March Neighborhood Newsletter

Psst! Have you checked your mailbox lately? Our latest paper newsletter should have found its way to your doorstep by now. Grab a cup of coffee, cozy up, and dive into all the juicy updates, stories, and upcoming events happening in Vickery Place.

Spring has Sprung! March is here, and we're ready to paint the town green with some exciting happenings in our beloved neighborhood! 🎉

🍀 St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans: Get your green gear ready because we've got a pot of gold waiting for you at our St. Patrick's Day Volunteer Event on 3/14 and Greenville Festival on 3/16! Join us as we spread the luck of the Irish throughout Vickery Place. It's the perfect chance to make a difference while having a blast with your neighbors!

🎉 Neighborhood Fundraiser: Help us raise a glass (and some funds) for our fantastic community! Stay tuned for details on our upcoming Wine Walk fundraiser – it's going to be a party you won't want to miss. Get ready to show your support and make a difference right here in Vickery Place!

📰 Paper Newsletter Alert: Psst! Have you checked your mailbox lately? Our latest paper newsletter should have found its way to your doorstep by now. Grab a cup of coffee, cozy up, and dive into all the juicy updates, stories, and upcoming events happening in Vickery Place.

So, mark your calendars, grab your green attire, and get ready for a month filled with fun, community spirit, and plenty of luck! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements and updates coming your way in this month's newsletter.

Cheers to a fabulous March in Vickery Place!

St. Patty's Parade Sign Placement - 3/14

The Dallas St. Patrick's Day Parade on Greenville Avenue is right around the corner! As a neighborhood, we need to work together to make and place the signs that keep our streets navigable during this huge influx of parade goers.

This is a great way to get involved and meet your neighbors. A few extra hands go a LONG way when it comes to this kind of work!

Please join us on March 14th at 5209 Vickery Blvd at 6pm to spread out and help place the signs on the appropriate streets! Please bring a rubber mallet or hammer if you have one!

Neighborhood Parking Map and Road Closures for 3/16

🍷✨ Wine Walk - 4/27

Mark your calendars because it's that time of the year again – the grandest event in Vickery Place, our renowned Wine Walk! 🎉 This isn't just any ordinary gathering; it's the heartbeat of our community, bringing us together for an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, camaraderie, local food, and, of course, exquisite wines.

VPNA Wine Walk Ticket

$150 each, each ticket gets you a souvenir wine glass, access to the event, and a premium selection of Wine and local bites.

Buy your tickets now!


"What makes this event so special?" Well, not only is it our biggest fundraiser of the year, but it's also an exclusive experience designed for our tight-knit community. With only 100 tickets available, this isn't an event for the masses – it's a celebration reserved for our Vickery Place neighbors!


  1. Premium Wine Selection: Our wine selection is top notch! Purveyor of Fine Wines and VPNA President, Jason Spencer, has ensured an elite wine selection that will leave you savoring every drop!
  2. Supporting the Heart of Our Community: Your $150 ticket isn't just an entry; it's an investment in the soul of Vickery Place. These funds drive the pulse of our neighborhood, enabling us to host unforgettable events that bring us all closer.
  3. Fueling Fun and Connections: The Wine Walk funds our beloved National Night Out, ensuring we can reserve top-notch food trucks, secure fantastic entertainment, and provide delightful refreshments and merchandise. It's a night of laughter, connection, and building lasting memories.
  4. Empowering Our Youth and Schools: A portion of your ticket supports local schools, nurturing the growth and development of the next generation. Your contribution actively shapes the future of our neighborhood by investing in education and opportunity.
  5. Transforming Our Neighborhood: Your ticket plays a vital role in elevating the overall quality of life in Vickery Place buy funding beautification projects and our newsletters. Be a part of the positive change happening right in our own backyard!
  6. Holiday Cheer and Community Support: Your ticket helps us donate meals to those in need and stock local food pantries, making a meaningful impact on our neighbors facing challenges.


Pet of the Month - Vickery Chickens

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

Neighbors across Vickery Place have likely heard of and even visited the chickens at 5319 Vickery Blvd. If you haven’t, then be sure to add it to your walking route.

Jenn and Ken adopted the flock from Geneva Heights Elementary School at the beginning of the global pandemic in 2020. Since moving to Vickery Place, the chickens have delighted and entertained countless families and dogs out for a walk.  There have been more in the flock, and sometimes less.  But the brood is currently stabilized at an awesome 8.

