Support the Trail!

There’s just a few hours left to make a 2014 charitable donation in support of the trail!  Visit http://www.northaventrail.org/donate to make a contribution. All money goes directly to support trail events and enhancements. Happy New Year!

-Friends of the Northaven Trail

Holiday Light the Trail Event

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Thank you again to everyone who joined us for the Holiday Lights on the Trail event last night!  We had approximately 250 attendees – one of our largest and most successful events to date.  Here are a few pictures from the event.  More are posted on our Facebook page and on our Twitter feed (@NorthavenTrail).

A special thank to you to all of our corporate sponsors (Hollywood Feed, Corner Bakery, Celebrity Bakery, Simply Fit Meals, Starbucks, and Top Pot Doughnuts), as well as to our neighborhood donors (the Roger Andres Family, Zoe and David Bonnette, Lisa and Dr. Jeff Genecov, Ms. Launa Huffines, Lee Kleinman and Dr. Lisa Umholtz, Jamie and Mark Shrayber, Dr. Arlene Sachs, and Drs. Judy and Stacy Wood).  Thanks to our neighborhood donors, Ruthie’s Rolling Food truck was able to serve delicious food at no charge to our attendees!

Many of you asked about future sponsorship opportunities, and we definitely have such opportunities available.  These include event (full and partial) sponsors, as well as trail amenities (such as water fountains, dog waste stations, and more).  Many of these opportunities are posted to our website now, and we’ll also be updating soon to include event sponsorships in addition to our “on the trail” sponsorship opportunities already available.

Email info@northaventrail.org if you want to help out as a volunteer, make a donation, or just have a general question about the trail. And please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all of the latest trail news.

Stay tuned for our next event, It’s My Park Day, coming up in the spring!  Hope to see you on the trail soon.

-Friends of the Northaven Trail

Holiday Party Date Change

Due to inclement weather forecasted, the Light the Trail Holiday party has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 16 from 6-8 pm. Location is the same (intersection of trail/Edgemere). See everyone on Tuesday for Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe, Top Pot Doughnuts, Corner Bakery, Starbucks, Celebrity Bakery, Simply Fit Meals, and Hollywood Feed (with treats for the canines)!  Plus we will have an appearance from Santa and will celebrate the first night of Chanukah!

Questions: email to info@northaventrail.org or on our Twitter feed @Northaventrail.

Special thanks to all of our Food Truck sponsors for our Holiday Event!

-Andres Properties/Roger Andres Family

-Genecov Orthodontics/Lisa and Jeff Genecov

-Dallas Eye Care/Drs. Judy and Stacy Wood

-Zoe and David Bonnette

-Muv People/Jaime and Mark Shrayber

-Arlene Sachs, PhD/Academic Bridges

-Lee Kleinman and Dr. Lisa Umholtz

-Mrs. Launa Huffines

We very much appreciate the support of these generous donors!

-Friends of Northaven Trail

Trail Information

We’ve been getting questions along the trail about how best to learn about our events and updates.  In addition to postings along the trail, be sure to follow us electronically as well:

(1) Join our email distribution list by sending your contact information to info@northaventrail.org.

(2) Like us on Facebook (“Friends of the Northaven Trail”).

(3) Follow us on Twitter (@NorthavenTrail).

(4) Visit our website/blog at http://www.northaventrail.org.

See you on the trail soon!

-Friends of the Northaven Trail

Here’s our current schedule for the Holiday Lights on the Trail event on December 14 from 5-7 pm. As a reminder, the event will take place at the intersection of the trail and Edgemere (just across the street from Dealey).

-Food served between 5-7 pm: Ruthies’s Rolling Cafe food truck will serve grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese, and tomato soup shooters.  Special thanks to Andres Properties/Roger Andres Family, Genecov Orthodontics/Lisa and Dr. Jeff Genecov, Dallas Eye Care/Drs. Judy and Stacy Wood, Zoe and David Bonnette, and Mark Shrayber for sponsoring the food truck!

-Other food sponsors: we will have doughnuts from Top Pot Doughnuts, warm drinks from Starbucks, warm pumpkin almond milk from Simply Fit, and goodies from Celebrity Bakery.

-Hollywood Feed will also be out from 5-7 pm with treats for the canines.

-5:20 pm: Announcements and thanks to our many sponsors.

-5:30 pm: Turn on the trail lights!

-5:30-6:15 pm: Resounding Harmony to provide holiday music.

-6:15 pm: Surprise appearance by Santa for the kids.

Schedule is subject to change so check back here and please follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@NorthavenTrail) for updates and to see pictures of the event!  We look forward to seeing everyone on the 14th!

-Friends of the Northaven Trail



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From Eagle Scout Matthew Dorn:

On the October 25 It’s My Park Day, it was my great pleasure to lead the community in planting wildflowers in two large areas along the Northaven Trail.  Altogether, more than thirty volunteers distributed 36,000 seed balls over 72,000 square feet.  A seed ball is a mixture of compost, clay, and wildflower seed.  With the help of my fellow scouts, I made these seed balls the week before the event.

This project would not have happened without the invaluable leadership of Dr. Lisa Umholtz and the Friends of the Northaven Trail Board.  In addition, I appreciate the Parks and Recreation Department of Dallas, which assured that the planting areas will not be mowed.  So, be sure to look for beautiful wildflowers on the trail next spring when you bike, walk, or run!

-Matthew Dorn, BSA Troop 125


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