News and Notes: March 2013

Kings Highway resident raises money for school, Amonett appointed to Dallas County Trail and Preserve Board, and Winnetka Heights wins top honors again


Kings Highway resident Val Haskell raised money to buy school supplies for Roger Q. Mills Elementary School. She volunteers with the school through the nonprofit Reading Partners and found that the school needed basic school supplies. So she appealed to friends and colleagues for help. They raised enough to give each of the 500 students a box of crayons and a box of pencils, plus tissue, hand sanitizer, dry-erase markers, construction paper, folders, notebooks and other necessities.

Michael AmonettMichael Amonett, a past-president of the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, has been appointed to the Dallas County Trail and Preserve Program’s board of directors. The board oversees the county’s 21 nature preserves, which comprise 3,366 acres.



The Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association won top honors in the Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade last month. It is the second consecutive win for Winnetka Heights. They went with a prohibition-era theme this year. Dancers in ’20s costumes surprised parade crowds with a switch from the Charleston to “Gangnam Style.”

Winnetka Heights float at Mardi Gras parade

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