Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier December 1, 2019
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December 1, 2019

SFNA wishes everyone a Merry and Safe Holiday Season!
The Twelfth Night Adult Party!
Friday, January 10, 6pm-9pm
The Twelfth Night Party will be on Friday, January 10 from 6pm until 9pm. This year there will be valet parking in the driveway for handicapped partygoers or others in need. Others can park at the Piggly Wiggly or just walk!

The 2020 Party will be a Birthday Party! We will be celebrating the 100th birthday of Bloomwood, the original 1920’s home of W. Gordon Belser. The original architectural drawings for the house date from the spring and summer of 1919. Nineteen twenty would be the first year of its occupancy. While a few changes and additions have been made over its 100 years, the house remains essentially as it was originally designed and built.

There will be cake, not a King’s cake but a Birthday Cake!

The association will provide a HoneyBaked ham, beer, wine and soft drinks. We ask if you can come that you bring a side dish, snack or dessert.

This event has always been lots of fun and a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors. If you have a neighbor who hasn't attended, bring 'em along!

USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, December 15
All are invited to the December Open House at W. Gordon Belser Arboretum. Explore late Fall in our treasured urban forest. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, and maps are available for self-guided tours.

Please consider a year-end tax-deductible donation to the Arboretum. These gifts help bring much needed equipment, and support educational speakers and new programs. Go to

For more information or to arrange for large gifts, contact Vincent R. Suarez, Senior Director of Development, 803.777.4232, or email

Contact Gail Wojtowicz at 618 402-8736 or by email or see USC's Department of Biological Sciences W. Gordon Belser Arboretum web page for more information.

SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, February 8, 9:30-11am
Volunteers are invited to participate in the cleanup which is part of the Keep The Midlands Beautiful Adopt-A-Highway program. Meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. The main crew will work from Devine to Rosewood on Kilbourne, then east to Beltline, and finishing at Sherwood Forest Church. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and bring your own gloves.

Please contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or for information or any questions.

SFNA General Meeting
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30pm-8pm
The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11 from 6:30pm-8pm at the Sherwood Forest Presbyterian Church on the corner of Wilmot Avenue and Beltline Boulevard. Join us at 6pm to meet and greet your neighbors! Refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions or concerns, or ideas for speakers, please let us know!

Richland One Special Election
Tuesday, December 31
There is a special election for an at-large seat on the Richland County School District One school board which will be held on December 31, 2019. The candidates are Lady June Cole, Michelle G Drayton, Jonathan Milling, Johnny Ray Noble, and Ashlye V Wilkerson. For registration and voting information, see the South Carolina Election Commission website.

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