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HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INFORMATION

Westgate Subdivision falls within District 4 of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. Suspicious behavior should be called in to the Non-Emergency

number, general questions should be directed to the Patrol District Office and emergencies should always call 911:

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Ph: 281-870-0585 • Fax: 281-870-9170

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Fire or Sheriff Emergency 911

Sheriff (non-emergency) Press Option 1 for Dispatch 713.221-6000

Patrol District Office (gen. info) 281-463-2648

16715 Clay Rd., Houston, TX 77084

Cy-Fair Vol. Fire Dept. 713-466-6161

Cy-Creek Vol. Fire Dept. 281-440-0079

Child Protective Services 713-394-4000

Poison Control 800-764-7661

Community Events & Activities Committees

HOA Board of Directors: board@westgatetx.net

Newsletter Editor: Kimberly McGaughy • kbmcgaughy@gmail.com

Garage Sale Chairs: Philip & Adrean Rowell • garagesale@westgatetx.net

Social Chair: social@westgatetx.net

Parks/Pools Chair: poolandparks@westgatetx.net

Deed Restriction Committee Contact:

deedrestrictions@westgatetx.net (to report problems)

Crime Watch Chair: Helen Daglas • crimewatch@westgatetx.net

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UTILITIES

Reliant Energy (elec) 713-207-7777

CenterPoint Energy 713-659-2111

CenterPoint Energy (to report gas leak) 888-876-5786

CenterPoint Energy (power outage/downed lines) 713-659-2111

MOC Water Emergency 24 hr service line 281-367-5511

MOC Utility Operations (Katy office) 281-347-8686

www.municipalops.com

MUD #70 contact: Schwartz, Page & Harding Attys. 713-623-4531

ktranchin@sphllp.com

WCA Waste Corp. (garbage) 281-368-8397

www.wcawaste.com/Houston/houston-residential.html

Houston North 281-766-1914

Schools

Cy-Fair ISD 281-897-4000

Copeland Elementary 281-856-1400

Jowell Elementary 281-463-6966

Hoover Elementary 832-667-7301

Anthony Middle School 281-373-5660

Cy-Spring HS 281-345-3000

Langham Creek HS 281-463-5400

Local Services Bear Post Office 800-275-8777

Bear Creek Library 281-550-0885

Cy-Fair College Library 281-890-2665

Langham Creek YMCA 281-859-6143

Animal Control 281-999-3191

ASPCA (24 Hr Poison Control) 888-426-4435

Spills 713-439-6000

TX Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-941-8972

Humane Wildlife Removal 281-354-2293

Bob Leared Interest, Inc. (property taxes for MUD #70) 713-932-9011

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Wanda Lewis

Zorik Petrosian

MODIFICATION APPLICATIONS

Whether first-time homeowners or long-time residents, we all have a

hefty investment in where we live. So it’s important to preserve the value

of our residences-as well as the surrounding common areas we all shareby

keeping buildings well-maintained and in a style that compliments

adjacent structures and landscaping. When our homes’ exteriors are in

good shape and the grass is cut, the hedges trimmed, the trash picked up

and the sidewalks and roads well-maintained, the community is attractive

to prospective buyers and renters and property values are preserved.

Our association’s Architectural Review Committee (ARC) review program

is a big part of sustaining the community’s appearance and property

values. While our ARC guidelines have some limitations, they allow

enough flexibility for individual expression. Please submit an ARC

application if you’re considering a project for your home that involves

painting, roofing, redesigning or installing trees, constructing a fence,

adding a secondary structure (like a garden shed, dog house, swing set

or garage); or installing solar panels or any other exterior modifications

to your home or exterior property.

WESTGATE HOA NEWS

Westgate has two new Board members. In July, Zorik Petrosian won

Vice President Abel Gonzalez’ position when he retired from the Board.

Secretary/Treasurer Puneet Saggar moved and the Board appointed

Wanda Lewis in August to fulfill Puneet’s term.

