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.
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.
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,
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:
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.
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
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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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