STAY IN THE LOOP
Come join author Gregory M. Hasty as he reads, discusses and signs his fascinating book, Oak Cliff and the Missing Pieces.
Oak Cliff and the Missing Pieces was written to record the fading history and still-rich culture of Oak Cliff, and it does so beautifully. The event is free, but registration is required and seating is limited. Books will be available to purchase for $25 (vs. $37 online).
To register (and learn), just click here.
It Didn't Rain on Our Parade
Just as this year's Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade started, the drizzle and mist stopped. So the Mercedes convertible top went down and the HOC membership marched as planned. Among the floats, music, colorful costumes and flying beads, more than a dozen HOC supporters (50% more than last year) marched with our classic car and promoted our great organization.
As we passed the judges stand, they kept calling out our name and reading out loud the sign on our car, "Show us your support!" And all along the parade route, we got plenty of support. In the end, fun was had by all, more than 6,000 strings of beads were tossed and post-parade New Orleans blues filled the air. If you came out to join us, thank you. If not, we hope you'll march with us next year.
2023 HOC Holiday Celebration Winners: Everyone
On December 11, close to 60 people attended the beautiful 2023 Heritage Oak Cliff Holiday Celebration at 445 Events. We had raffle winners and service award winners, but at this event, everyone was a winner. The room was decorated in sophisticated black and gold (including a black and gold Christmas tree), the hors d’oeuvres were d’licious, the company was fantastic and everyone enjoyed our special just-for-the-occasion beverage, The Cliff (vodka, cranberry juice and elderflower liqueur). Thank you, Trudy Newton, VP of Membership, for making this a celebration worth celebrating.
Congratulations to everyone reading this article for a successful HOC year; you make our community great. And a special congratulations to our service award winners: David Preziosi and Donovan Westover are our 2023 Neighborhood Champions, and Mike Matthews is our 2023 Fundraising Champion.
If you’d like to see more photos from the event, check out the photo album here (photos by 2nd2Nunn Photography).
What a success!!
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for the Fall Home Tour and a big thank you to all of our amazing homeowners who opened their doors to us and all of the wonderful house sponsors, advertisers, and partners of the event!
We look forward to using the proceeds of the tour next year in the form of grants to help neighborhoods across Oak Cliff!
2023 HOC Grant Awards Recipients
The 2023 HOC Grant Awards Celebration is over, but there's still a lot to celebrate. Congratulations to all ten neighborhood association recipients, and many thanks to our VP of Grants, Cynthia Michaels (shown handing out the awards above – if you want to see more photos of the celebration, click here). We look forward to the completion of all your creative and thoughtful projects – and the improvements to our community – over the coming months. Below is a list of the recipients, their projects and the grant monies awarded. Time to start thinking about next year's applications!