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SAN ELIJO HILLS ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DECORATING CONTEST!


ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DECORATING CONTEST!

Decorate your yard to be the most SPOOK-TAC-ULAR house in SEH!

This year YOU have the power to vote! Vote for your favorite entries in each category! The San Elijo Hills Cpommunity Association Board of Directors will pick from the top two with the most votes in each category to determine the final winner!

A $500 prize will be awarded to 1 final winner in each of the following categories:
 

¨ SPOOKIEST: Overall sense of (family-friendly) fright!
¨ Best EFFECTS: Special effects to surprise & entertain everyone!
¨ Best OVERALL THEME: Show us your best Halloween-based theme!
¨ Best ANIMATED
¨ Best INFLATABLES
¨ Best FALL DECORATING
¨ Best PUMPKIN DISPLAY
¨ Best USE OF LIGHTS 

Honorable mention to the best street!!

TO REGISTER:
All participants must register in advance. The deadline to register is no later than October 18th 
REGISTER HERE 
 
TO VOTE:
Community Judging will take place the evenings of October 22, 23, 24th. 

A link with the contest entries/map will be published on October 20th 
*Only 1 vote per household; IP addresses are traceable through our network.
 
The Board will make their final selections on Friday, October 28th!
 
PLEASE HAVE ALL LIGHTS, EFFECTS & DISPLAYS ON & READY TO GO FROM 5 PM-9PM ON OCTOBER 22nd  23rd  24th AND again on OCTOBER 28TH!

If you win, a sign will be displayed in your yard to show the world you are at the top of your decorating game!

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**Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent of the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

September 2020 San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates

SEH Halloween Decorating Contest!
Join us for our 1st Annual Halloween Decorating Contest!  Get into the Halloween Spirit by decorating your yard to be the spookiest (Family Friendly) house in SEH!
PRIZES!
The top 2 houses in each neighborhood district will receive a voucher that may be use at any town square business of their choice!
1st Place:  $200.00
2nd Place: $100.00
*1 entry per household
And….. wait for it….one lucky SEH Grand Prize winner for $500.00!
BRAGGING RIGHTS!
We will display a sign in your yard to show the world you are at the top of your decorating game!
If you have any questions, please contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

SEH Drive-through Pumpkin Patch!

San Elijo Hills Community Association is bringing the pumpkin patch to you! We invite you to come down & drive through our contact-less pumpkin pick-up on Sunday, October 18th. Pumpkins along with a few decorating supplies will be included! There will be 2 pick-up locations in the parking lots of San Elijo Hills Park for each neighborhood district. Proof of Residency is required. Please arrive during the designated time as listed below:
LOWER SOFTBALL FIELD PARKING LOT
*Enter & head to the right
11am-1pm: Acacia, Carmel, Cedar Crossing, Sagewood
1pm-3pm:  Promontory Ridge, Crestview, Cambria, Village Square West
3pm-5pm:  Terraza, Terazza West, Calistoga, Azure, Saverne
5pm-6pm:  Morgan’s Corner, Creekside Cottages, Springfield
HILLTOP FIELD (UPPER LOT ON SCHOOLHOUSE WAY)
*Enter on the North end of the lot (there will be two lanes with one entry and one exit)
11am-1pm: Meridian, Mariners Landing, Luminara,  Palisades, Sanctuary
1pm-3pm:The Estates, Bella Vista, Altaire, Atherton
3pm-5pm: Westcliffe, Waterford, Woodleys Glen, The Summit
5pm-6pm: Westridge, Belmont, Marketwalk
If you have any questions, please contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Tree Trimming

Please remember to trim any trees growing over the sidewalks or dropping seeds or leaves. They can create unsafe conditions for people and pets (poor little puppy paws!). We appreciate your efforts in keeping the sidewalks and streets looking great!
Parking
Please do not park vehicles in a manner so they block the sidewalks or driveways.  This will ensure our little ones and pets are safe when using the sidewalks. We appreciate your efforts!
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**Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent of the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

Keeping Your Pets Safe this Halloween Season 

Halloween Pet Dangers

Keeping Your Pets Safe this Halloween Season

Halloween can be a wonderful holiday for children and adults alike.  Many people love to enjoy this festive season with the entire family, including their pets.

