Lon Childress opened our meeting asking if any one had a morning opener.
Harold Price gave a hillbilly joke that had everyone laughing. The count down was 22 this morning.

Lynette Pickup gave the birthday names as; Gerry McLennan, Ann Miller Joan McGarigle and Pat Pierson. There were no anniversaries this week.

Sunshine report: Lynette Pickup doing well from her eye surgery, Max Fahl doing ok from his cataract surgery with another one next week. Johnnie Baldwin reported that Lee had a heart cath last Monday and will be having further diagnostic procedures. Lon read an email from Bill Gardner regarding his daughter-in-law Cheryl’s condition. Linda read a thank you card from Ralph and Jenny. Please keep all of our friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Our 4th of July celebration was wonderful. A big thank you to Bud and Betty and Jim and Freda for all the work they did putting this BBQ together. There were 32 residents and 5 guests.

Chicken and noodle dinner will be July 17 at 4:00pm. Sign up sheet is on the board. Bring your own table service.

Dinner out this week will be Wed July 10 at 5:00pm at Dock 633, Lon will call and schedule reservations.

Bingo and games as usual this week.

Ed Layer is having a major electric problem as his electric bill has more than doubled. Please watch your bills and compare them to last year. Please let Dave Zeller know if you have problems.

The pool needs a new life ring and rope. There is also a leak that has been noticed and the manager is aware and parts have been ordered.

Big Thank You to Sue Drudge for the egg casserole.

John Pickup had the closure.


Lon Childress opened our Monday morning coffee. Harold Price gave the opener. Count down was 24.

John Pickup gave the birthdays for this week: Roberta DeGraaff, Lee Baldwin and Carolyn Manning.

Anniversaries: Phil & Teresa Desautels, Bill & Peggy Little, J.R. & Donna Anderson.

Sunshine Report: Card was sent around for Lynette Pickup, she had eye surgery on Friday. Alan Pratt was back in ER this last week. Max Fahl will have cataract surgery this week. Receive thank you card from Connie and Gary Bruner. Please keep all of our residents in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you to Carol Danzer for pulling weeds on Louis street. She will be leaving this week, but Chuck is staying here for awhile doing some more remodeling.

23 people enjoyed dinner out at Tabby’s in Lake Placid, the food was good and with a group this large they did struggle a little, but worth another trip.

Thursday July 4th will be our potluck, please have side dishes at clubhouse by 3:30 PM; dinner is at 4:00 PM. There will be no group dinner out this week. July 17th at 4:00 PM we will be having a Chicken and Noodle dinner, a sign up sheet will be posted.

Bingo and games will continue this week.

Managers Report. The manager will not be attending the Monday morning coffee hour, he has elected to do a Managers Report on the web site. It will be listed under the Communications heading. For those without web access you can call the manager for a report.

Thank you Rachel and Lon for the wonderful home made coffee cakes this morning. Bud Pheiffer gave a good closer.


June 24, 2019

Lon Childress opened our Monday morning coffee hour. Harold Price had a great opener.

Our count was 27.

Lots of June birthday kids; Jim Morgan, Linda Price, Carol Phelps and Sylvia Flanagan.

Anniversary wishes go to; George and Sandy Sherry, Joe and Sylvia Flanagan and Ron and Roberta DeGraaff.

Chuck and Carol Danzer have returned for a couple of weeks. Carol reported that Chuck will have knee replacement surgery on July 23 up north and if that one goes ok he will have the other knee done too.

Linda Price reported that word has been received that Jim Forrest has cancer. Alan Pratt has been down with a UTI. Cards were signed and mailed to each today. Yvonne Moran is in the Palms and should be back home in a week. Lynette Pickup will have eye surgery for a torn retina this week. Betty Lawson is still doing treatments up north. Lynne Brewer called and she came home from rehab, she is using a walker and is improving every day from her knee surgery on June 4th. Annette Layer lost her brother to cancer last week. Ralph Ousley is receiving treatments. Please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers.

Harold reported that we received a thank you card from the Sebring Safehouse for the items given.

Wendy Roth sent a thank you letter from the food bank for the 276 pounds of food given in a month.

No Managers report.

One of the stools in the lady’s bathroom sprung a leak over the week-end. The hose from the shut off valve came loose from the stool. The water has been shut off but there is some water damage to the wall into the laundry room. Dave was notified of the problem.

Dinner out this week will be Wednesday June 26 4;30 at Tabby’s bar and Grill in Lake Placid. This is newly opened so off we will go and try them out. Susan Kimmel will make the reservation for 20.

Don’t forget Bingo tonight and games through out the week.

Big thank you to Freda and Jim for the coffee and donuts this morning.

Anyone wanting to add news or pictures please let me know. I am just filling in for the summer until someone else can do the newsletter.


Lon Childress opened our meeting, John Pickup gave us a quick opener and
the count was 29.

Our piano gal Miriam led us in song for birthday kids Tim Ponke, Gail Hubbard and Bill Little.

Those celebrating their anniversaries were Linda and Harold Price, Bill and Kathy Gardner and Terry and Lisa Bain.

