It’s hard to attend anything in Block House Creek and not see the smiling face of DPS Lieutenant Chris Pratt, long-time resident and renowned volunteer for numerous neighborhood projects, sporting events, and BHC festivities. Those who participated in the 5K Fun Run and Try-A-Tri races will recognize Chris as the guy handing out water at the stops. For Light Up the Night, he and his family filled sand bags and joined the many volunteers placing lights along Block House Drive. For the Smoking Out Crime Barbeque Cook-Off, it was Chris who assisted both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with their money-raising booths.

Chris and his wife Erika staunchly support school activities, such as serving two years with the Watch Dog program. Both Chris and Erika are softball league players and recently provided ribs for the end-of-season softball party. Erika, who was named last year’s Citizen of the Year by the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce, also serves as Room Mom at Block House Creek Elementary and will assume the position of PTA Board member this fall.

As former Cub Scout Pack Master and current member of Troop 171, Chris sponsored his troops’ “Scouting for Food” drive, participated with the Scouts as they painted the fences at the main BHC entrance, and promoted many other projects of benefit to the entire neighborhood. A former Eagle Scout, Chris keeps his own son active.

“We have lived in Block House Creek since 2001,” says Chris. “There are so many opportunities here and we have always been able to find a helping hand. It’s a great place to raise our children. They are learning the value of serving others and of giving back. We have a great appreciation of the neighborhood it is our privilege to serve.”

Congratulations to Outstanding Volunteer Chris Pratt and to his supportive family.


The Pratt Family