The column below contains a list of photo albums depicting views of the River Trace Development, The City of Westerville, and neighborhood activities. The photos have been taken by various residents of the development. When you click on a link, the album will open in a new window and automatically show all the photos. It will cycle through the photos until you either click the word “Stop” or close the window by clicking the “X” in the upper right corner. If you have pictures of neighborhood activities, you may give them to Fred Shirley who will scan them and post them on this site.
Sometimes a group of neighbors in the development will have a party primarily for their block or street. The residents of Bering Court had such a party on Halloween of 2007.
River Trace is a beautiful neighborhood in a community that has a lot to offer. The pictures in this slide show illustrate some of the features of both the neighborhood and the City of Westerville.
Bird’s Eye View
During the construction of the homes in River Trace, one of the early residents, our president Linda Vollmer, had an opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride starting in Metzger Park and going East with the prevailing winds. She took her camera, and as a result, we have some really neat photos.
National Night Out
In August of 2012 our neighborhood participated in the National Night Out with a celebration at Metzger Park. Westerville Police visited us several times during the evening. People brought a variety of food for supper and snacks.
We had fine weather for our annual block party. This event takes place as the children return to school. It is always a lot of fun. This year our president, Linda Vollmer, took the pictures.
Each year the RTHA sponsors a holiday party. Usually this occurs two Sundays prior to Christmas. Volunteers line the streets with luminaria which the residents are asked to light at 6:00 in the evening. Everyone is invited to gather at one resident’s home. There are horse drawn rides through the neighborhood. A special visitor comes to see the children.
In 2012 our Christmas Holiday party was postponed to the Sunday before Christmas due to weather. The weather was better the day we held the program, but not as nice as it could have been. This kept the crowd down, but not the fun.