Key to the City October 4, 2019
National Night Out, Fire Safety, and more
Key to the City October 4, 2019
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Neighbors Meet at National Night Out
On October 1, residents of Pflugerville joined with their neighbors, police officers, emergency responders and city officials for another successful National Night Out. With almost 60 parties citywide, neighbors across Pflugerville gathered in driveways, parks and streets to get to know each other and the first responders who serve their neighborhoods. View the highlight reel from the night online on the Pflugerville Police Department's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pflugervillepolice/videos/431064404193223/.
Pflugerville is an Award Finalist - Vote Today!
The Best Little Plaza in Texas is a finalist for Best Public Improvement in the Texas Downtown Association's 2019 People's Choice Awards. Voting ends at 5 p.m. today, October 4, so there's still have time to show some Pflugerville pride. Vote here by liking/reacting to the photo of the plaza within the list of contenders.
The Best Little Plaza in Texas is Pflugerville's new plaza in downtown Pflugerville located next door to City Hall at 100 E. Main. Within the plaza are picnic benches, a photo booth, a stage for musical performances, musical flowers for interactive play and gardens. The plaza was funded through a grant from the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation, Rotary Club and Pflugerville Downtown Association. Volunteers came out to join city staff to help build the plaza.
PARK(ing) Day was held at the plaza on September 20 and Parks and Recreation's National Night Out party was held there on October 1. Stay tuned for future events and live music entertainment at the Plaza. Visit www.thebestlittleplazaintexas.com and check out the upcoming activities including a performance by the Library's Ukulele Club.
Register for one day "school break" camps with Parks and Recreation
Does your kid have a day off from school that isn't a holiday at work? Don't let your kid miss out on a day of pfun, register them for one day "school break" camps at the Recreation Center. These camps include activities and a field trip. The first camp, Gettin' Spooky, is Friday, October 11 and will include a visit to Jumpstreet and pumpkin decorating.
Registration is available now at pflugervilletx.gov/camps and closes on the morning of camp - or when we're full.
Library Celebrated Second Annual Kindness Rally
On Wednesday, October 2, the morning commute was a bit brighter thanks to City staff and volunteers who made positive signs and lined Pecan Street at 10th Street to cheer on commuters to have a great day as part of Kindness Rally. For the second year in a row, the Pflugerville Library has coordinated the Kindness Rally event to promote positivity and kindness. Residents were encouraged to make signs and join the City. During National Night Out party at the Library, residents were encouraged to make signs to participate. It was a great time!
A Message from the Pflugerville Fire Department: 3 Minutes to Live: Fire Moves Fast!
It is fire prevention month and today's message is to remember that fire moves fast! Your parents’ generation had 17 minutes to escape a house fire, but these days, you may only have about 3 minutes. The reason? Newer homes, and almost everything inside them burn quicker than ever before. Open concept and loft designs allow fire and smoke to grow and move faster than traditional designs. Most homes are now built with light-weight construction materials, which burn faster and can quickly collapse. In addition, in past generations, most household items were made from natural materials such as solid wood that burned more slowly. Modern furnishings are often made from synthetic, man-made materials, which catch fire easily, burn quickly, and release toxic gases as they burn.
To better picture these risks, watch this powerful video to see just how fast a fire moves through modern vs. traditional furnishings. When watching, think about how important your smoke alarms would be in that situation. If your alarms aren’t working at home, would your family have enough time to escape and survive a fire?
The bottom line is that fire moves fast! You and your loved ones have far less time to escape a house fire than you used to. In just 3 minutes, you could lose your lives. Learn more today at PflugervilleFire.org/3MinutesToLive.
Library Offers New Movie Streaming Service
This week, the Library announced a new streaming service available to patrons called Kanopy. Using your Library Card, you can stream 30,000+ movies and documentaries via the free Kanopy app or at pflugervilletx.kanopy.com - up to 10 items per month. Kanopy also includes a "Kids Only" setting for parents. Get started today!
Yappy Hour at Stone Hill Dog Park
Tonight, October 4, round up your pups and bring them over to Stone Hill Dog Park, 1124 Town Center Drive, from 6-9 p.m. for a night of dog-related fun. Meet other dogs, join in on a doggie costume contest and feed your pups a treat from the dog food vendors, Dog Pound and Lucy’s Frozen. The dog park includes two fully fenced in areas to separate large dogs from small dogs under 30 lbs. The park includes a dog watering station.
It’s the night out your dog deserves. For more details on the park rules and details visit Stone Hill Park Web page.
Fall Swim Lessons Session 2 registration now open - Parks and Recreation is now offering fall swim lessons for children ages 3-10 at Gilleland Creek Pool. Register now for lessons here.
Harvest Fest - The Heritage House Museum is hosting Harvest Fest on Sunday, October 6, from 1-4 p.m. The annual celebration will have food, music, face-painting, photo-ops and tours of the Heritage House Museum located at 901 Old Austin Hutto Road..
Stage 3 Water Restrictions - The City is in Stage 3 Water Restrictions. Residential and commercial customers are permitted to water one day per week based on the last number of your mailing address. No watering on Saturday or Sunday. Check the appropriate day at www.pfreshwater.com.
Public Meeting - Wilbarger Creek Watershed Study - Residents are invited to a public meeting on October 16 at the Pflugerville Public Library from 7-8:30 p.m. to discuss improvements to the Wilbarger Creek Watershed. Feedback provided at the meeting will be used to help work on improving areas of concern. For more information, visit the event page.
Save the Date
October 12 - Pfloating Pumpkin Patch - Come to Gilleland Creek Pool, 700 N. Railroad, and swim out to the pumpkin of your choice. There will be pumpkin decorating, food and kids games. The event is open to the public and will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission prices are $10 per person (includes 1 medium pumpkin), $5 per child (includes 1 small pumpkin) and $3 per person (no pumpkin).
October 25 - Spooky Pflix Night - Join other spooky movie fans for a night of fun at the Green Red Barn at Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. From 5:30-10 p.m., there will be a screening of Hotel Transylvania followed by Hocus Pocus. The event is bring your own booze (BYOB) and outside snacks are allowed. No glass please. Food vendors, including Taco Queen, will be there at the showing. Admission is free, and dressing up in costume is encouraged.
October 26 - Trunk or Treat - PAWS Shelter is hosting its fifth annual Trunk or Treat from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the shelter. Along with candy from Halloween-decorated trunks, they will have a photo booth, fun activities, a costume contest for kids and animals available for adoption.
November 23 - Pfall Pfest - Shop local goods from over 30 vendors. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Pflugerville Recreation Center, Pfall Pfest will have handcrafted items, baked goods, jewelry, glassware and more. Pfall Pfest items make for excellent holiday gifts, and to make it even better, admission is free.