October 2022 News & Updates

October 3, 2022 | Volume 49

A Note From Our Executive Director

Happy Fall! The temps have finally cooled down, mornings are crisp and a new season is in the air. There is a lot going on the Boulevard and The District team is hard at work. This holiday season we are launching a multi-faceted campaign – Holidays on the Boulevard. This includes paid advertising, seasonal events and a unique print and digital catalog that features unique gift ideas to Camp Bowie. We are working on the details surrounding the different elements and have begun to socialize them among our partners. If you are interested in learning more and what to participate, scroll down a little more in the newsletter and click the button to register. Per usual this is an asset available to all members at no additional cost and for a nominal fee to non-members.

This month, the Camp Bowie District board of directors voted to invite three new members to the organization’s governing body. Leon Reed, Dan Custer and Brett Cox will be installed during the October meeting which kicks off the new fiscal year. We are excited to add these new faces to the organization and to grow the board of directors.

Camp Bowie District has reopened its physical offices as of October 1. We are now located at 6706 Camp Bowie Boulevard in the Towne West property. The return of Camp Bowie District to the Boulevard is an exciting one. We are able to host meetings in our own location and welcome guests. Come by and see us when you are in the area.

Homelessness continues to be an issue on the Boulevard. I have received a number of calls and correspondence related to this topic. Please know that we are diligently working on this. Our board as well as I want to maintain a safe and clean area for everyone. Later this month I will follow up with business operators and property owners with recommendations to help remedy this situation. If you have any feedback or information that you want to lend to the situation, please feel free to reach out to me. I am working with the city, city council members and PD to find solutions.

Enjoy the season ahead of us. The holidays are right around the corner. We look forward to this holiday season and the exciting things we have working to benefit all of you.

See you on the Blvd!

Lydia Guajardo Rickard

Executive Director

Camp Bowie District, Inc.

Please welcome our new board members!

Leon Reed

Leon Reed is a local attorney who specializes in criminal law. Leon was raised in Como and still lives there today. He is active with The Como NAC and Como 1st Missionary Baptist Church. A FWISD graduate, Leon continued his post-secondary education at TCU before attending Texas Tech School of Law. He also served as a member of the United State Marines. 

Brett Cox

Brett Cox is an architect at V Fine Homes. Brett previously served on the CBDI board, on the executive committee and design and review committee from 2016-2017. He has a deep respect for thoughtful design. Brett believes good design starts on the small scale. He enjoys connecting with people, creative problem solving and executing long-term visions. 

Dan Custer

Dan Custer is the owner of 6700 Camp Bowie Blvd, Town West. He has a shared vision with other property owners and business owners of seeing a renewed western edge of Camp Bowie. Dan has worked in commercial real estate most of his career as an asset manager, property management and as a broker.

We are moving!

CBDI is back on the Boulevard!

We are so pleased to be moving offices to Camp Bowie! The new CBDI office will be in the Town West development. 

6706 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76116

Security Corner

How to stay safe as the days get shorter

While winter is approaching, it is important to stay safe while the sun sets earlier. Here are some safety tips from the FWPD: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Have your keys ready and in your hand when you get to your car. 
  • Park in a well lit area.
  • Stay close to other people.
  • Do not open your door to strangers.

The FWPD has a convenient brochure with many more tips. Download it below. 


Marketing Update

September Marketing Report

Overall, we have continued to see increases for our social platforms. We do not have any campaigns to report on as we establish our Holidays on the Boulevard campaign.

See the report

Holidays on the Boulevard

Remember when we mentioned our exciting new campaign? This is it!

The holidays are quickly approaching and you as shop and restaurant owners are in the throws of planning, stocking and prepping for the upcoming season. This year Camp Bowie District, Inc. (CBDI) has developed a seasonal campaign that will feature a variety of digital campaigns, in-person events and social media initiatives designed to incentivize shopping on the Boulevard. These campaigns and efforts will target Fort Worth consumers raising the awareness and visibility of the Boulevard as a dining and shopping destination.

