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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hallmark Woods Community PICNIC !

This Saturday, August 28, 2010, there will be a Family, Food and Fun picnic at Kingsway Court from 1 to 4 p.m.

These things are an annual affair in Hallmark Woods, an attempt to get neighbors out from behind their computers and TVs and together for a few hours of family fun and frolic. It's an event for the kids of all ages. There will be badminton (do kids today even know what that is?), probably a croquet court (another venerable pastime!), and other amusements. Basic eats – burgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, etc. – will be supplied.

And, oh yes, a Moon Bounce for the smaller kids.

You need to bring some food of your own – a favorite picnic dish perhaps – and chairs to sit in if you're of that age. And you need to RSVP to the organizers: either by a phone call to Shirley Gasch (number in community directory); or by using the contact form on the new community website.

See you there!

John L.

Post-picnic post: It seems quite a few people showed up, ate quite a bit, chatted up a storm, and even (especially the kids) played a few games. All-in-all a pretty fine day in the sunshine!

— Somewhere, however, during the festivities, a blue badminton racquet disappeared/disapparated. Any clues as to where it might be hiding would be most appreciated; send them to the HW webmaster or your editor at woodsblog...

Very Late Update: The errant badminton racquet surfaced some weeks later, hidden in a hammock! Glenn Peed returned it to its family and now all is well... and ready for the next picnic badminton game. - JL


Monday, August 9, 2010

Official Website! Hallmark Woods Property Owners Assn., Inc.

Our community association finally has its very own website! By the time you read this, if you own property in Hallmark Woods you've received a flyer, and maybe also an email, alerting you and inviting you to visit the site.

To visit the Hallmark Woods Property Owners Association website, click the link in the headline of this article, or in this sentence, or Google it by that full name. You'll know you're on the official site if you see a green banner at the top with the words "Hallmark Woods."

The website will be a perpetual work in progress: it will include notices of upcoming events of community interest, photos of our neighborhood and its activities, important documents, and other useful stuff. And this website is registered to the association, so it will be a permanent neighborhood asset.

Contributions will be welcome. There is a contact form that sends email directly to the HWPOA president, as well as a link to the webmaster at the bottom of every page. If you have trouble viewing the site, the webmaster is the one to ask for help.

John L.