea North News

October 2020

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National Night Out

Tuesday, October 6

We won't be able to host our party in the park this year. We can still show our appreciation for first responders, and we're making it easy for you, neighbors! RNNA will provide red, white and blue ribbons to show appreciation for our first responders. Volunteers will tie the ribbons on your trees, or you may opt to have the supplies delivered to your home and do your own decorating. Click below for more details and to sign up. The deadline to sign up is noon tomorrow (Friday).

Sign up!

Litter Stomp

Saturday, October 17, 8:30-11am

Berney Park

Neighborhood Litter Stomp is a citywide volunteer litter cleanup hosted by Keep Fort Worth Beautiful every fall. We will provide the necessary cleanup supplies in a contactless manner, along with guidance on how to keep safe during the cleanup. Click below to RSVP to cleanup organizer Suzie Jary.

RSVP for Litter Stomp!

Fort Worth ISD Tax Rate Election Information

The Fort Worth ISD Board of Trustees has approved a Voter Approval Tax Ratification Election on November 3. If voters approve the new tax rate it will result in an additional $44M for the District and the state would also give us 50-cents on the dollar, resulting in revenues of $66M. FWISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner is hosting virtual meetings to present additional information on the TRE. Click below for more information and to register for a meeting.

RSVP for TRE informational meeting

Yard of the Month

Congratulations to our Yard of the Month winner at 6309 Locke Ave. Thank you for keeping Ridglea North beautiful!

Park & Green Spaces Update

RNNA continues to work with the Citizen Forester group to trim and maintain the green spaces throughout Ridglea North. For questions about Park & Green Spaces or to get involved, contact RNNA Park & Green Spaces Director Joe French.

Back to School Wish List for M.L. Phillips

Fort Worth ISD begins phasing in on-campus learners October 5. Our neighborhood elementary school Mary Louise Phillips has put together an Amazon wish list of items needed for back to school. Simply click the button below, browse the wish list and purchase through Amazon. Items will be shipped to the school.

Browse the Wish List

Volunteer with LVTRise

The Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project, known as LVTRise, is a collaboration and partnership of private companies, human service organizations and government agencies dedicated to helping residents of the Las Vegas Trail area improve their neighborhood and day-to-day lives. The organization has several needs for donations and volunteers.

  • Candy donations and volunteers are needed for the Trunk-or-Treat on Thursday, October 29th. Volunteers will decorate their cars and socially distance participate in the event.  
  • Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis to help at the food pantry, which is every Tuesday and Thursday between 8am and 12pm. Gloves and masks will be provided and temperature checks take place upon arrival. 
  • Plastic grocery bag donations are always a need for the pantry days.

To volunteer, donate or for more information, contact Programs Coordinator Ashley Mortimer. 

Neighbor Spotlight: Verlie Edwards

1) Tell us about yourself and your family. I am originally from Abilene, TX and have lived in Fort Worth since 1974. I am semi-retired. I continue to create a new life since my husband died in 2011.

2) How long have you lived in Ridglea North? My late husband, John, and I moved to Kenwick Avenue in late October 1998. I can’t believe I’ve lived here 22 years! Before moving here we moved every nine years.

3) What’s your favorite neighborhood activity or event? I love the annual membership/National Night Out event in Berney Park. I’m looking forward to being able to once again celebrate together.

4) What’s your favorite thing to do in Fort Worth? There are so many things to do in Fort Worth it’s hard to pick one. I love the Stock Show & Rodeo, Main Street Arts Festival and having the Turkey Trot come down my street.

5) What’s your best advice on being a good neighbor? Get to know your neighbors, be friendly and willing to help when needed. I love my Kenwick block. I call it a 21st Century Norman Rockwell neighborhood where everyone knows each other!

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2020 Calendar of Events

*please note event cancellations*

October 6 National Night Out

October 17 Litter Stomp

October 24 [CANCELED] Movies in the Park

November 17 [CANCELED] Fall Social and RNNA Elections

December 5 [CANCELED] Cocoa and Caroling

Ridglea North Neighborhood Association