America Recycles Day and Shred Day – Saturday, November 15th – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – LaGrave Field

Dear VOWS Residents,

We would like to invite our Residents to participate in the City of Fort Worth’s American Recycles Day and Shred Day on Saturday, November 15th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at LaGrave Field (301 NE 6th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76164).

Fort Worth Residents can bring up to five copier-sized boxes for paper shredding and recycling.

Fort Worth Residents may also bring up to four tires, light bulbs, batteries, computers, televisions and all household items (except mattresses).  Additionally, fire extinguishers will accepted for recycling.

  • When: Saturday, November 15th
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Where: LaGrave Field (301 NE 6th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76164)

America Recycles Day and Shred Day sponsors include Waste Management, Bridgestone Firestone, Lighting Resources Texas, Goodwill and Fort Worth Better Business Bureau.

For more information about this event or any of the Keep Fort Worth Beautiful programs and initiatives please visit: http://fortworthtexas.gov/kfwb/

Respectfully,

Justin La Hue
Property Manager

Teddy Bear Clinic Hosted by Medical Center Alliance

The Medical Center Alliance is hosting its first annual Teddy Bear clinic on November 15 for those teddy’s, dolls, transformers or other best friends that need some professional medical care.

The event will take place at the new hospital that is being built on the northeast corner of I-35 and N. Tarrant Parkway in Fort Worth within the Emergency Room. The hospital tells says the “Nurses, therapists, and the rest of the teddy-specialty team will set up a special hospital clinic for toys in a special room, just off of our ER.” The event is a first come registered event for parents, children and of course their “patient”.

Child life specialists recommend teddy bear clinics as a way to familiarize children with a healthcare environment in a friendly, non-threatening way. The experience can reduce anxiety later if a loved one is hospitalized, or if they need special care themselves.

The hospital is still under construction, but the Emergency Room is open. The new hospital expects to open in February.

More information and registration can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teddy-bear-clinic-tickets-13046585689

Neighborhood Litter Stomp Event – Saturday, October 25th – 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Dear VOWS Residents,

We would like to invite our Residents to participate again this year, in the City of Fort Worth’s Neighborhood Litter Stomp Event on Saturday, October 25th to help keep The Villages of Woodland Springs neighborhood clean and beautiful.

When:    Saturday, October 25th 

Time:      9:30 to 11:30 am

Where:   We will meet at the Timberland Amenity Center Building parking lot at 12209 Timberland Blvd. at 9:30 am.

Neighborhood Cleanup Areas:    We will again focus our efforts on cleanup within the community green spaces, surrounding perimeter roads, and Timberland Blvd, East of Alta Vista. (By comparison, VOWS is amongst the cleanest neighborhoods in the City of Fort Worth.  However, the green spaces, surrounding perimeter streets, and the area along Timberland Blvd, across from the Kroger Shopping Center could always use a little additional assistance).

Cleanup items and bagged trash from these locations may be placed in the dumpster located at the Timberland Amenity Center parking lot, or left for our staff to pick up in predetermined drop off areas within the community.

Again this year, the first 30 participants will receive a Fort Worth Neighborhood Litter Stomp t-shirt.
The Homeowners Association will provide trash bags and gloves to our VOWS volunteers.

Please register with the VOWS onsite management office at 817.741.1719 or email Robin atrobin.willits@fsresidential.com for participation in the VOWS – Neighborhood Litter Stomp Event.

Volunteers the morning of October 25th are encouraged and welcomed!!!

For more information about  KEEP FORT WORTH BEAUTIFUL, visit http://fortworthtexas.gov/kfwb/

*** Please remember that anytime you are within the green spaces or around the water, you may encounter wildlife in its natural habitat…  We encourage everyone to be careful and do not approach or interact with the wildlife. ***

Many thanks,

Justin La Hue
Property Manager

2014 Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, December 6 – Registration Now Open

Dear VOWS Residents,

This year’s Villages of Woodland Springs Breakfast with Santa Community Event will be held on Saturday, December 6 at the Timberland Amenity Center.
The Timberland Amenity Center is located at 12209 Timberland Blvd.

There are three time slots available:

Session 1:   8:30am to   9:30am.   Photos and breakfast.
Session 2: 10:00am to 11:00am.   Photos and breakfast.
Session 3: 11:00am to 12:00pm.   Photos only. No food will be served.

Pre-registration is required for the two breakfast sessions and strongly suggested for the third session.

Admission is $5.00 per adult or child for Sessions 1 & 2
Children ages 2 and under are free.

For Session 3, there will be a $5.00 charge for each person/child to be photographed with Santa.
Parents/chaperons who will not be photographed do not have to pay/register for Session 3.

To register for this event, please visit: http://vowsbreakfast.athlete360.com/

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this event, or any of the VOWS community events, please email events.vows@gmail.com for further information.

Respectfully,

Justin La Hue
Property Manager

Area School/PTA Fall Festivals

Let’s support our schools and have fun while doing it. Here is a list of upcoming Fall Festivals hosted by area elementary schools and their PTAs:

Friday, October 17, Woodland Springs Elementary School (12120 Woodland Springs Dr): The WSES PTA would like to invite you and your family to our Fall Festival on October 17th from 6:00-8:00 PM. Please join us for a fun fall evening full of carnival games, bounce houses, hayrides, costume contest, cake walk, pumpkin carving contest, chili cook-off and much more! Tickets purchased in advance cost $5 per child w/ a $10 max per family. $15 per family at the door. Admission includes access to all games, bounce houses & other fun activities. Food will also be available for purchase. Please come dressed up for a chance to win the costume contest.

Friday, October 17, Caprock Elementary School (12301 Grey Twig Drive): The 7th Annual Caprock Fall Festival will be on October 17 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Activities will be in the back parking lot, gym & cafeteria. General Admission is $4, age 3 and under get in free! General Admission includes 20+ carnival games with candy and prizes, hay ride, face painting, balloon art, fire truck tours, live entertainment. Paid activities include game truck, bounce houses, silly string battles, raffles, silent auction and more. Bronson Rock burgers ($4), hot dogs ($3), and snacks & drinks ($1-$2) can be purchased for dinner. See link for more details: Facebook Flyer

Friday, October 24, Independence Elementary School (11773 Bray Birch Dr): IES Mavericks Carnival on October 24 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Chick-Fil-A, Raffles, Cotton Candy, Silly String War and more. Tickets are $0.50 or buy a 25-pack in advance for $10. See link for more details: http://www.iespta.org/files/Carnival_Flyer.pdf

Saturday, November 8, Kay Granger Elementary School (12771 Saratoga Springs Cir): The annual Yee Haw Festival at Kay Granger Elementary will be November 8 from 11:00-3:00. We will have games, Rockwell, laser tag, gaming truck, goat plop, cake walk, bounce houses, raffles and silent auctions and more! We will also have Chick Fil A, Lees grilled, Kona ice and more! Free admission – tickets for the activities, ranging from 1 ticket to 6 tickets and they are $0.25 a piece. Come out and bring the whole family!