“It’s Time for a Parade” – And, why not? Residents with a penchant for cars turned out on a gorgeous day to “parade” through the community with a course map in hand. Starting at the Clubhouse parking lot, the convoy revved their engines and weaved their way around the streets, waving to happy onlookers and tooting horns. Antique cars, convertibles, or ANY car – it was a great way for the community to come together to participate and see neighbors and friends, while maintaining a safe distance. We were told it wrapped up in time for the starting gun of the virtual Kentucky Derby (the actual Derby has been rescheduled to September)!
“Let There Be Light” – Every Friday night at dusk during the pandemic, the Silver Spring community has been placing luminaries or candles on their front porches as a show of unity and support for the doctors, nurses, EMTs, law enforcement, firemen, custodians and countless others who are working on the front-lines everyday. This small gesture is, in fact, a BIG show of gratitude and it shines a bright light for all to see. We are so proud of this show of support.
“Dancing in the Driveways” – For the energetic dancers in the community, Silver Spring also held a Sock Hop last weekend. While the Clubhouse would typically be the venue of choice for a Sock Hop, revelers instead turned out in their driveways with beverages and music from the 50s and 60s as they danced on a beautiful Saturday night.
Soon enough, Silver Spring – and all of the Traditions of America communities – will be getting back to evenings around the fire pit, and so much more! And, we can’t wait! Get the graham crackers, marshmallows and Hershey bars ready! When that day arrives, there will be countless stories to share and more memories to make!