Newsletter – December 2018

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

We are happy to announce that Santa will be making his yearly visit to Country Lakes on Sunday, December 9th from 1-3pm.  Let’s hope the weather is delightful for a fun event with neighbors and kids!  Spread the word and come visit Santa and mingle with friends.  HOA board members will be on hand offering hot chocolate and snacks!

HOA Board Elections and Holiday Decorating Contest – Same Day – Do both!

Our HOA Meet & Greet and Board Elections will be held on Sunday, December 16th from 3-5pm at Christ Church Parish Hall in Chaptico.  If you want to make a difference in your community, this is the event to attend. Take part in the election and meet your board!

Afterwards, head home and get ready for our annual Holiday Decorating Contest.  The board members will drive around and choose their favorite homes!  There will be 3 winners and each will receive a prize! The contest is from 6-8pm on Sunday, December 16th.

Neighborhood Tips & Reminders

The park is a great place to walk and play with your pets.  Please remember to clean up after your pets. Neighborhood children also play at the park and should not have to worry about stepping in your pet’s mess.

Make sure to clear the path to your tank of debri and leaves. Your propane company will thank you.

Those dreaded leaves—they keep falling and falling.  Try raking or blowing them multiple times throughout the fall/winter seasons to prevent a huge project and burden for yourself in Spring time. Thinking of burning your leaves? Keep yourself and your neighbors safe.  Don’t burn near any buildings; don’t use an accelerant; don’t burn when it is windy outside;  please call the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department at (301) 884-4709 to let them know when you plan on burning.  Because embers are typically burnt leaves and thus small and lightweight, they can easily become airborne. During a large fire, with the right conditions, embers can be blown far ahead of the fire front, starting spot fires several miles away. Please use caution!

JOIN THE BOARD – or just attend a meeting!

Monthly HOA meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.  Our next meeting is Tuesday, Dec 11th at 6pm at Christ Church Parish Hall on Zach Fowler Rd. Please consider attending a future HOA meeting. It truly is the best way to make a difference in your community.


Participate in making your community a better place to live. Learn more about the NWP by emailing WATCH@CLHA.ORG

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