Join us on National Night Out

Highland Heroes potluck dinner returns Oct.1

Highland neighbors are invited to bring a covered side dish or dessert and share a meal with police officers, firefighters and other first-responders serving the neighborhood at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. 

The annual potluck dinner is hosted by Highland Restoration Association as a way to say thank you to our neighborhood first responders.  It’s held at the neighborhood fire station at the corner of Line Avenue and Wilkinson St. 

This year’s dinner coincides with Shreveport’s #NationalNightOut – a night designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. 

Those interested in bringing a dish, please email HRA secretary Sydni Smith at [email protected] with what you plan to bring. 

HRA will provide rotisserie chickens from new neighborhood eatery Fat Calf Brasserie thanks to the generosity of Republic Services.

2019 Highland Jazz & Blues Festival

Join us at a neighborhood music festival

Enjoy live music at the always unique and funky Highland Jazz & Blues Festival. This year’s festival is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and features Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Ouro Boar, Jimmy Wooten, Max Dab, Margie Perez, Buddy Flett,Shreveport Second Line Brass Band, Logan and the Legendaries and The Brothers Band

We’re looking for a few HRA members to help us at our booth for the Highland Jazz & Blues Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14. We have several two-hour shifts throughout the festival (11 a.m.- 6 p.m.)

Interested in lending a hand?

Help us get Columbia Park ready

This year’s awesome lineup is sure to draw a crowd on Sept. 14, and we want to ensure Columbia Park looks its best.

So we’ve planned a park cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 7. We’ll start at 9 a.m. and pick up trash in the park and its surrounding streets. HRA will bring trash bags, grabbers, gloves and water. 

See you there! 

Have you been to Highland Park lately?

They’re up!

Four mile markers featuring fun facts about the history of Highland are now along the multi-use path at Highland Park. Highland Restoration Association worked with FusiForm Design Workshop to design and fabricate the markers. Shreveport Public Recreation and Assembly generously offered to install them. 

This was a fun project that HRA hopes will encourage more residents to visit this neighborhood park. So next time you’re out that way, go check them out. 
Got an idea for a neighborhood project HRA should take on? Email it to [email protected]

Let’s Talk Neighborhood Crime

Summer General Membership Meeting

6:30 -8 p.m. Thursday, August 15 | Noel United Methodist Church, 520 Herndon St.

Concerned about crime in Highland?

Then you won’t want to miss our summer general membership meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15. 

Join us for a conversation with Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond and Community Liaison Officer Cpl. Jason Cook on neighborhood crime. Chief Raymond and Cpl. Cook will offer insight into area crime statistics and the initiatives SPD has taken to improve the perception of crime in Shreveport.  

A particular focus will be put on reports of gunshots and how SPD handles those reports. 

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Highland artists, we want to learn about your projects

We want to help neighborhood artists create amazing local art!

Highland Restoration Association is willing to provide a matching grant of up to $500 for a Highland artist applying for a Shreveport Regional Arts Council mini artist grant.

Interested artists need only to submit a brief description of their proposed work and estimated project cost along with their name and contact info to [email protected] by Wednesday, June 12.

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