Spring is FINALLY here! And your Association has been busy. Every traffic island in our Round Hill area has been cleaned, weeded, and prepared for Spring and Summer. Under the guidance of board member Ines Kingsley plans are being made for a mid-Summer review for any needed new plants and for bulbs to be planted in the Fall.
Speaking of bulbs, be sure to drive by the Round Hill Community House to see the daffodils planted last Fall through Fairfield House and Garden in conjunction with the Town. If you have an area to enhance for bulbs this Fall, please let me know.
Last month we held our Spring Neighborhood Forum with some great speakers. Sgt. Michael Reynolds spoke about the Police Department’s Community Impact program and shared highlights (riding patrol with the police, e.g.) of the Citizens Police Academy. Art Romano, Executive Director of GEMS, our emergency response organization, gave a lively update on this non-profit which each year handles over 6,000 calls. Robin Strain Vanacore and her husband, John, presented a warm history of the Round Hill Store, which has been in operation since 1801 and run by the Strain family since 1915.
For many years, the Round Hill Community House hosted a popular Halloween party for young children. This Fall a committee, guided by board member Anne Adler, will re-launch this fun event with games, crafts, and yummy foods. Anyone interested in joining the committee and help plan the party, please contact me at President@roundhillassn.org. Our Annual Meeting is coming up at the end of this month and we look forward to welcoming all of our members for a great time including ice cream sundaes and other refreshments.