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Happy Fall Y'all!

As a neighborhood, we say "goodbye" to the pool but "hello" to falling leaves and pumpkins on the porch. Seasonal activities this year will undoubtedly look a little different, but there are always ways to build community. Halloween is on Saturday the 31st and we hope you can participate in some way to make this a great Halloween for the kids.  If you are participating in trick or treat for the neighborhood kids, remember to leave your porch light on. If not, please turn your porch light off so you will not be disturbed. 

 

Following the CDC guidelines, here are some Halloween-related recommended safety tips:

  • Participate in "one-way trick-or-treating" where individually wrapped goodie bags or portioned out pieces of candy are spread out for kids to grab and go while continuing to social distance. Tables may be placed at the end of a driveway or at the edge of your yard to prevent face to face contact and congestion at porches.

  • If you would prefer to not trick or treat but still want to be out and about, the CDC also recommends a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance. "Can you find spiders, skeletons, cauldrons, and all things spooky?"

 

The costume contest will have to be cancelled this year due to the crowd size and inability to distance as recommended. Instead, the contest will occur virtually this year with an added pumpkin Carving category!  All neighbors are encouraged to participate by submitting costume and pumpkin pictures and also by voting the next day on Facebook.  Please submit your costume and pumpkin pictures to MapleRidgeNewsletter@gmail.com or simply text to 404-514-1183 by midnight on October 31st for the following categories:

  • 2 year old and under

  • 3-4 year old

  • K-1st grade

  • 2nd-3rd grade

  • 4th-5th grade

  • Middle School

  • High School

  • Pumpkin Carvings (new!)

All submitted pictures will be posted on the Maple Ridge Facebook page by the HOA board within these categories so please note the category with your pictures. To make voting easier, just one kid/pumpkin per picture please. Winners will be chosen by the community by November 2nd and posted in the November newsletter. Prizes will be awarded for top winners in each category!

 

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween season!

 

Warm regards,

Maple Ridge Homeowners Association

Announcements

Halloween

Virtual Costume Contest

Virtual Costume and Pumpkin Carving Contest

Please submit your costume and pumpkin pictures to MapleRidgeNewsletter@gmail.com or text them  to 404-514-1183 by midnight on October 31st to be in the voting for category prizes! Please be sure to include the appropriate age category with your e-mail or text.

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Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to those celebrating in October!

Melinda Briley

Nancy Humphrey

Nancy Lee

Jennifer McClellan

Mike Poss

Upcoming Events

Branch out and Stay Connected

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Halloween in Maple Ridge

October 31, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Join your neighbors for a full moon Halloween in Maple Ridge! Let's give the kids a fun, safe and spooky night while adhering to CDC safety guidelines.

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October Home Tennis Matches

Maple Ridge Tennis Courts

Maple Ridge Women's Tennis will play at home October 5th and 19th at 1pm and then Men will be home October 10th and the 17th beginning at 9am.

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Suwanee Events

Upcoming events in and around Suwanee

Run Away From 2020 5K Run/Walk

10/18/20 - Start between 9am and 4pm - Town Center Park

To avoid the crowds - you pick your start time!

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Maple Ridge Shout Outs!

Recognizing those that make Maple Ridge a great community!

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YARD OF THE MONTH!

Quinlin Family - Eryn Circle

The Quinlin home and their impressive retaining wall project is October's Yard of the Month!

Congatulations Quinlin Family! [Enlarge Picture]

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THANK YOU!

From Christel Trulson

I wanted to say a HUGE shout out to everyone who came to my rescue in December when Eric passed away so suddenly. The outpouring of help and caring that Alex, Katie and I were shown was so overwhelming and needed when we did not know we needed it. I cannot say it enough, but Thank you to each and everyone from the bottom of my heart!! It has been a hard year and lots of learning going on by the 3 of us.

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Maple Ridgemen Win!

Men's Softball Team

The Maple Ridgemen Softball team had a rare yet decisive win Tuesday night outscoring Alpha Elite Softball 16 to 5. Josh Okeson struck out three batters in the slow pitch showdown at George Pierce Park!

Ridge Pics

Community Event and Sports Recaps

Pool Closing Popsicle Party

Maple Ridge families share images of the pool closing popsicle party held on September 12th.

End of Summer Fun and Vacations

Maple Ridge families share images of end of Summer fun at the pool and a Panama City Beach vacation!

Maple Ridge Sports!

Stay Active, Compete and have fun with your Neighbors!

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Maple Ridge Mantarays Swim Team

The Mantarays weren't able compete this year but were able to keep some normalcy with small group sessions with coaches and teammates. Look for the Mantarays again in the spring of 2021 and for more information on the team and how your child can get involved, please visit https://www.mapleridgeswimteam.com/

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Maple Ridge Tennis

Maple Ridge Tennis teams compete all year with Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter seasons. If you are interested in joining the team, even if you just want to practice with the team, please contact us and we will have a team captain reach out to you!

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Maple Ridgemen Softball Team

The Maple Ridgemen Softball Team is a fun, semi-competitive team playing in the Gwinnett County Softball League at George Pierce Park. The Ridgemen play in the Spring and Fall seasons. For more information on joining the team, please contact the HOA and the team manager will reach out to you!

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