October 2015 Newsletter

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To All of Our Neighbors: 

It’s time to say goodbye to the warm Summer sun and hello to the crisp Fall weather and fun family activities. Since the Fall season is upon us this means that ALL of our Committees will need more help than ever with all of the awesome events that are coming! The more volunteers we have the bigger, better and smoother the events will be for everyone.

Right around the corner on October 6th, our very own Neighborhood Watch Committee will be hosting our National Night Out event, an “Old Time Carnival and Magic Show!” So put it on your calendar as we look forward to seeing everyone there while making new friends and new memories. This will be one of our biggest events of the year and Neighborhood Watch is asking for volunteers to help make this event a success. If you haven’t stepped up yet to help, this is a great opportunity to get your feet wet and see how you can help your community have more events like these!

The Social Committee will be also be hosting two Halloween Spooktacular events for ALL the Ghouls and Zombies here in Waterleaf. This year we will have our first event for our children with special needs to give them some time of their own away from the other Monsters, Super Heroes and Princesses, followed by our regularly scheduled event for everyone else.

Keep in mind that Halloween will be on a Saturday this year, and we all know how crazy all holiday events can get on a weekend, so please be mindful of the little ones running around that may not be paying attention to anything but getting their candy fixes. PLEASE keep your speeds low and your eyes open.

As always we would like to welcome all the new residents of Waterleaf Falls. We are confident that you will love your new community as much as we do, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to email us at the email addresses listed below.

David, Tracy, Jason, Darla, and Megan
Your Resident Board Members

 

Community Calendar

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Date to Bait — Fire Ant Suppression

Sick of those pesky fire ants that invade your yard? Then participate in the fire ant suppression program developed and organized by Boy Scout Craig Harris. This young man is working on his E agle Scout project.

Pledge today to join your neighbors in treating lawns throughout Kyle the weekend before Halloween, Oct. 23 – 25, so we can take back our lawns.

While this is not a city-sponsored program, our Parks & Recreation Department supports Craig’s initiative. Learn more about Craig’s fire ant suppression at www.kyledatetobait.com.

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Halloween for ALL!

As you begin to prepare for Halloween, we’d like to remind you to think about the Trick-or-Treat Project and The Teal Pumpkin. Both programs ask you to include non-edible gifts to your goodie baskets. No need to ditch the candy, just add some stickers, glow bracelets, bubbles, crayons, or any other small gifts so that everyone has an equal chance to participate! There are a number of reasons that a child might not be able to eat candy (food allergies, dietary restrictions, feeding tubes, diabetes, etc), but that does not mean they should sit out during all the fun of the season.

If you are participating in the Trick-or-treat Project or the Teal Pumpkin, you can easily let neighbors know by printing out one of these badges or by placing a teal painted pumpkin outside your door. (Note: The first page is a sheet of labels for your child to wear to let people know they prefer non-food treats. This is especially helpful for those who have a non-verbal child. The other pages are two window decals you can use to let kids know you are also passing out non-food treats.)

Participation in our neighborhood for both of these programs has grown immensely in the past couple of years and we have repeatedly had a number of parents reach out and say how much they appreciate participation and how much it meant to their child to truly be able to enjoy the evening.

Thank you for making a difference, Waterleaf!

 

Trick-or-Treat Do’s and Don’ts

Do: 

  • Be aware of your surroundings! Watch for cars, look both ways before you cross the street.
  • Carry a flashlight to light your way as the sun goes down.
  • Use your manners! Say thank you after someone gives you a treat.
  • DRIVERS: DRIVE SLOW!! Watch out for the little ghouls and goblins!
  • Turn your porch light OFF if you do not wish to participate.

Don’t: 

  • Go to houses where the porch light is off. This signifies that the person is not home or not participating. Please DO be respectful.
  • Knock or ring the doorbell over and over. Give the person time to answer the door!
  • Make a mess in your neighbor’s yards. They worked hard to decorate, do not destroy decorations or leave candy wrappers on the ground. –
  • Get in to any cars with strangers!

What time does the fun start? 

While there is no set time, Waterleaf trick-or-treaters have started around 6pm in years past. Traditionally, the fun starts at dusk just when it starts to get dark. Use your best judgment and be mindful of neighbors’ schedules.

 

 

UpcomingEvents

Kyle Fair and Music Festival
October 8th, 9th, & 10th
Central Texas Speedway

Thursday

Gates open at 5:00pm. Bring the whole family out for a fun filled afternoon.

Carnival Sneak Peek: $1 Rides, No wristband required. Go Karting

Concert for a Cause: DJ Versus Dance Party 6-9 p.m. Carnvial ends at 10 p.m.

Friday

5pm: Carnival Opens

6pm-7:45pm: Denny Herrin Band

8p-10pm: The People Choice Band Band

11pm: Carnival Closes

All Day Carnival ride wristbands are $25 each

Saturday

Don’t worry, if you missed out on the fun from Thursday and Friday, the carnival will still be running!

2:00 pm Carnival Opens (All Day Ride Wristbands are $25 each)

Free Entry To the Music!

