Fall is here, hear the yell, back to school, ring the bell

Hope that everyone had a great summer, and that your fall/autumn is going well! This is the time of year when our neighborhood events calendar starts to heat up again. Here are the upcoming Colonial Hills events:

  • Sunday, Oct 26 @3:00 pm: Halloween Party! (Selby shelterhouse)
  • Friday, Oct 31 @6:00 pm: Beggars’ night (door-to-door)
  • Tuesday, Nov 11 @7:30 pm: Monthly CHCA meeting (Selby). CHCA officer elections!
  • Saturday, Nov 15 @9:00 am: Food Drive

…and then we get to December and holiday and end-of-year events. See the “Fall 2014″ edition of the Courier for more info.

Also, if you’re new to the neighborhood, we do have regular curbside leaf pickup. See the Leaf Collection page of worthington.org for more about that.

Look forward to seeing you at one or more of the above!

2014 Run Through the Hills Results

The 35th Annual Run Through the Hills 5k was another resounding success! We had a beautiful course, great weather, and a full field of participants out to have fun and be fit. Congratulations to all our runners, and thanks to Jeff Spain and Courtney Jolley and their volunteers for another well-run event! Thanks also to our sponsors for their contributions: Kroger, Bart’s Dry Cleaners, RoadID, CyMack Realty, and the Worthington Police Department.

Here are the complete results:

Hope to see you again for next year’s race!

Independence Day Celebration!

Join us on Friday, July 4, for our Independence Day Celebration / 4th of July Extravaganza! Here is the schedule of events:

  • 7:30 am: Race registration / packet pickup
  • 8:30 am (sharp!): 35th Annual Run Through the Hills starts!
  • 10:00 am: Spirit Parade – children ride their decorated bike / trike / wagon / stroller / scooter / big wheel / etc around the park. Pets (especially decorated pets!) are also welcome. Prizes for best decorated!
  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Festival! Bounce houses, midway games, 50/50 raffle, and concessions. Plus entertainment from Colonial Hills’ own Matt Steidle!

The weather forecast looks great – hope to see you there!

Summer Activities at Worthington Libraries

Worthington Libraries are offering a number of programs and activities this summer. Where else can you talk to a Holocaust survivor (June 28), or look at memorabilia from the OSU archives (Aug 23) and more? Attached are fliers for upcoming adult programs (including “Local Art Treasures” – tonight, June 12!), and upcoming programs for teens & adults. See www.worthingtonlibraries.org/ for lots more fun stuff for people of all ages!

Garage Sale Map & Details

Colonial Hills garage sale day is this Saturday, June 14! Thirty-five homes have officially registered, plus there are a few of us last-minuters in the neighborhood who are also planning to join. CyMack has provided this neighborhood map and list of “official” participating houses. The list also shows what items are being offered at some homes. “Official” hours for the sale are 9am-2pm, but some houses may offer extended hours. Happy treasure hunting!

Neighborhood Garage Sale – June 14

Saturday, June 14, is garage sale day for Colonial Hills! We will advertise and distribute a map of all homes in our neighborhood hosting a garage sale that day.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Rachael Dorothy at rachaeldorothy@gmail.com or 614-406-6391. You will also be required to submit a Garage Sale permit to the Worthington City Clerk with a $2 (two dollar!) application fee.

Cynthia Mackenzie and CyMack Group are sponsoring the event, and will provide all participating homes with a free sale sign, notepad, and labeling stickers.

To learn more, please see page 5 of this month’s Courier.

Congratulations Perri MacKenzie!

Congratulations to Perri MacKenzie, our 2014 CHCA Scholarship winner! Her scholastic achievements and service to the CHCA community, combined with her extra-curricular activities and recommendations earned her this award. More details will appear in the June 2014 Courier.

35th Annual Run Through the Hills 5k

On-line pre-registration for the 35th annual CHCA “Run Through The Hills” 5k is closed. You can still pre-register at the Selby Park Sheterhouse on Thursday, July 3, 6:30-8:00pm, or register race day (July 4) at the race site (Selby Park) for $20 starting at 7:30am.

For those who have already pre-registered, packet pickup is also available Thursday night 6:30-8pm or Friday morning starting at 7:30am.

The race starts Friday morning, the 4th of July, promptly at 8:30am, so please take advantage of the Thursday night registration / packet pickup or get there early on Friday to register!

Here are the race map and race information brochure.

Looking forward to another great race this year!

2014 CHCA Scholarship – Applications are being accepted

Each year, CHCA awards a scholarship to a neighborhood resident who is graduating from high school. The scholarship seeks to reward a graduating senior who has performed 10+ hours of service for the neighborhood during his or her high school years. The award may be used for all types of post-high school educational programs: college, vocational, technical, business institute, etc.

Applications are due by April 15, 2014, along with a high school transcript and other supporting documents (entries sent by mail must be postmarked by Thursday, April 11, 2014).

Download the application using one of the below links to learn more and to apply!

Download application in .pdf format.

Download application in Microsoft Word format.

Good luck seniors!

2013 Holiday Decoration Winners

Congratulations to our 2013 Holiday Decorating Contest winners, with judges’ comments:

MOST ARTISTIC
435 Park. “Dramatic use of evergreen. Love the ornaments and lighting!”

MOST ILLUMINATED
287 Loveman. “Enormous Rudolph is ambitious and festive.”

MOST ORIGINAL
175 Loveman. “Eye-catching rainbow trees shine from afar.”

BEST DOOR
1st: 445 N. Selby. “Snowman door was creative with understated charm.”
2nd: 5610 Indianola. “Joy and Peace sum it up nicely.”
3rd: 385 Park. “Warm and wonderful white lights. Loved the lanterns.”

BEST HOME
1st: 143 Lake Ridge. “House on hill decorates whole neighborhood with ambitious lights and music.”
2nd: 244 Colonial. “Most charming of them all. Love the colored lights.”
3rd: 363 Loveman. “Loved the candy canes and lighted drive.”

Consider checking out these addresses while enjoying Luminary Night this evening. And please thank our judges, WOSU’s Ann Fisher and The Dispatch’s Cathy Candisky, for taking time out of their busy schedules to pick the winners.

-Julie Smyth, 2013-2014 CHCA President