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Official 2012 Nite of Lites Announcement Print E-mail



Dear Residents of “The Christmas Lights Neighborhood”,

Can you believe it’s almost that time again? Before we know it, Santa will be on his way!
 
In keeping with PWF’s long running (37+ years) tradition of going all out when decorating the outside of our homes during the Christmas season, this year's Nite of Lites will officially begin on Saturday, December 8th and will end on December 30th. Judging will begin around dusk so be sure to have your lights and displays completed by that time or you won’t be eligible to win any of the great prizes.
 
Lights On     Lights Off    
All Days 6:00pm   Monday thru Thursday 10:00pm  
      Friday thru Sunday 11:00pm  
 
If you know a non-resident that would be interested in judging our event, please contact us. They will get a nice dinner before the event and dessert during winner negotiations. Best Block of 2011 – please remember – you are responsible for hosting the Judge’s dinner and the after tour activities. Please forward us your details by the first of December.
 
Winners will be notified on Sunday afternoon, December 9th when prizes will be awarded, yard signs erected and pictures taken of the winners.
 
Categories being judged this year are:
 
  Best House   Best Lamp Post  
  Best Mailbox   Best Door  
  Best Block*   Runner-up Block  
  Best All Around**   Best Cul de Sac***  
 
  *(to win Best Block, there must be at least 95% participation)on)
    [if your block has a new theme, please let us know]
  **(must have 3 of 4 category nominations)
  ***(new category in 2011 – only relevant to streets that have a
    median area in the center of the circle at the end of the street)
 
We know that putting out lights and displays is a lot of hard work and you want to show it off. When doing so, please follow the time table above to help lessen the traffic flow late at night (when most mischief takes place).
 
We remind everyone to be observant during the holiday season. If you see someone suspicious or something out of whack, call the Constable @ 281-376-3472 immediately. A patrol unit is usually in our area and can respond quite rapidly. Please also utilize your driveways when parking your vehicles to deter traffic hazards and additional congestion on the streets during the Nite of Lites schedule.
 
Thank you to all of the residents that have participated for so many years. Remember that your elderly and infirm neighbors like to participate in the Nite of Lites tradition too but might not be able to decorate without some extra help.
 
Good luck to those that are vying for an award and a special THANK YOU to all the residents of non-Christian faiths that show their neighborly spirit and participate each year.
 
Watch for more information coming soon. Don’t let the goblins get you and we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
 
The Nite of Lites Committee
Russell and Tina May
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Easter Egg Hunt 2012 Print E-mail

It's That Time of Year Again!

The Annual Prestonwood Forest Easter Egg Hunt "Eggstravaganza"!!!

Come join your friends and neighbors

for

some Spring Time FUN!!!

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012

9:00-11:00 a.m.

(in front of the Club House)

RAIN OR SHINE!!!

Don't Forget Your Easter Baskets!!

Children from all ages are welcome to participate.

There will be sectioned

age appropriate areas.

Special Guest Appearance

by

The Easter Bunny himself!!!!

(So REMEMBER to bring your cameras!!)

There will also be some special prizes awarded for the finders of the

GOLDEN TICKETS!!

FREE for all!

For more information call

Beth Lewis

(281) 787-5268

 
2011 Nite of Lites Results Print E-mail
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS OF THE 2011 NITE OF LITES CELEBRATION! And to those that were considered for an award! Your hard work and efforts were very evident and are appreciated by all the visitors to our wonderful neighborhood during the holiday season.

So many residents stepped up their decorating this year. In all categories, there was no unanimous winner. This year’s winners were:

  Best Block - 8100 Schaffer Lane    
  Runner-up Block - 8200 Thetford Lane    
  Best Cul de Sac - 8100 Renmark Lane    
  Best All Round - 8123 Brinkworth Lane    
  Best House - 7718 Roebourne Lane    
  Best Door - 7707 Bideford Lane    
  Best Mailbox - 8115 Schaffer Lane    
  Best Lamp Post - 8103 Wycomb Drive    

Top contenders in each category were:

  Best Block          
  8100 Schaffer   8100 Renmark   8200 Thetford Lane  
  8200 Brinkworth   8200 Bairnsdale   8100 Roebourne  
  8100 Bideford   8200 Glencliffe      
             