Linda Price gave the sunshine report. 3 cards were sent around the table for signatures. One to Ralph Ousley who is in the hospital, one to Yvonne Moran who in in rehab in Wauchula, and one to Gary Bruner who is not feeling the best. Gene Morgan was in a mowing machine accident and has
broken both legs anyone wishing to send him a card and need his address contact me. Judy Fahl will start her therapy this week. Please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers.

Mary and Claude Funk have been back in the park for a few days and will be headed back up north today.

Sylvia Epson has a new combination lock for the pool. It has a nice long shaft and should work really good.

No Manager Report.

Bingo tonight, games Tues and Friday, water aerobics M-W-F.

Bean Soup is Tuesday June 18, 4:00 at clubhouse. Bring your bowl, cornbread, or potatoes and your drink.

Dinner out Thursday June 20 at 4:30 at Dimitri’s. Sue Drudge will call and make reservations.

Thank you to Linda and Harold for the egg casserole and orange juice.


June 10, 2019

Opener this morning was given by John Pickup. The count was 23, down from last week.

Sylvia Epson filled in for Lon Childress this morning as Lon and Rachel headed up north for a short visit.

Lynnette Pickup gave the birthday list: Herb Moscowitz, Sandy Dotseth, Don Little and Larry Hegarty. The anniversaries were: Alan & Marlene Burns and John & Brenda Tromp.

Our piano gal was not feeling good this morning so we all sang in Acappella, not bad for a small group.

Linda Price gave the sunshine report. A card was sent around for Lynne Brewer who had knee surgery last Tues. She will be in rehab for about 2 weeks. Ralph Ousley is not feeling very good so keep him in your prayers. If you know of someone that needs a visit or a card please let me know.

John Pickup introduced our newest residents Barbara and Bob Burke. They purchased the Bill Hardin (Janet Felt) house on Louis. A big welcome to the Burke’s.

Dinner out will be at the Caddy Shack on Wednesday June 12, at 4:30. Linda will call in the reservations. If you weren’t included in the count on Monday give her a call if you want to go.

Linda Price reported on the Hurricane preparedness that was at the mall over the weekend. She has forms if any one is interested.

Pool lock is broke in need of new one. Dave will purchase a new lock this week.

Please remember to lock doors on the club house.

Manager Report: Dave wants to form a committee to look after the trees and bushes on Louis street. If no one offers to help he will have to hire it done. They need to have fertilizer and be weeded.

Bean soup on June 18 at 4:00pm.

Bingo tonight and games always on Tues and Friday nights. Remember you can play any time. Corn hole I believe is still on Thurs mornings. Thank you Jim Munds for the score board.

Thank you to Bert and Ralph Centers for the morning coffee and donuts Harold gave the closer.


Harold Price gave the opener. Count down was 33.

Birthdays were Linda Stebleton and Bob Helmstadter.

Anniversaries were Linda & Jim Stebleton, Mike & Betty McCarville, Jim & Ann Miller and Gary & Sue Lewis.

Sunshine Report: No one contacted us with anyone being sick, so hopefully everyone is doing fine.

New Residents: Bennie and Bonnie Cassidy are our new full time residents who were in attendance. They purchased Shirley Ness’s home on John L. A big welcome was given.

Dinner out this week will be on Wednesday June 5, at 4:00 PM at Cody’s.

Martha Watson has a cruise scheduled, the information is at the bottom of our news letter.

Bingo at 7:00 PM tonight, games nights Tuesday and Friday and with an activity there available when ever the mood strikes.

Johnnie Baldwin reported that the shuffle board courts are complete and ready for use. He also explained how to use the silicone spray for the pucks.

Park Manager Report: He thanked the people for helping with the shuffle board court.

Comments: Freda Munds reported that Terry and Joan made it back home safe and sound.

Questions as to when the trees would be trimmed? Dave reported in July.

Water level in the pool is low. This is due to evaporation.

We had an unwanted visitor in the park this past week. He found cars unlocked and helped himself to what ever he found, he stole Mariam Steeles bike. Please be diligent in locking up your property. Summer is here and kids roam free through our park.

The club house is to be locked Tuesday thru Sunday with exception of scheduled activities. Please remember to lock up when you leave.

This weekend is Hurricane Preparedness at Lakeshore Mall. This is a good time to get ready for Hurricane season.

July 4th will be a potluck at 4:00 PM a sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.

Thanks to Sylvia & Jerry for the wonderful egg casseroles.


Our Memorial Day BBQ was a great success. Harold Price lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Gerald Steel lead us in prayer. There were plenty of burgers and dogs, everyone brought a wonderful covered dish.

After our meal Vice President Lon Childress opened our normally held coffee hour. John Pickup had the afternoon opener. There were 39 present.

Lynette Pickup gave the one birthday for Johnnie Baldwin and no anniversaries this week.

Carol Parker (our sunshine gal) is up north so Linda Price gave the Sunshine report.

As of today no one has reported any sickness. Hopefully everyone can stay healthy this summer. Please contact Linda if you know someone that needs a card.

Lon said that the new shuffle board liners will be put down on Wednesday at 8:30am, any help will be appreciated.

Tonight is Bingo at 7:00.

