Events & Socials

Chair: Jennifer Herriott

Members: Open to all Members of the Association

Focus:  Coordinate all social events for the year not otherwise charged to a different committee and develop ideas for new events

Activities:

  • Spring Picnic
  • Neighborhood Yard Sale
  • Screen at the Scates Movie Series
  • National Night Out
  • Pumpkin Part
  • Elf Louise Holiday Toy Drive

Committee reports and related stories can be found below.

Screen at the Scates to Show Films All Year
Coming off the well-received trial effort this past summer to show movies at Scates Park, the Terrell Heights Neighborhood Association’s
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Terrell Heights rolls out the red, ahem green, carpet
Terrell Heights Neighborhood Association is bringing a blockbuster summer to your backyard with the 1st Annual Screen at the Scates
Read more.
Elf Louise Toy Drive 2014
Each year the THNA Events committee organizes a holiday gathering that goes beyond the usual hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies
Read more.
Elf Louise Toy Drive 2013 a success
Terrell Heights residents braved a chilly, windy morning to turn out for the neighborhood’s Elf Louise toy drive on Saturday,
Read more.

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Screen at the Scates to Show Films All Year

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Coming off the well-received trial effort this past summer to show movies at Scates Park, the Terrell Heights Neighborhood Association’s social events committee has announced plans to show films at the park year-round. While there are many summer movie series, so far as we know Terrell Heights will have the only outdoor film series that is year-round. The neighborhood association will show movies for all ages, classics to contemporary, six times per year in February, April, June, August, October, and December. Films will often be seasonally timed, and concessions will be adjusted accordingly including hot cocoa and (possibly) campfire Smores during the cold months. So, from shorts, flip flops, and ice cream to blankets, hot drinks, and warm sweaters, we hope to see you at Scates.

The next film in Elf who will be shown just in time for the Christmas holiday, on Friday December 18th at 7pm.

Terrell Heights rolls out the red, ahem green, carpet

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Terrell Heights Neighborhood Association is bringing a blockbuster summer to your backyard with the 1st Annual Screen at the Scates showing movies the 4th Thursday of the month starting in May.

Members of the THNA Social committee wanted to bring Hollywood to Terrell Heights by hosting a monthly movie night for adults and kids to enjoy the outdoors while watching a movie under the stars.

The series kicks off with:

Showtimes start at 8:30 PM with concessions (pizza slices, drinks, and candy) opening at 7:45 PM. Concessions benefit the Terrell Heights Neighborhood Association Beautification Committee.  Popcorn provide by Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.

Elf Louise Toy Drive 2014

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Each year the THNA Events committee organizes a holiday gathering that goes beyond the usual hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies to make a difference in the lives of countless youth throughout San Antonio through the Elf Louise Toy Drive.

While the toy drive is a huge success throughout San Antonio, it hold a special meaning for us here in Terrell Heights since Elf Louise herself, Louise Locker, lives in the neighborhood just down the street from where we host this event.

This year was a bit warmer than usual, the residents of Terrell Heights came out in full force to give to the community and by the time the event ended, the pick-up truck was filled to capacity with new toys and $100 in cash donations had been raised.

In addition to the toys, residents were able to enjoy making outdoor decorations that were for the birds (peanut butter covered pine cones dipped in bird seeds),  stacking soda cans to use a target practice for snow balls made out of crushed ice, lots of delicious holiday treats and hot cocoa, and photos with the various inflatable decorations feature the reindeers and polar express.

Thanks to everyone from the THNA Events team for hosting a fun event, and to all the residents for making the holidays a little brighter for San Antonio.

Elf Louise Toy Drive 2013 a success

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Terrell Heights residents braved a chilly, windy morning to turn out for the neighborhood’s Elf Louise toy drive on Saturday, December 14th, and donated an estimated 300 toys.  We’re pleased to say that’s three times as many as we’ve collected in years past!  

                

 We also have it on good authority that the Elf Louise project collected a record-breaking 80,000 toys for children city-wide.

One gentleman dropped off 25 toys.  He said that for his son’s birthday, he asked parents to bring an extra toy for donating to Elf Louise.  Is that incredible or what!

Unfortunately, Louise “Elf Louise” Locker was unable to join us this year.  You were missed, Louise.

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Thank you to Linda Spencer, Jennifer Herriott, and Ann Deeds (THNA’s Social Committee) for all of their time and hard work in organizing this year’s toy drive.  You did a great job, gals!

And thank you to everyone who volunteered to help Linda, Jennifer and Ann on Saturday morning:  Amy, Chris, Mark, Jim, Louis, Gary, Mckenzie, Josh, Ally, Cate, Morgan and Hanna, as well as everyone who donated toys.