Neighborhood Independence Day Celebration this Monday | Parade and Pool Party | Trash Can Samples

Hello Neighbors,

Just a friendly reminder that we are looking forward to seeing you for our annual 4th of July Party this Monday starting at 12 pm!

Red, White & Blue Parade (11:30 am – 12 noon)
(Decorating starts at 11:00am; Parade starts at 11:30am)
We’ll be marching as a group from the Tot Lot at Driscoll and Upshire all the way down to the pool. Feel free to decorate your bikes and scooters beforehand, or meet at the park at 11:00am to decorate onsite (we will have some decorations on hand.) The parade starts promptly at 11:30am. If you can’t march in the parade, feel free to come out and grab a spot along the parade route to enjoy the parade and show your support.

BBQ and Pool Party (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
** The pool party and BBQ is a private event, exclusively for members of the neighborhood, as well as outside members of the pool.

Guest Policy
The Social Committee has received a few questions asking about the party on Monday and the guest policy — and wanted to send out a quick message to clarify for all:  If you have a family member/friend visiting for the holiday, they are able to join you at the pool during operating hours 11 AM to 9 PM. As seating space is limited, we do suggest you consider bringing chairs or blankets on the day. As the event has food and drink paid for by the HOA as well as games which have prizes eligible, Guests will NOT be able to partake in those paid activities. There is no option to pay for a guest to have food. You are more than welcome to bring your own food and drink on the day (no glass please).

Each registered pool member will be given wristbands and food tickets based on your membership status within the pool computer, which uses your application that you submitted prior to the start of the 2022 swim season. We are using a very old computer program to check members in, so please bear with us. You can come as early as 11am to check in, obtain wristbands for your family and find a seat.

Schedule of Events
– The Parade will start at 11:30 am from the Tot Lot on Driscoll.
– BBQ Food will be 12pm – 1:30pm
– Carmen’s and Desserts 3:00pm – 4:00pm
– Games throughout the event

Finally, we can’t make all of this happen without volunteers! There are many ways to help and we still have many slots that need to be filled. Please take a moment to look at the available slots and sign up today!

Change to Neighborhood Trash Service |  Trash Can Samples
The Board does not have any updates with regards to timing around the implementation of our trash service to one day a week. We do not yet know when the change will be implemented, nor do we know our scheduled day-of-week for service. However, we will certainly keep everyone informed as we learn more, and with the intent of giving everyone as much time as possible to prepare.

In the meantime, the Board has procured two trash can samples for neighbors to check out in-person. The samples are currently placed at the Clubhouse Entrance to the pool, for your review, and will be there for the next week or so. We have one 64-gallon sample, and one 96-gallon sample. Please note that while both sample cans have pink tops, our actual cans will not — please just review the samples for size comparison and for usability.

We do not yet know which of the two sizes will be the “standard” option; however, all residents should have the choice between the two. For example, if the 64-gallon can becomes the standard, then residents will still have the option to choose the 96-gallon can — and vice-versa.

We hope everyone is staying safe and well.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA