HORSESHOE BEND BULLETIN

A Newsletter For Horseshoe Bend Homeowners

DECEMBER 2021

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HOA NEWS

NOVEMBER HOA MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

As a reminder, all Horseshoe Bend residents can access all HOA documents, including meeting agendas, minutes, and committee reports by logging onto the HorseShoe Bend - Homeowners Association website, using your personal login information and following the links under the ASSOCIATION heading on the home page.


* HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NOVEMBER 6th HOA MEETING INCLUDE:

  • Annual budgets for administrative & committees approved
  • HOA fees for 2022 set at $292.82 per unit, representing a 10% increase
  • 2022 HOA meeting dates set (see more info in this newsletter)


*To read the full details on these topic highlights, please review all of the financial/committee reports, linked in the November 6th agenda, using the HOA website login information shared above.

HOA MEETING DATES SET FOR 2022

Mark your calendars - the meeting dates for the 2022 HOA meetings have been set. Meeting plans will be shared with all HOA member prior to each meeting.



January 8th

March 5th

May 21st

August 6th

October 8th, (Annual)

November 5th

TIS' THE SEASON FOR INVOICES WITH NEW WAYS TO PAY!

Dues invoices for the upcoming 2022 year will be sent out by the end of the first week of December. The 2022 dues will be $292.82, which represents a 10% increase ($26.62 per unit) which was set at the November 2021 board meeting. If you have not received your email invoice by December 6th, please check your spam/junk email folder.


This year the HOA Board is excited to announce we are offering new ways to pay your dues online! Of course, you can still pay your dues by check or cash! The different ways to pay are…


  • Zelle - You can send us your dues by searching for treasurer@hsb-hoa.org Make sure to reference 2022 Dues and/or invoice number, lot number, name
  • Venmo - You can send us your dues by searching for treasurer@hsb-hoa.org Or HorseshoeBendHOA Make sure to reference 2022 Dues and/or invoice number, lot number, name
  • First National Bank of Winnsboro – If you Bank with FNBW you can find us in your bill payment / pay a person by searching for treasurer@hsb-hoa.org Make sure to reference 2022 Dues and/or invoice number, lot number, name
  • Cash/Check – Mailed to the HOA Address at 197 County Road 4597, Winnsboro, TX 75494. Make sure to reference 2022 Dues and/or invoice number, lot number, name


For any questions or issues please reach out to Karen Zabojnik @ treasurer@hsb-hoa.org

NEW LEADERSHIP IN HOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

As 2021 draws to an end, the Horseshoe Bend HOA will say farewell to three of their board directors and welcome three new members to the board, effective 2022.


HUGE thanks to Denise Miranda, Doug Endicott, and Karen Chiles for their service to the community as HOA board members. Your leadership is valued and much appreciated!

2022 HORSESHOE BEND HOA BOARD MEMBERS

2022 HSB COMMITTEE MEMBERS STILL NEEDED!!

BIG thank you to all of the HSB residents who have already signed up to serve on a committee during 2022!! We are still seeking additional members for committees, so please sign up today!


Committees are an integral part of the operations of our community. Being a member on a committee offers homeowners a chance to have a voice in important decisions that are made about our community, help keep our community vibrant and allow members an opportunity to contribute their expertise to our community.


Click here to indicate your interest in being on a HSB committee today!

HSB NEIGHBORHOOD HOLIDAY GIFT COLLECTION

A HUGE thanks goes out to our wonderful HSB Hospitality Committee for their work to organize a holiday gift donation effort for our community. On November 20th, many HSB residents drove by the Dogwood Lodge to drop off generous gift and monetary donations for the children at our local Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center. Members of the Hospitality Committee were on hand to collect/organize these gifts and provide some sweet treats to our HSB residents! Thanks to the generosity of our community, $690 was donated, in addition to many gifts!


Check out the video below of this event that captured just a few of our generous HSB neighbors in action! Special thanks to Kim Hart & Melba Miller for their work to lead this effort.

HSB Holiday Collections 2021

DECEMBER THURSDAY COFFEE DATES

As a reminder, HSB coffees are held each Thursday from 9:00-11:00 am at the Dogwood Lodge. This is a great time to come enjoy some conversation and a cup of coffee with friends and neighbors! Hope to see you there!


DECEMBER COFFEE SOCIAL DATES:

December 2nd

December 9th

December 16th

December 30th

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AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD...

LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT AND SERVICE CREWS RESPOND TO CHAIN REACTION OF EVENTS IN HSB

On Friday, November 19th, Horseshoe Bend residents experienced power and water outages throughout the day, as a result of a series of unfortunate events that occurred at the dead end of CR 4557.


