Please join the Merle Hay Neighborhood Association for the annual observance of National Night Out, America’s night out against crime, from 6 p.m. to 8 on Tuesday, August 2, at the Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave. There will be free food, games for kids, family friendly entertainment, door prizes, and more!
Here is a brief rundown of other highlights and activities we expect to have next Tuesday:
- A visit from the Des Moines Police Department’s Mount Patrol and a K9 unit.
- Craft table for kids.
- Bounce-house for kids.
Please spread the word! We look forward to having a great turnout!
Advance thanks to Des Moines Police and all of our volunteers and sponsors for their tremendous support!
Learn more about National Night Out here: https://natw.org/
Due to the cold and wind on Saturday, May 14, we have postponed our Merle HayDay neighborhood celebration. We plan to reschedule the event in the near future.
We hope you will join us at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, April 21, at the Northwest Community Center for the Merle Hay Neighborhood Association’s quarterly meeting.
We are pleased to be joined by Polk County Supervisor Angela Connolly, as well as Patty Gressman from the Neighborhood Finance Corp. Ms. Gressman will share details about NFC lending opportunities that are back in a portion of our neighborhood. More details are available athttp://www.neighborhoodfinance.org/
Reports will also be given about Tower Park improvements, our upcoming Merle HayDay celebration on Saturday, May 14, and other neighborhood news.
Last, but not least, refreshments will be provided.
Please mark your calendar, and spread the word. We look forward to having a great turnout at Thursday’s meeting!
The Merle Hay Neighborhood Association is sponsoring its 11th annual Holiday Lights Contest. Judging will take place on Monday, December 14th. Please contact April Beck at 515-707-6386 if you would like your house or that of a neighbor considered in the judging. MHNA will also consider decorated homes that we are not specifically contacted about. Three homes within the Merle Hay neighborhood boundaries will be awarded a $25 gift certificate to Merle Hay Mall. Judges will look for creativity, originality, holiday spirit, neatness and theme coordination. Thank you to everyone who helps make our wonderful neighborhood glow with holiday spirit!