2021 Winter Holiday Contest

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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.
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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.

Route: 

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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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Greetings, Sligo Woods

Spring seems to have finally gotten around to showing up.  It’s great to see all the flowers coming out, as well as friends and neighbors.

In terms of program-meetings and Board meetings, the Civic Association has been in a holding pattern for the last year.  The 2020 annual meeting was cancelled, and there was no summer picnic or other social gatherings—thus our only expenditures have been for the website and the PO Box.

Because of this, the board has decided on two things:
Membership dues
There will be no dues for the 2021 year.  If you have already paid dues in 2020 or 2021, those amounts will be credited toward your 2022 dues.
Elections
The terms of Board members all have been extended for one year and, with one resignation, that means there are four positions coming open.

The President will continue to March 2022 (incumbent Todd Sleeman), as will one of the At-large positions (incumbent Doug Grove).  Three 2-year terms will be open for election: the VP position (Sandy Hinman concluding her service in this position), Treasurer (Glenn Moller concluding his first term), and one of the two At-large positions (Frank Andruzzi concluding his service in this position).  In addition, one 1-year term for Secretary is up for election (Emily Sudbrink retiring from this service).  If you are interested in running for office, please reach out to me so I can tell you more about the open positions.   There is also some basic information here.

Our current plan is to hold elections in late June, and we are exploring ways to conduct the election in a safe manner.  These could include online survey, via e-mail, or the collection of paper ballots.

While the last year has felt like treading water in organizational terms, I believe we have a good base of knowledge and enthusiasm to ‘restart’ the formal workings of the civic association.  Until guidance indicates it is safe to do so, however, we will not be holding any larger events (neighborhood yard sale, summer picnic).  If you have ideas for events that we could host, please send me an e-mail.  Also, if you have any questions, concerns, comments, please reach out to me via e-mail.

Todd Sleeman, President

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2020 Winter Holiday Decorating Contest

Thank you to the many Sligo Woods households who brightened up 2020 with holiday lights.  And congratulations to winners.  This year it was especially hard to choose–so many wonderful lights and decorations!  In fact, the judges made the decision to round up some of the award-winner yard-signs from earlier years so that we could increase the number of winners for this year.  After all, it is 2020!
Special thanks to our judges, who had to drive on slippery roads, walk on icy sidewalks to read house numbers, and brave the cold.  And a shout-out again this year to Justin Way’s Mary Moore, who organized this popular event for our neighborhood.

Best Nighttime (tie) – Gabel

Best daytime (tie) -Laredo (here the night-view)

Best Daytime (tie) – Dryden

Best Overall (tie) – Kerwin

Honorable mention – Snure

Honorable Mention – Dennis

Honorable Mention – Calumet

Best Theme – Procter

Best Nighttime (tie) -Tenbrook

Best Overall (tie) – Gable Ct

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2020 Halloween Winners

The moment that you’ve all been waiting for…. The winners of the 2020 Sligo Woods Civic Association Halloween Decorating Contest… Best Overall—1008 Kerwin Best Nighttime—10411 Procter Best Daytime—10413 Procter Best Theme—10907 Breewood Court Honorable Mentions—1108 Carson Street, 906 Laredo, 704 Orange Best … Continue reading

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2020 Halloween Decorating Contest — Sligo Woods’ 3rd Annual

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Celebrate Halloween and join in a friendly decorating competition—fun and full of beautiful community spirit.  You are invited to take part either by decorating your house/yard or by volunteering to serve on the team of judges.  Winners earn a certificate and … Continue reading

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October 2020 Activities

I can hardly believe that it is the first day of October already!  The leaves are falling, and there are way too many pumpkin flavored items at the store (Pumpkin Twinkies, Pumpkin Pringles!). Halloween Decorating Contest     It is terrific … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Mask Project 2020 — March to May

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Scroll down for May 15th update Here’s the story!  On the morning of March 19th, the 160 people signed-up on the Sligo Woods Civic Association’s listserv got an email from one resident, asking if maybe others in the Sligo Woods … Continue reading

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