October Community Events

October is one of my favorite months of the year.  It typically signals the begining of fall type weather here in Texas which means people feel more like leaving the comfort of their air-conditioned homes to mix, mingle, and celebrate the cooler weather outdoors…well at least slightly cooler!  Ridgeview Ranch is no exception and there are a number of events and activities for you to participate in or even help to organize if you are so inclined.

National Night Out Against Crime – Although the rest of the country celebrates this event in August, Texas residents get a reprieve because of the typically brutal temperatures during that month.   So, our chance to meet each other, learn about crime watch programs and how to safeguard our families and homes is Tuesday, October 2, 2012.  Crime Watch Coordinator John McGraw would like to get homeowners together to organize one or more block parties in the neighborhood.  If you would like to help him make this dream a reality, please contact him at johnmcgrawtexas@gmail.com or give him a call at 972-727-3582.

Fall Garage Sale – This semi-annual event is scheduled for the first Saturday in October (October 6) and takes place from 8am to 2pm.  Any resident participating in the sale must register and get a permit with the City of Plano.  You can find all of the city information at the link below.

http://www.plano.gov/DEPARTMENTS/BUILDING%20INSPECTIONS/GARAGE%20SALES/Pages/default.aspx

Event Coordinator Lori Ward is also looking for someoone to help execute the details of the event including finding charity pickup/delivery service, creating participant lists or maps, organizing a balloon pickup for participants and more.  If you can help, please contact Lori at loriwardrealtor@yahoo.com

Fall Golf Scramble – The 2012 Fall RVR HOA Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, October 6th with a 1:30 pm shotgun start. The registration fee for RVR residents is ONLY $40. One guest per RVR resident will be allowed to play with each guest paying the full fee of $60. Registration is limited to the first 72 players. Register now…before the tournament is sold-out.

Tournament details:
  • Date: Saturday, October 6th
  • Event Day Registration – 12:00 pm, shotgun start – 1:30 pm
  • Price: $40 for RVR residents; $60 for RVR resident’s guests (limited to 1 per resident)
  • Price includes: greens & cart fee, practice balls, 2 drink tickets PLUS a $5 Golf Shop Gift Card and a free green fee pass to both Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club and Riverchase Golf Club
  • Registration & payment due by Friday, September 28th
  • Make checks payable to Ray Strickland and mail/drop off at 2721 Royal Troon Drive
  • Trophies will be awarded for closest to the pin & longest drive for BOTH men & women as well as winning foursomes
  • After the tournament enjoy beverage & hot dog specials in the banquet room
For more information, please contact Ray Strickland at strickland4some@yahoo.com, or by phone at 972-978-6895.

Halloween Decorating Contest – This just-for-fun contest hosted by the Ridgeview Ranch Beautification Committee pitts neighbor against neighbor to see who can dress their house in the best Halloween “costume”.  More details including contest awards and judging dates to come.

We are always looking for additional volunteers and sponsors for these events.  If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering an event in our neighborhood, please contact Board President Lisa Coppinger at lisa_coppinger@yahoo.com.