  Best All Round          
  8215 Middlebury   8123 Brinkworth   8207 Thetford  
  8227 Glencliffe   13907 Charlynn Oaks   8106 Schaffer  
  7506 Roebourne   8107 Renmark   8205 Renmark  
  8203 Dorrcrest   8106 Bairnsdale   8227 Fernbrook  
  8230 Fernbrook   8107 Bideford   8118 Dorrcrest  
  8215 Bairnsdale          
             
  Best House          
  8123 Brinkworth   7718 Roebourne   8203 Dorrcrest  
  8227 Thetford   8206 Wimbledon   8215 Birchglen  
  7506 Roebourne   8227 Glencliffe   8106 Schaffer  
  8107 Renmark   13907 Charlynn Oaks   8230 Fernbrook  
  8203 Wimbledon          
             
  Best Mailbox          
  8115 Schaffer   8207 Thetford   8110 Wimbledon  
  8214 Birchglen   8106 Schaffer   8208 Wimbledon  
  7606 Fernbrook   8207 Birchglen      
             
  Best Door          
  8118 Dorrcrest   7707 Bideford   8130 Bairnsdale  
  8117 Renmark   8215 Brinkworth   8215 Bairnsdale  
  14134 Charlynn Oaks   8106 Bairnsdale      
             
  Best Lamp Post          
  8103 Wycomb   8215 Middleberry   8127 Wycomb  
  8210 Renmark   8207 Thetford   7718 Wycomb  
  8230 Camborne   8119 Roebourne      
             
  Best Cul-de-Sac (this year’s new category!)      
  8100 Renmark   8100 Schaffer   8100 Bairnsdale  
  8200 Fernbrook   8200 Middlebury      

There were so many wonderful displays this year including a “live” Santa Claus on Brinkworth Lane that children could sit on his lap! Kudos! to all residents that decorated this year!

The Nite of Lites event would not be possible without judges. This year, we had a wonderful group of non-resident volunteers that spent their Saturday evening judging our contest. A HUGE “thank you” to:

  Jerry & Yvonne Clark   Bruce & Michele Houtchens  
  Paul & Carol Crawford   Dr. Brendan Kennedy  
  Newton & Martha Houston   Fran Pierce  
      Kyle & Carla Villyard  

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Thank you to long-time resident, Barbara Vann, for driving some of the judges around the neighborhood. We couldn’t have done it without her either!

The Committee also needs to thank the residents of 8100 Wycomb Lane (2010 Best Block winners) for securing some of the judges and then hosting the judges’ dinner. The food, desserts and ambiance were fabulous! Thank you to the Howards for letting us invade their beautiful home and to Polly Braun for coordinating the evening.

This year’s Nite of Lites winners received some awesome and generous awards. “Thank you very much!” to all of our 2011 Nite of Lites Sponsors. To properly recognize and thank these sponsors, their representative and donation have been listed in a separate area. Please stop by these establishments to say hello to the owner and/or manager and don’t forget to mention that their generosity to our wonderful event is truly appreciated.

Thank you again to all the participants in this year’s Nite of Lites celebration and congratulations to the 2011 winners. Be watching the PWF Press and on PrestonwoodForestonline.com for upcoming announcements concerning the 2012 Nite of Lites event. If you have any suggestions, ideas, compliments or complaints, please send them to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

We wish you all a safe and wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Nite of Lites Committee
Russell and Tina May
 
2011 Nite of Lites Sponsors Print E-mail

 
PWF NITE OF LITES

Sponsors

December 10, 2011

 

•Beck’s Prime Restaurant:  Alice Sarmiento, two $30 gift cards
–7608-B FM 1960 West, 281-807-5580
•Cillis Car Care:  Carol Cillis, auto service gift certificate               
–13650 Schroeder Rd., 281-890-4190
•Craig’s Auto Repair:  Craig Charron, auto service gift certificate
–14200 Schroeder Rd., 281-469-5949
•Cypresswood Cleaners:  Sam Dang, $40 dry cleaning gift certificate
–19746 Hwy 249 (next door to Kroger), 281-807-0558
•Eco-Expert Solutions:  Zach Cooper, four energy efficiency evaluation certificates
– This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
•Prestonwood Animal Clinic:  Drs. Taylor, Kennedy, Morales and Cain, $100 gift certificate
–13720 Schroeder Rd., 281-890-1960
•Prestonwood Forest Maintenance Association:  Board of Directors, cash and winner signs, Sherri Carey @ High Sierra Management
•Prestonwood Kennels Pet Resort:  Guinnette Peebles, $250 gift certificate and gift stocking
–13302 Schroeder Rd., 281-890-9090
•Red Robin Restaurant:  Heather Gates, $25 gift card
–22455 Hwy 249, 281-251-7033
•Starbucks:  Tyronne Smith, gift basket
–4501 West FM 1960 @ Stuebner-Airline, 281-587-8399
•Texas Roadhouse Restaurant:  Jeff Oliveirak, $30 gift certificate
–24530 Tomball Parkway (next to Silverado I-Max Theater), 281-255-9191
•The Master Handyman:  Russell May (resident), five $50 gift certificates
–832-472-8330
•Tucker Plumbing:  Troy Tucker (resident), five $50 gift certificates
–281-469-5354
•Wal-Mart:  Ramsay Alley, $200 in gift cards
–22605 Hwy 249 @ Spring-Cypress, 281-374-9449

 

 

 
 
 
   


Please visit these establishments and be sure to tell their owner or manager “THANK YOU” for sponsoring our long-time tradition.

 
 
 
Nite of Lites 2011 Print E-mail
Scroll down to see more information in the Visitor's Guide!

Also see "A message from Prince of Peace" below:

Dear Prestonwood Forest Residents,

Can you believe it’s almost that time again? Before we know it, Santa will be on his way! We have some exciting news to share with you. Don’t be surprised if you see television cameras in the neighborhood during the Nite of Lites festival this year. We received a telephone call from HGTV’s headquarters in New York wanting dates of and information on our tradition for a segment they are doing on neighborhoods decorating for the holidays. Can you believe that they have heard of our wonderful neighborhood’s tradition all the way up in New York?!!!

New residents to the neighborhood - PWF has a long running (36+ years) tradition of going all out when decorating the outside of our homes during the Christmas season. So much so, that we have been dubbed “The Christmas Lights Neighborhood”. PWF has been spotlighted in all local newspapers (major and minor), all local television stations, The Travel Channel and was spotlighted nationwide on Fox News and now quite possibly HGTV!

This year's Nite of Lites officially begins on Saturday, December 10th and will end on January 1st. Judging on Saturday evening will begin around dusk. Have your lights and displays completed by the time the Judges start their rounds on Saturday evening or you won’t be eligible for any of the great prizes. See below for Lights On, Lights Off time table.


  Lights On   Lights Off
       
  All Days 6:00pm   Monday thru Thursday 10:00pm
      Friday thru Sunday 11:00pm

If you know a non-resident that would be interested in judging our event, please contact us. They will get a nice dinner before the event and dessert during winner negotiations. Best Block of 2010 – please remember – you are responsible for hosting the Judge’s dinner and the after tour activities. Please forward us your details by the first of December.

We know that putting out lights and displays is a lot of hard work. We also know that once the creation is finished, you want to show it off. Feel free to do so, but please, follow the time table above. By following this schedule it will help lessen the traffic flow late at night (when mischief takes place).

On that note, we encourage all residents to be observant during the holiday season as crime in our surrounding area is on the rise. If you see someone suspicious, or something out of whack, please call the Constable @ 281-376-3472 immediately. A patrol unit is usually in our area and can respond quite rapidly.

We suggest to residents that they should cable/secure their yard art
so it won’t walk off their property so easily.


Winners will be notified on Sunday afternoon, December 11th. At that time, prizes will be awarded, yard signs will be erected and pictures of the winners and their displays will be taken for inclusion in the Prestonwood Press and here on the PWF website.

  Categories being judged this year are:
  Best House   Best Lamp Post
  Best Mailbox   Best Door
  Best Block*   Runner-up Block
  Best Cul de Sac**    

* (to win Best Block, there must be at least 95% participation) [if your block has a new theme, please let us know]
** (new category – only relevant to streets that have a median area in the center of the circle at the end of the street)

We are hoping for record participation this year so get those lights strung and that yard art erected!

Thank you to all of the residents that have participated for so many years. Remember that PWF has elderly and infirm residents that would love to participate in the Nite of Lites tradition but are unable to decorate, so please, help your neighbors.