Zorik and Wanda have lived in Westgate for years. They both have

participated at multiple Boards meetings, as well as volunteering in

multiple neighborhood events and have expressed interest in keeping up

deed restrictions and tending the common grounds so that our property

values are maintained or improved, which is the main focus of an HOA.

Welcome Wanda and Zorik to the Board!

Our Board meetings are currently being held through Zoom on the 4 th

Thursday of each month. Check our website for details and join in.

WESTGATE FALL GARAGE SALE

OCTOBER 3, 2020

Please be sure to follow social distancing guidelines.

Westgate’s deed restrictions state that we can only have garage sales on

designated days for the community; having them at any other time can

earn you an immediate fine. So it’s time again for our Westgate Garage

Sale; this year, the Fall event will happen on Saturday, October 3 rd . So

while you’re organizing and cleaning, go through that extra “stuff” you

have in your closets, declutter your house and garage and make some

extra money!

That week, we’ll have signs out at the entrances of the neighborhood to

advertise the event for the community. You can put additional signs to

direct people to your house, but please remove them after your sale is

over.

ANNUAL HOA FEES DUE

The Board was able to avoid raising dues for 2020 and the annual

statement has been mailed to all homeowners. The dues should be paid

in January. If you anticipate not being able to pay your Westgate fees for

2020 on time, be sure to call Inframark (281-870-0585) to discuss getting

on a payment plan before more fees are tacked on-from the attorney,

etc. $635 can turn into $1000+ very quickly. Even if you don’t think

you can pay all at once, you need to call Inframark to make payment

arrangements; DON’T WAIT and cost yourself MORE money.

These dues help pay for landscaping, electricity, water, refurbishing and

adding amenities and pool management, among other things. It helps

Westgate continue to be a great community with stable or increasing

property values. If you’d ever like details of how your dues are spent,

you can always ask our management company. Also, go to our annual

meeting and you will receive a copy of the financials.

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Remember it is important to obtain approval for modifications prior to

beginning an exterior modification. The ARC application can be found at

www.westgatetx.net or you can request an application at customercare@

inframark.com.

DO YOU KNOW YOUR DEED RESTRICTIONS?

Garage Sales: In an effort to educate our residents, we are highlighting

some deed restriction or other item that needs improvement in Westgate:

In the Declaration of Covenants,…, Article VII, section B., pg. 11: “Garage

sales or yard sales…[are] prohibited. The Association may…provide for

a community wide garage sale.” Also, Texas state law considers garage

sales an “uncurable” violation that can incur an IMMEDIATE fine. Our

fine policy states that fine will be $50. Please only have garage sales on

community wide garage sales days. We have one in the spring and one

in the fall. Having them at any other time may result in an immediate

fine. Why? Unexpected traffic concerns and parking congestion, as well

as other kinds of disruptions, occur during random garage sales in the

neighborhood. Also, people leaving their signs up after the sale is over

increases the trash on the common areas. Having a community wide

garage sale enables people to have warning to prepare for garage sales

and limits the number of times they have to deal with difficulties, but

also allows homeowners to occasionally have sales to clear out their

clutter. It’s a compromise. Following these instructions helps keep our

neighborhood looking neat and thus keeps up our property values.

Home condition tends to be a contagious condition—good or bad. Let’s

be considerate of our neighbors! COPIES OF ALL WESTGATE FOUNDING

DOCUMENTS (including the ARC form) can be downloaded from the

Westgate website www.westgatetx.net.

STAY UP TO DATE WITH WESTGATE NEWS

To get the latest information on what’s happening in Westgate, be sure to

check our other Westgate sources:

1. The WESTGATE WEBSITE, www.westgatetx.net

2. The Westgate FACEBOOK page is Westgate’s official Social Media

outlet for information (on Facebook, search for “WESTGATE SUBDIVISION

Official” and you must sign up); you can find goodies like pictures of

our events, HOA information, etc. If you have trouble finding it on

Facebook, type this into your address bar: www.facebook.com/groups/

WestgateSubdivision/. Within a day or two, you will then be asked to

verify your address, as it is a residents-only group. Look for this in your

“messages” section at the top left of the page and you may be asked to

accept a message.

3. Send questions to the WESTGATE HOA EMAIL, Board@westgatetx.net.

The newsletter only comes out once a month and information is a month

old, so the other methods are used when something happens last minute

and if you missed the newsletter.

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HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INFORMATION

Westgate Subdivision falls within District 4 of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department.

Suspicious behavior should be called in to the Non-Emergency number, general

questions should be directed to the Patrol District Office and emergencies should

always call 911:

NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER: 713-221-6000 (Option 1 for dispatch)

PATROL DISTRICT OFFICE: 281-463-2648 (for general information only)

16715 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084

EMERGENCY: 9-1-1 (emergencies only)

PROCEDURE WHEN FILING A REPORT

WITH THE SHERIFF’S DEPT.

If you ever have to file a report with the Sheriff’s Department, whether after calling

911 or the nonemergency number (713-221-6000), be sure to let the deputy know

that Westgate has a contract with the Sheriff’s Dept. through our MUD district (Harris

County MUD #70). That way, the incident will be reported to our contract deputies,

giving them information on what to look for in our community. Also, be sure to report

the issue to our Crime Watch committee at crimewatch@westgatetx.net. They discuss

the problems with our deputies as well.

STREETLIGHT OUTAGES

If you see a streetlight out, please report outages to CenterPoint Energy at 713-207-

2222 or 800-332-7143; also, at www.centerpointenergy.com. You will need the pole

number, the black and white numbers listed vertically on the pole, to report the outage.

This is something you can do to help keep your community safe. Otherwise, it may take

a while for Centerpoint to notice it is out.

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B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS -

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CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list,

please fill out the form on our website (www.krenekprinting.com, click submissions and

choose Jobseekers) with your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will

graduate and the name of your newsletter/subdivision.

Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we

send emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want to

stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will remove you from the

list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.

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Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do not personally

know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find

part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those

seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.

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GARAGE SALES

CONCORD BRIDGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020, 8 AM TO 2 PM

West Little York between Eldridge and Hwy 6.

WESTGATE FALL GARAGE SALE - OCTOBER 3, 2020

Located off of Barker Cypress between Longenbaugh and FM529.

COPPERFIELD EASTON COMMONS FALL GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 RD , 7 AM-3 PM

Located in Copperfield between Longenbaugh and West Rd.

COPPERFIELD SOUTHDOWN VILLAGE FALL GARAGE SALE

OCTOBER 10 TH

Located in Copperfield off of Longenbaugh near Hwy. 6.

COPPER VILLAGE FALL GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 TH FROM 7 AM TO 12 NOON

West Road - between Hwy 6 & Queenston

ABERDEEN GREEN NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 TH

Aberdeen Green is located on Telge Road at West Road,

south of Hwy. 290.

BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 TH

Located off of N Hwy 6 between West Little York and Kieth Harrow Blvd.

Lots of bargains!

COPPERFIELD MIDDLEGATE GARAGE SALE

OCTOBER 17 TH , 7 AM - 3 PM

Rain date is scheduled for the following Saturday. Located in Copperfield

between Longenbaugh and West Rd.

THE STAR OF DESTINY (KATY) CHAPTER GARAGE SALE

Star of Destiny (Katy) Chapter, National Society Daughters of the

American Revolution will hold our annual fundraising garage sale on

Saturday, October 24, 2020. The sale will be held from 8 AM to 12 PM at

Estates of Chesterfield Swim and Tennis Club, 1707 Briarchester Dr., Katy,

Tx. 77450. There will be household items, fine china, furniture, toys, books

and much more! The items are reasonably priced and this sale is our main

source of funds for patriotic activities with troops, schools, libraries and

military families. The Star of Destiny Chapter is an organization with over

100 members so there will be plenty of items from which to choose.

Please come and check out all the treasures! Due to Texas rules on social

distancing, masks will be required and we limit the number of people in

the clubhouse at the same time.

