Trick-Or-Treating Guidance

Trick or Treating Guidance from our Hilltop Civic Association
  • Plan for Trick-or-Treating on October 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • The CDC recommends everyone Trick -or-Treating wear a CDC-compliant mask.
  • It is not safe to wear a costume mask OVER a protective mask, so plan accordingly.
  • Maintain six feet of social distancing from people outside your social circle AT ALL TIMES.

If you plan to hand out goodies during Trick-or-Treating:
  • Place a table 8-10 feet from the end of your driveway, or a similar spot outside the home. Decorations are encouraged!
  • Wash your hands according to CDC guidelines before touching goodies.
  • Place goodies (individually-wrapped candies or small bags) spread out across the table so that one item can be grabbed without touching the other items.
  • Encourage Trick-or-Treaters to come up to the table and not past it.
  • Please leave your lights on to signal you are welcoming Trick-Or-Treaters. Turn your lights off once you are no longer giving away goodies.


If you plan to go Trick-Or-Treating:
  • Take turns approaching tables one person at a time, and wait on the sidewalk while others select their treat.
  • Only touch one treat and take the first one you touch, unless the homeowner indicates that it is OK to take more than 1.
  • Only go to houses with a table in the driveway or near the front porch.
  • Walk on the grass if necessary to maintain social distancing from other groups.
  • Please walk on the right side of the street as much as possible.
For additional guidance visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/halloween.html
 
 

Hilltop’s 2020 Newsletter is in the Mail!

The 2020 edition of Hilltop Highlights is out! This weekend, please grab a cup of coffee and read about all the great work the volunteers of your Civic Association do!

Once you are done reading, please send in that membership! You will get members-only benefits and updates!

Side note: if you don’t have it, don’t fret. To keep costs down, we mail it using a bulk permit and that can mean extended delivery timeframes!

Click here to read the 2020 Newsletter!

Share Your Ideas for 2020 Meeting Topics

At our 2020 Civic Association meetings, we'd like to feature guest speakers or special, LOCAL topics. We've done this in the past (historical buildings, skate park update, etc.) with great feedback. Do you have an idea for a local topic for us to cover in 2020? Please share your thoughts - email Kate Stickel. Image result for meeting ideas

2019 Dues Due Now!

It's Spring, and that means two things: it's time for our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Celebration - and it's time to pay your Hilltop Civic Association membership dues! In fact, did you know that you need to join the Civic Association in order to attend the party? Your 2019 membership is just $10 - a small amount that is a big help as we control the costs (and crowds) at this annual event - and it helps fund all the other events we do throughout the year. Joining online is a super-easy, two-part process. First - fill out this form so we have your information. We won't send too many emails, and we certainly don't sell your info, so don't worry. Second (and last) pay our dues. You can do it online, with PayPal right on this page.  That's it! Once signed up and paid, you can feel great about having played a part in the development of your community! Thank you!       Image result for membership dues

2019 Egg Hunt Now Scheduled for April 7!

Click here for tickets to the 2019 Hilltop Civic Association Egg Hunt! So that we can plan space and materials accordingly, tickets are required for the event. A great Hilltop tradition – join us for an egg hunt, crafts, games, raffles & door prizes, a visit by the fire company engines, and (of course) the Easter Bunny! This event is for Hilltop Civic Association members and their families only – so make sure you are a member of our group! You must RSVP using the Eventbrite site to be on the list. And you must be a Hilltop Civic Association Member - but we will make that easy! A few ways to join and send in your $10 membership fee:
  • our newsletter - arriving in mailboxes soon!
  • our website - you can access the form to mail it in, or do it online with PayPal! visit www.hilltopcivic.org (and click on About Us)
  • At the event - we will have a membership table at the event so you can join before you attend.
This event is rain or shine! (If it rains, we will be in the fire hall.) Please remember that the party begins at 12:30; that is not when the hunt will kick off. Your patience is appreciated. Want to get more involved? We always need volunteers to help before, during and after the event. Please contact Debbie Cipolla (610-662-6836) or Tracy Nini at 610-212-5136 (mobile) orcrayolaedu@aol.com if you can volunteer or help with a raffle item.  

Tonight’s Meeting: Cancelled

Tonight’s HilltopCivic Association Meeting is cancelled. We will reschedule it and share the new date when it is determined. Thank you.  

Halloween Celebration October 13 – “Sold Out”!

