Pretty soon, the only Highland Park residents who won’t know about the town’s 100th birthday party will be those who never go outside.
On Saturday morning, three small teams of volunteers began putting signs promoting the Oct. 27 celebration in front of houses in Highland Park’s northeast and northwest corners. The Highland Park Quality of Life Foundation has printed enough signs to put one in front of nearly every home in the town, so the plan is to work from the borders to the center.
Participation was light on Day One, because of the Texas-OU game, the threat of rain, and previous commitments to various youth activities. On the east side of town, Cub Scouts Casey Fuller and Michael Roever of Bradfield’s Pack 71 were placing signs alongside their mothers, Sharla Fuller and Meredith Roever. Not far away, Sharla’s husband, Kevin, and older son, Cody, were representing Boy Scout Troop 82, based at Highland Park Presbyterian Church.
Meanwhile, across the Tollway, Highland Park Department of Public Safety Sgt. Lance Koppa was working up a sweat as he put out signs with help from residents Pat and Wynne Snoots.
“I work for Lance,” Pat said with a laugh. “He was asking for volunteers, and whatever he wants us to do, we’ll do.”
If you’d like to lend a hand to the effort, contact Koppa or Pierce Allman, who is leading the centennial celebration. After all, volunteers will be also be needed to collect the signs at month’s end.
“We hope that people keep them as souvenirs,” Koppa said.