Sat., April 18th 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Register by April 7th with Jeanie Martin firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-505-1240
Field behind St. John’s Church – 290 Old Haw Creek Rd.
Dog entry fee only $5.00/family
Any well behaved dog welcome. Dog parade, discounted nail trims by Haw Creek Animal Care (need proof of rabies vaccination), behavior tips by Mindful Mutz Dog Training, Brother Wolf Adoptions. This is no Westminster, just good family fun. Join us. Your dog just may be “Haw Creek Top Dog”.
Doing a little spring-cleaning? Turn those old possessions into cash at the spring yard sale. The Haw Creek Community Association will be hosting our Spring Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 9th at the field on Pressley Road behind the St. John’s Episcopal Church at 290 Old Haw Creek Road. The rain date is Saturday, May 16th. We’re limited to 20-30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Seller sign-up and other details will be sent out in the next couple of weeks.
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey the Association sent out in February. 152 residents responded and the information was very helpful to the HCCA Board. Here are a few highlights from the survey with the number of respondents noted and the percentages rounded up. Only on the top responses are reported.
How would you like to be made aware of activities? 140 respondents
84% – emailed quarterly newsletters
20% – Facebook
20 % Printed newsletters (note: this is the only form of communication that reaches all Haw Creek residents)
64% said that they would like to receive periodic emails for special events
Do you read our newsletter? 139 respondents
62% – read both e-newsletters and printed
51% – read e-newsletters
What HCCA activities have you been involved with in the past? 93 respondents
50% – Annual BBQ
34% – Holiday part
29% – East Asheville Sidewalk Initiative
What type of activities/events would you likely attend in Haw Creek? 115 respondents
66% – Social gatherings with food
63% – Nature educational programs
50% – Musical programs
44% – Wine/beer tastings
38% – Safety educational programs
What type of planning group would you be interested in serving on? 58 respondents
48% – Roadside cleanup
41% – Garden Club/plant swaps
31% – Events
26% – Education
How often would you like to receive email notices from HCCA? 123 respondents
71% – As needed for important information
19% – Once a month
What would make paying your $12/yr. annual dues easier for you? Can check more than one category. 114 respondents
68% – email a reminder (please note that we have been doing this and reminding you in newsletters)
43% – Pay with PayPal via the website (no PayPal acct. required)
24% – tear off membership form in printed newsletter to mail in with check
Tell us how you feel about HCCA. 87 respondents
The vast majority of the responses were very positive. Some comments heard more than once include: Great organization, appreciate leadership, $12/yr. membership very reasonable, I wish I could help but too busy, need to advocate for more sidewalks, used to be involved but became discouraged as others would not get involved or help, appreciate litter cleanup.
Watch your email for an upcoming date for a spring wildflower walk. The woods are waking up with beauty!