Things to do this Saturday (part 1)

Longtime readers know that one of the key stops on my road to the Damascus of wedia was learning about the Ferguson Road Initiative (FRI), which had (to date) never been covered in the local mainstream media and was/is making a huge difference in the quality of my neighborhood.

FRI is having a big celebration where a new name for this collection of neighborhoods will be unveiled:

It’s the new name for the hottest area in town!  Wanna be the first kid on your block to learn what the new community name is?  Then you’ve simply gotta, gotta, gotta come to the December 3rd Name Our Community celebration.  It all starts at 10 am at the Dallas Central Church of the Nazarene (7979 E. R.L. Thornton Freeway). The new name will give our area the identity we need and deserve.

The Jacobs Group, who has been working with FRI and the City of Dallas on a streetscape/infrastructure plan for Ferguson Road between I-30 and Lakeland, will present the final plan at the meeting. The plan will include such things as special intersection designs, community gateways, sidewalks, and landscaping.   This will be a major factor in making our community a special place to live, work and shop. 

Members of FRI will be treated to special T-shirts and lunch from Carraba’s Italian Grill in Lakewood.  If you are not a member yet, you can fill out the form below and bring it to the celebration and be eligible for lunch and the T-Shirt.  That’s right, for as little as 12 bucks, you get a great lunch, a nice T-shirt, and you help FRI help your community!  What a deal!

Whether you are a member or not, you are welcome to come and learn the new name, plans for Ferguson Road, and more about what FRI is doing to make our area special.

We’re a minor sponsor of the event, in recognition of FRI’s role in the thinking behind our business plan.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.