 The Dawkins’ family cares for the chickens every day and generously shares their bounty with their neighbors.  You may follow @emmy_eggs on Instagram and even sign up yourself for eggs (1/2 dozen at a time) via the link in the bio.

Stop by and visit the chickens and say hi to The Dawkins. Be sure to also wish them “congratulations” for being VPNA’s Pet of the Month for March 2024!

Yard of the Month - 5629 Richard Ave

In 2019, Jeannie and Tom Morrison were searching for a new home after moving from Midland, TX to be closer to their daughter and twin granddaughters. They had a wonderful realtor who showed them many houses around Dallas, but they still struggled to find the right one. Their only stipulation was that it did not have a detached garage. By chance, that realtor somehow got them inside 5629 Richard Ave and within minutes, they knew this would be their next home, detached garage and all. 

The beautiful blue Craftsman-style-but-with-a-coastal-vibe two story not far from Greenville Ave is only a decade old but small details make this abode stand out with character, from the expert trim on the front door to the inviting couch on the exterior porch. The surrounding beds have been wonderfully landscaped with Jeannie’s vision in mind. A large bright blue pot holds trimmed rosemary at the edge while the beds display nandia surrounding lush lavender roses.  Colorful pansies outline the beds and add to the charm while neat pavers make a path to the back yard among a bright red crepe myrtle and garlic plants that fill the air with their aroma. Jeannie and Tom are grateful to Brentley’s Landscape who helped them fulfill their vision and Greenland Hills for their expert weekly yard maintenance.  

One interesting note about this property is that an older oak tree in the middle of the front yard was struck by lightning not once, but twice, before the owners decided not to press their luck and had it removed.  A younger red oak has replaced it but in hopefully a safer location. 

Jeannie and Tom love living in Vickery Place because of the convenience it offers to so many of their favorite restaurants and other locations around Dallas.  They can’t imagine living anywhere else! 

We would like to thank Northaven Gardens for their ongoing support of Yard Of The Month.  The winners will receive a $50 gift card.

Annual Tietze Shred - 3/23


​TietzeShred 2024 is scheduled for Saturday 3/23 from 9am - 1pm in Skillman Church’s Parking lot.  Tell your friends and new neighbors that may not have heard about it!
Pull into the line headed for the shredding truck
Pop the trunk or unlock doors to your bags/boxes marked SHRED – volunteers will take it to the truck
Pay the roving volunteer cashier in cash or check payable to “FOTP
$7.00 for up to 1 standard banker’s box/bag (approx. 30 lbs.)
Seniors (65 or older):  $6.00 each box/bag
$5.00 per additional banker’s box/bag beyond 10 boxes 
YES: floppy discs and reports with plastic spines.  
NO: Metal binder clips or tapes.

For more info reach us at: [email protected] or 214-212-4257

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

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 book is Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt.  Mark your calendars for March 14.  If you aren't able to make that date the book after that is The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. 

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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Run Club

The VPNA Run Club is finding it’s stride this Spring! This isn't just about fitness; it's about building a stronger community, meeting new people, and creating something we all can enjoy. Meet us on Saturdays at 9:00 AM at the corner of Glencoe and Miller. We will be splitting into two groups, one group of walkers, and one group of runners.

More details to follow once we have a better headcount of who is planning on attending. Additionally, there will be other opportunities throughout the week for run/walks. I am in the process of figuring out what marathon I train for next, so there may be opportunities for long runs those of you who do distance.

If you have any questions, please call Ross at 214-215-9256. More information @

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.

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 ( to help coordinate with your neighbors about potential crime or suspicious characters.

Mosquito Intervention

March is the month that Mosquitoes are out and laying eggs. Early intervention and sustained maintenance can bring great results for everyone in the neighborhood. Reducing the mosquito population in a neighborhood can significantly improve quality of life and reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. Here are three effective ways neighbors can take action:

  1. Eliminate Standing Water: Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so one of the most effective ways to reduce their population is to eliminate their breeding grounds. Neighbors can work together to identify and eliminate any sources of standing water around their homes and yards, such as clogged gutters, unused containers, or water-filled depressions in the ground.
  2. Use Mosquito Traps: Installing mosquito traps in strategic locations around the neighborhood can help to capture and kill adult mosquitoes. There are various types of traps available, including those that use carbon dioxide or attractants to lure mosquitoes.
  3. Maintain Lawns and Gardens: Keeping lawns and gardens well-maintained can also help to reduce mosquito populations. Neighbors can work together to regularly mow lawns, trim vegetation, and remove any debris or clutter that could provide hiding places for mosquitoes during the day.

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