This free event is "sold out" (it's free - but all tickets are spoken for!) Thanks to everyone for your interest. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Clevens. Please join your Hilltop neighbors for a Halloween Celebration on October 13! Come in costume for some fun activities, snack, and a Halloween parade! We will have pumpkin painting, pass the pumpkin, Halloween bingo, guessing games and more! Please REGISTER your KIDS ONLY (not adults) using the link below so we can track - we will have registration open for the first 30 kids only on a first-come, first serve basis! This event is free - sponsored by the Hilltop Civic Association for our members!

Click here to register!

Concert in the Park – This Wednesday!

Hilltop Civic Association and Kelly Music for Life are thrilled to present a classic rock concert in the part featuring the Road Dogs!

New this year: FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL AGES!

Donations appreciated for the Kelly Center Construction Fund. In addition, food, drinks, and snacks will be available to purchase from local vendors.

Doors open at 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m.

Bring Your Own chairs/blankets.

Please - Carry In, Carry Out – Keep our parks clean!

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Blessing Bag Party – Thursday, May 24

Join your neighbors on Thursday, May 24 as our community comes together to make “Angels in Motion” blessing bags. The bags will be given to an organization to distribute to the homeless and addicted.   What you can do: Come to Bon Air Fire Company on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m.   What to bring: Yourself! And if you could help us out by bringing ANY of the following supplies as a donation, even better:
  • Gallon-size plastic bags (Ziploc style)
  • Pop tarts
  • Drink boxes, capri suns, yoo hoo, kool aid, etc.
  • Single-serve apple sauces
  • Single-serve pudding
  • Single-serve fruit cups
  • Candy (no chocolate!)
  • Cereal bars (i.e. Nutri Grain bars)
  • Granola bars
  • Gum
  • Peanuts
  • Single servings of peanut butter or Nutella
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Cheese-Its
  • Mints
  • Pretzels
  • Rice krispie treats
  • Chips
  • Most importantly: a note of encouragement
  • Also needed: 18” plastic bags with handles. Can be purchased at A.C. Moore, HomeGoods for $1.
  Angels in Motion started with one woman’s efforts to rescue her child from the disease of addiction. While searching the streets of Kensington (a neighborhood in Philadelphia), for her son, Carol Rostucher saw that many other children and loved ones were suffering and lost as well. Carol began to open her heart to the streets and spread her love where it was needed the most. Her efforts included treating each person as an individual and offering her genuine compassion and understanding, and providing “blessing bags” which contain food, snacks, clothing, hygiene products and resource information to obtain help when they are ready. For more information on this project or organization, visit aimangelsinmotion.org.  

Tee Shirt Sale: Help Put Benches And Landscaping At Steel Field / Hilltop Park!

We love Steel Field and Hilltop Park - and we can make it better! Our civic association - working with neighbors, the township, and Hilltop Little League - will be working to add new benches and landscaping to the park. But first, we have to raise the money! Let's buy some shirts! Mens, womens and youth sizes are available. Choose the Next Level Tri-Blend T-shirt for men's and youth sizes. Click on the other shirt - the Bella Ladies Tri-Blend T-shirt - for the women's cut. All shirts will be shipped directly to the buyer. Should be in your home on/before June 14,

Click here to shop or simply make a donation! (No Purchase necessary to make a donation!)

2018 Meeting Dates

We hope to see you at our 2018 meetings! If you have a topic you'd like us to cover (even with a guest speaker) please let us know!

All meetings are held at Bon Air FIre Company.

 

Our History: Historical Properties in Our Neighborhood

This Thursday, January 25 at 7 p.m., the Hilltop Civic Association is thrilled to host Terry Dougherty, president of the Haverford Historical Society. Terry will be sharing insights and stories about a number of local historic properties, including the Original Manoa School. The school, located at 510 South Eagle Road, is now being remodeled as a home. Terry will also share stories about other historical properties right in our neighborhood! This will be a fun gathering and a good chance to connect with your neighbors - we hope to see you there!  

CANCELLED: TRUNK or TREAT October 28

With our apologies, we must cancel this weekend's trunk or treat event.   Old post: Join your neighbors for our second annual TRUNK or TREAT on October 28! We will begin the evening at 5 p.m. with a costume parade from Hope United Methodist's parking lot (corner of Eagle and Steel Roads) and head towards Bon Air Fire Company. Once there, we'll enjoy some tricks and some treats - enjoying the decorations, snacks, activities and more. Interested in being one of our "trunks"? Send a note to Amy Clevens (clevens5@verizon.net)!