Alyson Pond Homeowner's Association

Yard of the Month

July Yard of the Month

Yard of the Month for June is awarded to Frederick

1st Place - 8501 Bluebill

1st Place – 8501 Bluebill

and Elizabeth Hull of 8501 Bluebill Court.  Their yard provides a cool retreat for those hot days of summer.  A standout are the colorful flowers that grace the front entry

Moving into second place are second are Harrell and Susan Queen of 2816 Coxindale.

2nd Place - 2816 Coxindale
2nd Place – 2816 Coxindale

This is the fourth time the Queens have placed in the finals.  They finished second in November of 2012 and first in January of this year and second last month.  It seems that their yard always looks perfectly maintained.

The Kennedys are again a contender, and one look makes it easy to see why they are always in the running.  One of Graham’s friends commented that “he thinks Graham combs the grass to be sure all the blades line up.”

2nd Place Tie Wheeling-8516
3rd Place – 8516 Wheeling

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to Jen Magee who has retired from the judging panel but will be helping in an advisory role.  Joining the Architectural committee is Jamie Garrett.  Please welcome her and thanks to Larry Deckard who served with me  on the judging panel.

June Yard of the Month

1st Place - 8501 Wheeling

1st Place – 8501 Wheeling

Yard of the Month for June is awarded to Mary Frances Warren of 8501 Wheeling.  Mary Frances is a first place winner for the first time and her yard is one to enjoy for months to come.  The freshly and generously planted summer seasonal flowers promise to be a riot of color this summer.

Moving into second place are second are Harrell and Susan Queen of 2816 Coxindale.

2nd Place - 2816 Coxindale

2nd Place – 2816 Coxindale

This is the third time the Queens have placed in the finals.  They finished second in November of 2012 and first in January of this year.  It seems that their yard always looks perfectly maintained.

The Kennedys are again a contender, and one look makes it easy to see why they are always in the running.  One of Graham’s friends commented that “he thinks Graham combs the grass to be sure all the blades line up.”

2nd Place Tie Wheeling-8516

3rd Place – 8516 Wheeling

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to Jen Magee and Larry Deckard who served with me  on the judging panel.

2013 Photo Contest Results

The voting for the 2013 Alyson Pond Photo Contest was held during the Pool Opening Party on May 25.  All 9 photo entries and all 3 children’s photo entries were displayed.  Over 90 ballots were collected and the results are now in!

The winning photo this year was “Splash!” by Beau Bourquin.  Beau will receive a $30 Target gift card!

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The winning children’s photo was “Hungry Turtles”, submitted by Lily Scarlett.  Lily will receive a $10 gift card to Henry’s Gelato!

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Congratulations to our winners!

Many thanks to all those who submitted a picture.  In case you didn’t get to stop by Saturday, below are the other photos submitted this year for the contest.

“Alyson Pond ABC’s” by Doracy HarrisonImage

“One Cool Pup” by Ilana BenaroyoImage

 

“Goose on the Pond” by Paige MageeImage

“Durant Nature Park Sunset” by Russ HarrisonImage

“Heron at Dusk” by Stuart ElliotImage

“Hello Mr. Raccoon” by Mark DolnackImage

“Sunset on the Pond” by Paul MartinImage

“Throwing Rocks” by Lisa HayutinImage

 

The other children’s entries were:

“Blooming Azaleas” by Cole WarnerImage

“Plum Blossom” by Bailey ScarlettImage

May Yard of the Month

1st Place, 2708 Coxindale

1st Place, 2708 Coxindale

Yard of the Month for May is awarded to Mimi Raub of 2708 Coxindale.  Mimi was a second place winner in February 2011 and April 2013. The lush green lawn, manicured shrubs, and perennial flowers highlight this yard’s appearance.

Tying for second are Mary Frances Warren of 8501 Wheeling and Graham and Alice Kennedy of 8516 Wheeling.

8501 Wheeling

2nd Place Tie – 8501 Wheeling

Mary Frances is in the finals for the first time and her yard may be the one to keep your eye on.  The freshly and generously planted summer seasonal flowers promise to be a riot of color this summer.

The Kennedys are always a contender, and one look makes it easy to see why they are always in the running.

2nd Place Tie- 8516 Wheeling

2nd Place Tie – 8516 Wheeling

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to Jen Magee and Larry Deckard who served with me  on the judging panel.

 

April Yard of the Month

1st Place 8524 Averell Court

1st Place 8524 Averell Court

Yard of the Month for April is awarded to Michael and Sheri Farmer of 8524 Averell. The lush green lawn and manicured shrubs highlight this yard’s appearance. This is a second time win for Michael and Sheri, having placed first in  March of last year.

 

 

Finishing a very close second is  Mimi Raub of 2708 Coxindale.  Mimi was a second place winner in February 2011.

2nd Place, 2708 Coxindale

2nd Place, 2708 Coxindale

 

Third place goes to Graham and Alice Kennedy of 8516 Wheeling.  The Kennedys are always a contender, and one look makes it easy to see why they are almost always in the running.

3rd Place - 8516 Wheeling

3rd Place – 8516 Wheeling

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to Jen Magee and Larry Deckard who served with me  on the judging panel.

“Life in Alyson Pond” Photo Contest

Attention all you shutterbugs! Show off your photography skills in the 2013 Alyson Pond Photo Contest. Submit your best photo capturing Life in Alyson Pond for a chance to win a gift card to Target. The winning photo will be posted on the Alyson Pond website and also displayed in the clubhouse. Our younger photographers (12 and under), can get creative too, and have a chance to win a gift card to Bruster’s Ice Cream. Pictures can be nature shots of hikes through Durant Road Nature Park, scenes from the pond, action shots of biking on the greenway, family shots of children playing at the playground, or anything that shows what a great neighborhood we live in.

Submit your photo (one submission per person please) to alysonpondphotocontest@gmail.com by May 11, 2013 via email (JPG files only please). You may also use this email if you have any questions about the contest. The winning photos will be voted on by your neighbors at the May 25 pool party. Good luck!

March Yard of the Month

1st Place - 8520 Bluebill

1st Place – 8520 Bluebill

Yard of the Month for March is awarded to Sandra Goodwin of 8520 BlueBill. The lush green lawn and bright seasonal flowers highlight this yard’s appearance. This is a second time win for Kimberly, have placed first in  February last year.

Finishing a very close second are  Michael

2nd Place 8524 Averell Court

2nd Place 8524 Averell Court

and Sheri Farmer of 8524 Averell.  Michael and Sheri are also repeat winners having won this in February of 2011 and March last year.

Third place goes to Graham and Alice Kennedy of 8516 Wheeling.  The Kennedys are also a perennial contender.

3rd Place - 8516 Wheeling

3rd Place – 8516 Wheeling

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to Jen Magee and Larry Deckard who served with me  on the judging panel.