Join the River Hill Community Association in celebrating 25 years of promoting the health, safety, common good, and social welfare of owners and residents of property in the Village of River Hill. Since the association’s incorporation in August 1991, much has changed in the areas now known as the neighborhoods of Pointers Run and Pheasant Ridge. Over the next twelve months, we will be celebrating the community’s achievements and its future. Join the Association for ice cream and square dancing as the celebration kicks-off on August 26 at the annual River Hill Pool Party. On September 17, we’ll hold a 25th Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony in conjunction with the 4th Annual Health Fair. Plan to come out to connect with fellow residents and some of the individuals who have been instrumental in the development of the village.
During the 25-year period, the community has grown from the site of a former game farm and farmer’s fields into a vibrant community with 6,752 residents, 1,993 dwelling units, and a diverse population (Characteristics of Columbia, Maryland, 2012 Rev 2013). With the growth of the community, traditions such as the Independence Day Parade, Haunted Hallow’s Eve, and the summer Pool Party have been created. Volunteers of all ages have helped to build and strengthen the River Hill community. Planning your street’s annual Block Party, serving on the Association’s Board of Directors or committees, helping with the annual open space clean-up, volunteering with the ever popular Pointers Run Piranhas and Pheasant Ridge Rapids swim teams, and supporting the local schools are a just a few of the ways that River Hill residents make a difference every day to make River Hill a great place. Between now and August 2017, watch for additional association events celebrating our community. To find out what the Association has been up to in FY2016, check out our Annual Report printed in this issue. We’ll see you around the neighborhood!