Crescent Heights Neighborhood
Announcing the 2015 CHNA Halloween Home Decorating Contest
Last year’s CHNA Halloween Home Decorating Contest was a frightening success. Grand prize winner, Tim Groves, had the spookiest house in the neighborhood. Congratulations Tim!
As past winner, Tim won’t be eligible for a prize this year in the 2015 CHNA Halloween Home Decorating Contest. However, all other residents are eligible to win one of the top three prizes donated by local businesses. That’s right, get your scare on, polish those plastic pumpkins, dust off those cobwebs and spiders and skeletons, and get decorating!
Properties will be nominated by committee on Wednesday, October 14th. You can also nominate neighbors or yourself by sending the home address via email to email@example.com. Photos of selected homes will be posted to the www.mychna.org web site on Friday, October 16th. Online voting will be open until Friday, October 23rd. The top 3 winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the biggest block party of the year, the CHNA Halloween Block Party on October 24th.
For a look back at the ten 2014 Finalists, go to http://www.mychna.org/?p=2157. As you can see, the competition is deadly!
The location this year will be the same central location as last year, 7th Street North between 25th and 26th Avenues.
All neighborhood residents are welcome to attend. You don’t have to be a member of CHNA to enjoy the festivities, however, there will be a membership booth so that old and new members can join for 2016. Last year we had over 200 people come out in a fantastic array of costumes and enjoy the perfect fall evening.
There will be hot dogs and snacks, beverages, games for kids, music, photo opportunities, and spooky cookie decorating. A city fire truck and police car are also scheduled to appear. All free courtesy of CHNA and neighborhood volunteers. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes for 4 different age groups. This is your chance to try out your costume before hitting the streets and trick-or-treating the following week for Halloween. There is also a prize for the best dressed pet; so don’t overlook a costume for your furry loved ones.
Winners of the annual Halloween Home Decorating contest will also be announced and awarded prizes from local businesses.
Whether you are super scary, a super hero, or an enchanted princess, we want to see you there on October 24th!
For more information or to volunteer, contact: John Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s a good thing that September’s book club pick was a relatively easy read with only 240 pages, because October’s selection, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, is more substantial and is just over 600 pages. The book takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change.
The following summary is from LitLovers: Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman’s narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Kingsolver tells of Dellarobia Turnbow, a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. As she hikes up a mountain road behind her house to a secret tryst, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.
Please join our book club discussion group on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 pm. Location to be announced on CHNA website or contact Maureen at email@example.com.
Topic: Board Elections for 2016
Refreshments at 6:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm
Church of the Beatitudes, 2812 8th Street North
That’s right, flag bearers, floats, baton twirlers, and beauty queens all marching down the streets of Crescent Heights. Even Santa and Mrs Claus will make an appearance!
The parade starts at 10 AM, Thanksgiving morning, November 26th. Parade participants are welcome to snacks, beverages, and socializing starting at 9 AM at the parade assembly area, 526 25th Ave North.
Participants: Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade. The more the better! You can march, you can make a float out of a wagon or golf cart, you can drive a decorated car, you can ride a decorated bike or ride in the hay wagon pickup truck, you can walk your dog, you can do just about anything. Last year we had pirates, Indians, pilgrims, and even a chicken and a turkey! The possibilities are endless. Let your imagination be your guide. Contact Nancy Way at firstname.lastname@example.org if you and your family would like to participate. Note that children will need to be accompanied by at least one adult.
Spectators: If you will be home Thanksgiving morning, or even better, have guests or out of town visitors, and want to witness the spectacle then let Nancy know so that the parade route can include your street. A great parade needs great spectators. Send routing requests to email@example.com.
This is your opportunity to get out of the house and work up that Thanksgiving day appetite and have a little neighborhood family fun!
Continue the holiday season celebration by joining your neighborhood friends for a good time at the annual Post Thanksgiving Pot Luck. Gather up your Thanksgiving leftovers, or make that favorite dish that wasn’t on your Thanksgiving menu and bring it to 525 22nd Ave North on Friday, November 27th at 4 PM.
Ken and Elisabeth Caswell will be hosting at their beautiful home and providing wine, local beer, and a signature cocktail!!!