October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween from ONA!

Happy Halloween
to all of our neighbors from the
Oakhurst Neighborhood Association

October 28, 2017

Winter is Coming!

A message from ONA president Elizabeth Neumann:

Wow, can you believe it is November and October ended with 35 degree temperatures.  Winter is coming, and ONA has several upcoming events as we end the 2017 year.  Please consider attending the following events:  ONA Social on November 9th at 6:30pm at Glenda Shelton's home*, Santa in the Park on December 2nd at 10am*, and ONA’s Holiday Party on December 16th at my house at 6:30pm*.

ONA recently had our October General Meeting at the Calvary Cathedral gym with three outstanding and informative speakers:  Shelby Dooley—ONA Code Compliance officer, Wilma Smith—Project Manager TPW, Six Points Urban Village, and Douglas Gilford—ONA NPO officer.  The ONA Officers and Special Committees presented their reports** along with the Beautification committee announcing the Fall Decorating winners.  The Beatification Committee announced that they may have another contest...so wait for the announcement!

A special thank you to Phyllis and Fred Anglin for a very successful Police & Firefighters Appreciation Dinner, Glenda Shelton for an outstanding job with the numerous ONA events and to all the other ONA officers for their continuous commitment in making ONA a warm and special organization.

There is always something new to learn at ONA meetings as recently I learned that you can receive ONA website posts by clicking on "Follow ONA by Email" and "Follow ONA on Twitter" at the bottom of http://www.oakhurstfw.org and that the Oak Leaflets are archived in the Fort Worth Library.  We had a nice attendance at the ONA General meeting with a delightful buffet at the end.  Please remember to vote in the upcoming elections and stay warm as we approach WINTER.

With warm regards,
Elizabeth Neumann, ONA President

* Please review the Oakhurst’s Website and Oak Leaflet for events specifics

** President’s Report:
ONA 2017-2018 Goal and Objectives 

  • Goal # 1: Address ways to facilitate crime prevention in the Oakhurst Neighborhood within the 2017-2018 ONA term.
    • Objective 1 – Encourage increase participation in the Cops Program
    • Objective 2 – Bumper stickers distribution
    • Objective 3 – Determine a ONA Street Representative night-out
  • Goal # 2: Identify ways to effectively impact the traffic problems i.e. 18 wheelers, for Oakhurst in the next three months.
    • Objective 1 – Organize Traffic Committee
    • Objective 2 – Attend and City, State or Federal meetings concerning traffic impacting ONA
    • Objective 3 -  Participate in Riverside Alliance Meetings 
  • Goal 3: Review Oakhurst neighborhood conservation, 6 points Race Street and street repair and determine the best avenues to approach these concerns for the Oakhurst neighborhood by the end of 2017.
    • Objective  1 – Review options to address these issues
    • Objective  2 – Attend Meetings concerning these topics

October 20, 2017

Thursday, 10/26: ONA Fall General Membership Meeting

Oakhurst residents (and nearby neighbors, too) -

Mark your calendars for the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association's fall general membership meeting, coming up this Thursday!

We will be featuring three guest speakers:  Shelby Dooley, our City of Fort Worth Code Compliance officer; Wilma Smith, project manager for the City's ongoing improvements project in the Six Points Urban Village; and Doug Gilfour, Neighborhood Patrol Officer (NPO) for the Fort Worth Police Department's Central Division.

Come on out and get to know your neighbors!

ONA Fall General Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 26, 7 pm
Calvary Christian Academy

October 12, 2017

Save the Date for ONA's Halloween in the Park!

