Winding Brook Neighborhood Food Drive

Mark Bradford saw in the news that Coach Muffet McGraw was doing a food drive in her neighborhood.

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Our Winding Brook neighbors along with the rest of the world are experiencing something we never could have imagined but yet here we are still trying to keep out of harm’s way.

Back in March, we had no idea how long this would last and now a couple of months later, our visibility into the future is still hazy. How we cope, adapt, and ultimately overcome will help us find peace over panic and safe ways to help others. We as a community have been doing just that with waves of creativity that have put smiles on faces, helped to celebrate a birthday a holiday, and a food drive that safely urged us out of our homes with activities that families could enjoy together. Thanks to all of our neighbors who have provided us with rays of hope. Let’s keep focusing on happy places down the road of life. Here are just two ways our neighbors are spreading cheer and hope during this pandemic.

Special (Safe) Delivery from the Easter Bunny
Easter Bunny Visit

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt was cancelled for this year but thanks to Maria Carter and family, the Easter Bunny didn’t miss Winding Brook. For those families indicating they would like a visit, 1600 eggs that had been stuffed two weeks prior to the event for sanitation reasons, were delivered to children with big smiles on their faces! We are all grateful for the idea and the determination that kept our tradition alive. 

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Featured are some of the photos submitted from some of the families who enjoyed the scavenger hunt created by our Board President, Zach Dripps. We hope you enjoyed this activity and from the smiles in the photos, it looks like you did!

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It is important for every family to support the work of the neighborhood association through your annual dues. Annual dues help keep common areas maintained, support neighborhood events, maintain our website, the Crier, and pay for insurance, water, and our storage space to name a few. It also gives us opportunities to do new and exciting projects.

This year, to encourage every home to pay on time, we are offering a special raffle. Each home that pays their full dues by Memorial Day—May 25—will be entered to win one of several $50 gift cards to local restaurants that have been hit hard by closures. Please do you part to be sure we can maintain the quality of life in our neighborhood.

This year, we have added the ability to pay electronically using the Cash App by Square, Inc. Scan the image you see here with your smartphone camera (no special equipment needed) and you’ll be able to download the app. Once you have the Cash App, scan the code again and you will be able to pay your dues of $110 directly to the Association. Please add your address to the comment section.

Your support is most appreciated. Thank you.

When the Easter Bunny found out our neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt had to be cancelled this year, he decided to make a special stop at Winding Brook on April 11 to personally drop off some eggs (at a socially safe distance) to our kids! If you would like some Easter magic to visit your house, please indicate one of two ways that you would like eggs placed in your front yard on April 11:

  1. Place a sign on or near your mailbox that says “Please stop here!”

  2. When you spot the Easter Bunny, catch his attention by waving out a window or door or porch, and he will deliver!

The Easter Bunny will be visiting these streets at these designated times on the morning and afternoon of April 11. Be sure to watch for him!

9:00-9:15 Carriage Lane and Briarton
9:15-9:45 Old Bedford Trail, Fox Run, and Timber Trail
9:40-10:00 Whispering Oak
10:30-11:00 Hearthstone Drive, Merrifield, and Winding Brook Drive loop with Heritage Dr.
11:00-11:30 Embers and Springmill and Winding Brook and Merrifield between Springmill and Hearthstone
11:30-12:00 Merrifield, Baintree, Bonnet Hill, Robin Lane and Rustic Terrace
3:30-4:00 Winding Woods and the last of Winding Brook Dr. and Luminaire and Donneybrook Courts from Springmill to Day.

A big THANK YOU to the Easter Bunny for bringing us some holiday cheer!

The Winding Brook Park Association Board has been discussing the recent events associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.