Friends and Neighbors,

What a beautiful time of year we’ve stumbled upon. Remember when we were all cooped up in the house trying to avoid the heat? And then, all the sudden, without any warning, blammo, here we are. “Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

So, let’s all get out and enjoy ourselves, breathing the fresh air and reminding ourselves what a beautiful neighborhood we are so fortunate to have.

Last month’s Zoom meeting was a success; we have new members who have great ideas and enthusiasm to help. After all, joining in is a great way to meet your neighbors. How’s about pitching in as well? We’ve got some ideas now for “socially distanced” get-togethers. Get me your email address (by sending it to reagleton@rjeoffices.com) and join in on Zoom at our October 13 meeting to learn how to help. It’ll be fun.

Right now, I’m excited to announce that we’re going to be having a neighborhood “Trunk and Treat” on Halloween night, Saturday October 31. We’ll talk more about it in next week’s meeting, but the idea is to have a safe, outdoor, stop-by or drive-by event for kids and adults. So, on Halloween, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm, we’ll be gathering in my front yard. 1302 South Galveston Ave. (the corner lot). From about 4:30pm to 5:30pm, our emphasis will be on passing out candy to kids, either in the front yard or we’ll bring it to the car window to be even safer. We figure adults can come as early as 4:30pm and stick around to about 7:00pm to share a BYOB beverage in the front yard. If you want to do that, bring a lawn chair, but you can just waive from across the street or from your car if you prefer, and that’s great, too. We want to see you, but we want everyone to be safe. Isn’t it time to start seeing each other, again? We think so!

We’re also planning our December “Drive-by Holiday Party,” which we imagine will be a similar, safe format, but we haven’t put the final touches on planning. Want to help? We know we could use some goodies to pass out. We’ll talk more about this on Tuesday, as well.

Also, we’re setting the schedule for a Spring home garden tour and a guided tour of Cry Baby Plaza by Ray Luth (and Maryhelen, if we can talk her into it). You may not know of all the eco-friendly and unique plants that we (they) planted in Cry Baby Plaza. Ray commonly posts photos on our Facebook page of the plantings: “Riverview Neighborhood Association Tulsa.” Check those out. Remember, our neighborhood worked hard to raise money and design that terrific, unique park. We should all enjoy Cry Baby Plaza, and knowing how much thought went into it just enhances the fun. Thanks, as always, to all those who raised money and dedicated so much time to making it possible.

It appears our Welcoming Committee is finally going to get underway. You don’t have to be the lead contact, but would you like to be involved? We sure want our new neighbors to feel welcomed. Join in on Tuesday’s Zoom and we’ll talk more.

Lastly, we’re going to use this next meeting to set an agenda for the next year. We’d like to know what issues folks have on their mind and how the Association can help. We know we want to try to identify how neighbors can be helping neighbors during this time of COVID. But, like so many, we’re just not so sure how. There are lots of topics which may be on your mind, so let’s visit. Remember, to get me your email address so I can make sure you’re invited.

See you, Tuesday.

Rick Eagleton, President.




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