Halloween is fast approaching!  Join us for ONA's annual Halloween in the Park on Saturday, October 28, at 3 pm.  Click on the flyer below to view more details.  We need your help with donations of time and money to make this a successful event!
ONA Halloween in the Park
Saturday, October 28, 3 pm
Oakhurst Park

October 4, 2017

10/14: "PETS of Oakhurst Park"

An invitation from Oakhurst neighbor and FOOP President, Sharon Buse:
Hi Friends,
You are invited to bring your "fur baby" and help celebrate PETS OF OAKHURST PARK, October 14, 2017, 4-6 pm!  Thanks to the incredible public/private collaboration between Friends of Oakhurst Park (FOOP) and City of Fort Worth Park Department, Oakhurst Park now has an amazing new drinking fountain with pet and ADA accessibility! 
So, please accept our invitation!  Come check out the new water fountain and celebrate FOOP's 2nd Birthday.  Bring the kids to meet "LUCA", the FWPD 2017 National Hero Dog finalist, and "HENRY", the City of Fort Worth Animal Control Mascot!  Have your "fur baby's" photo made; play in the park; enjoy kids crafts; hunt for "Oakhurst Park Rocks"; visit with neighbors; and eat a slice of FOOP's birthday cake!

See ya in the Park!
The FOOP Board of Directors, Members, and Families

Friends of Oakhurst Park is an independent organization; click on the link above to visit the FOOP website.  FOOP is also on Facebook.

October 2, 2017

THIS THURSDAY: 30th Annual Oakhurst Police and Firefighter Appreciation Dinner!

Please remember to bring your food items, donate cash and/or volunteer to help in the kitchen or serving in line; see additional details from Phyllis Anglin below (emphasis added)...

It's a BIG deal!  It's a big enough deal that the mayor, the police and fire chief as well as our city councilwoman comes!  For all the new members of our neighborhood, it's the Police and Firefighters Appreciation Dinner.  It is sponsored every year by Oakhurst Neighborhood Association and your Citizens on Patrol.

This year, as in past years, it will be held at Springdale Baptist Church on the corner of Selma and Riverside Drive, in the gym and will be held on the 5th of October.  It starts at 10:00 AM and runs until 1:00 AM the next morning.  We serve all three shifts of the police, Medstar (EMT's) and Communications (911).  We also serve the Firefighters, whenever they are able to come in throughout the day and night.

This is a special year because it's our 30th year.  You may have heard of other neighborhoods feeding the officers, but, as far as we know, ours was the first!  It is also the last year that Fred and I will be leading the way.  After ten years (longer than anyone) we have decided to step down and take a smaller role as "helpers".

If you have never participated, let me tell you how it goes:  All the neighbors bring sides and ONA supplies the Riscky's Barbeque (the folks at Riscky's give us the meat at a reduced amount).  When we run out of barbeque, we supplement with ham or lasagna or whatever members of the neighborhood are kind enough to buy or make.  ALWAYS:  WE ASK THAT YOU BRING YOUR DISHES IN THROWAWAY CONTAINERS, unless you plan to stay and take your containers home when they are empty.  If you are unable to make a dish, we accept cash donations to be able to buy what we need.

Also:  if you have never participated, there is a lot of hurry up and wait.  Kind of like the Army.  You are EXTREMELY busy for a while and then you wait for the next influx of Police and Firefighters to come in.  During that time, the ladies and gentlemen of Oakhurst who stay to help, well, we talk.  We visit.  We get to know one another.  I have made some of my best friends sitting in that gym, getting to know my neighbors.  If you are new, it is such a good way to find friends.  For me, some for life.

For the "old hands" of this Dinner, from the bottom of my heart, Fred and I thank you for all your help in the past.  We couldn't have done this without you.  Thank you for ten years of anxiety, anticipation, hard work, joy and gratefulness.  This is the best neighborhood in Fort Worth, hands down.

October's Oak Leaflet Now Online!

Check out this month's issue of The Oak Leaflet online!  Find out what the upcoming FWISD bond package means for Amon Carter-Riverside High School.  Learn about an upcoming lecture on Hare & Hare, the landscape architecture firm that planned Oakhurst, and check out photos from ONA's inaugural "Oaktoberfest" event.  See Elizabeth's president's column, Fred's patrol report, and Fran's recognition of Oakhurst's October Yard of the Month.
Don't forget upcoming events:  The 30th Oakhurst Police and Firefighter Appreciation Dinner is this Thursday (10/5), and the ONA Beautification Committee's 1st Fall Decorating Contest is right on its heels (10/15-26); you'll want to save the dates for the ONA Fall General Membership Meeting (10/26) and Halloween in the Park (10/28), too!

As always, you may visit our newsletter archive to view or download past issues.