Newsletter - 10/12/11

Post date: Oct 13, 2011 3:19:15 PM


The road will be OPEN this Thursday and Friday. We ran into some snags with, equipment failures and extra hard rock and are suffering some delays. We will reschedule the paving - hopefully next week.


If you wish to receive a copy of the latest Board Minutes from the Rancho Carrillo Community Association, please contact Mark at


The new gate code at the red call box has been changed. (Contact Nancy for the new code)


For Firefighters & Brigade. TIME CHANGE: Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 pm


If you need to get rid of old batteries (the giant kind that are hard to get rid of) or scrap metal, contact Gio (714)483-3990. They will pay $25 apiece for the big batteries and pick up the scrap metal for free. Recommended by Debbie Mauss and Ron Nelson.


Calling all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts! The Rancho Carrillo Haunted Hollow will be held behind the Rec Center on Saturday, October 29th!

We need you to create your own scene or join with other neighbors to make a scary or funny vignette. Past successes: Headless Horseman (you have to have a really good horse!), Dr. Payne (medieval medical practices), Man on Cot with Insides Out, Sewer Dweller, Ghosts Playing Poker, Head in Food Server, Black-out Room with glowing paint (and other surprises), and of course, various hanging and dropping bodies. Perhaps the trebuchet with glowing pumpkins will launch again! If you don’t feel creative, we are definitely in need of a volunteer to control the entrance.

For those who haven’t been able to attend in the past, the Haunted Hollow is an on-again off-again Rancho Carrillo tradition. Saturday is set-up starting at 10 am until we are done

The whole community is invited to come to the Rec Center for early potluck dinner (5:00 pm). Bring a main dish, salad or appetizer to share. If you wish, bring a dessert, too.

Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

At dark, the scarers settle into their spots. We have two trails: the family-friendly and the “let’s torment our teens and neighbors.” (With good crowd control, we can have younger guests take the second trail early in the evening and still be able to sleep.) Once, we are done, someone usually gets the fire pit going where we can all relive our more glorious scary moments of the evening.

Sunday, Oct 30, is clean-up – children and other attendees are expected to help.

The more traditional trick or treat will be on Monday, October 31st. Most families jump into a couple of trucks and drive around the valley (remember all the loops and dead-ends!) Please leave lots of lights on if you want trick or treaters and turn everything off if you don’t.

Any questions, please contact Heather Mellem . Looking forward to this fun event!


The Capo Girls Basketball Program is having another firewood sale this Sunday, October 16 behind the Doubletree Hotel in Dana Point from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

$50.00 for SUV's and Vans

$65.00 for Small trucks (5 - 6 foot beds)

$75.00 for Trucks (6ft. bed or longer)

$100.00 for Flatbeds

Providing there's wood left, the girls softball team is having one Sunday, October 23rd, again same location from 8:00am to 1:00pm.


This Sunday - 9:30 a.m at the Strezas (lot 8) - followed by potluck brunch. All are welcome.