Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
November 23, 2010

Sherwood Forest Receives The 2010 Celia Mann Award
The Historic Columbia Foundation recognized the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association with The Celia Mann Award which is presented to a neighborhood or district that has researched and preserved, through a cohesive effort, its structures and common areas.

Read the full article at

See the certificate:

Upcoming Events In The Neighborhood
Children's Christmas Hay Ride
Drew Robb offered the use of his tractor and trailer to do a neighborhood holiday hayride. We are thinking about putting together a jinglebell hayride complete with singing, Santa hats, and hot chocolate. Contact our Social Committee chairperson Ashley Norton ( for more information.

Post Holiday Adult Party
Regina Monteith again has offered to host us at Bloomwood, the 1920's Belser home at 520 Kilbourne, on Friday, January 7, 2011. Details to come.

The Halloween Hot Dog Supper A Great Success!
We served over 150 hot dogs and had to send out for more! Thanks to Rhett Bailey for making his famous hot dog chili, Anne and Doug Frate for helping to cook hotdogs, and to Larry Hembree for providing the tables and trashcans. Also, thanks goes out to Drew Robb, who brought a tractor and trailer for a hayride. The neighborhood children and adults had a great time riding up and down the streets on Halloween night. Our neighbors did a nice job on Halloween night of welcoming families with the luminaries on their porches and friendly hello's. Several families said what a nice time they had trick-or-treating this year. Of course, the entire event was hosted and coordinated by Ashley and Eric Norton again this year. We all owe them a BIG debt of gratitude for all they do for our neighborhood!
See a few pictures at

Community Christmas Events at Sherwood Forest ARP Church
November 24th - Thanksgiving Service - 7pm — A simple community gathering to give thanks together and have dessert afterwards.

December 17th - Parents Nights Out - 7-10pm
Give parents a shot at some time alone!
Kids from 2-14 will be here (with heavy adult supervision) and have supper and watch a movie. This will also be a ‘rehearsal” for the Christmas pageant which simply means that they will sing some Christmas carols and will be welcomed to be part of the Christmas pageant if interested.

December 19th - Kids Christmas Pageant/Dinner - 7pm - A family event that includes dinner (covered dish), Christmas caroling and a small pageant by the children followed by an appearance by Santa.

December 24th – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 7pm - A beautiful traditional event including Christmas carols and ushering in Christmas with candles.

Mark Hering, the new pastor is also one of our newest association members. Make certain to thank him for the support he and his church provide to our neighborhood association!

For more information, contact Mark Hering, Pastor, at 386-7372 or Or see

Read the article on the Sherwood Forest web site at

Other Sherwood Forest News
The end of the year is the time to renew your membership in SFNA or join for the first time! The SFNA is conducting a membership drive for 2011. Melanie Johnson is our new Membership Committee Chairperson and is looking for volunteers to knock on doors in the neighborhood! Contact her at if you would like to be on the team.

Read the minutes from the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Quarterly Meeting, November 9 at

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so the $20 per year dues are tax deductible! Please take a moment to download, print and fill out the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Survey located on the neighborhood website, Please mail the form and your payment to our treasurer Rhett Bailey at 511 Kalmia Drive, Columbia, SC 29205. You may also fill out an online version of the survey and pay your dues online using PayPal with your credit card or bank account. Renewing members need not fill out the survey.


Why should you join the SFNA?

You're receiving this email because of your interest in the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association.
If you no longer wish to receive email correspondence from SFNA, please email

Please add to your approved sender list in whatever email client or system you are using to make sure you are able to receive email communications from the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association!

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association, Inc. Columbia, South Carolina
© Copyright 2010 Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved.