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2015 Holiday SL-Hay Ride

Come ride through our neighborhood on the 2015 Holiday SL-Hay Ride and

enjoy all the holiday lights.

You will even have a chance to vote for your favorite decorated house.

We will have hot chocolate and fire pits for roasting hot dogs and S’mores!
(sorry, you will have to provide your own chestnuts) 🙂


Santa will be available to hear your wish list.
So plan to come an hang out with your neighbors for this Winter wonderland event.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Rides will leave PROMPTLY at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30.


This is a very well-attended event, so it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you RSVP if you are planning to attend. Your spot is NOT guaranteed if you do NOT RSVP.

Please indicate your 1st and 2nd choices of sleigh ride times below. Your confirmed time will be placed in your newspaper box by December 14th.

Rather than selling tickets, we are asking for a donation of LARGE marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate bars and/or box(es) of hot chocolate.



Or call 704- 607-1818 for more information.

Ice Cream Social/Sock Hop/Movie

Please join us at the pool


7:00 PM-10:30PM

(or until the ice cream melts :))

We will supply the ice-cream and you provide

the toppings!!

*****2 toppings per family*****

Enjoy time with your neighbors once more before the mad rush of school activities begin.

Put on your dancin’ “socks!”
There will be music for an old fashioned SOCK HOP (Bring Your Own OLD Socks) with modern line dance music.

Then, at 8:45pm, pull out your floats or relax on a deck chair for our last movie night of the summer.

Showing “RIO” (Rated G)


For more information,

please call Teena Ray,


Summer BASH

****UPDATE**** Movie change. We will be showing “Shark Tale” …

Bring your family to the pool this FRIDAY, June 12th for PIZZA and a movie IN THE POOL. Starting at 6:30, we will have pizza available to purchase $1 per slice OR $6 per pie (whole pizza). You can also bring some money for the snack shack which will be open for your convenience. Hang out, eat and swim with your family and friends for a while. Then at 8:30pm, we will begin the movie “Shark Tale” IN THE POOL! So swim around or relax on your floats IF YOU DARE while watching this family friendly flick. This is a Bring Your Own Drinks affair so please remember NO GLASS in the pool area!

November Event Planning Meeting

Please join us this Sunday, November 9th, at 7PM. We will meet at Caribou Coffee and ALL first time visitors will receive a FREE drink of their choice! Help us plan the details for the Holiday sl”hay” ride coming up in December. Let us hear your ideas and suggestions for BETTER future events. We can’t make our neighborhood fun and exciting without YOUR help.

Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off was a huge hit!

Thank you:

It takes a lot of hands to pull off an event like this. It was a huge team effort. Many, many thanks to all who pitched in to help make our Fall Festival and first ever Chili Cook-Off such a success.

Tables – Michelle Dunham, Nicole Baucom, Heather McGinnis, Blake Thomas, Ellen Nunn, Cindy Jordan

Servers and Assistants – Nicole Baucom, Michelle Dunham, Heather Nguyen, Christine Manning, Cindy Jordan, Bill Halverson, Philippe & Betty Bablot, Nicole Beaty

Sound – Dave Milam

Misc – Alex and Catherine Santiago, DeCoste ladies & Bridget Stoll, Susan Bury, Ellen Nunn, and many others who jumped in and I didn’t even know it.

Chili contributions – Beaty (2 pots), Bury, Dunham, Ferrante, Halverson, Jordan, Manning, Moore, Nguyen, Smith, Stoll

Thank you ALL SO MUCH!

Check our the Flikr photos of this event.

Be sure to tune in next year to register early for this event. You will NOT want to miss it.

The winning Chili Chef offered her recipe for all who wanted it. However, we may have to make a rule that no one can use this recipe next year J Enjoy!

Chili Recipe from Fall Festival

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cups chopped onions


Cayenne pepper

2 pounds of stew meat cut in to small cubes

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

Crushed red pepper

2 teaspoons dried oregano

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

3 cups crushed tomatoes

¼ cup tomato paste

4 cups of beef stock

4 cups of vegetable stock

2 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons water

2 16 oz cans dark red kidney beans

1 ½ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

6 tablespoons of sour cream

For extra heat add 1 small jar Jalapeños { I did not use them in the Chili for the Festival }

In a large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the vegetables start to wilt. Season with salt and Cheyenne to taste. Stir in the stew meat, chili powder, cumin, crushed red pepper and oregano. Brown the meat for about 5 to 6 minutes on all sides. Stir in garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste and the stock. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 1 ½ hours stirring occasionally, or until beef is tender, skim off the fat occasionally.

Mix the flour and water together. Slowly stir the mixture in to the chili, add the beans and continue to cook for another 30 minutes. Reseason with salt and Cheyenne to taste.

Garnish with cheese and sour cream { and jalapenos if used }


Brigitte B Stoll

10328 Bolton Court

Charlotte NC 28269

704-264-2259 Home

980-254-3731 Cell

Or known to a lot of the younger generation as Auntie B. the grandmother of the neighborhood.

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