HOA Food Drive – The Homeowners Association of the Historic Westmoreland Neighborhood in Toledo, OH held a holiday home tour and food drive this past weekend. Homeowners welcomed neighbors and tourists into their homes to admire the architecture and decorations. Holiday music filled the air as people gave generously to support the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. “I think using this community as an asset will help provide food for others, especially during the holiday season. And I think it’s great,” said Steven Gola, owner of a 1926 Georgian Colonial Revival house on the tour.
The Westmoreland neighborhood was planned and developed from 1916 to about 1930 and was the first major new residential development after the Old West End. The historic district about a mile east of the University of Toledo was the home of prominent residents who contributed to the city’s development, including such notables as the Spiekers, Doehlers, and Pinkertons. The U.S. Department of Interior named Westmoreland a historic district in the 1980s.
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HOA Toy Drive – The Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association (SOHA) sponsored its 14th Annual Toy Drive at Gelson’s Market in Sherman Oaks last weekend in California. It was an overwhelming success thanks to the outpouring of the community and many politicians who all brought unwrapped toys for needy children. The toys received filled two huge vans from the Department of Children & Family Services. Santa was there to greet folks and Gelson’s provided delicious refreshments throughout the event held in their parking lot. Many police and firefighters were present and the neighbors enjoyed chatting with them as well as the many elected officials and their representatives.
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