To make sure your pet stays safe and enjoys this holiday, we offer the following advice:

Keep Those Halloween Treats Far Out of Pets’ Reach:  Halloween candies are the source of several dangers to our animal family members.  Most owners are aware that chocolate is toxic to their pets.  Chocolate contains caffeine as well as a toxin called Theobromine that in high enough doses can be very toxic to our animal companions.  Toxicity is based on the amount of cocoa ingested (dark chocolate contains more) vs. the weight of the pet.

“Healthier” Halloween treats may contain an artificial sweetener called xylitol which is extremely toxic to dogs.  Ingestion is a veterinary emergency and can even be fatal to our canine friends.

Overindulgence in candy (or other holiday treats), even those that don’t contain chocolate or xylitol can cause gastric upset or even a dangerous condition called pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).  These can be serious enough to warrant a trip to the veterinary clinic or even a hospital stay!

Finally, candy wrappers also pose a risk to indulgent pets.  Most pets don’t bother to unwrap the candy that they sneak off with.  Ingested wrappers can be very irritating to the intestinal tract and in some cases could even result in an intestinal blockage.  Note that even empty candy wrappers are attractive to our pets as they still smell like the treats they once contained.

Beware of Raisins and Grapes: While raisins make for a sweet, healthy alternative to Halloween candies, they can be very dangerous to our pets.  Grapes and raisins are poisonous to many dogs (and potentially cats).  Toxicity can be severe enough to cause kidney damage or even death in some cases.  Experts are still not sure how much grape material is required for toxicity or why some pets react more profoundly than others, so all grape/raisin ingestion is considered a veterinary emergency.

Watch Out for Halloween PlantsPumpkins, gourds, and corn are traditional Halloween foods and decorations.  While eating properly prepared pumpkins, squash and corn is relatively harmless for our pets, in some situations they can be dangerous.  Corn cobs are very attractive to dogs.  If ingested, cobs very may get stuck in the pet’s intestinal tract and require surgery to remove.  Similarly, decorative gourds/squash can be chewed up in large chunks that can get bound up in the intestines.  Finally, festive carved Jack o’ Lanterns often start to mold before they are thrown out.  If ingested these molds can make our pets ill.  Some molds called mycotoxins can even cause neurologic problems in dogs and cats.

Keep Glow Sticks Away from Pets: Glow sticks and glow jewelry are fun and can help keep us safe during Halloween activities.  While the glowing liquid inside is not toxic if chewed and ingested it can be very irritating to our pets’ mouths.  Ingestion can lead to oral irritation, drooling, pawing at the mouth, and even vomiting.  Additionally, ingested plastics can lead to gastric irritation or even intestinal blockage.

Be Careful with Halloween Decorations: Decorations are a traditional addition to Halloween festivities. They are fun for us but can be scary or even dangerous to our pets.  Pets can be intimidated by decorations, especially those with eyes, faces, or moving parts.  Be sure to introduce pets to decorations slowly using positive reinforcement. Many decorations also require electrical cords or batteries, both of which can be very dangerous if our pets chew on them!

Beware of Costumes:  As adorable as our pets are when dressed up, not all pets enjoy wearing costumes.  They can be irritating, scary, or even painful to our pets.  Some pets may panic when placed in a costume, which can lead to injury. Humans in costume can be very scary to our pets, too.  Make sure to introduce your pet slowly to costumed guests and read the pet’s body language.  Better yet, find a safe space for your pet to stay if people come over in costume.

Keep Candles Out of Pets’ Reach: Candles are common in Halloween decorations.  Remember that your pet does not recognize the danger that candles pose, and they may accidentally burn themselves or knock candles over.

Give Your Pet a Safe Space During Halloween Activities:  Trick or Treating and Halloween Parties are fun for us but can be very scary to our pets.  Make sure that your pets have safe space in the house away from trick or treaters at the front door, or party-goers in the house.  It is also advisable to keep your pets indoors during activities to prevent panicking pets from escaping from the yard.