CRAFT SHOWS

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October 25, 2020: 10 AM-4 PM

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VENDOR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Are you crafty? Are you a distributor for a specialty item? Saint Aidan’s

Episcopal Church has opened vendor registration for our 7 th Annual Fall

Festival and Holiday Market! The market and festival will be held Sunday,

October 25, 2020 from 10 AM-4 PM. We will have both indoor and outdoor

booths. Saint Aidan’s is located in Cypress at 13131 Fry Road – just south of

Hwy 290. Our festival features Market Booths, Children’s Area, Petting Zoo,

Pony Rides, Food Vendors, Silent Auction, Music, Cake Walk and a Trunk

N Treat. For more information and to register online, visit our website at

http://aidanschurch.org and click on the Fall Festival icon or if you prefer

to mail in your registration, you can obtain a Booth Reservation form by

contacting us at 281-373-3203 or email fallfest@aidanschurch.org. Saint

Aidan’s Episcopal Church is located at 13131 Fry Road, Cypress Texas 77433.

GOLF TOURNAMENTS

HOUSTON OPEN BIRDIES FOR CHARITY®

What is Birdies for Charity®? Birdies for Charity® is a fundraising program

designed to give local charities the opportunity to generate contributions

through the Houston Open. 100% of your donation goes directly to the

charity of your choice. The Houston Open will also award the top three

donation-collecting charities and one randomly drawn charity with an

additional bonus. In 2019, the Houston Open distributed $615,000 to

local nonprofits.

How can I participate in Birdies for Charity®? There are two ways to donate

to the Birdies for Charity program:

1. Make a pledge of one cent or more for every “Birdie” made by the PGA

Tour Pros during the Houston Open. If 1,500 birdies are made during the

2020 event, here are the totals for some typical pledge amounts:

• 1 cent pledge = $15 total pledge

• 3 cent pledge = $45 total pledge

• 10 cent pledge = $150 total pledge

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The minimum birdie pledge is $.01 and the maximum pledge is $1. The

last day to submit a pledge is Sunday, November 8, 2020. Last year, 1,244

birdies were made at the Houston Open. FYI we are playing at a new

course this year.

2. Make a flat donation not tied to birdies. For flat donations, the minimum is

$20. To donate, please visit our Charity page at www.houstonopengolf.com.

Grand Prize: You are eligible to enter our “Guess the Birdie” contest when you

donate or make a pledge to one of our local charities. Guess the total number

of birdies that will be made by PGA Tour Pros during the Houston Open,

Nov. 2-8, 2020. One grand prize will be given to the person who guesses

the correct number. In case of ties, winners will be randomly selected. One

lucky supporter of the Houston Open Birdies for Charity® program will win

an Astros *Suite Night at Minute Maid Park. *Suite night 2021 date will

be determined by the Astros organization and sent to the winner once

determined. For more information about the Houston Open Birdies for

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33 ND ANNUAL B. F. ADAM GOLF CLASSIC

POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cy-Fair Educational Foundation

(CFEF) trustees graded 1200+ scholarship applications and met via Zoom

to award more than $635,000 in scholarships. For Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

graduating seniors planning to attend Lone Star College full-time in the

fall, our application is open now through May 11, 2020. This summer, the

Foundation will award $72,000 from the Edwin C. Schroeder Endowment

Fund. The Foundation looks forward to recognizing our 2020 scholarship

recipients this August. With the Stay Home - Work Safe Mandate through

the end of April, the Foundation has decided to postpone the B. F. Adam

Golf Classic until the COVID-19 risk is minimal within our community for the

safety of our 288 golfers and over 100 volunteers, trustees and staff, who

help make this event a tremendous success, as well as the staff at BlackHorse

Golf Club. Our 33 rd annual B. F. Adam Golf Class has been moved to Monday,

November 16, 2020. Celebrating 50 years as a non-profit raising money to

fund scholarships for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD high school graduates, the Cy-

Fair Educational Foundation is looking forward to our exciting Fall lineup

of events. The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation is incredibly grateful for the

unwavering generosity of the Cy-Fair community and the commitment of

our Board of Trustees. Over the last 50 years, the Foundation has grown

tremendously awarding more than $9 million to graduating seniors

from Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. CFEF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all

