Happy October! Fall is definitely in the air. And with the change in seasons comes… the annual Holmes Run Acres Civic Association Membership Drive!
If you are a current resident of Holmes Run Acres, you’re eligible to join the Civic Association. Membership supports HRACA programming and events and our neighborhood’s voice in civic affairs. What kind of events? Well, things like the Halloween Parade happening later this month! Membership benefits include a subscription to the Holmes Runner, the directory, and the ability to vote for Board members and matters.
We are a wonderful, truly unique community with a great sense of engagement and neighborliness. This year, we are celebrating our 70th anniversary as a neighborhood. The first homes in HRA opened up in October 1951 and we’ve been growing community ever since. I hope you’ll consider joining or renewing your membership.
Current residents should have received a packet of membership materials - and announcements of upcoming events - in their mailbox. You can submit your membership online here: https://www.holmesrunacres.com/civic-association-membership-form.html, or you can return your form and payment to your Area Lead in the envelope provided, or drop it off at 7638 Holmes Run Dr. The Membership Drive runs through the end of the month, but why wait? Get your membership in now. And thanks to those who have already joined!
For more information see:
Deer Management Program Webinar - August 2021:
The 2021 HRACA Virtual Annual Meeting took place on Wednesday, May 19. Speakers included Providence District Supervisor Dalia Palchik and Stephanie Leedom, Director of Planning and Development, Fairfax County Park Authority.
A big congratulations to Lynn Rozental who was awarded the 2021 HRACA Community Service Award and to Haleh Peterson who was awarded the 2021 HRACA Distinguished Citizen Award.
A recording of the meeting is available below [UPDATED (6/30/2021) - Link expired. To view the recording contact Mitch Toda]:
Also here is a copy of Stephanie Leedom's presentation.
And lastly congratulations to the newly elected HRACA Board members and alternates:
Many vintage HRA documents and photos have been scanned and added to the archives, including architectural drawings, pool brochures, advertisements, and more.
Enjoy: Historical Images and Documents
The Holmes Runner Archives page has received a big update featuring scans of select old issues and a cover gallery including gems such as these:
In January 2020, the Board of the Holmes Run Acres Civic Association (HRACA) established the Holmes Run Acres Community Survey Committee. Its purpose was to conduct a survey of all adult Holmes Run Acres residents to gather some basic demographic information about the community and to obtain information about the areas of concerns for the community in order to establish some priorities for the Board of the HRACA to address. By the end of October 2020, a total of 273 responses were received with an estimated response rate of 38.9%. At the beginning of 2021 the survey responses were compiled and a summary report was created to present the results.
View the report here.
On Monday, March 22, 2021 at 6:30PM, the Holmes Run Acres Historic Overlay District (HOD) Community Meeting was held virtually via WebEx. Nicole Brannan, Fairfax County Heritage Staff in charge of this project, reports that around 40 folks attended at the time of the WebEx meeting (plus Fairfax County staff. Supervisor Palchik also attended briefly), and 59 viewings have happened since the video was posted. The video is available online: search HRA HOD Community Meeting on fairfaxcounty.gov website.
At this time, Nicole is still preparing the Question and Answers from the Community Meeting, and we will post them here when she forwards them to us.
Learn more about the HOD here:
LURIA PARK STREAM CLEANUP
APRIL 24, 2021
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Please come out and help your neighbors keep
your neighborhood clean! Bags will be provided.
Meet at the bridge near the basketball court.
Please where a mask and follow social
For more information, contact Keith Peterson (I’m in the HRA directory and on the listserv!)
Click here for the flyer
Get ready for HRA's Eggcellent Adventure, a neighborhood-wide egg hunt!
Saturday, April 3, 10 am - 12 pm
Hi there. What a crazy weather week! Hopefully the sun is out to stay and everyone is ready to have a little fun tomorrow morning. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their yard and/or to help with egg hiding, we really appreciate it!
As a reminder, here are the details for tomorrow's egg hunt.
Eggs will be hidden throughout the neighborhood and in and around Luria Park in order to spread people out and keep safe distancing. Inside each egg is a 'ticket' which can be redeemed for prizes at 7805 Holmes Run Drive. There will be plenty of eggcellent photo opps there, too, to brighten the day even more.
Below is a map that highlights some of the areas where you can be sure to find eggs, but keep an eye out everywhere along the way! Please be mindful and not walk on or through people's yards - eggs will be hidden close to the street. There will also be chalk markings all around to make sure your little bunnies don't miss out!
The hunting will start at 10 am and you can visit 'headquarters' to snag prizes and feel festive until 12 pm.
You’re invited to the Holmes Run Acres HOD Community Meeting:
Monday, March 22, 2021 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Virtual WebEx Meeting
Call In Number: 1-844-621-3956
Access code: 129 039 6032
Join Fairfax County staff to learn more about the potential Holmes Run Acres Historic Overlay District.
Every household in HRA should have received a hard copy of this flyer in the mail:
HOD Community Meeting Flyer
For more information about the HRA HOD can be found here: