October in Sligo Woods neighborhood

The Sligo Woods neighborhood will enjoy three events this October–

    • A Tree Walk–Sat the 12th, 4-5 pm.  Questions?  < lauramolmail@gmail.com >
    • Second Annual Halloween Decorating Contest–entries by Thurs the 24th
      to  moorem09@verizon.net, judging on the 26th
    • The Fifth Annual Halloween Parade–Thursday the 31st, 5:30 pm

All who live in the neighborhood are welcome!
Details below (including opportunities to volunteer to help).
Updates will be posed here.

Tree Walk in the Neighborhood
Take an hour’s stroll with some of your neighbors, enjoying sidewalk views of trees in the Sligo Woods neighborhood–in front yards as well as streetside.  The outing begins at Tenbrook Drive & Robin Road (top of the “Kids Sledding Hill”). Leader Laura Mol, of Robin Road, says, “We’ll take a different route than last year, ‘though beginning at the same place.”  Light spatters won’t get in the way but the walk will be cancelled in the event of serious rain; check the website for an announcement, if necessary.
Questions to < lauramolmail@gmail.com >.

Halloween-Decorating Contest! 
Time for our second annual Halloween Decorating Contest, with judging on October 25-26.  Join in a friendly competition and celebrate Halloween with your neighborhood!  The contest offers 3 ways to participate–
Decorate your yard/house
          & send in your address by Thursday, October 24th (OR you may nominate
a neighbor’s decorations): please send all nominations by Thursday
October 24th to moorem09@verizon.net.
!!  Serve as one of the judges and help choose the winners;
          you must be available Saturday 4-6 and 7-9 pm.  Email ASAP for this role.
(Judges may also come for the preview Fri at 7 or deliver awards on Sun 1:00 pm)
Volunteer to be the photographer
available on Saturday and Sunday for a few hours.

Contest Rules:  1. Open to all homes in the Sligo Woods neighborhood, except those of the judges. Neighborhood boundaries are here.  2. House numbers must be visible from the street both day and night.  3. Each home can only win in one category​:
          Best… Overall / Daytime / Nighttime / Theme   [plus honorable mentions]
4. Homes with decorations that have been left up from previous holidays will be ineligible.​  Winners earn a certificate and a sign posted in their yard for a week. Pictures of homes will be posted on the Sligo Woods Civic Association website (here are last year’s winners).

Halloween Parade
Robin Sleeman of Calumet Drive is heading up this year’s parade.  Festivities begin at 5:30, gathering at the corner of Dryden and Calumet.  Teen and adult volunteers are welcome as route marshalls, and photographers are needed–please contact Robin at ​< robinzs@me.com >.  The website will have route and other details closer to The Day.

Thanks to Robin for leadership of this most-popular-of-all civic association events, and gratitude to her predecessors–Proctor’s Lashon Lissimore and once-of-Calumet’s Jasmine Kuzner.

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