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advocates for their health, is pleased to announce its 10 th Annual Rockin’

Resiliency Luncheon on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 11 AM. The Women’s

Fund along with Luncheon Chairs Christine and Steve Johnson are hosting

an in-person luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2222 West South Loop,

Houston, TX 77027, along with a virtual event online for guests to celebrate

at a distance. Guests along with girls and women who participate in The

Women’s Fund’s Health Education classes are invited to the fun-filled

afternoon featuring a keynote speaker, silent auction and more. The

Women’s Fund invites everyone to support the mission to help more

adolescent girls and women lead happier, healthier and more resilient lives

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While Halloween might look different this year, that doesn’t

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would still be in effect in October? However, given the

ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you’ll have to take some

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year’s spooky celebrations, doesn’t mean they need to be

any less fun. Here you’ll find our favorite (safe) ideas for

your quarantine Halloween. From a movie night to outdoor

outings, it’s time to get planning.

Watch a Spooky Movie: There’s certainly no shortage of

Halloween movies. From family friendly classics (Hocus

Pocus, Casper) to horror flicks (Halloween, Silence of the

Lambs), there’s something in the Halloween œuvre for

everyone. Swap your popcorn for candy corn and let the

movie marathon begin.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch: Already a great autumnal outdoor

activity, many pumpkin patches, apple orchards and farms

are implementing social distancing protocols for their visitors.

Make sure to grab some apple cider while you’re there.

Carve Jack-O’-Lanterns: Once you’re done

picking the pumpkins, it’s obviously time to

carve. Whether you’re aiming for a classic

jack-o’-lantern face or a more original design,

pumpkin carving is the perfect activity to do

outdoors, distanced from friends or with kids

at home.

Decorate Your House: Choose either a cute or

spooky aesthetic and then fashion your digs

appropriately. Grab a scarecrow, decorative

gourds and maybe even some hay to elevate

your porch.

Take a Drive or Hike: In many areas, October also brings stunning fall foliage. A

perfect way to embrace the season is to drive and observe the changing leaves. Better

yet, get outside and fully immerse yourself in autumn with a nature hike.

Bake Some Sweet Treats: Who says Halloween is all about the candy? This is the

perfect time to get creative with your baking. Decorate some spooky cookies or build

a (haunted) gingerbread house. You’ll have both an activity and a yummy dessert.

Host a Zoom Halloween Party: If you can’t physically attend a Halloween party this

year, don’t forgo celebrating. Get a group of friends together and plan a time for you

all to dress up, catch up and enjoy. Costumes mandatory (at least from the waist up).

Stir Up a Spooky Cocktail: Fetch the dry ice and grab the tequila-time to make some

on-theme drinks. And for the little ones? A Halloween mocktail is sure to excite.

Craft a Halloween Playlist: There are more Halloween-themed tunes than you’d

expect. There’s the age-old classic “The Monster Mash,” along with more modern

interpretations like “Heads Will Roll” and “She Wolf.” So, build a playlist curated to your

tastes and let the costumed dance party begin.

Decorate Themed Face Masks: There is perhaps no more “2020” Halloween activity

than decorating a face mask. Whether you’re doing it for yourself or with your kids,

make your mask match your costume or have it be a costume in itself. Some ideas

include animal faces, creepy grins or a pumpkin pattern, but feel free to get creative.

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How to Carve A Pumpkin

When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips

on carving the best pumpkin, as well as how to pick a good pumpkin for

carving!

HOW TO PICK A GOOD PUMPKIN FOR CARVING

Look for one that is a little misshapen. Inspect it for soft spots (especially the end

opposite the stem). Reject a pumpkin that has soft spots, they will cause it to

deteriorate quickly. Remember, your pumpkin doesn’t have to sit on its base, in fact,

that’s often its weakest spot.

Let the pumpkin guide the shape of the face: An elongated pumpkin should have an

elongated face. A fat and happy pumpkin should have a fat and happy face.

