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Join us for one of the last Mardi Gras float builds

The Mardi Gras Parade is Only Two Weeks Away 
Join us for the float build this weekend!
Saturday, January 31 at 11 a.m.
The warehouse behind North Oak Cliff Beer & Wine  
Thank you to the 50+ volunteers who worked hard last weekend at the float build. We’re having another build this Saturday. We have a lot to do, and since there won’t be a float build on Sunday, your help is more important than ever!

We especially need strong carpenters and adept painters, but anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated.

If you’re working on group costumes, Saturday at the warehouse will a great place to get together. The evil apple trees should certainly plan to attend, and all others are welcome.

See you Saturday!

Mardi Gras

Second sewing party for Mardi Gras costumes

Sewing Party for Mardi Gras Costumes
Thursday, January 15 starting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  

Donna Leiper’s home, 200 North Rosemont

We had a great first build last Saturday. Thanks to all who participated. But saints and witches both know that there’s no rest for the weary or the wicked. Our second costume extravaganza will be this Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Donna Leiper’s home.
Donna is a professional, so she has multiple sewing machines, cutting tables, etc., but if you have a sewing machine you can bring, please do! We’re going to finish up the flying monkey and poppy costumes, so if you’re a monkey or poppy, or are raising one or more of them, you need to be there Thursday to claim and pay for costumes.
This sewing circle is not just for kids. Thursday will be your best chance to ask for advice and help with your own costume. Professionals will be there to assist you, but you have to show up. Bring pictures, patterns, check books, great sincerity – whatever will help get you in a great costume and on the yellow brick road.

Join in on the fun at the first Mardi Gras float build

Saturday, January 10 starting at 11 a.m.
Behind ABC Party at Davis Street and Windomere Avenue
We all realize time is short, so please plan to make the build tomorrow. Bring your tools and your Winnetka Heights can-do spirit. We’re working on timing for another large-scale sewing party, but do not neglect your personal costume. We’ve all got a little more than a month to create or rent our part of Oz.
Many thanks to Evie and Carlos at ABC for helping us out
Deputy Chief Santos Cadena of the Dallas Police Department will speak at our next Crime Watch Information Session

Get helpful tips at the Crime Watch Information Session

Thursday, January 15
Wine and snacks will be served at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7 p.m.
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont Avenue   

Our first Crime Watch Information Session session of 2015 will be on Thursday, January 15 at Turner House. Wine and snacks will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. and will feature guest speaker Deputy Chief Santos Cadena, head of the Southwest Division of Dallas Police Department.

A 25-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department with experience ranging from patrol to narcotics to community relations, Deputy Chief Cadena was promoted to lead the Southwest Division in 2013.

Come early to enjoy snacks and wine, plus catch up with your neighbors before we meet Deputy Chief Cadena and review crime trends in our neighborhood during 2014.