2022 Halloween Decorating Contest Winners Announced!

Our neighborhood has many enthusiastic and talented Halloween decorators. Our judges had a fantastic time viewing all the decorations and meeting the neighbors behind the creative displays. Many thanks to all who participated! The winners of the 2022 Halloween Decorating Contest are:

Best Block – Breewood Ct

Inflatable dinosaur Halloween decorations

Best Block: Breewood Ct

Inflatable snake decoration for Halloween

Best Block – Breewood Ct.

House at Night with Halloween decorations

Best Overall – Haunted House

Creepy doll in fire pit

Best Overall – Haunted House

House decorated with Ghostbusters decorations

Best Theme – No Ghostbusters Allowed

Skeletons sitting around the fire talking

Best Daytime – Dead Man’s Party

Skeleton doing a somersault on a table

Best Daytime – Dead Man’s Party

Sppoky clown and graveyard with purple lights

Best Nighttime

Halloween inflatables with smoke machine

Honorable Mention – Spooky Smoke Show

Dragon skeleton

Honorable Mention – Nightmare Creatures

Hallowwen animal inflatables

Honrable Mention – Nightmare Creatures

Many black birds sitting on the lawn or chair

Honorable Mention – The Birds


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Neighborhood Yard Sale October 15, 2022

The Sligo Woods Community Yard Sale will be Saturday, October 15, 8:30am – 2:00pm (rain date October 16).

Do you have unused items in your home? Have a yard sale at your house, on the same day as your neighbors! We will advertise and offer sample price lists and other resources to help make it as easy as possible for you. We will also create a map of participating homes to distribute to shoppers.

To participate, simply email your name and address to sligowoods@gmail.com and your house will be added to the map. This helps shoppers find your sale!

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Ice Cream Social September 18, 2022

What a delicious time we had!

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New Leadership Elected for 2022 – 2023

The sixth annual meeting of the Sligo Woods Civic Association was held Thursday evening, July 14, 2022—the first ever by video-conferencing and the first since March 2019. Taking part were 18 member-households (the voting unit; 21 total Zoom participants).

Outgoing president Todd Sleeman presided over the unanimous election of:

President — David Hollibaugh Baker
Vice President — Michele Moller
Treasurer — Sarah Meytin
Secretary — Mary Moore
At-large — Aaron Wasserman
At-large — Romy Adame-Wilson

Half of the new Board (president, treasurer and one at-large member) were elected to “two-year” terms through March 2024, and the other half (VP, secretary, and one at-large member) to “one-year” terms through March 2023.

Outgoing treasurer Glenn Moller presented a financial report showing very low expenditures during the coronavirus hiatus.  As of 3/31/2022, the association had assets of $2,455 and no liabilities.  The new board will establish the budget for the current year.

The Zoom “chat” feature was used for meeting participants to note activities in which they are especially interested, yielding: summer picnic, winter chili cookoff, yard sale, civic association T-shirts, and a program with local principals in attendance.

In closing, special thanks were expressed to the outgoing board members.

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First-ever on-line Annual Meeting — July 14, 2022

On Thursday 7/14 at 7:00pm, the Sligo Woods Civic Association will have its first virtual event and the first annual meeting since March 2019.

The past few years have been, to say the least, tumultuous and disruptive.  The Civic Association has largely been in a holding pattern, in organizational terms, since the initial COVID lockdowns started in 2020.  While we have not been able to have regular meetings and social events, the 165 individuals who are signed up on the listserv continued to be in communication with other listserv participants—especially valuable during the COVID isolation—and we are grateful to Fiesta’s Diana Moore for continuing to manage this, as she has since our beginning in 2014.

Other incredible members have continued offering key, now-traditional Sligo Woods outdoor community activities: the Halloween parade and yard decorating, and the December holiday yard-decorating contest.  More behind the scenes, the Welcome New Neighbors project has continued, thanks to Justin Way’s Mary Moore.

We know that many of you have missed engaging with your Sligo Woods neighbors and would like to return to our regular association activities. To kick things off, we will be holding an annual meeting via Zoom on July 14th to elect new board members—and all civic association members, including new neighbors, are invited to consider Board service in either one- or two-year terms.  The link to the July 14th Zoom meeting, along with phone dial-in options, was sent to the Association’s 272 member-households via a June 21 email from SligoWoods@gmail.com.

With all board positions open, the Association is looking for members who are interested in serving on the board and helping to shape the future of the Association.  More about what the Board and its members do can be found here:    What does the Board do? | Sligo Woods Civic Association.    If you are interested in standing for election or have questions, please contact me directly at tsleeman@me.com by July 10th.  The proposed slate will be emailed to the membership on July 11th.

Looking forward to “seeing” you on July 14th,
Todd Sleeman, President

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Hillside clean-up, March 20th, 2022

You are invited to meet Sunday at 4P at the kids-sledding-hill to continue the civic association project of pulling trash out of the woods there, as well as protecting trees and shrubs from the porcelainberry that climbs up and over them.
          If that time isn’t good for you and you’d rather pitch in earlier in the day, it’s fine to collect trash and recyclables–separately, if possible; just bring your own bags (and gloves!).  You may leave the bags or unbagged piles for us, later, to add to the rest, or take ’em home to add to your own for Tuesday’s collection.
        Here’s what we did two years ago just moments before covid lockdown:  2020 Trees along sledding hill.  Questions? Want to be notified of future weed-work to protect our hillside trees?  Please contact Laura Mol via SligoWoods@gmail.com.
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2021 Winter Holiday Contest

This gallery contains 10 photos.

This was was a very exciting year!  We had some new judges and many more homes in the competition this year.  Judging was very difficult, particularly the best block.  Make sure you drive down the past winners of best block … Continue reading

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Winter-Holiday Decorating Contest, 2021

Celebrate the winter holidays and join in a friendly decorating competition—the sixth annual sponsored by the civic association—and open to everyone who lives in the Sligo Woods neighborhood.

Judging will take place December 17-18 with the categories Best Overall, Best Theme, Best Daytime, Best Nighttime, Best Block, plus Honorable Mention.

Here are the rules:
1.  Open to all homes in the Sligo Woods neighborhood, except those of the judges.  Neighborhood boundaries are here
2. House address numbers must be visible from the street both day and night.
3, Homes with decorations that have been left up from previous holidays will be ineligible.
4. Homes cannot win two years in a row for the same category.
Winners will display a sign in their yard for a few weeks and will be presented with a certificate.    Pictures of winning homes will be posted here on the website.

If you see a home you would like to nominate, please send an email to Mary by Thursday, December 16, 2021.

Can you lend a helping hand?  We need a photographer and judges (contactless judging again this year).  Please email Mary if you would like to help.

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Halloween Decorating

The judges have finished their work and the winning addresses announced via an all-member email this morning.  Many thanks to all who contributed to neighborhood spirit.  Photos are here.

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Halloween Parade 2021

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Come one come all, Sligo Woods kids and adults! You are cordially invited to gather in costume for our Annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 31st at 5:00pm.  We welcome and encourage non-paraders to cheer us on along the route!
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, masks are strongly encouraged when you are not able to social distance.

When: Sunday, October 31st–rain or shine!  Meet up at 4:45 pm at 711 Dryden (corner of Dryden and  Calumet). Parade starts at 5:o0 pm sharp, walking up Gilmoure.



Trick or Treating: Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we ask that you save Trick or Treating for before or after the parade, as not to overwhelm or crowd individual houses along the route.

Looking forward to a wonderful (ahem–spooky!) community event,

The Planning Committee (Marinel, Larissa, Leah and Sarah)
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