Category Archives: raynor park

Christmas comes to Raynor Park!

Every year the Raynor Park Neighborhood Association invites Santa Claus to tour our neighborhood. This year, as our first vice president, I participated in the whole event. And boy was it a lot of fun.

A whole bunch of us got together to decorate Santa’s sleigh, a 38 year old truck that still has it’s original engine. 




And not only did we decorate Santa’s sleigh. We also decorated some of the lead cars that followed us:


We even got some of his reindeer ready:


Soon enough, however, Santa showed up ready to go. And we all tried to get our pictures taken with him. After all we’re all youngish at heart 🙂


And then the ride around Raynor Park began. IMG_2386


As children saw us they would come out and greet Santa. Santa’s sleigh would stop and the kids both young and old would get their picture taken!


And even the four-legged variety were excited!


Hopefully next year we’ll not only get more kids but we’ll also get more of our neighbors to join in getting Santa’s ride ready.

If you want to reach the Raynor Park Neighborhood Association send an email at admin at

Ray-Nor Park Neighborhood Association

After 50 years of existence the Ray-Nor Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA) finally has a web site:

As the first vice-president I am rather excited about this! If you want to learn more about our association you can contact us through our web-site.
The RPNA mission is to:

Our purpose is to further the welfare of residents and property owners within the Ray-Nor Park neighborhood.

For over 50 years, the Association’s efforts have been to bring information on important, pertinent issues to residents of the Ray-Nor Park neighborhood and to foster and preserve a sense of community.

Some of the things the organization does is throw an annual picnic, easter egg hunt, produce a newsletter. We also are a voice for the neighborhood when the city tries to change the character of our neighborhood like they are doing now. We are trying to fight back but we’ll see how things go..

1367 Ramon Drive.


When I moved into my nice little neighborhood in July 2005, my realtor, Ann Sorger, took one look around and said: Your house is going to be the smallest house in a few years.

What few years!

Just today, another house went on sale. It’s another stucco pastel box with 5 bedrooms, a bay window and a three car garage. My charming little house is going to feel like driving a honda civic on 101 in a few months at this rate.