Lake Hogan Farms Social Committee hasn’t let social distancing get in the way of social opportunities. The Social Committee leads – Nikki Brown, Lisa Tooloee, and Margaret Swingler, have organized many opportunities for the neighborhood children and families. It started week one of closures with a rainbow hunt in which families were invited to paint a rainbow and place it in a front window. Then when residents walked the neighborhood, they knew to look for them and see how many they could find.
During Easter week, they encouraged painting or drawing eggs to put in the window for a neighborhood egg hunt. In addition, the social committee has organized a birthday parade for anyone in the neighborhood who would like a drive by visit from neighbors. The birthday parade was open to anyone who wanted to participate – just decorate your car, hop in line with your neighbors, and drive by the birthday person’s home while you wave and honk to them. The highlight though, was the wonderful Carrboro Firefighters from Station 2 on Homestead Rd who lead the parade in one of the firetrucks.
The greatest activity organized by this social committee though, was Friday Night Bingo Night. Families hop on a neighborhood Zoom call with Bingo cards that are provided digitally. A host called the numbers while families played from the comfort and safety of their homes. There were gift card prizes from local businesses. The third week of Bingo, they spiced it up a bit with costume night. Many favorites came to play, including Wilma and Fred, Star Wars characters, Avengers characters, and some very beautiful princesses to name a few.
Even in this time of uncertainty, communities have come together to make the best of the situation.
Article contributed by the Lake Hogan Farms Social Committee