HOLLOW OR WHOLE?

There are two reasons for hollowing: (1) If the inside is going to be exposed (through

the mouth, etc.), it looks better if it is hollowed neatly. (2) If you plan to light the

pumpkin from the inside, it must be hollow. You can hollow it out from a hole

in the back instead of the top, so that the look of the face isn’t affected. If you’re

illuminating with a candle, you need to hollow from the top to allow the heat and

smoke to escape.

THE TOOLS

Use a water-based marker to outline the face that you want to carve. First, draw a

line down the center to establish symmetry. Then sketch the nose, the approximate

center of the face. Once you’re satisfied with the details, trace over the lines using a

permanent marker. For carving, basic kitchen implements, such as a paring knife or a

steak knife with a standard - not serrated - blade that’s not going to bend, work well.

You can also use a standard jigsaw blade. Otherwise, improvise: Use a melon-ball

cutter to make circles, for example.

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MAKE A FACE

To achieve a three-dimensional appearance, carve the entire pumpkin. Exaggerate

the features. (If you aren’t sure what teeth really look like or how the gum line works,

smile and look in the mirror.) If the pumpkin is frowning, carve wrinkles under the

mouth. To add character, carve a lot of “crow’s feet” lines around the eyes. Consider

using the stem as the nose and inserts such as radishes for the eyes or cut eyeballs

from the back of the pumpkin and hold them in place with toothpicks.

CARVE WITH CARE

Use two hands at all times: one to control the blade and the other to control the

pressure with which you cut (and thus the depth). Take care not to jab the blade

into the pumpkin; you don’t want to cut all the way through the rind - except to

determine its depth. The thickness of the rind will vary, not only from pumpkin

to pumpkin, but also within one pumpkin. To determine your pumpkin’s average

depth, cut a core sample where you want an eye or a nostril to be. Keep that piece

nearby as a reminder of how deep you can safely cut.

ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS

Pumpkins, which are actually a fruit, not a vegetable, are 90 percent water, so after

carving they usually last only three days to a week. A jack-o’-lantern with a surface

carving will last longer than one that is cut all the way through. Putting a candle

or other light inside will shorten its life span, as the heat that results can “cook” the

pumpkin and reduce its longevity to a matter of hours. For a bright, shiny finish,

spray Armor All on the pumpkin and rub it in. Paint will not preserve a pumpkin.

However, if you decide to paint your pumpkin for decoration, use a water-based

latex paint and wait at least an hour after carving so that the cuts you have made in

the pumpkin have a chance to dry.

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Celebrate Halloween Safely

YOU CAN STILL HAVE YOUR TRICKS AND TREATS—

WITH A TWIST.

By Lisa Milbrand

At this point, we’ve mastered the Zoom party, the socially distanced backyard soiree, and the safest

way to host family and friends. Now we get to put our newfound safe socializing skills to the test

with the first big event of the fall/winter holiday season: Halloween. With Halloween falling on

a Saturday this year and several challenging months behind us (and likely more to come), it’s

only natural that people want to celebrate, big time. But many of the traditional things to do on

Halloween—parties, parades, haunted houses, and crowds of kids trick-or-treating—may feel a

little questionable during a pandemic. But don’t cancel your Halloween costume order or forget

your ideas for easy Halloween costumes just yet. With a little creativity, you can still have a spooky

time without putting your health or the health of others at risk. Read on for our smart ideas for a

safe Halloween 2020 during coronavirus.

1 - Tweak your trick-or-treat routine

Trick-or-treating may still be in the cards, as long as the COVID-19 numbers near you are relatively

low. “Just like we check the weather on Halloween to see what precautions and extra gear might be

needed, knowing the current state of COVID-19 in your community will be important in determining

if it is safe or not,” says Michelle Barron, MD, medical director for infection prevention and control at

UCHealth in Aurora, Colo. “Follow the current rules and guidance being given at the state

and local level, and do a risk/benefit analysis based on the health of the individuals

trick-or-treating and those who live in the household and decide if the risk of getting

potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19 is worth the bag of treats.” If you can’t

trick or treat the traditional way due to the pandemic, look for ways to manage it creatively. You

can buy your kiddo’s favorite candy and let her trick-or-treat door to door within your house, or

have her walk through the neighborhood so she can show off her costume, then come home to a

special treat or toy.

