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December 19th- ‘Tis the Season Resident Event
December 23rd – Christmas Eve Observed – All Corvias Offices Closed
December 26th – Christmas Day Observed –All Corvias Offices Closed
The Corvias sponsored Yard of the Month program will host a Holiday Yard of the Month!The Yard of the Month Program will reward those who make a special effort to improve their yard and beautify their home, while remaining in compliance with housing and post regulations. Holiday decorations will be considered, though not mandatory. One winner will be named per community in December. Each Yard of the Month winner will receive a recognition letter from the Fort Riley Garrison Commander, a Yard of the Month sign to be displayed in front of the home, and a gift certificate.
Judging and Rules:
Judging will be conducted the first week in December. To be eligible to participate, yards must be in full compliance with requirements set forth in the Corvias Military Living Resident Responsibility Guide.
Winners will be notified in the same month as recognition. A resident may win only once during the 2016 Yard of the Month program, from summer until winter.
Are you the spouse or child of an active-duty service member with plans to go to college? Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about available scholarships from Corvias Foundation. Applications available online.
We hope you will join in the festivities and celebrate the holiday season with your neighbors and the Corvias team as we host our “Tis the Season,” which is an event for all on-post family housing residents.
Bring the family to the Colyer Forsyth Community Center parking lot on Monday, Dec. 19, from 10am-4pm to enjoy a variety of fun-filled holiday activities. The event will feature an ice skating rink, hot cocoa, photos with Santa (don’t forget to bring your camera), inflatable snow globe- photo op, and more. There is no charge to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration estimate holiday decorations cause almost 400 home fires each year, resulting in many losses of life as well as millions in property damage. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
- Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
- Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
- Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
- Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
- Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
- If you do no cook often, check your oven and stove before cooking a large holiday meal.
- Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
- Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
- Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
- Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
- And remember to blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
As we are all aware, fires can start any time of year. There is an increased risk during the holiday season. Please be safe and have a wonderful holiday season.
The time to prepare for winter weather is here. To protect your belongings this winter, following these simple steps:
- Disconnect hose from all outside water faucets now to help avoid frozen pipes.
- If you plan on leaving your home for an extended period of time, keep the heat on to prevent pipes from freezing. Leave your thermostat set between 60 and 65 degrees. We encourage you to consider registering your home for House Watch with your Community Office. When you register your home, the Community team will make a routine check of the property and can take appropriate actions as needed.
- Following a snow or ice storm, Corvias Military Living's contractor will clear or treat all streets, public sidewalks and parking lots in each community. A system is in place to clear main roads first to allow emergency vehicle access and then proceed to clear all residential streets.
We request your patience and help during the times roadways are being treated by limiting travel. Please park vehicles only in approved parking areas and avoid blocking sidewalks.
Residents are encouraged to keep their private porch, sidewalk and driveway free of snow and ice to avoid slips and falls. Complimentary traction control material will be available at your Community Office.
Join the USO as they host a networking session for military spouses on December 8th from 8:30-12:30pm at Riley’s Conference Center. There will be information on USO Programs, speed networking with other military spouses, local employers and community leaders. To register for this free event please visit http://bit.ly/FortRileyMIlSpouse
Turn off holiday decorations when no one is home and at night before you go to bed. Timers are a great way to ensure the lights are only on at certain times.