Saturday, May 12, 2007

150 Dogs and Cats Receive Rabies Vaccinations

The Highland Rabies Clinic vaccinated about 150 dogs and cats during the Saturday, May 12 clinic at the VOA Highland Center This event is sponsored by the Highland Restoration Association, Caddo Paish Animal Control, and the Humane Society of NW Louisiana. Watch for information on this blog about dates for a fall clinic.

Concert in the Park Series Kicked Off in Columbia Park May 7

Highland residents of all ages and species came to Columbia Park Monday evening, May 7, to hear the Sheveport Metropolitan Band perform in SPAR's Concert in the Park Summer Series. This was the first of seven concerts scheduled for May and June in Shreveport parks. Check out SPAR's website at to find out more about planned summer activities.

Highland area children are enjoying the new playground equipment recently installed at Columbia Park. Many thanks to SPAR Director Shelly Ragle and her staff for this badly needed upgrade. Check out the other park improvements including an access walkway from Rutherford Street into the park. Many Highland walkers enjoy communing with nature as they walk the paved path through the park.

Join HRA in our partnership with SPAR to continue beautification projects in Columbia Park, one of Sheveport's prettiest small parks.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Highland Restoration Association Receives NIP Grant

HRA was notified that we have been approved for a Phase III Neighborhood Investment Grant from the City of Shreveport's Department of Community Development. We are still waiting to receive our contract and meet with department officials to finalize the grant.

Our proposal targeted the following projects: a Health Fair at Highland Center in September; a neighborhood clean-up in the fall; Clean Team project and picnic in August with Shreveport-Bossier Community Development to help neighborhood schools with classroom supplies; Adopt-a-Park for additional beautification projects at Columbia Park; and a Highland Historic District program that also celebrates HRA's 30 years of service in Highland.

These are ambitious plans. We will need the help of our HRA members and other Highland residents to make them reality. Watch this space for additional information as we develop our plans.

Photos from General Meeting

April 19 General Meeting

Thirty-two people enjoyed a lassagna dinner during the Highland Restoration Association General Membership meeting April 19. President Teresa Edgerton outlined HRA accomplishments in 2006 and discussed plans for 2007. The HRA website was unveiled by web designer Ginger Broussard. Watch this site for more 2007 plans.