First, a water leak caused a tree to fall. The roots of this tree caused damage to the water line when it fell, creating a need for Sharon Water to come and turn off the water, while they repaired the line.


Next, as the Sharon Water crews were working, several other trees fell, as a result of the ground becoming too saturated. One of these trees fell and landed on a power line, thus Wood County Electric crews were dispatched to come and do repairs, in order to restore the power outage that resulted when the tree fell.


Unfortunately, when the power line came down, it created some sparks, which ignited some dry leaves on the ground, thus starting a small fire. The Perryville Fire Department responded quickly to this fire and managed to successfully extinguish the fire before it spread very far.


So, while our residents were forced to manage without power or water for a period of time, we are very grateful for the prompt response of these service crews and the volunteer firemen. Several crew members who were on the scene admitted that they had never quite experienced such an unfortunate sequence of events and said it was one to remember!

A HOLIDAY HORSESHOE BEND PROPOSAL!

What better place to propose than in our beautiful lake community...Bob and MaryAnn Cummings had the honor of hosting a large family Thanksgiving celebration that was also an engagement celebration!


Their grandson, Kyle Williams, proposed to his future bride, Alissa Marshall, on Bob & MaryAnn's dock on Thanksgiving Day. Both Kyle and Alissa's parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family were gathered inside Bob & MaryAnn's house, watching this special moment together!


Kyle will graduate this year from East Texas Baptist University and Alissa will graduate in December of 2022. They are planning a wedding after her graduation.


Congratulations to this special couple and all of their wonderful family!

HSB - A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO CALL HOME!

Photo Credit: CATHY BRITTAIN
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HOWDY NEIGHBOR!

MEET JERRY & SHIRLEY JOHNSON

Jerry & Shirley Johnson have lived in their home in Horseshoe Bend full time since 2007. They started building the cabin in 1996 and would come on weekends in order to finish it. They did most of the work themselves!


Prior to moving to HSB, Jerry & Shirley lived in Dallas. Jerry worked for Kraft Foods in Garland for many years and then went to work for Town North Mazda in Richardson.He diagnosed the auto problem (this was before car computers) when it came in for service and made sure the mechanics fixed it properly. Shirley was a secretary for 40 years before retiring from an oil company in Dallas. They have 4 children - 3 sons and a daughter, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. They all live in the Metroplex with the exception of one son and his wife who live in Aledo (near Ft. Worth).


In their spare time, Jerry loves to tinker on projects in his shed and Shirley loves to sew, cook, and read. When asked what they love most about living in HSB, they shared, "We love the quietness, peace, and people here. When we moved here, everyone knew everyone because it was a smaller community." A favorite memory the Johnsons have from their early days at HSB was one year, the community was holding a July 4th picnic down by the lake when a heavy rain and wind came up and all of the attendees had to work together to quickly gather everything up and take it to the lodge to finish their meal together!


Great neighbors = a great neighborhood! We are so happy you are part of our HSB community, Jerry & Shirley!

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IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES...

ORDER YOUR SMOKED TURKEY BREAST FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

If you haven't tried any BBQ from HSB resident, Clyde Osborn yet, you are missing out! He is currently taking orders for any of his specialty meats, including his delicious smoked turkey breast for the holidays! See his flyer below for more details.


If you are interested in ordering, give Clyde a call for pricing. All holiday orders must be received by December 20th.

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LOCAL HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS!

If you are having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit this year, check out the holiday festivities below planned in our local communities for 2021!


If you are looking for the best holiday light displays in East Texas, check out this link! These events are sure to bring lots of smiles and holiday cheer for the whole family!

WINNSBORO FARMERS MARKET HOLIDAY MARKET

Save the date! On December 11th, 4:30PM on Carnegie Street in Winnsboro, the Farmers Market will be hosting their annual holiday market. They will be unveiling a one-of-a-kind art piece which will call Winnsboro Farmers Market ‘home’!

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JUST FOR FUN...

NEW WINNSBORO BUSINESS EARNS STATE RECOGNITION!

The Texas Downtown Association recently awarded Sinclair Market in Winnsboro as the best Renov/Rehab/Restoration under 50k population in Texas!


Sinclair Market, a renovated Sinclair Gas Station, opened its doors in Winnsboro in June, 2021. The Market has a wide variety of items from specialty foods, coffees, wine and beer. They also offer daily specials of sandwiches, soups and more, which can be enjoyed on their outdoor patio.


Congratulations to Sinclair Market on this recognition and for being such a wonderful addition to Winnsboro! Click here to check out their Facebook page!

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QUICK LINKS

CLICK HERE TO READ THE WINNSBORO ONLINE GUIDE

Stay up to date with all of the local events!

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