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What is the CORE Committee?

About fifteen years ago, a small group of women in the then new Holly Hills community organized a social committee to bring the residents closer together through various annual events. The main goal of the group was “to help new residents become assimilated into the community, to provide fun, fellowship, and support for all the residents of Holly Hills.” After a time the group named itself the CORE Committee.

But what does CORE stand for?

It is NOT an acronym. The dictionary defines CORE as a small group of dedicated supporters or the central part, containing the seeds. Both of those definitions precisely describe the CORE Committee. Synonyms for CORE include “the substance, the gist, the heart.” That is exactly what the committee represents – the heart of the Holly Hills community dedicated to nurturing enduring friendships among the residents. Thus the word CORE is a most appropriate title for the Committee.

Many of the Community events described on this website and supported by the website emails as well as the welcoming of new residents, our Neighbor-to-Neighbor program are overseen by CORE. We would like to extend an invitation to all ladies in Holly Hills to join us. The periodic updating of the Holly Hills Directory receives support from both CORE and NAFN. We meet the 4th Thursday of the month from August through May. If you are interested in joining us, contact Jean Stevens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 229-4096. Go to List of Members of CORE Go to List of Officers

Holly Hills Activities

There are many opportunities for residents to become involved in our community and to become better acquainted with their neighbors. Listed below is a summary of our annual, community-wide activities as well as small group activities that are open to all our residents. If you are interested in joining, or would like additional information, please feel free to call the contact person. Dates will be listed in the Holly Hills Gazette and specific information will be provided in a flyer placed in newspaper boxes for our annual community-wide activities.

Neighborhood-Wide Activities

Annual Spring and Fall Events are held on Sunday afternoons in the Spring and Fall in a specified outdoor area of Holly Hills. It is a wonderful time to meet new residents and to visit with your neighbors. These occasions are either catered or the attendees are asked to bring a covered dish.

Holly Hills Illumination is held on the 1st Monday of December. Residents are asked to light the candles in their windows and then gather at the Christmas Tree in Reindeer Circle at 7:00 p.m. for caroling, cookies and hot cider. Residents also donate children’s gifts to local social services.

Ladies’ Coffee or Tea – A Ladies’ Coffee or Tea is held once a year, usually in the Fall. This is a popular special event for the ladies of Holly Hills.

Holly Hills Lecture Series – Several times a year, all Holly Hills residents are invited to hear a speaker’s informal discussion on a particular topic such as area history, genealogy, medicine, etc. On occasion, an organized “field trip” will be offered through this program. Such events have included an outing to visit historic Fort Monroe, or the Jamestown Settlement. Suggestions or ideas for future lectures or trips are welcome. Contact Jean Stevens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 229-4096.

Special Interest Activities

Duplicate Bridge - The duplicate bridge group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. and is open to all HH residents, male and female. If you are interested in joining this group contact Lindy McDaniel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 220-1689.

Ladies’ Book Club – meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in members’ homes. Members select a variety of books and lead lively and interesting discussions about the author’s background as well as exploring other members’ thoughts and observations on the book. Contact Judy Doyle, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ladies Bridge – meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Women from Holly Hills, Yorkshire, and The Woods participate and normally there are two tables. If you haven’t played bridge for many years or you are new to the game, don’t worry, the games are player-friendly and we all learn a great deal from one another. Contact Ellen Greene, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Garden Club – Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from September through May. The majority of meetings are held at the Walnut Hills Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Membership is open to singles and couples, both men and women. There are minimal annual dues. Programs are varied to address a wide range of interests, and focus on education and enrichment rather than competition.

Ladies First Wednesday Lunch Bunch – Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from September through May at a local restaurant. Join this fun, easy-going group whose members strive toward the goal of eating their way through Williamsburg and points beyond. Contact Elaine Scrivner, 565-1687.

LEO/LEI (Let’s Eat Out or Let's Eat In) – Meets at various times during the year. For LEO, the group gathers in someone’s home for cocktails and then proceeds to a local restaurant for dinner, with separate checks. For LEI, the group gathers in someone’s home and all bring a hors d’oeuvres to share and enjoy the opportunity to visit with neighbors. Contact Debbie Gurcsik, 208-0990.

Progressive Dinner – The dinners are usually scheduled on a Saturday evening in January, May, and October. The evening begins with cocktails/wine and appetizers at one home. Then the group divides into several smaller groups (6-8 people) for salad plus entrée and wine at individual homes. Finally, the group gets back together for dessert at a final home. Each host has another person/couple as co-host so the cost and work for the evening is divided among all attending. Contact Ruth Hecker, 258 or Cynthia Cashore, 564-4437.

Train Group – This double twelve domino game is easy to learn and a lot of fun. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month in players’ homes and always welcome new members. Contact Carol McCartney, 221-7012 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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