March Calendar

Due to the bad weather last week, our newsletter and calendars are delayed, but we wanted to make sure you knew what was happening in March!

We will be having our annual Garage Sale on March 25 and 26. If you are planning a garage sale and would like to benefit from the neighborhood banners, please let me know your address and we would be happy to post it as well. You will need to sign up for a permit. https://www.okc.gov/departments/development-services/business-licensing/garage-sale-permit

If you do not have enough items for a garage sale and would like to donate your items to the neighborhood, please let us know. All sales from the garage sale go to updating the entrances. If you are available and would like to help work the garage sale even if for a few hours, please let us know. You can email us at harvesthillssouth@gmail.com.

Beware of Young Female Asking for Money

Hello Neighbors,

We have had several reports of a young dark haired female going to neighbors homes asking for money over the last few weeks. She has stated she needs money for various reasons depending on who she sees.

We have reported her to the police. They stated she has mental health issues and thinks she lives in this neighborhood.

She has gone as far as opening doors and walking into homes. Please keep your doors locked and your garage doors closed.

If you happen to see her please contact the police immediately. She was last seen carrying a small dog.

Neighborhood Watch Patrol Training

Hello Neighbors,

The OKC police are starting the Neighborhood watch training program again. If you are interested in becoming a patroller, please let us know at harvesthillssouth@gmail.com. You can register by the link below and we will meet you there on Thursday, 9/30 to go over the Harvest Hills South program.

If you can spare anytime once a week, every two weeks or even once a month, you can help! We have patrollers who patrol mornings, during the day and in the evenings. If you need a patrol buddy, we can provide that too.

We can really use your help. The current patrollers have been doing it for over 3 years.

Please make sure we have your contact information in case the patrollers see something while they are out so they can contact you. Several people leave garage doors open at night.  Your information is NOT shared outside of the patrollers.  Please consider joining and being a part.

Shared from OKCPD:

Hey Neighbor!

Did you know that you can keep your neighborhood safe from the comfort of your car??? Read on to learn more about Neighborhood Watch Patrol!

Neighborhood Watch Patrol is about neighbors partnering with the police to become trained observers and reporters in their neighborhood.

Join OKC Police Departments’ Sgt Bob Skalla and Sgt Michael Loruse, along with the Neighborhood Alliance team, to learn more about the Neighborhood Crime Watch and Neighborhood Watch Patrol programs for your neighborhood. 

This training will be offered from 6:00-7:00pm on Thursday, September 30th in North Oklahoma City and on Tuesday, November 2nd in South Oklahoma City. 

NORTH OKC-Register Now for September 30th!

SOUTH OKCRegister Now for November 2nd!

Neighbors Night Out – TODAY

The time is here!! Come join us TODAY (Tuesday night) for a fun night of food, games, and music. 🎵 Activities are 6-8pm, located on NW 79th St.

Things you need to know:

  • Check in at 79th and Harvest Hills Rd (and get a ticket for the drawing!)
  • Please don’t park on Harvest Hills Road near the event! We want to be safe and leave plenty of room for traffic.
  • Come Hungry! Free hot dogs, Popcorn, Sno-Cones, S’mores, and Watermelon! 🍉
  • Bring the Family! There will be lots of free games and activities! Bounce House, Photo Booth, chalk, horse shoes, corn hole, toy duck pond! And we plan to have a fire truck for everyone to see and take pictures with.
  • Bring your neighbors! This is a great opportunity to invite your neighbors if they aren’t already coming so that everyone can get to know each other better.
  • Live Band! Feel free to bring your lawn chairs, or we will have plenty of chairs available.

Remember that we are collecting donations of water bottles for our local fire station. Bring them with you to check-in.💧

It’s not too late to volunteer to help set up or tear down! We will start setting up at 4:15, with the event starting at 6. Email harvesthillssouth@gmail.com, if interested.

Here is a rough outline of where all the activities will be on NW 79th St:

Best Neighbors Ever

We wanted to share a post from NextDoor by Tamra Furry about her Harvest Hills South neighbors, Mike and Terry.

