The December 2016/January 2017 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
Community Projects - News & Events
Haltom City Community Projects, a division of the Parks & Recreation Department, coordinates projects relating to improving the quality of life for its citizens. Their news & events are listed here.
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It's time once again for the annual Neighborhood Decorating Contest (NDC). This is the 20th year that Keep Haltom City Beautiful has been awarding residents with the coveted winning yard signs. The judging will begin on Monday, December 12th and last through Thursday, December 15th, so make sure your house is decorated for the holiday season during this time period.
18 homes will win, as we divide the city into six sections and award three homes in each section in the following categories:
- Best Use of Lights
- Best Use of a Theme
- Judge’s Choice
Additionally, if your residential block is 75% decorated, we will award you with a participating award.
Winners will be notified by a letter on your door and you will receive the coveted yard sign that tells all your neighbors that you are a NDC winner.
Contact Julie Orebaugh, Community Projects Coordinator, with questions.
2016 Neighborhood decorating contest
Judging between December 12-15
Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County just recently opened a new facility here in Haltom City, located at 5740 Airport Freeway. The goal of Meals on Wheels is to promote the dignity and independence of older adults, persons with disabilities, and other homebound persons by delivering nutritious meals and providing or coordinating needed services.
Some quick facts on their services include:
- 919,680 meals were delivered by Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County to elderly, homebound and disabled people in 2015
- Their oldest client is 108 and their youngest client is 22
- They offer a HomeMeds medication management program by pharmaceutical technicians
- It only takes an hour to deliver meals to 9 clients
- It cost just $6 to feed a client in need for one day
Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County is always looking for volunteers to pick-up and deliver meals, as well as support their community events. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, donating financially, or know someone who should be a Meals on Wheels client, please visit http://mealsonwheels.org/ for more information.
Judges have studied the 342 entries in the 2016 Images of Haltom City Photo Contest and have chosen the winners. Best of Show honors (at right) went to Mamie Thornbrue for her picture of a classic car at a local classic car dealer, entered in the Haltom City Scenes category. The winner will be published in the 2017 Haltom City Community Calendar, and Thornbrue will receive a $200 prize for her work.
Photos are separated in to nine categories...with those taken in Haltom City (red) eligible for the Best of Show honor.
Keep Haltom City Beautiful (KHCB) was honored by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) with their Affiliate Award of Excellence for 2015. KAB wants us to strive to create a more beautiful, cleaner, and improved environment through new technologies, improved waste handling and public space stewardship. KHCB efforts were recognized because of our program activities in beautification and community greening, litter prevention and community revitalization, recycling and waste reduction and environmental education.
If you would like to serve on the KHCB Beautification Board, please fill out this online application form.
If you would like to volunteer for our next event, please fill out this online volunteer application.
The Community Powered Revitalization (CPR) Program was created to help pair volunteers with homeowners from the City of Haltom City who are unable to complete necessary exterior repairs to their homes because of difficulties or circumstances beyond their control. More info can be found here.
Am I Eligible for the CPR Program?
The CPR program is designed to provide help to those homeowners who are in the greatest need of assistance and are unable to perform the necessary work themselves. A homeowner must meet one or more of the following criteria to be considered eligible for assistance through the CPR program:
- be a single head of household (single parent) with children under 18 years old living at home
Additionally, this program is limited to those homeowners who meet certain income restrictions and have lived at their current residence for a minimum of 2 years. This program assists with exterior home repairs only. To determine if you are eligible for this program, please fill out this application form and a member of the CPR Committee will contact you to discuss your situation.
How Long Does it Take For My Home to be Repaired?
Once it is determined that a homeowner is eligible for the CPR program, their address will be added to a list of homes currently needing assistance. This list is shared with volunteer organizations who have partnered with Haltom City to assist with the CPR Program. Volunteers include churches, businesses, civic organizations and individuals who have a desire to help. These are the organizations that will ultimately select your specific home and complete the necessary repairs. Due to this being a volunteer based program, guarantees cannot be made regarding a time frame of when or if your home will be chosen from this list. It is also a possibility that only a portion of the items you requested will be completed due to the limitations of the volunteer organizations.
How Do I Apply to the CPR Program?
To apply for assistance through the CPR Program, please complete this entire application and return it to:
Community Powered Revitalization Program: c/o J. Orebaugh
4839 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, Texas 76117
How Do I Volunteer for a CPR Project?
The CPR Program utilizes an array for volunteers when working to complete assistance projects. If you would like to volunteer for upcoming projects fill out the online form located here.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library wants to give your Preschooler a FREE Book! If you have a preschooler at home and live in the 76117 zip code of Haltom City, you are eligible to receive one free book mailed to you each month through the United Way of Tarrant County and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
It sounds too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will help you read with your child. There are many reasons parents do not read to their child, but we can eliminate one of them. Every child will have books of their very own...at no cost to you, thanks to United Way of Tarrant County, community partners and Dolly Parton.
Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. He/she can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old as long as you remain a resident in 76117.
For more info and to register your child visit this website.
The 2016 Haltom City Community Calendars are now available. These calendars, released annually, are comprised of photos from the previous year's Images of Haltom City Photo Contest. View one in PDF format here.
Swing by City Hall (5024 Broadway Ave.), the Library (4809 Haltom Rd.) or the Recreation Center (4809 Broadway Ave.) and pick one up for free.