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Chili Cook off 
November 6th, 4:00-7:00pm
Arapaho Park
Come on out for our annual chili cook off! It's a great night to get to know and hang out with neighbors while tasting all the different chili recipes from the 'hood. We have both traditional and non traditional categories with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. No need to be a professional to bring a chili- we can't have an event without neighbors bringing chili! We'll also have a bounce house and chicken nuggets for the kiddos.
Please consider helping out! Please sign up below to help out with this event. 

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** Hi Neighbors! Our Aug/Sep newsletter has arrived at some houses in the neighborhood but not everyone has received it yet. We are aware of some delays with the post office that might be slowing the delivery of your newsletter. We are so sorry for the inconvenience. We are hopeful they will arrive in your mailboxes soon. Here you will find a link to the newsletter in electronic form. You can also go to the newsletter tab to find it and past newsletters. 
 
Welcome To Our Community
POPNA is a neighborhood organization that represents the neighborhood of Prestonwood On the Park Estates. The borders are Hillcrest, Belt Line, La Cosa, and Meandering Way. Our mandate is to take care of the creek and provide social settings for neighbors to get together. We also offer communication apparatus for lost pets, neighborhood news, and crime watch with an active VIP, greetings for new neighbors, and condolences for families who have suffered a loss. We live here with you. We care about our neighborhood and we want you to be a part of our community and feel at home!  
 
To register as a new member or to renew your annual membership fee, please click here.
 
Here is a little bit of an overview of what POPNA does:
 
Beautification
In 2019, POPNA in conjunction with Friends of Arapaho Park worked to raise funds to update our park (Arapaho park). More information on this is above, this effort will continue into 2020 and the focus of our beautification efforts. We also continued to donate to the garden club in memory of our neighbors who have passed away. We have made an effort to report light outages via https://www.oncorstreetlight.com/. We continue to recognize our neighbors with the Yard of the Month Program. We also participated for the second year in City of Dallas Park Beautification Program, It's My Park Day, but getting together to clean up our park and creek areas. In 2022 with the help of neighbors and the city of Dallas we officially opened the new Arapaho Park. 
 
Social Events
In 2021, We had many social events.  We had a great taco night in May.  We had our annual ice cream social and annual Halloween pizza party.  In past years we have added a neighborhood night out at the Frisco Rough Riders game and Friends of Arapaho Park hosted and expanded Chili Cook-off with fun run, bake sale, silent auction, music and bounce houses. We continued with our block parties, if you are interested in becoming a block captain and helping with these events please email blockcaptain@popna.org. We continued recognizing our neighbors with decorating contests and prizes for Halloween and Christmas.
 
Communication & Other
In 2021, POPNA continued with our crime watch efforts, national night out and working with the City to improve areas of safety concerns. We hope to expand VIP, please reach out to president@popna.org for more information. You can patrol by car or by walking. We will continue to post information on our website popna.org, our Facebook group (POPNA) and on Nextdoor.
 
*Block parties are contingent upon getting volunteers for that block!
Please watch POPNA.org and our POPNA Facebook page for event details, volunteer opportunities and occasional adjustments to the dates. All events at the park are weather permitting.
 
Crime Watch 
Call 800-737-1455 for more information on reported crimes.
For VIP information, contact POPNA via email.
 
Yard of the Month
Congratulations to The Wilkins Family at 14934 Lacehaven Circle for winning our June Calloway’s Yard of the Month!
 
Each month a new yard will be chosen and the winner will be presented with a decorative yard sign for display indicating their winning yard, a posting and photo on POPNA’s website, Facebook, and newsletter. In addition, winners receive a $25 credit from Calloway’s. To nominate a winner, email Katee Brennan at Brennan.katee@gmail.com. Check out Calloway’s gardening tips on our Facebook group and POPNA.org.