Halloween Message from the Fallsmead Board
Halloween is a cherished tradition in Fallsmead. Neighbors love seeing the extensive decorations many of us put up for the holiday. Costumed kids from throughout the neighborhood and beyond stroll through the streets with parents in tow. It is a sight to see. In many years, some houses even set up tables to provide refreshments and a social outlet for the parents as the kids go door to door. This year, however, things will be different.
Spook-tacular Halloween Scavenger Hunt - Second Event Added
Attention all Ghosts & Goblins! You are invited to our Spook-tacular Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, October 31st, in the Fallsmead pool parking lot. NOTE: There are now TWO time slots available - 1pm and 3pm. The 1pm time slot was added to accommodate additional families. Links to sign up below:
IMPORTANT: Is it mandatory that everyone signs up to attend. Similar to prior year events, all children must be accompanied by a guardian. Both children and guardians must sign up to attend. Every attendee counts towards Montgomery County's COVID-related limitation of 50 people per gathering. If you have already registered, please ensure both guardian(s) and your child(ren) have signed up or update accordingly. No children can attend without a guardian. Social distancing required and mask use is highly encouraged. We recommend bringing a picnic blanket or folding chairs to hang out and enjoy some s'mores.
New Fallsmead Board Members Needed
The Fallsmead Board is looking for individuals who want to run for election to serve on the Fallsmead Board for the three-year term commencing on January 1, 2021. The nomination period is open now and will close on October 16th. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the Board, please feel free to reach out to any of the current Board members (who can be contacted in person or via fallsmead.org). Nominations should be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Fallsmead Halloween House Decorating Contest
Let's see Fallsmead's spookiest and creepiest house decorations in our popular Halloween House Decorating Contest! We will be awarding prizes for overall theme and most original decor. All displays will be judged on Sunday, October 25th, from 5-9pm. House decoration winners will be announced and prizes distributed on October 26th. Prizes will be provided by one of our favorite local businesses, Potomac Pizza. The contest encourages everybody to get in the spirit of the holiday in a safe and fun way. Selection criteria ultimately will be up to the judges. The contest cannot happen without judges! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if interested in judging.
The Communications Committee Needs Your Help!
Fallsmead is looking for volunteers! The Communications Committee is looking for a new Chair and people to help with the Fallsmead Forum and Communications Committee duties.
Fallsmead Park News
As of August 5th, the Board of Directors will cease marking the path around the pond as one-way (though the current markings may need a few more rainstorms to fully wash away). This means the Board is no longer requiring walkers to go only counter-clockwise around the pond. Proper safety protocols for the health of our neighborhood and neighbors - social distancing and mask-wearing - remain strongly encouraged.
Reopening of Fallsmead Tennis/Racket Sports Courts
The Fallsmead Tennis courts reopened for play in May 2020. To best protect tennis players and residents, the Fallsmead Tennis Committee has introduced the following steps to reinforce existing court reservation rules, and to add a few new recommendations and actions to help limit any unnecessary exposure to players as follows: