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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! 

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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Spring general meeting

Let’s talk blight

6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Noel United Methodist Church, 520 Herndon St.

Join us for a discussion on reducing blight in the Highland neighborhood. Terrence Green, Shreveport’s interim property standards director, will offer insight into how his department processes complaints and the best way for residents to report dilapidated structures in the community. He’ll be joined by Adam Bailey, community planning and design manager for the Shreveport Metropolitan Planning Commission, who will talk about the newly created Historic Preservation Overlay Districts and how the added layer of regulations applies to Highland. Tom Arceneaux, with the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority, also will join the conversation.

Come see us at Shop for Good 🛍️

Be sure to stop by our table at Shop for Good on Saturday, May 4, at the Uptown Shopping Center, 4800 Line Ave. In addition to being able to donate to our Give For Good campaign, which raises money for our senior outreach grants, you’ll be able to grab some fun goodies to show your #HighlandPride. We’ll also have information on upcoming projects, and many of our board members will be on hand to share about neighborhood history and what our organization has been up to this year.

Want to volunteer?

We could use a few more hands to work our table between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. If you’re interested in helping out, email HRA President Michele Marcotte at [email protected] Volunteers will help assist with donations through the Give For Good website and hand out neighborhood materials to visitors.

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