19 September . 2016
Starting Traditions and Making Memories in Tehaleh
Many traditions start at home and Tehaleh is no different. Through the various holidays Tehaleh comes together to make memories as neighbors and friends.
As the leaves begin to change in the community, everyone anticipates pumpkin picking, the annual Harvest Day and gathering for Halloween. Each September the community celebrates autumn with horse drawn carriage rides, live music, food trucks, children’s activities, tethered hot air balloon rides and local artisans in the vendor village. The morning kicks off with trail runs through the community for every level ending with a high-five from Blitz, the Seattle Seahawk’s mascot.
“The Trick or Treating here is amazing. My favorite memory of living in Tehaleh was our first Halloween here. We had just moved in and it took my breath away how everybody decorated their homes, and there were just hoards of children running up and down the streets like we did in the old days. There were even adult treats, and it was awesome.” – Liz J.
During the haunted holiday, the streets of Tehaleh are full of children and adults gathering to go door to door. Whether it’s a costume parade at The Post, or taking the haunted trail to the next street, Tehaleh comes alive with friends and neighbors. Each area gets involved decorating their homes and passing out tricks and treats for all ages.
The community comes together to give back during this season to ensure everyone around the community enjoys their holidays. Each November Tehaleh donates to the local food bank hundreds of pounds of non-perishable goods as well as blankets and warm socks. After the turkey is devoured and the relatives have gone home, head up to The Post the day after Thanksgiving for the annual Turkey Trot through the community, hosted by Fleet Feet.
“We have residents every day reminding us they love this community, the connections, the sense of belonging – we have neighbors helping neighbors every day over things big and small. The Magic of Tehaleh!” Marilyn T.
The month of December the community begins to glow with the annual neighborhood holiday light competition. The local tree farm makes decorating for the holiday convenient. Friends come together to ensure more than 200 children from the neighboring schools have a happy holiday through the annual giving tree at The Post.
Every year we look forward to Santa at The Post visiting the good boys and girls of the community and while they’re here, the children can send their wish list to the North Pole. Keep an eye out, as many of the letters get a response!
"Thank you to anyone at The Post involved in writing letters to the kids from Santa… my kids are over the moon with excitement. You really helped make their season even more magical.” – Resident.
Tehaleh is known for gathering during special events. Any time is great to gather friends, but football season is a big deal for the community. Head up to The Post to gather with neighbors to watch the Seahawks or your favorite college game.
“Our kids plan parties at our house! They bring friends over to watch football games and sit in our hot tub.” Terry P.
Each spring a notorious bunny visits The Post for the annual egg hunt. Grandparents and kids alike get excited when it’s their turn to run through the pastel speckled field for their chance at the candy and eggs. The rest of the morning is spent petting the adorable farm animals at the petting zoo.
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