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Volume V, Issue VI November / December 2009 Neighborhood www.thornapplehighlands.org Newsletter THHA PO Box 984 Hilliard, OH Our Third Annual Halloween Costume Contest 43026 and Warm Weather Drew Lots of Little Beggars With over sixty entries, this year’s Costume Contest was once again a big success! From President among all of the contestants, three finalists in each category were selected by the Bryan McKean Board, and the photos were posted on our neighborhood website for voting by the community. Here are the THHA Costume Contest winners, each of whom will receive a Secretary and token for a free ice cream treat from Handel’s: Newsletter Editor Scariest/Creepiest Most Original/ Cutest/Most Adorable Funniest/Most Enter- Stefne Broz Costume Creative Costume Costume taining Costume Treasurer Joel Armbruster Board Members Deb Bundy Megan Hess Amber LaPoint Kaylee Grace Mirabella Tommy and Everett Keith Stanley Blockwatch Coordinator String Up Those Holiday Lights… and Win a Home Depot gift card! Bryan McKean Many of our homeowners have gotten into the holiday spirit—and it shows! Just like last year, one lucky TH homeowner will win a Home Depot gift card for having the best-decorated home. You Blockwatch don’t even have to enter! Captains Between December 15th—20th, Board members will select the fi- Tracy Barton nalists. Then the photos (without any identifying information) will be posted to our neighborhood website for voting by all TH residents. Stefne Broz Please visit www.thornapplehighlands.org between December Susan Christensen 20th—30th to vote for the home you feel deserves the title of “Best Decorated.” You will be asked to complete a very brief registration, Gregg Haboush just to ensure that only residents have access to this area of our site; this also will enable you to read and post to our neighborhood Christina Rutledge forum. The home receiving the most votes online will be awarded Laura Werner bragging rights and a little shopping spree. Happy decorating! Volume V, Issue VI November / December 2009 Page 2 www.thornapplehighlands.org Meet Your THHA Board Blockwatch Corner President-Elect Keith Stanley Keeping Your Home Secure for the Holidays Keith Stanley was elected This time of year brings holiday travels and empty to the THHA homes that are more vulnerable to theft. Particularly Board this in difficult economic times, crime tends to increase. past July, Basic home security need not require a lot of money and at the — just a little planning. You might consider this your next Board checklist: meeting he was named Set interior lights on variable timers, and program President- outdoor lights to come on as sunlight fades or when Elect, a new motion occurs. Also, notify your Blockwatch captain position cre- about your upcoming travels and consider asking a ated by the friend to stop by periodically. Perhaps most impor- Board to ensure continuity from one President to the next. He tantly, have your mail held by the post office for the will step into current President Bryan McKean’s position when it duration of your absence so that it does not pile up. expires in two years. Be sure to also suspend delivery of newspapers and ask neighbors to pick up weekly fliers and commu- Keith and his wife Megan bought their first house eight and a nity periodicals. Finally, complete one last check to half years ago in Thornapple Highlands. He says his favorite make sure all doors, windows, gates, and other thing about living here is the fact that it’s “a close-knit and points of entry are securely locked, including plac- friendly neighborhood,” as well as being able to come to- ing a strong bar to prevent entry via sliding doors. gether as a community through the activities provided by the Blockwatch and the Board. Keith brings to the THHA Board a desire to help plan neighbor- hood events, discuss board financials and help represent fel- THHA Would Like to Extend a Warm low residents. Although he just recently started, he already has Welcome To Our Newest Residents! been a valuable Board member. Keith enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, Tyler, Carter • Kara Moore ~ 565 Crestmont Court and Kendall, as well as vacationing in Folly Beach, SC and • Scott & Danielle Sanzo ~ 548 Thorngate Court sports. We are confident the residents of Thornapple Highlands • Jeffrey & Stephanie Schumaker ~ 5896 made a good choice when electing Keith to the Board! Thorngate Drive • James Herrick ~ 5774 Camhurst Court • Eric Rasmussen ~ 5830 Camhurst Court Announcements In each issue of the newsletter, as well as on our neighborhood website, we offer space for news from the neighbors. To share your news in our newsletter, send an e-mail to email@example.com, or you can post directly to the “Community Talk” section of the online forum after registering. We welcome your com- ments and postings. Also, as we have done in previous issues, we welcome the opportunity to let the neighborhood know about resident-owned businesses. Send information to firstname.lastname@example.org. All announcements must contain your full name (no anonymous submissions, please) and be written in re- spectful and appropriate language. The deadline for the next newsletter is December 20th at noon. Requests for Enforcement of Deed Restrictions must contain your full name and address, a description of the violation, and a phone number or e-mail address where you can be reached, and be sent to THHA, PO BOX 984, Hilliard, OH 43026 or email@example.com. Requests are kept confidential.
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