Make Sure Your Pets Have ID Tags and Microchips:  Finally, make sure that your pet has an updated ID tag and (even better) a microchip with updated information.  In the event that your pet does escape during holiday festivities, this will make it easy for them to get back home if found.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us!  We are happy to answer any questions you may have! 760-736-3636  or www.sanelijovet.com

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

1691 Melrose Dr. Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
www.sanelijovet.com

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Pet Halloween Costume Contest

PET Halloween Costume Contest

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo is looking for the best pet Halloween Costume of 2015!

Does your cat make an amazing vampire? Can your bird rock a superhero cape? Is your terrier the perfect Halloween bat? Does your bearded dragon dress up for Halloween? We can’t wait to see it!

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(Dr. Thomas’ cat Lefty, showing his Halloween Spirit!)

A winner will be chosen for each of three categories: best costume for cats, dogs and exotic species. Winning submissions will be featured on our website and Facebook page. Winning entries will receive a free examination, free nail trim and free box of delicious species-appropriate pet treats. Don’t let your pet down, they want the free treats! Start working on your submission today.

Entries can be submitted by e-mail at staff@sanelijovet.com, or you may stop by with your pet in costume, for an in-person photo opportunity. We are very excited to see your adorable pet entries. Please call our office at 760-736-3636 if you have any questions.

Please remember to keep your pet safe this Halloween!

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Hills

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

1691 Melrose Dr Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
www.sanelijovet.com

San Elijo Hills October Association updates (HOA)

Halloween in the Hills: Friday, October 26th
Bring your little boys and ghouls out to Marketwalk in their costumes on Friday, October 26th from 5:30PM-7:30PM to trick-or-treat at participating businesses!

Adults will be able to pick up a treat too if you stop by the Visitor’s Center! Every adult will be given a raffle ticket at the Visitor’s Center and the winner will receive a gift card to a Marketwalk business of their choice!

The San Elijo Hills Foundation will also be sponsoring a jack-o-lantern carving contest on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SanElijoHillsFoundation)! Simply upload your carved pumpkin by October 31st and a winner will be selected! Make sure to include the age of the carver if it is your child’s submission.

HOA Meeting: Thursday, November 1st
The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Thursday, November 1st a 6:30PM at San Elijo  Elementary School. All San Elijo Hills homeowners are welcome to attend.

Neighborhood Expo: Saturday, November 3rd
This year’s Neighborhood Expo will be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00AM-3:00PM in the Town Square! The event will include vendor booths, a DJ, wine garden, food trucks, prizes, and more! Proceeds will go the SEMS PTO and the San Elijo Hills Foundation. Have a business or service to promote? Exhibit spaces are available for a fee. Proceeds go to San Elijo Middle School PTO.The event is FREE to attend! Come on out to shop, meet business owners and have a great time!

Red Cross Training: Thursday, November 8th
The American Red Cross will be proving a Pediatric CPR & AED training on-site at the Visitor’s Center on Thursday, November 8th from 5:30PM-8:00PM. This course will help participants recognize and respond appropriately to several potential emergencies that may arise with young children specifically. The cost for the course is $70.00/person. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by dropping off your check made payable to San Elijo Hills to Christine Hurdle in the Visitor’s Center.

Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent from the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

Halloween in San Elijo Hills

Bring your little Trick-Or-Treaters out to Marketwalk in their costumes on Friday, October 26th from 5:30PM-7:30PM to trick-or-treat at participating businesses!

Adults will be able to pick up a treat too at the San Elijo Hills Visitor’s Center! Every adult will be given a raffle ticket and the winner will receive a gift card to a Marketwalk business of their choice!

The San Elijo Hills Foundation will also be sponsoring a jack-o-lantern carving contest on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SanElijoHillsFoundation)! Simply upload your carved pumpkin by October 31st and a winner will be selected! Make sure to include the age of the carver if it is your child’s submission.

Trick or Treat at the Caballero’s a fundraiser for San Elijo Elementary PTO

Stephanie and I are happy to announce our yearly Haunted House at our home for the KIDS…

This year our theme is Scary Clowns! There will be 3-7th graders inside scaring the kids plus we will also have a non scary area for children to trick or treat!

Just like last year, our Company will TRIPLE what we collect and donate it to the San Elijo Elementary PTO…. Entrance is only $1 dollar per person!

Please join us at 715 Leeward Avenue, Mariner’s landing as soon as it is nighttime! Our street is off Hollowbrook.

Stephanie and Mario

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