Good luck to those that are vying for an award and a special THANK YOU to all the residents of non-Christian faiths that show their neighborly spirit and participate each year.

We wish you all a safe and merry holiday season!

The Nite of Lites Committee
Russell and Tina May
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Prestonwood Forest Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2011 Print E-mail

It's That Time of Year Again!

The Annual Prestonwood Forest
Easter "Eggstravaganza"!!!


Come join your friends and neighbors for some
Spring Time FUN!!!

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
9:00-11:00 a.m.
(in front of the Club House)
RAIN OR SHINE!!!

Don't Forget Your Easter Baskets!!
Children from 0-10 are welcome to participate.
There will be sectioned age appropriate areas.

Special Guest Appearance by The Easter Bunny himself!!!!
(So REMEMBER to bring your cameras!!)

There will also be special prizes awarded for the finders of the coveted GOLDEN TICKETS!!

For more information call Beth Lewis (281)787-5268
 
2010 Nite of Lites Results Print E-mail
Well, the 2010 Nite of Lites celebration has come and gone. What a huge success it was this year. Thank you to all of the residents that participated. We were elated to see that participation was higher this year. We were excited to see that some residents even stepped up their decorating

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2010 Nite of Lites celebration! Your hard work and commitment are exemplary! Winners were:

Best Block - 8100 Wycomb Lane (this is their first win since 1978!!!)

Runner-up Block - 8100 Bideford Lane

Best All Round - 13911 Charlynn Oaks

Best House - 7402 Renmark

Best Door - 8123 Renmark

Best Mailbox - 7626 Roebourne

Best Lamp Post - 8202 Glencliffe

Here are some of the top contenders in each category:
Read more...
 
2010 Nite of Lites Sponsors Print E-mail

 
Visitors Guide to Nite of Lites Print E-mail


Prestonwood Forest proudly welcomes thousands of visitors every year to share in our Neighborhood’s Christmas spirit and Holiday decorations. This year Nite of Lites officially begins December 11, 2010 and ends on January 1st, 2011. Each house, cul-de-sac and street competes for prizes generously donated in the following categories: Best House, Best Lamp Post, Best Mailbox, Best Block, and Runner Up block. Prestonwood Forest wants every visitor to have the best time possible but would like to remind our visitors of the following:

DO’s    
  1. Have fun!
  2. Remember lights are on all days during the Nite of Lites from 6pm until 10pm weekdays and
    until 11pm on weekends.
  3. Visit both sides of our neighborhood (see map – Many visitors miss some of the best
    decorated houses in our neighborhood by failing to visit the streets between
    Ravenhurst and Hargrave);
  4. Respect our residents and let them in and out of their driveways;
  5. KEEP YOUR VEHICLE LIGHTS ON;
  6. Remember to make a bathroom stop before enjoying the lights;
  7. Be patient and show courtesy to other visitors;
  8. Use caution when backing your vehicle;
  9. Feel free to say “Merry Christmas” and “your house looks great” to homeowners who are
    outside enjoying the event;
  10. Have Fun!
     
DON’TS    
  1. Drive with your vehicle lights off;
  2. Enter our residents’ yards without permission;
  3. Think bushes or trees are public bathrooms;
  4. Throw trash in the streets or yards;
  5. Tamper, adjust or move decorations;
  6. Take a souvenir string of lights;
  7. Feed the bears (ok maybe you don’t have to worry about this).

Please remember our residents have spent endless hours decorating and preparing for this event. We want you to have a great time. Be Safe, Respect your fellow revelers, and Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Nite of Lites!



 
Nite of Lites 2010 Print E-mail
Dear Prestonwood Forest Residents!

Can you believe it’s that time again? Where has the year gone? Before we know it, Santa will be on his way! The buzz is in the air and some residents are already getting excited about participating in the tradition of Prestonwood Forest’s Nite of Lites celebration.

Nite of LitesFor new residents that don’t know, PWF has had a long running (35+ years) tradition of going all out when decorating the outside of our homes during the Christmas season. So much so, that we have been dubbed “The Christmas Lights Neighborhood”. PWF has been spotlighted in all local newspapers (major and minor), all local television stations, The Travel Channel and was spotlighted nationwide on Fox News!

