February Neighborhood Newsletter

Do you have any ideas for Vickery Place this year? Leave a comment to this post on the website to let us know!

🍷 Host the 2024 Wine Walk! 🏡🏃‍♂️

The Board is hard at work planning the 2024 VPNA Wine Walk! We are seeking hosts that would like to be a stop on the Wine Walk Route! Interested in showcasing your home? It's a great chance to meet neighbors and show off your decorating skills! Please fill out the below form if you are interested in being a stop this year!

Happy 42nd Birthday VPNA!

Each February we commemorate the founding of Vickery Place Neighborhood
Association (VPNA). We celebrate resident’s past & present, and salute those
who strive to preserve our rich history, enhance our quality of life, and make
Vickery Place neighborhood a great place to live! Below is how it all began.

On January 28, 1982, nearly 100 Vickery Place neighbors gathered together in the basement of the Greenville Avenue Christian Church for a meeting with representatives of the Dallas Department of Housing and Neighborhood Services to consider the future of the neighborhood.
At the meeting the staff presented the results of an extensive neighborhood study conducted during December of 1981 and then attendees provided feedback on those results. The staff also presented an inventory of needs for public facilities and services and listed recent accomplishments for the neighborhood. Marvin Krout (Planning Manager) said that in his opinion, neighborhoods with neighborhood associations generally do better than neighborhoods without. During the meeting, approximately 30 neighbors signed a list indicating that they were interested in participating in a neighborhood association, and it was from this list that the North Henderson Neighborhood Association was born. Later the name was changed to the Vickery Place Neighborhood Association.

~ Excerpt from a series of articles titled 'A Snapshot of Vickery Place...1982',
By Linda Mitchell, published in the 2007 VPNA Newsletters.

Social Media

Do you follow our socials? They are a great way to get information and reach out to your neighbors!

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vickeryplace

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/VickeryPlace

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vickeryplaceneighborhood/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VickeryPlace

Pet of the Month

February's Pet(s) of the Month: Daisy & Winnie

This month's VPNA Pet(s) of the Month are Daisy & Winnie! Daisy and Winnie will be receiving a generous gift basket custom curated just for them from our neighbor Dr. Benjamin Wright & his team at Lakewood Vet Center.

Winnie our 7-year-old Goldendoodle is the sweetest girl and a wonderful family dog.  Daisy, her little sister, is an energetic Cavadoodle puppy.  They love walking the neighborhood and saying hi to all their K9 friends, and of course, we have to stop by the treat box on Vickery every day!
- Kaleigh

Be sure to sign up your pet for a chance to be chosen in future months!

Yard of the Month - 5451 Vickery

We know that Texas winters can be hard on yards with temperature swings, freezing rain, an occasional snow flurry followed by sunny 65 degree weather - so we're always on the lookout for those early signs of spring.  We're delighted to see that Linda Mitchell's daffodils are starting to sprout - these cheery bulbs have been flowering for over 50 years! Be on the lookout for those pops of yellow, orange and white at 5451 Vickery Blvd!  Thanks Linda, for taking over as caregiver and
keeping the blooms coming since 1981!

2024 Event Calendar

Be sure to keep an eye on the Vickery Place Events page to keep your calendar up to date with all future VPNA Events! Please consider clicking the "+ Add to Google Calendar" to make sure you don't miss anything!

Notable Upcoming Events include:

  • St. Patty's Day Preparations & Parade
  • VPNA Wine Walk
  • Neighborhood Happy Hour
  • General Meetings

Have something you want us to add? Let us know at [email protected]

Events - Vickery Place Neighborhood Association
Vickery Place is an historic neighborhood located near the heart of Dallas, a residential island in the center of the entertainment, restaurant and shopping districts of nearby downtown Dallas, Knox/Henderson and Lower Greenville Avenue

Greenville Ave. St. Patrick's Day Parade

Mark Your Calendars—dust off your kilts, get your green garb on and plan your day accordingly! St. Patrick’s Day festivities will begin on Saturday March 16th , with a St Paddy’s Day Dash on Greenville and the St Patrick’s Day Parade both on Upper Greenville (north of Mockingbird) in the morning, followed by the Lower Greenville Avenue block party on Greenville Ave between Vanderbilt Ave and Vickery Blvd. The run, parade, street party and the many private parties in surrounding neighborhoods, attract tens of thousands to Greenville Avenue. Blocks closest to the Lower Greenville party zone will be closed to through traffic and the City will designate “no parking” areas with signs placed generally on the north side of streets in Vickery Place and surrounding neighborhoods. Maps of the affected areas, and other pertinent information will be in your March newsletter, posted on our webpage VickeryPlace.com, and on the Vickery Place Facebook page and groups page. Stay tuned!

Monthly Book Club

Interested in joining the VPNA book club? We are a once-a-month group that meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Our next meeting is February 8.

February's book is Collective Regrets of Clover by Mikki Brammer. The book for March is Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt.

The meeting will be at 5355 Willis at 6:30pm.  
Below is a link to RSVP.  You can also reply to [email protected].

Please reach out to [email protected] or visit the page below for more information

Book Club
Welcome to the VPNA book club. We are a once-a-month group that meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Our next meeting is January 11. January’s book is The School For Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan. February’s book is Collective Regrets of Clover by Mikki Brammer. The meeting will

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It's Girl Scout Cookie Season! Help encourage our local youths to be savvy businesswomen by supporting their entrepreneurial efforts! (Don't know what to order? Thin Mints are my favorite! Let us know yours in the comments on the website!)

Order your Faves on my Digital Cookie Site Today
That’s right! You can order your favorite Girl Scout Cookies from me online, all while helping my troop and I do great things in our community and beyond! Check it out.

Kroger Community Rewards

During the Q4 period of 2023 we only had 23 households signed up for our Kroger Community Rewards. With nearly 1200 homes in Vickery Place, we can fund events like this month's donations to local Pantries with no effort every time you get groceries! If you shop at Kroger, please take the time to sign up below and a portion of your purchases go to supporting local schools, charity drives, and neighborhood events.

When you do your grocery shopping at Kroger, don’t forget there is an easy way to also support Vickery Place Neighborhood Association. VPNA is a registered charity with the Kroger Community Rewards Program. A few simple steps will help raise funds to support more neighborhood activities. https://www.kroger.com/account/communityrewards/

To Connect With Kroger Community Rewards:

• Sign into your Kroger Rewards digital account (or easily set one up if you do not already have an account).

• Select “My Account”.

• Scroll down to the ‘Community Rewards’ section of your account page.

• Select ‘Enroll Now’ or ‘Edit’.

• Enter the name of the organization you wish to support.

• Select ‘Vickery Place Neighborhood Association’ and click on ‘Save’.

Any transactions moving forward using the card number associated with your Kroger digital account will be applied to the Community Rewards program. It takes about 10 days for the Community Rewards totals to begin displaying on your receipt. Vickery Place NA gets quarterly rewards payments—last quarter we received $44.22. The more neighbors who shop with Kroger and connect their digital account with Vickery Place, the more funds our organization will earn! Thank You!

Crime Watch

Please consider joining our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/vickeryplace) to help coordinate with your neighbors about potential crime or suspicious characters. We've had several residents on Bonita that have been trying to coordinate for an additional Police Watch to combat late night crime in their area, and the ability to organize ourselves to coordinate with the police would be helpful! Additionally, be sure to update your email newsletter preferences with your street so you can receive pertinent information specific to your street!

Let us know what you think of the Newsletter and if there is anything we missed in the comments under this post on the website!