Virtual 4th of July, 2020

We will be celebrating Independence Day this year as a community, in ways that we are together, but separate! Here are the details for our events:

Virtual 5k

Please see the Virtual 5k Run thru the Hills 2020 blogpost below for details, including completing your virtual activity between July 4 thru July 18 and sending in your times.
And don’t forget to register now, before registration closes!

July 4th House Decorating Contest

  • Get out your flags, banners and lights and decorate your house in the red, white and blue!
  • Judges will be driving around the neighborhood the evening of Thursday, July 2nd (from a safe distance) to vote on the best!
  • Winners receive bragging rights in the next Courier and on the neighborhood Facebook page.

Colonial Hills Sparkling Sparklers Spectacular!

  • Get out in your front yard and play with your sparklers. We hope the streets light up like they do on Luminary Night.
  • Times:
    7 PM for the little ones with early bedtimes
    10 PM for those of us with no bedtime

Bike Decorating Contest

  • Even though the Kiddie Parade may be cancelled, kids can still decorate their bikes, scooters and wagons.
  • Take a picture of your creations and post them on the Facebook event page for socially distant judging. (No problem, if you don’t want to post your child’s picture! A photo of the bike, scooter or wagon will suffice.) Judging will be in the following categories: tricycles, bicycles, wagons, strollers, scooters, and pets.
  • Winners receive bragging rights!

July 4th Scavenger Hunt and Goody Bag/Bike Safety Gear

  • The CHCA will create a neighborhood decoration scavenger hunt as a fun incentive to get outside with your families on the 4th.
  • Check back here on the CHCA website, or on Facebook, on the morning of the 4th to find the list of items for the scavenger hunt, along with photos for these items. Print out this list, or bring it up on your phone, as you are walking around the neighborhood, and fill out the street address for each of the items on the list. The answers will be published here on July 5.
  • Also, as you are walking around the neighborhood, stop by the corner of Indianola Ave. and Park Blvd. for a goody bag and bike safety gear. One per child please. While supplies last!

“The Amazing Giants”

  • The stilt walking duo will tour the streets of Colonial Hills from 11:00am-1:00pm, per this route map.
  • As you can see, the parade route for this Stiltwalker Parade starts at Indianola Park and works its way thru Colonial Hills: up to Colonial, across to Andover, down Andover to Selby Park, west on N. Selby to Greenwich, up Greenwich to Park Blvd, then west on Park Blvd to Hartford, then up to Southington, and finishes on Southington at High Street. There are a few locations along the route for families to set up chairs.
  • Be sure to maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from the performers!

Food Trucks

  • Kenny’s Meat Wagon will be set up in front of his house at 528 N. Selby Blvd. from 11AM -2PM. Please note that you can order ahead, and pick up your food when it is ready at the Meat Wagon at his address (not Selby Park), by using this ordering service: – Kenny’s Meat Wagon

And remember, even though it’s a pandemic, fireworks are still illegal!
Please be respectful of your neighbors.

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