This year's Nite of Lites officially begins on Saturday, December 11th and will end on January 1st. Judging on Saturday evening will begin around dusk. Have your lights and displays completed by the time the Judges start their rounds on Saturday evening or you won’t be eligible for any of the great prizes that we have received for this year’s event. See below for Lights On, Lights Off time table.


Lights On     Lights Off    
All Days 6:00pm   Monday thru Thursday 10:00pm  
      Friday thru Sunday 11:00pm  

We know that putting out lights and displays is a lot of hard work. We also know that once the creation is finished, you want to show it off. We welcome you to start turning your lights on before the official start of Nite of Lites but please follow the time table above. By following this schedule it will help lessen the traffic flow late at night (when all the mischief happens) and our extra security coverage doesn’t start until the official beginning of the Nite of Lites.

On that note, we encourage all residents to be observant during the holiday season. If you see someone suspicious, or something out of the ordinary, please call the Constable @ 281-376-3472 immediately. A patrol unit is usually in our area and can respond quite rapidly.

Winners will be notified on Sunday evening, December 12th. At that time, prizes will be awarded, yard signs will be erected and pictures of the winners and their displays will be taken for inclusion in the Prestonwood Press and the neighborhood’s web site (www.prestonwoodforestonline.com).

Categories being judged this year are:

Best House Best Lamp Post
Best Mailbox Best Door
Best Block Runner-up Block
*(to win Best Block, there must be at least 95% participation)
**(if your block has a new theme, please let us know)


Great prizes have been contributed again this year, including cash from the PWF HOA but you can’t win unless you get those lights hung and those displays put together!

Thank you to all of the residents that have participated for so many years. Remember that PWF has elderly and infirm residents that would love to participate in the Nite of Lites tradition but are unable to decorate, so please, help your neighbors.

Good luck to those that are vying for an award and a special THANK YOU to all the residents of non-Christian faiths that show their neighborly spirit and participate each year.

We wish you all a safe and joyous holiday season!

The Nite of Lites Committee
Russell and Tina May
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2009 Nite of Lites Results Print E-mail
Wow! Can you believe the 2009 Nite of Lites celebration has come and gone? Again, the evening was a big success! Thank you to all of the residents that participated this year. We were sad to see that overall participation was significantly lower than years past and we hope that either the economy or the weather is to blame. We were excited to see that some residents even stepped up their decorating!

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2009 Nite of Lites celebration! Your hard work and commitment are exemplary! Winners were:

Best Block - 8200 Middlebury

Runner-up Block - 8100 Wycomb Lane

Best All Round - 14510 Ravenhurst

Best House - 8110 Wimbledon

Best Door - 8219 Brinkworth

Best Mailbox - 14031 Cleobrook

Best Lamp Post - 13911 Charolyn Oaks

The nominees by the judges for the respective categories were:
Read more...
 
Thank You for Voting! Print E-mail

Thank you for taking to time to vote!

Friendly Reminder: In fairness to all participants, you may nominate more than one favorite house. However, if you vote multiple times for the same address, only one vote will be counted. Also, only one address per submission, please.

 
Nite of Lites 2009 Print E-mail
To All Residents of Prestonwood Forest:

It’s that time again!  The holidays are just around the corner and some of us are already getting excited about participating in the 31+ year tradition of Prestonwood’s Nite of Lites celebration.

For our new residents that don’t know, PWF has been spotlighted in all local newspapers (major and minor), all local television stations, The Travel Channel and last year, our wonderful neighborhood was spotlighted on Fox News which broadcasts nationwide!  That was quite an honor for all of us and now it’s up to each and every one of us to uphold the reputation that PWF has obtained by being the “Christmas Lights Neighborhood”.

This year's Nite of Lites officially begins on Saturday, December 12th and will end on January 3rd.
Read more...
 
Thank You Nite of Lites Print E-mail
The Prestonwood Forest Maintenance Association Board of Directors on behalf of the entire subdivision would like to thank Russell May and Tina Lizmi for organizing and leading the effort to another successful Nite of Lites. The neighborhood felt a real sense of pride and togetherness.

The 2008 Nite of Lites committee helped instill a little friendly competition and encouraged increased participation in Christmas (Holiday) decorating. Again, a special thank you to Russell, Tina and all the dedicated volunteers who gave of their time to help continue a Prestonwood tradition.

~ Board of Directors
 
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