Halloween Decorating Contest Winners 2023

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Halloween Decorating Contest this year! We had many spooky and creative entries. Our judging committee of witches on bicycles cycled around the neighborhood and awarded the following prizes:

Best Overall: 711 Justin Way

Best Daytime: 906 Laredo Rd.

Best Daytime


Best Theme: 10212 Tenbrook Dr.

Best Theme

Best Night Time: 10411 Procter St.

Best Night Time

Best Block: Justin Way.

Honorable Mentions: 10202 Calumet Dr.

                                   701 Dennis Ave

                                   10203 Carson Pl.


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Halloween Parade 2023

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Many thanks to our Halloween Parade co-chairs, Marinel Martinez & Leah Spencer, for a organizing a well-attended and fun Sligo Woods Halloween Parade! From Leah: “There was a great turn-out and families seemed to appreciate having the event on the … Continue reading

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Halloween Decorating Contest


Halloween Door Decorations. Front door with Halloween decorations and pumpkins. Vector illustration

The leaves are falling, pumpkins are out, and neighbors are decorating for Halloween! Please join in a friendly decorating competition and help transform Sligo Woods into a delightfully decorated community!

Please have your decorations up by Wednesday, 10/25

Judging will occur Saturday, 10/28

Winners will be announced by Sunday, 10/30

You can win in the following categories:

  • Best Overall
  • Best Theme
  • Best Daytime
  • Best Nighttime
  • Honorable Mention
  • Best Block

The rules are the same as in previous years:

  1. Open to Sligo Woods residents only, judges excluded.
  2.  Address numbers must be visible from the street day and night.
  3. Each home can only win in one category.
  4. Homes can’t win two years in a row in the same category

Winners receive a certificate and recognition in our member email and website. Winners will be given information with their certificate to have a sign posted in their yard.

Please email Colleen Kim (colleensbenoit@gmail.com, chair of the contest) if you would like to nominate a home or have any questions!

Halloween Decorating Committee

on behalf of the
Sligo Woods Civic Association

¡Las hojas están cayendo, las calabazas han salido y los vecinos están decorando para Halloween! ¡Únase a un concurso amistoso de decoración y ayude a transformar Sligo Woods en una comunidad deliciosamente decorada!

Tenga sus decoraciones listas para el miércoles Oct. 25

La evaluación se realizará el sábado Oct. 28

Los ganadores serán anunciados el domingo Oct. 30

Puedes ganar en las siguientes categorías:

Mejor en general

  • Mejor tema
  • Mejor diurno
  • Mejor noche
  • Mención de Honor
  • Mejor bloque

Las reglas son las mismas que en años anteriores:

  1. Abierto únicamente para residentes de Sligo Woods, excluidos los jueces.
  2. Los números de dirección deben ser visibles desde la calle día y noche.
  3. Cada casa sólo podrá ganar en una categoría.
  4. Las casas no pueden ganar dos años seguidos en la misma categoría

Los ganadores reciben un certificado y reconocimiento en nuestro correo electrónico y sitio web de miembros. A los ganadores se les dará información con su certificado para que coloquen un letrero en su patio.

Envíe un correo electrónico a Colleen Kim (colleensbenoit@gmail.com, presidenta del concurso) si desea nominar una casa o tiene alguna pregunta.

Halloween Decorating Committee

on behalf of the
Sligo Woods Civic Association

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Halloween in Sligo Woods!

Come celebrate Halloween with your neighbors! This year, we are piloting something NEW and we hope children, families, and everyone joins in on the fun! This year we will use the below SCHEDULE FOR FESTIVITIES:

  •  Sunday, Oct 29 Halloween Parade & Party
    • 4PM: Start at Whitehall entrance of Sligo Woods (on Tenbrook Dr)
    • 4:15PM: Parade ends at on Sligo Dennis Park
    • 4:15PM: Party at the park starts
  • Tuesday, Oct 31 Trick or Treating
    • Suggested: 6pm-8pm
This event could not happen without you all. Please take a moment, if you are able to offer time or supplies, to sign up using this link or follow this website: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080545A8AC2CABFD0-45222776-sligo
Since we will be conducting the parade alongside the closed Sligo Creek Parkway, we hope our Sligo Woods community will join us to cheer on our children/families on the parade route. Here’s a flyer with all the information:
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Neighborhood Yard Sale POSTPONED

The Sligo Woods Annual Yard sale has been postponed to Saturday, October 21 from 8:30 – 2:00pm due to inclement weather this weekend.  We look forward to seeing you next weekend.  The rain date for this event will be Sunday, Oct. 22nd. It is not too late to participate!  Email sligowoods@gmail.com.
Over 20 families will have yard sales on the same day, in the neighborhood north of Dennis Avenue, west of University Boulevard, and east of Sligo Creek Parkway. You don’t want to miss it! For GPS directions, use 701 Justin Way. For more information, go to www.sligowoods.org.  
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Minutes from Sept. 14, 2023 General Meeting

The Sligo Woods Civic Association held their quarterly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, at 7:00 pm in the Sligo-Dennis Community Building. The minutes are attached. Our next meeting will be December 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the Sligo-Dennis Community Building. Mark your calendars!

2023 Sept. 14 General Meeting

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New Date! Sweep the Creek with your Neighbors, Oct. 1, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Postponed until Oct. 1st due to weather. Join your Sligo Woods neighbors to Sweep the Creek on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1:00-3:00 pm. We will meet outside the Sligo-Dennis Community Building at 1:00 pm to grab supplies. See the Friends of Sligo Creek website for more information. Hope to see you there!

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Sligo Woods Community Yard Sale, Oct. 14, 2023

The Sligo Woods Community Yard Sale will be Saturday, October 14, 8:30am to 2:00pm (rain date October 15).

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 Sangita Chari at sangitachari@hotmail.com and your house will be added to the map. This helps shoppers find your sale!

La venta de garaje comunitaria de Sligo Woods será el sábado 14 de octubre de 8:30 a. m. a 2:00 p. m. (fecha de lluvia el 15 de octubre).

¿Tienes artículos sin usar en tu casa? ¡Organiza una venta de garaje en tu casa el mismo día que tus vecinos! Anunciaremos y ofreceremos listas de precios de muestra y otros recursos para que sea lo más fácil posible para usted. También crearemos un mapa de las casas participantes para distribuirlo a los compradores.

Para participar, simplemente envíe su nombre y dirección por correo electrónico a Sangita Chari a sangitachari@hotmail.com y su casa se agregará al mapa. ¡Esto ayuda a los compradores a encontrar su oferta!

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Sligo Woods General Meeting: September 14, 2023

Free September Calendar Cliparts, Download Free September ...Our quarterly general meeting will be held this Thursday, Sept. 14th at 7:00 pm at the Sligo-Dennis Activity Building. Our speaker will be from Green Montgomery, discussing composting and yard waste & grass-cycling. We will also discuss upcoming activities such as Sweep the Creek,  the neighborhood yard sale, the Halloween parade, Halloween decorating contest, and holiday cookie exchange! Door prizes will be awarded to in person attendees. Come join us for neighborly discussion and information from the county recycling program!

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Sligo Woods Summer Picnic on Aug. 19th

A picnic for all Sligo Woods community members will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19th, from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Sligo-Dennis park! We will serve burgers and dogs (vegetarian option too!) until we run out. Please bring a dish to share and your own chairs, picnic blankets, plates, utensils, and drinks. The kids can play on the playground, and you can bring sports equipment if you want to play basketball, tennis, soccer, etc. Come spend a summer afternoon chatting with your neighbors and enjoying good food!

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