Thursday night out for dinner is at Hibachi Grill at 5:00pm Only 5 or 6 people were interested at this time but always open for more.

Last Thursday a group of 16 gathered at Sizzlers Grill in Lake Wales for a great meal.

We had one guest today, Sherry, who is Janet Felts daughter.

Tuesday and Friday night is still game night, Saturday night is open now for games also. Thursday morning some are still playing Cornhole at 9:00.

Water aerobics is still on M-W-F.

Lynette Pickup lead us in song America the Beautiful.

Thank you to Sylvia Epson, Harold and Linda Price for the BBQ and all the people that helped with the clean up. It is events like this that helps to bring the people in the park together and enjoy each and every ones company.

We are in the need of a person to take notes for the news letter on Monday Morning Coffee Hour.


Coffee hour was opened today by Vice-President Lon Childress with
35 people present. Opener was given by John Pickup.
Coffee and Donuts were provided today by Max and Judy Fahl.

Birthdays this week are: Bob Sylvia, Bob Hazelett, Mike McCarville,
David Taylor, Stan Hazen (RV) and George Sherry.

Anniversaries are: Allen and Nancy Pratt and Russ and Pat Moody.


The cook-out for Memorial Day will be Monday, May 27th at 1:00
at the club house. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs. Bring your covered
dish and table service.

Cards went around for Sylvia Flannigan and also for Jack Fitzgerald,
who lost his son.

This weeks Thursday eat-out night will be at the Sizzling Grill in
Lake Wales. Plan to leave the park at 4:00. Next week we will be
going to the Hibachi Grill at 5:00

Lee Baldwin wanted to know if anyone would be interested in games
on Saturday as there is nothing planned for Saturdays. Let Lee
know if you want to get something started.


Surprise! Surprise! Coffee was held as usual but with the absence of Coffee and Donuts. There was a misunderstanding among a few that there was no coffee today. The no coffee Monday is on Memorial Day when we have the BBQ at 1:00 pm.

25 people were present. Since the Vice President was absent, and everyone looked for guidance at Linda Price so she led us in an impromptu meeting. Our gal that does the birthdays and anniversaries was also missing, but we had Helen Cole there and her birthday is tomorrow.

Miriam Steele graced us with her piano skills. Also Ralph and Jenny Ousley will celebrate their anniversary this week. We are low in numbers
but we sing mighty good. If you had a birthday or anniversary this week we are we missed it.

Carol Parker sent a card around for Joyce Gillis, as Rod passed away May 8, 2019. A copy of Rod’s Obit is posted on the bulletin board. His obit can be found on Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory.

Activities this week are as usual Monday Bingo, Tue and Friday night games, Thursday Cornhole and water aerobics MWF, all other are open to be played when ever you feel like it. It has been suggested to bring a White Elephant to bingo for prizes.

Park Manager Dave Zeller reported that the shuffle board court liners have arrived and if anyone can help put them down let him know. Also an offer has been made on the Gray House.

Ten people elected to go to the Caddy Shack this Thursday at 5:00 pm. Remember to keep your Thursday nights open for our community outings. The more the merrier. There was 10 people at Victoria’s last Thursday and it was a very enjoyable evening.

Our bean soup will be this afternoon at 1:00 pm everyone come and enjoy. Thanks to Sylvia Epson for making the bean soup, sure did smell good this morning.

Our news reporter was also absent today, she has requested that someone else be found to do the news. We want to thank Brenda for all of the wit and personal charm she has added to our news letter. Anyone interested please contact Bob Helmstadter or Lon Childress.


Linda Price opened the meeting today for Lon Childress. Ralph Centers had an opener to help start the day off with laughter. The countdown was 30. There was no Sunshine Report. Stay healthy as possible everyone.

We do have a few Birthdays and Anniversaries to celebrate.
Annette Pickup reported that they are:
Birthdays: Nancy Thompson, Martha Watson, and Pattie Gillie.
Anniversaries: Claude and Elfrieda Belton (52 years)
We wish you all the best.

There is a Bean Dinner next Monday on the 13th. Bring a Dessert or Cornbread. We need a head count, so sign up.

We will be having PotLuck on Memorial Day. Sign up sheets on bulletin board. No Coffee Hour that day. You can sleep in if you would like to. Coffee Hour will be after the dinner,

Linda Price is checking on reservations for Thursday’s Dinner Out. The choice is Caddy Shack or Victoria’s.

Again, since most games are at member’s discretion the will be no reports this summer. One that is constant is Bingo on Monday night. Play just for the fun of it and the comradery that you shall share.

Hurricane Season is will be starting next month. There will be booths at the mall with information on safety and what preparations should be made before the season starts. Check your newspaper or the manager of the mall for dates and times.

Thank you, Jim and Freda Munds for the donuts today. I ate mine on the way home.

There some activities going on this summer, so check your calendar. We tend to slow down until our population grows in the fall.

Did you know that in Alabama, they changed the drinking age to 31??? They wanted to keep alcohol out of high school…

I went to a friend’s house last week and he was washing his car with his son. I told him that a sponge would work better.

Til next week
Brenda (verenda@gmail.com)