March 2022 Newsletter

St. Patrick’s Day Walk/Run
Saturday, March 19, 10:30AM

Get your steps in with this adult, kid, and pet friendly event around the neighborhood on March 19th! We will follow a guided walk/run course as a group for 3.17 kilometers, just under 2 miles. (St Patrick’s date 3/17 themed distance).

Make sure to wear your green, both for good luck AND for prizes! Gift cards will be awarded to the best dressed in three categories: Adult ($50 Gas gift card – the real pot of gold these days!), child ($50 to Target), and pet ($25 to Petco).

All are welcome and speed is irrelevant!


  • Meet at the Glenville Park Parking lot at 10am on Saturday March 19th
  • 3.17k walk will begin promptly at 10:30am
  • Some light grab-n-go brunch snacks and beverages will be available before and after the event
  • Start/End at the Glenville Park playground

2nd Annual NCPNA March Madness Bracket Challenge

Join us for some free, virtual fun! If you’ve never participated in a March madness bracket before, it’s simple and NO basketball knowledge required (luck is a much bigger factor). You’ll select the winner of each of the 63 games from a grid provided of the teams in the tournament. The entry with the highest number of correct selections wins!

To enter, register online or in app by March 16th:

Group: NCPNA
Password: madness
Sign-up Link
Click on “create bracket now” to join our group.
You will have to sign up if it’s your first time on this website or log-in if you’ve registered before.
Email April Anderson at with any questions

The overall winner receives a $50 Amazon gift card!

Spring Celebration and Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16th 10:00AM – 1:00PM

The Spring Celebration and Egg Hunt is finally back and this year we’re teaming up with Town North Park and TJ’s Dawg House food truck for a fun day in Glenville Park. The egg hunt will have separate age groups with special prizes in each egg. Several games including a Hula Hoops, 3-legged race, egg toss and corn hole.

TJ’s Dawg House food truck will be on site for lots of good food for purchase.

Make it a family event, bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
Don’t forget to bring a basket to collect eggs!
And like in years past, the Easter bunny will make an appearance and there will be a photo-op area. Lots of fun for all ages!

Yard of the Month

Yard of the Month will resume in April when we welcome the arrival of spring! Judging will occur the weekend of the 9th and 10th of April so let’s get outside and plant the spring flowers! Winners will be announced in the April 15th newsletter.

The Yard-of-the-Month committee is always looking for new members, if you are interested in volunteering for this or any other committee, please Contact Robert Grinsfelder at

North College Park Neighborhood Facebook Group

NCPNA has an active private Facebook group. One of the administrators will quickly approve your admission to the group. Click here to go to the group page:

Crime Watch Report

We met with our Crime Prevention officer, and he reports that we continue to do very well in North College Park. Same story as before, unlocked cars and cars with visible valuables are a constant problem. Catalytic converter theft is becoming more of a problem. Some vehicle brands are more popular than others. It only takes seconds for a thief to steal a converter.

It is important to lock your vehicle and if possible avoid leaving valuables in your vehicle, particularly in plain sight. Wallets, computers and tools are popular targets. Good lighting helps, but criminals can be quite brazen.

The average age of our crime patrol team is high, we need young blood. Please consider volunteering and help keep our crime rates low.

If you are interested in helping out, please fill out an application on-line After you complete the application process, you will be trained by the police and then taken on a ride-along with one of our volunteer patrollers. Please join us. Contact Doug Freeman at

Book Club Update

Book Club is back!! April will reach out to the book club list to set a date for April. If this confuses you enough to be intrigued or you’d like to join and haven’t yet, please email April Anderson at to get in on the fun!

Small Business Spotlight: Uplift Bookkeeping

At Uplift Bookkeeping, better books mean better insights to increase the value of your business. I help clients ensure an accurate and organized view of their finances so they can take confident steps toward their business and financial goals. I offer virtual bookkeeping and my services include routine bookkeeping services, clean-up and catch-up services to get books up-to-date and in great shape, regular consultation sessions to review financial statements and progress towards goals, and QuickBooks set-up services with training for clients who are not yet ready for full bookkeeping services. I pride myself on being a true partner with clients in their business journey, guiding them in using their data in their books to increase the value of their business. I am a Certified QuickBooks Proadvisor and I offer free consultations. You can find me at and

If you have a small business you want to highlight, please email the newsletter editor John Slaughter at for consideration. We want to support you!

Welcome Baskets

The Welcome Basket Committee is made up of Linda Brown 214-693-1612, Ioana Bates 469-396-5480 and Vicki Bean 214-949-7805 We put baskets with home items and food together for our new neighbors and invite them to join the North College Neighborhood Association. Please contact us if you know of a new neighbor on your block! The baskets are sponsored by the NCPNA.

Booster Signs

If you want a “booster” sign, please let Vicki Bean know and we will get you a sign.


This newsletter is the collaboration of several of your neighbors. It would not be possible without their support, thank you!

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About North College Park Neighborhood Association

NCPNA is a neighborhood association, and unlike a homeowner’s association, we do not have any authority over anyone’s property. We sponsor activities and projects to help make our neighborhood a more pleasant and safe place to live. Volunteers are always needed, and we look forward to hearing about new ways to achieve our collective goals.

Contact Robert Grinsfelder at if you can help with any of these activities.