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The Thomas Center will have its annual holiday tree lighting celebration 6 to 8 pm, on Saturday, December 3rd.
Our neighborhood is again arranging luminaries and carriage rides!
Please come on out and help! This is a great way to get to know your neighbors.

Luminaries Come have fun while you help with the luminaries! We continue this event, and look forward to seeing you on the 3rd. First we meet at the north end of Roper Park at 9 am to put candles in bags and then put the bags on the streets. From the pond up NE Boulevard to our entry feature, and 5th and 6th Avenues to the Thomas Center. Children welcome to help. We especially would like help from need people with trucks and/or SUVs to transport luminaries (and people) along the route. At dusk we ask neighbors to come out and help light the luminaries. The following morning (Sunday) we again need families to help empty the bags and recycle the sand into the Roper Park sand box.

Holiday horse-drawn wagon rides are back!! We will have 2 wagons, and the hours of the rides will be the same as the We will start selling tickets early. Tickets this year will be $7 for adults and $3 for children. The ride will go through some neighborhood streets, including near the Duck Pond to see the luminaries. We need people for 2 short shifts: 5:45 to 7 pm, and 7 to 8:15 pm. Volunteers will help guide people on/off the wagons, and sell the tickets. To volunteer, or if you have questions, contact Jane Fowler at 352-377-9357, or at

The next general membership meeting is November 29, 7pm at the First United Methodist Church
419 NE 1st Street, Fellowship Hall. For an agenda, and more information, see our November newsletter.

The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer March will be coming through our neighborhood again on October 22. If you like to donate to the Duckpond team, please click on the duck on the right. For more information about the walk, click here.

The next DNA general membership meeting is on Tuesday September 6 at the Thomas Center. The meetings starts at 7pm. For more details, see the September Newsletter.