Learn more about the Camp Bowie Catalog and Shop Small Saturday

Learn more

Membership Update

Please welcome our new and returning members!

Thank you for your membership! Your investment in the District is an investment in a successful business community.

Business Aid

Grant programs to help small business

  • The Texas Travel and Tourism grant is open for arts and entertainment businesses and opens for restaurants on November 1. 
  • Learn more here

October Event Calendar

In the District

Art Worth

A juried festival of fine craft and fine art in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District. Discover utilitarian and decorative pieces to enrich your life; meet the artists who make them and learn about various fine-craft disciplines through live demonstrations; Admission is FREE

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October 21-23, 2022

Fire Station #18 Birthday Party

Celebrate Fort Worth's oldest, still running fire station with the Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association! The fire station is turning 99 this year! And we are counting down to their centennial!

October 23, 2022 from 4:30-7 p.m.

WTA Finals

Dickies Arena will host the season-ending WTA Finals. See the best women's tennis players in person!

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October 31, 2022

Around Fort Worth

Neighborhood Litter Stomp

Neighborhood Litter Stomp is a citywide volunteer litter cleanup hosted by Keep Fort Worth Beautiful each fall. The focus of the event is to encourage your neighbors to come together and host a cleanup event in your neighborhood!

Read more

October 15, 2022

If your Camp Bowie business is having an event and you would like for it to be promoted, email Jackson Basham at j.basham@campbowiedistrict.com to be included it in our monthly newsletters.

Halloween Events

Best Little Pumpkin Patch of Texas

Your Best Little Pumpkin Patch of Texas is returning for the 2022 season! Join Arlington Heights United Methodist Church as they share with you some of the best pumpkins you will find (and prettiest) perfect for porches, jack-o-lanterns, and more!

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October 15, 2022

Thomas Place Community Center Fall Festival

Thomas Place will have concessions, games, a trackless train, haunted maze, a bounce house, face painting, a costume contest and more! Admission is FREE, but bring some extra cash as some of the attractions and food will cost. See you there!

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October 28, 2022

Texas Girls' Choir Fall Festival

Texas Girls' Choir is hosting their annual Fall Festival! The Festival will have a host of activities from a cake walk to ring toss and arm/hand painting, the FREE event will be fun for the whole family! There is also a canned food drive benefitting the Central Christian Church Food Pantry!

4449 Camp Bowie Blvd.  

October 29, 2022 from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month


The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is hosting several events throughout the month long celebration of Hispanic heritage.

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October 1-15, 2022

Visita Fort Worth

Visita Fort Worth has a whole calendar outlining events and blog posts all about how to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the Fort.

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October 1-15, 2022

Fort Worth Public Library

The Fort Worth Public Library is hosting a series of events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

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October 1-15, 2022

In Memoriam

Lt. Stephen Boynton

Lieutenant Boynton served with the Fort Worth Fire Department for 34 years. For 24 of those years, he served Camp Bowie at Fire Station #18. Lt. Boynton's service to the city and the Camp Bowie community cannot be overstated. He will be missed by friends, family and colleagues. 

David Greene

David Greene was a 29-year veteran of the Fort Worth Fire Department. He served as a fire engineer. He passed away in the line of duty. Mr. Greene was a mentor to young firefighters. His loss is felt throughout the department and by all those that knew him.

Membership Information

Your membership matters. Investing in CBDI is investing in the future of our Boulevard.

Why invest in a membership?

Marketing Support: From social media and Google ad campaigns, our robust marketing efforts ensure your success and the success of our Boulevard. You will also be continually featured on our social media accounts.

Advocacy: As a member, we will work with you to ensure your business’ voice is heard. With our resources, our focus is on helping your business thrive in the district. 

Visibility: Being included in our member directory and social media shoutouts will make sure your business is top of mind for all our followers.

Leadership: Membership gives you the opportunity to join one of our committees or be appointed to the Board of Directors. With these opportunities, you can have a direct impact on the future of our Boulevard.

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