2 - Find a safe way to give out treats

Dr. Barron recommends individually wrapping up treats and putting them out in your yard or on

your stoop so there’s space between the bags for people to easily pick them up. You can put them

on a blanket on the lawn or a table on your driveway or porch. And if you’re game to go through a

lot of hand sanitizer and wear a mask, you could still hand out the treats yourself. “If you are going

to hand out candy, I would recommend having a small bottle of hand sanitizer and using it before

handing out the treats,” Dr. Barron says. “This is probably a better approach than having a bowl that

many hands can reach into at one time.”

3 - Work a (real) mask into your costume

This is the year to break out your ninja costume—or slip a second safety mask under your

Michael Myers or ghost masks: whatever you have to do to make a Halloween costume with a

mask. Doubling up the masks is safe, Dr. Barron says, but comfort is also key. “If you are wearing

another mask under a rubber mask, you want to make sure that it doesn’t get too hot and that the

person wearing it can easily breathe,” she says. Sadly, your Halloween mask probably isn’t up to par

as a safety device. “Most Halloween masks are not designed to contain droplets,” Dr. Barron says.

4 - Keep the party outdoors

As with most entertaining these days, outdoors (and small) is best if you want to throw a Halloween

party. “Masking and social distancing are still important,” Dr. Barron says. “Food and drinks should be

prepackaged or in single servings and hand sanitizers should be readily accessible. Setting up chairs and

tables so that everyone can be social but still maintain space between each other should be considered.”

5 - Research events before you go

If you’re a big fan of picking pumpkins, hay mazes, costume parades, and haunted houses, you may

still be able to take part. But do your research beforehand to see how they’re planning to make it

safer (such as limiting participants or requiring masks), to see if you’re comfortable with their plans.

And as with everything else, outdoors is better. “Outdoor activities like pumpkin picking and corn

mazes are great things to do and are probably lower risk than other types of indoor activities as long

as masks are used and social distancing is adhered to,” Dr. Barron says.

6 Get creative with your celebrations

There are plenty of ways to get your Halloween on, so think outside the box. Set up a movie

projector and screen and host a marathon of your favorite Halloween movies on Netflix in your

backyard for a few friends, or host a Zoom dance party where your friends can gather and learn the

“Thriller” choreography or do the “Time Warp” all together. “Let creativity reign!” Dr. Barron advises.

“I never thought I would have fun at Zoom Dance party, but I did this for a friend's birthday and it

was pretty great.” You never know what might become a new Halloween tradition.

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Getting

your annual

mammogram is

still important.

During the coronavirus

pandemic, we are:

Screening all patients,

ensuring only those without

COVID-19 symptoms are seen

in the office.

Houston Methodist can see you safely.

Getting your annual mammogram is one of the most

important steps you can take for early detection. That’s

why our Breast Care Centers are taking every necessary

precaution during the coronavirus pandemic to keep

you and our staff members safe.

Wearing masks and other

personal protective equipment

while providing patient care.

HOUSTON METHODIST

BREAST CARE CENTER

IN TOWNE LAKE

BARKER CYPRESS RD.

TELGE RD.

CYPRESS N. HOUSTONRD.

JONES RD.

GRANT RD.

1960

PERRY RD.

HOUSTON METHODIST

BREAST CARE CENTER

AT WILLOWBROOK

249

Implementing additional

sanitation processes

to disinfect all equipment

and surfaces.

Redesigning waiting rooms

and check-in procedures

to ensure social distancing.

We do not require a doctor’s order for your annual screening

mammogram. Schedule your mammogram today:

houstonmethodist.org/breast-care

Willowbrook: 281.737.7465 | Towne Lake: 281.737.1832

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October 2020 | Westgate

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