Category Archives: Social Committee

Annual Holiday Lights Contest

Need a diversion while you’re cooped up at home because of the pandemic? Want $25 to buy some carryout or holiday gifts? Well then, you should decorate your house for the holidays.

The Merle Hay Neighborhood Association will sponsor its 16th annual Holiday Lights contest this winter. Judging will take place in mid-December. If you would like to ensure your house is included in judging, please contact April at 515-707- 6386. Your home or your neighbor’s home may be considered for a prize even if you don’t contact us. Three homes will be awarded a $25 gift card. Judges will be looking for creativity, originality, holiday spirit, neatness and theme coordination.

Checking out holiday lights is a great social-distancing activity while we wait to bid COVID-19 adieu, so we encourage as many people as possible to decorate their homes!

Join MHNA on August 6 for National Night Out!

Please join the Merle Hay Neighborhood Association for our annual observance of National Night Out, America’s night out against crime, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6th at the Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Avenue. There will be food, games for kids, family-friendly entertainment, door prizes, and great tips and information from public safety personnel about how to safeguard your property against crime. Tableware, food, and drinks will be provided.

National Night Out is a great way to meet your neighbors and learn more about safety within your home and while you’re out and about. Please help spread the word! We look forward to having a great turnout. Contact April Wyss at 707-6386 to volunteer, donate, or have a booth.

Annual Holiday Lights Contest

Annual Holiday Lights Contest

The Merle Hay Neighborhood Association is sponsoring its 13th annual Holiday Lights contest this season! Judging will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12. If you would like to help judge or ensure your house is included, please contact April at 515-707-6386. Your home or your neighbor’s home may be considered for a prize even if you don’t contact us. Three homes will be awarded a $25 gift certificate. Judges will be looking for creativity, originality, holiday spirit, neatness and theme coordination.

National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 1

Please join the Merle Hay Neighborhood Association for our annual neighborhood celebration, Merle HayDay, and annual observance of National Night Out, America’s night out against crime, from 6 p.m. to 8 on Tuesday, August 1 at the Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave. There will be food, a bounce house, games for kids, family friendly entertainment, door prizes, and great tips and information from public safety personnel about how to safeguard your property against crime. Attendees are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Tableware will be provided.

Our neighborhood celebrations are a great way to meet your neighbors and learn more about our neighborhood. They are also a wonderful opportunity to find out how you can get more involved in making the Merle Hay neighborhood an even better place to live, work, and play. Please help spread the word! We look forward to having a great turnout.