2:30pm-4:30pm- Texas Hot Swing Band

4:45pm 6:45pm- JT Coldfire Band

7pm- 11pm- SA Lights Journey Tribute Band

 

Kyle Founders’ Day Parade
Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 10:00 am
Gregg-Clarke Park

The town of Kyle was platted and the first lots sold sometime around the 15th of October, 1880. Parades through downtown around the middle of October have been a tradition since. The tradition lives on as we reflect and recognize the many founders of this great town.

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, beginning at 10am, the Kyle Founders’ Parade will once again pass through downtown. The parade participants will be gathering at Gregg-Clarke Park and will head east on Center Street. They will end at the Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park’s Gazebo. When the last parade entry is at the Gazebo, all gathered are invited to sing “Happy Birthday” to Kyle and have a piece of birthday cake. Additionally, the Kyle Market Days vendors will set up for an “Encore” event from 9a – 1p on the City Square.

Best locations to watch the Kyle Founders’ Parade is on either side of Center Street between Gregg-Clarke Park and Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park. Please stay on sidewalks or grassy areas along Center Street. Do not run into street when parade is going by.

 

 

Kyle Youth Basketball League Registration

Join us for the 2nd year of the Kyle Youth Basketball League. The Kyle Youth Basketball League operates as a Division II Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Youth Basketball League. In doing so, it opens up the opportunity for post-league play via the regional and state tournament. A copy of the TAAF Youth Basketball League Rules are attached below as well as a link to the TAAF website.

2015-2016 Season

Girls & Boys Divisions
Ages: 8U, 10U, 12U, & 14U

Ages are determined as of September 1, 2015
6 game season
Practice/Game locations are TBD
$50/child – Price includes a t-shirt for uniform

Registration will open October 6, 2015 and closes December 1, 2015.

This League is made possible with the efforts of volunteers who are committed and will help to ensure that our league is a positive influence in the lives of our children. If you are interested in volunteering your time as a coach, team parent, score keeper, etc., please indicate that on the registration form. If you do not have a child participating in the league and would like to donate your time, please call Kristin Mueller at (512)262-3937.

 

 

Committee Updates

Board  Meeting
Monday, October 5, 2015
6:30 PM – Park Pavilion

All residents are encouraged to attend and meet your new resident board members as we discuss and vote on our ideas to better our community.

HOA Inspection Dates

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Neighborhood Watch

Join us for our National Night Out Celebration (see below) and mark your calendars for a special event next month to help get all of our pets registered with the city of Kyle. Kyle Animal Control will be right here in Waterleaf on November 14, 2015 at 11:00 am to register pets. Not only is this the law, it can help you and your pet be reunited should they get lost!

National Night Out 2015
Old Time Carnival & Magic Show
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Step right up and join the fun! Our annual National Night Out celebration is here! Join us from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm for a hot dog dinner. At 7:15 pm, we will have entertainment provided by magician John O’Bryant until 8:00 pm. We will be giving out door prizes all night. (Must be present to win). There is also a Carnival Costume Contest, so come dressed in your clown, strongman, popcorn, or other carnival favorite costume for your chance to win. One prize for adults and one for children. Kyle and Hays law enforcement officials will be in attendance as their schedule allows, so come out and say hello and thank them for their service to our community.

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Social Committee Meeting
Friday, October 16, 2015
7:00 pm – Park Pavilion

We will be finalizing the plans for our Halloween Spooktacular event, discussing things that need to be done and tying up any loose ends. We will also be brainstorming on any fundraisers/drives we can do for the upcoming Holidays. If you have ANY IDEAS please come to the meeting and share them with us, or email them to us as well (if you can’t make it). Contact us at waterleafsocial@gmail.com if you are interested in helping or have ideas.

We are in need of volunteers to help run our Halloween event. We are looking for teens and adults who can attend the event IN COSTUME to help things run smoothly. If you are able to volunteer please attend our planning meeting so we can finalize everything for the event. Volunteers will be entered for a chance to win a gift card!! Depending on the number of volunteers, there may be more than one prize up for grabs!

Please Volunteer!

Please Volunteer!

Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 24, 2015
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Park Pavilion

We will be throwing a Beast of a party for all the Waterleaf Monsters and Princesses.

From 5:00 to 6:15 will be dedicated to our neighbors with special needs. Children will be able to trunk-or-treat, paint pumpkins, and we will have a costume contest with awesome sensory bags prizes! Please feel free to stay as long as you’d like and stick around for zombie laser tag if you are able!

Then from 6:30pm to 8:30pm All other Waterleaf Goblins can enjoy the fun! WATCH OUT!!!

At dusk (around 7pm), the Zombies will rise! Join us for Zombie Apocalypse Laser tag!

Each age group will have a chance to defeat the Zombies!

Age 5 to 7 – 7:00 pm ;
Age 8 to 11 – 7:30 pm;
Age 12 and up – 8:00 pm

Don’t miss your turn!

 

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Yard of the Month

October nominations are due Friday, October 2nd.
(Prize is also given for best Halloween Decorations!)

Submit a nomination form online or email your
nominations to waterleafyardofthemonth@gmail.com

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