Message from CWCA President Brian Shane
A year ago, the coronavirus pandemic had taken over our lives and forced the cancellation of so many events, including our community picnic in June 2020.
What a tremendous relief, then, to welcome everyone back to Fiesta Park for our June 2021 picnic. The world is slowly reverting to some shade of normalcy. No more masks, no more social distancing, and thankfully far fewer people today are being affected by COVID-19.
Our neighborhood is starting to feel reinvigorated, as summer residents and visitors fill our streets with dog walkers, bike riders, and families walking up to the beach. It’s lovely to feel like we’re getting back to life as we knew it, and I am sure all of us living here or owning at the beach would agree.
One of the positive outcomes for our association was a change to our crab feast. The virus forced us to cancel our in-person event last year and instead offer tickets that were more like gift cards that you could use anytime.
That formula worked out so well that we’re bringing it back for this fall. You can still get a crab feast ticket — one that will benefit three very important local charities — and you can use it just about anytime in September or October. Perhaps as we get into 2022, we’ll talk about bringing back the larger gathering that we’d all enjoyed for years as a community.
As you know, our crab feast ticket sales benefit a charity of our choosing, and this year, we decided to work with three different organizations: Worcester County G.O.L.D., the Eastern Shore Type 1 Diabetes Support Foundation (formerly Friends of Possibilities), and Surfer’s Healing. All are wonderful and worthy charities that I would encourage you to learn more about.
The housing market continues to be the talk of the town, as homes are being built at a breakneck pace, despite the insanely inflated cost of building materials. It seems like every vacant lot now has a house on it. Our homes values are riding a bubble and the experts say these increased appraisals may be with us through the year.
To me, that sounds like a bit of good news for us homeowners to soak in and enjoy.
At our upcoming August picnic, we will elect officers for the coming year. If you are interested in serving as a Caine Woods Community Association officer or board member, please call or e-mail Julie Valcourt at 301-908-7789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is my hope that you and your family have a safe and happy summer, and I look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming community events.