Welcome Fall?!


And this was a beautiful scene on Labor Day- a ton of young kiddos waiting to grab a coin in the water. A huge shout out to Rachel Dabney-Rice for putting on such wonderful events at our community pool. What a day! I’m an extrovert, but this extrovert started to feel like a very shy introvert after a couple hours at the pool. It was incredibly impressive to see so many of my neighbors as well as many people from Capitol Hill. And again, my question is: why not move here?! Forget the drive out, you can walk to the pool…

I’m digressing. I LOVE spring. And I’m a big fan of summer. I love taking my kids to the pool and watching them play with their friends. I love the idea of buying ice cream and cold water at the pool snack bar. It’s really hard for me to welcome fall- but I’m not in charge. And with all that is happening in the world, who am I to complain?

So fall comes whether we like it or not, and truthfully, fall is not that bad. It’s back to school and the beginning of many new community activities. I’m excited about the Food Truck Festival at the end of the month- I’m excited about the Halloween Parade in town- I’m excited about buying yellow mums from the market to put in front of my house- and I’m definitely excited about soccer. My 4 year old is finally old enough to join a team in Cheverly. I spent the evening at the Community Center where I helped select the teams for the 4-6 year olds.

soccer meeting-2

I’ve never coached soccer before but I played soccer all growing up. I couldn’t be more thrilled that my son will be on a team of 12 people, 10 of them being his friends and neighbors. The Cheverly Boys and Girls Club mission as stated on their website is: The mission of the Cheverly Boys and Girls Club is to promote the development of children’s physical fitness, self-confidence, and emotional maturity through sports.  We strive to provide activities that are fun, safe, and developmentally appropriate.  We hope to help children grow into responsible citizen’s that are aware of how they can choose to contribute toward the well being of their own families and that of the community.

The Boys and Girls Club has a board with members from the community. You can see Joe Ruddy above who is the “Athletic Director”. He will be at the first practice tomorrow providing the equipment. And oh my word, with approx 50 4-6 year olds signing up, you need someone like Joe to run things. And hey, if you don’t have kids or if your kids are all grown up, come on out this weekend. Games will run for 8 weeks and will take place on Saturday mornings. And if you don’t know anyone in the community yet, volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club. It’s an opportunity to serve and meet friends in Cheverly. And fall activities are just another reason why I Choose Cheverly!

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