2017 Holiday Decorating Contest

Our annual Holiday Decoration Contest starts now and will end December 10, 2017.

**Residents may nominate their own home or nominate others
**All those nominated must be current members of OHECA
There will be three winners. The prizes will be gift cards, all in the amount of $50, to be awarded after the Contest Review Committee headed by Maureen Reed finishes their evaluation.
Send all nominations to president.oheca@gmail.com. We will announce the winners by December 18, 2017.

A Successful 2017 Fourth Of July Parade

A big thank you to Jen and Ben Miller for organizing our 2017 Fourth of July Parade.The Springfield Connection wrote an outstanding article in their weekly paper, read the full article here.

It was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by the local politicians and residents. Fairfax Supervisors’ Chairman, Sharon Bulova, Springfield District Supervisor, Pat Herrity, State Senator Dave Marsden, Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn and Lolita Mancheno-Smoak who is running for the Delegate position of the 42nd District attended walking and passing out greetings to residents.

Boy scouts and girl scouts walked sporting their flags and uniforms. Swim clubs participated and countless residents with bikes, strollers and red, white and blue decorations.

The weather was super and we celebrated at the end with ice cream gathered by Winston Knolls, our partner civic association. Giant Food made contributions with the ice cream.

We also thank all of the volunteers who made the parade down Sydenstricker possible. Volunteers make our communities great!

Best,
Patty Kimmel (OHECA President)

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Winter Weather

OHECA Residents,
There may be a severe winter storm headed our way later this week. The forecast is predicted to be from 1 to 2 feet of snow. Flooding may be possible as well when the temperatures warm.
Conditions may deteriorate quickly. Travel may be difficult so please stay off the roads if possible.
Shop early and stay warm and dry. Check on neighbors and assist with snow removal. Multiple hands will make the task easier. Do not overdo and physically exhaust yourself.
It takes time for plows to enter our neighborhood so be patient. Four wheel drive vehicles may be needed for emergency assistance.
Resources:
Fairfax County’s Snow Update Hub – http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/snow-update-hub/
www.511virginia.org for road conditions
Check neighborhood status at www.vdotplows.org
Non-emergency information – 703-691-2131
Dominion Virginia Power for outages and downed wires – 1866-366-4357
Downed trees – Va Dept of Transportation – 1-800-367-7623
Verizon – 703-954-6222
Cox Communications – 703-378-8422
Comcast of Va – 703-670-3500
If we may be of assistance, please feel free to contact us.
Best,
Patty Kimmel