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The Cost of a Slice of Pie

Special ingredients go into each slice of pie that makes up KNU’s annual operating budget. One ingredient is YOU and a modest dues contribution of $50, coupled with other revenue generated through fundraising efforts like brick sales, special gifts, branded goods sales, website banners & sponsorships, and Krawl ticket sales. Do you know where your dollars go? Click here for the whole pie. Our 2019 estimated operating budget is $60,000. More...

KNU Volunteers Needed on Mar 2rd to Quench Thirst on Dash Route

KNU is the prospective water sponsor for Dash for the Beads which treks through our neighborhood on March 2nd. We are in desperate need of a coordinator and volunteers to hand out water to Dash participants from 9 to 11am and support another area non-profit. Please contact Susan Via at president@kesslerneighborsunited.org to sign up.. More...

The Krawl is On Course for April 27th

This year’s Kessler Krawl will be held at its regularly-scheduled Spring date, and party planning is underway. We hope you will plan on joining us for an on-the-go evening of gab and grab! So, don those oxfords, get your gait on, and krawl with us! We will course through a few private homes, eat and drink, and gather for dessert and coffee at our last stop. Interested in sponsoring this event? Click here to find out more. More...

KNU Needs YOU to Fill Committee Seats & Volunteer Roles

The board is committed to 2019 large-scale projects and we need more folks to go around, invest time and efforts, and get the jobs done! Several positions and volunteer roles need filling. VP and Kessler Krawl Chair Dale Miner needs volunteers to help orchestrate the Kessler Krawl to be held on April 27th. Contact vp@kesslerneighborsunited.org.. More...

Ancient Scent-sations

You love that certain scent and pay dearly for it, but do you know the strange perfumery history that spans the ages? The predecessor to your fragrant spray used chemicals derived from the rear ends of dead cats, the Crusades, "god sweat," scented feet, the Plague and whale vomit. Lovely! Let’s now ponder the influential ancient origins of perfume. More...

First-Class Letters to Santa Display Wins Holiday Lights Decorating Contest

Thanks to Celina Buchanan, Wesley Throckmorton and 9 households that adorned the Knott Place/Evergreen Hills island with a clever red receptacle that stowed away wishes and wants, the neighborhood was made merrier and bright! Congratulations and thank you for your spirited participation!!! Kim Dunbar won 2nd Place for his handiwork on Winnetka/Canterbury Court, and Robbie Miller and Ron Veech placed 3rd for their decorating talents on Colorado/Kessler Parkway. More...

Adding KNU to YOUR New Year’s Resolutions List Helps Our Neighborhood’s To-Do List Get Done

Well, here we go again… a new year filled with neighborhood improvements & special projects, the fast-approaching, regularly-scheduled Spring Krawl, and a host of KNU activities slated in the hood. As a prelude to this year’s list of planned organizational goals, KNU needs to be slated in on YOUR New Year’s Resolution List. Please make your upcoming annual modest dues payment, volunteer where needed, shake a hand, get to know your neighbors, More...

Around the World with New Year’s Traditions…

The ancients spun off several traditions for modern-day traditions that ring in the New Year. Here are a few to ponder: Make Some Noise From fireworks to church bells, noisy revelry seems to be a favorite around the world. In ancient Thailand, guns were fired to frighten off demons. In China, firecrackers routed the forces of darkness. In the early American colonies, the sound of pistol shots rang through the air. Today, Italians let their church bells peal, the Swiss beat drums, and the North Americans sound sirens and party horns to bid the old year farewell. More...

Events to Commemorate MLK

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is spearheading a series of events around town honoring the life and legacy of civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. King. Click here for a schedule of events and hover over event by date for details. The week kicks off at City Hall from 12-1:30pm with a Wreath Laying Ceremony featuring keynote speaker Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes, III, a passionate leader and social activist, along with other public officials and community leaders. More...

The Dash is On, Register Now and Support the Healthy Habits of Area Youth

Sign up for the Annual Dash for the Beads 1 Mile Walk, 5k and 10K Race to take place March 2nd, a fun-filled community favorite for the whole family and pets! The Good Space Dash for the Beads is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that improves the mental, physical, and emotional health of Oak Cliff youth by providing grant funds to area schools and nonprofits and promoting physical fitness, healthy eating, and arts programs. More...
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