The event will have a silent auction, a hayride through the neighborhood (don't forget to decorate your houses), music, snacks, and our special guest: SANTA!!
Holiday Lights and Hot Chocolate Fun Run
Join us for a self-guided run to take in the holiday lights with your neighbors on Wednesday, December 20 at 6 pm
. Maps will be provided. All paces and abilities are welcome. Feel free to dress festively, but reflective/light colored clothing and flashlights are recommended for safety. Hot chocolate will be provided at the end of the run; the starting point and distance options will be shared via CW e-news the week of December 18.
Turkey Trot Results Are In!
Thank you to everyone who came out for the 9th Annual CW Turkey Trot. We had another gorgeous morning with many people earning an extra piece of (guilt-free) pie at Thanksgiving dinner. Overall and age-group winners won an entire pie to take home to their families.
1st - Zach Rezendes
2nd - Michael Navarro
3rd - Julie Lynch
1st Stroller (male) - Sean Lynch
1st Stroller (female) -Heidi V.
1st Male Master - John Bartoldus
1st Female Master - Karen O'Brien
1st Male U16 - Brandon Tucker
1st Female U16 - Jenna Thompson
Special thanks to the Swistaks for putting on the event, and thanks to Nicholas Procopio and the Teagues for volunteering during the event.
Annual Board Meeting Info
The annual board meeting will be on Thursday, January 18th
at 7 pm at the CW Swim & Racquet Club. Residents will be receiving an official invite in the mail in the next few weeks that also includes 2018 budget information. Stay tuned!
CW Holiday Lights Contest
If you would like your house to be considered in the judging for the Holiday Lights Contest, please submit your address to Andrew Swistak (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with the subject line "CW Holiday Lights" by December 14
Judging will begin on December 15, and winners will be announced via CW e-news the week of December 18. This year's categories are Best Overall, Traditional, and Most Illuminating. Stay tuned for the winning houses and honorable mentions.
Caroling at Southminster - all spots filled!
Thank you to those who signed up to spread some holiday cheer at Southminster!! All 25 spots are filled, and we are ready to spread some cheer!
On Wednesday, December 20 from 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm the children of Cameron Wood who signed up will be caroling through the halls of Southminster and wishing our neighbors a happy holiday. Along with their parents, the children will spend 10 to 15 minutes singing the following five Christmas carols in three "neighborhoods" within the community: “Deck the Halls”, “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer”, “Jingle Bells”, “Silent Night” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
To further spread holiday cheer, carolers are encouraged to dress in festive attire to really bring holiday spirit to our elder neighbors. We hope the children of Cameron Wood will enjoy this opportunity to give back during the holiday season and bring cheer to the residents of Southminster.
Our "guide to giving," all in one place
CW is a big-hearted neighborhood! We are proud to have so many residents taking part in charities and fundraisers during the holidays. To keep things organized, we will be putting a list of them all in a single post on our CW Blog
. This makes an easy reference for residents looking to give, and at the same time will prevent too many emails and messages hitting our inboxes (who needs more of those?!).
If you have a charity or fundraiser you'd like us to list and share, please email me at email@example.com. We'll be adding to it and sharing it throughout the season.
We've made our website more user-friendly!
With the addition of our CW Blog and other new web features, we want to be sure residents can access the information easily and that our site is user-friendly. For this reason, we've removed the log-in prompts from many of our pages.
We have more new web features rolling out in the New Year, so stay tuned!
Staying safe during the holiday season
As we approach the holiday season of good times and giving, there are several other details we want to be sure not to overlook. For lots of great information and tips on holiday crime prevention, see the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Newsletter
on our website.
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