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2017 National Night Out Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Come out to Historic Westside Neighborhood Associations 2017 National Night Out!!!

When: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Corner of Edwards and Walnut

We’ll have Head West sub sandwiches, ice cream treats, and beverages will be provided.

Also, the K-9 team is going to be able to join us for a demo on the parking lot after 7 p.m.

State’s Attorney John Milhiser will give a brief presentation and answer questions regarding property crimes and crimes to persons, safety precautions to take and best use of information to assist law enforcement for potential prosecution of crimes.

Click here to download the flyer…

Please come visit with us!

Feel free to bring family, friends and other neighbors.

In order for us to plan adequately, please RSVP if you are attending with the family name and number of persons, no later than 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 30, 2017 by e-mail to: or by calling Darrell & Sharon Riffey at 726-5751.

National Night Out began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals to let them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This program culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August. This activity involves millions of people in all fifty states. Please be sure to participate by turning on your porch light that evening. We hope to see you Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Carrie Becker, President & the Board of HWSNA.

HWSNA Quarterly Meeting April 27, 2017

Neighborhood Association Meeting
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church
Corner of Douglas and Governor
in the Round Room (lower level)

Public Works Director Mark Mahoney will be our speaker. He will provide an update of the status of the intersections of MacArthur and Lawrence and Walnut and Lawrence.
Our neighborhood police officer Matt Goulet will also be at the meeting and available to answer questions.

Download the flyer…

Questions: 787-6823
We hope you will be able to join us!

Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church News

The Wooden It Be Lovely ministry of DAUMC is having a sale of re-purposed wooden furniture on Saturday, March 25, 2017, beginning at 9:00 a.m. In the past, they have had some incredibly cute pieces that would make a wonderful addition to someone’s home. Another ministry at DAUMC is their community garden, located directly south of the church’s parking lot. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30 at the church. This year, they hope to allow individual families to come and plant what they choose and have a “box” (raised bed) garden of their own. There will also be a gardening night each week for people to help out and garden together.

Quarterly Meeting

The quarterly meeting for HWSNA will be held this Thursday, January 26, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church (corner of Douglas and Governor). We will be meeting in the Round Room on the lower level of the church. Guest speakers will be Kristin DiCenso and Martin Fruchtl, the candidates for the aldermanic position for Ward 6 (to replace Cory Jobe). If their schedules allow, our NPO Matt Goulet and Brian Harhausen will also be at the meeting and available to answer questions. Please join us for this informative meeting.

National Night Out

Reminder: National Night Out for HWSNA being hosted at Westminster Presbyterian church, corner of Edwards and Walnut, tomorrow evening, Tuesday, 8-2-16 from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.  Entrance and parking on north side of church.

Free ice cream, lemonade and cookies.  There will be a visit from the K-9 team at 7:00 p.m.

Would love to have you join us and also meet our newest neighborhood police officers, Matt Goulet and Dan Weiss. Thanks again to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

May 12, 2016 Meeting

The May 12, 2016 HWSNA meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church (corner of Douglas and Governor).  Director of Public Works, Mark Mahoney, will be our guest speaker. Watch for the newsletter with more details which will be posted shortly.

Thank you to all of our residents who have dropped off aluminum cans for recycling to our treasurer Sharon Riffey at 1407 Mossman.  Please feel free also to attend the May 12th meeting and bring any aluminum cans to that gathering.

At the end of 2015, the terms for our NPO Jennifer Howard and Jonathan Wingerter ended.  We very much appreciate their involvement with our neighborhood and thank them for their service.  We welcome our new NPO’s Daniel Weiss and Matt Goulet.  The previous numbers have been transferred to our new NPO’s and can be found in another section of our website.

Congratulations also to several HWSNA area businesses who were voted “Best” in Springfield recently:  Best Pet Groomer, Suds and Pups, at 235 N. English and Best Barber – Craig Jones at Jones’ Chop Shop, 1022 West Lawrence.  Congrats also to runner up in the Best Thrift Store category to Vintage Pop at 1135 West Governor.


October, 2015 meeting

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church,  corner of Douglas and Governor.  Our speaker(s) will be Mark Mahoney, Public Works Director and/or Lori Williams, City Traffic Engineer.  They will provide a status update for the plans for MacArthur & Lawrence and Walnut & Lawrence intersections. Our NPO’s will also be with us.  Hope you are able to join us for this informative meeting.  Please call 787-6823 for any additional information.