It is so important to know and have a relationship with your neighbors for reasons like this, and a great way to get to know even more of your neighbors is at Neighbors Night Out TOMORROW, Tuesday, 9/14 from 6-8pm.


Shared from Tamra Furry:

I just want to give a shout out to our neighbors, Mike and Terry.  The other day our overhead garage door didn’t shut and we didn’t notice.  There was a huge gust of wind that blew open our door into the house but we were in the back of the house and didn’t notice.  Honestly, we thought the sound we heard was just the normal house creaking we sometimes get on windy days.  The noise made our dogs bark, but we hadn’t noticed that 3 of our dogs got out.  They have a doggy door so it’s not uncommon for them to come and go as they please. 

Our neighbor, Mike rang our doorbell and told us that he had never seen our dogs out front without us, this alarmed me and I quickly started taking inventory of our 4 doxies.  We had 3 in the house, but my oldest one was missing. 

Our neighbor, Terry immediately began walking the neighborhood, I promptly shot into panic mode, and my wife went looking.  Terry found her and of course she came right to him because she knows Terry well.  All 4 of our dogs are microchipped and wear collars that have our names and numbers on them for this very reason.  Had Mike not stopped and Terry not walked I fear the worst could have happened. 

It is not out of the ordinary for Mike, Terry, and 3 other neighbors to keep an eye on us, as we do their homes.  We are so grateful to be surrounded by so many amazing neighbors.  Get to know your neighbors, have an emergency plan, pick a neighbor that you trust to have access to your home in case of emergency and you have pets.  This gives you such peace of mind.  We have lived in HH since 2015 and have been renting this house, but we just recently were given the option to buy this house and we closed on the 19th of August.  We feel so fortunate that we NEVER have to move now.  Thank you Mike and Terry!!

Neighbors Night Out! – Tuesday, 9/14

We are just a few days away!! Be sure to mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 14th for Neighbors Night Out from 6PM-8PM.

It will be held on NW 79th Street again as a block party! Please check-in at 79th and Harvest Hills Road.

We will have food, bounce house, games and a band! Please come join us. It is free!

We are looking for any volunteers that would be able to help set up or tear down. We will start setting up at 4:15PM. If you are available, please let us know. Email to harvesthillssouth@gmail.com.

We also have a few 30 minute slots open to run some events like the s’mores station, photo booth, or sno cones. Any assistance is always greatly appreciated!

Lastly – we are collecting cases of bottled water for our local Fire station! They do so much for our community and we want to keep them hydrated! Bring them with you and leave them at the check-in table.

We can’t wait to see you there!!

Up To No Good

(Shared from Neighborhood President, Jaci Maguire)

I hate to inform you again that there are individuals wandering our neighborhood checking for open cars again. This has been turned over to the police department and I have requested additional patrols during the early morning hours. If you recognize the individuals in the video below, please let us know or if they show up on any of your cameras.

Please keep valuables out of sight if they have to be in your vehicles. Make sure the doors are locked. Light up the neighborhood and keep your outside lights on. While out on patrol we have started to notice only a few houses have lights on at night and some streets can be very dark. Criminals don’t like lights. We have had several garage doors left open but we do not have everyone’s contact information to call you and let you know. Patrollers are not to get out of their vehicles and go to your doors. We are only allowed to call you, so please make sure we have your information. I know it happened to me when we first moved in years ago, thinking I closed the garage but something was in the way and it went back up. We were thankful, my neighbors contacted us and let us know.

We have also had several complaints about a solicitor coming by and asking information about your home and your neighbors regarding cameras. He is very aggressive and does not take no for an answer. If you do answer the door, the first thing is to ask for their permit. It is against the law in OKC to solicit without one. If they have one you can still tell them you are not interested and to leave. This individual has been reported to the police. He asks questions about who on your street does not have cameras. It is suspicious since we had not had issues until he came into the neighborhood. It could be just a coincidence. Regardless, you need to be careful and not disclose information about your home or your neighbors. They might look and act like really nice people but you never know.

Stay safe.