Thursday, April 28, 2005

Snow Lake News
Sue Shears

Garage and bake sale set for May 7

Hello Snow Lakers: I hope you had a good week. Well, spring is here! We were in Memphis at Home Depot and Lowe’s and you wouldn’t believe the people buying summer plants. Have you driven around the lake or taken a boat ride? The azaleas are beautiful, along with all the other spring blooming flowers. At least ours are still living. If we could just keep the squirrels and voles away. We have caught several squirrels and carried them to our friends across the lake (ha ha), but last week we caught a possum and he couldn’t wait to get out of the cage and into the woods.

Joe McCrady is home recouperating. Mike Moseley is having surgery in Philadelphia the end of April. Our prayers are with both of you. If you know of anyone who is sick or needs help please call Sue Wooley Graves, 224-3264. If you know of someone I have missed, please call me at 224-3913.

Don’t forget! We need items for the Snow Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary garage sale on May 7, 8 a.m. at the Ashland Discount Outlet on Hwy. 4. Save your discards for us. We only have a few weeks. You can take them directly to the store or call me at 224-3913. Also, on the same day we will have a bake sale at Webster’s Grocery beginning at 8 a.m. Someone will call asking for your donation of a cake - if no one calls, just call Jane Edwards 224-3435 and tell her you want to make one. We have been separating and pricing items for the sale, and we have so many nice clothes. I know we have something just your size. Don’t forget to buy your cookbook at Ashland Outlet or from Frances Simpson. We also need volunteers for both events - won’t you help?

The Bluegrass Committee is getting in full swing for our celebration on June 25. We have three bluegrass bands - Southern Strangers, Heartland Band, Hatchie Bottom Boys and Little Country. Kay Bain from Tupelo will also be here. More details will follow. However, if you are a crafter and want to reserve a booth, please call me at 662-224-3913; Laurie Pierpont 224-0065. We will have members of the committee contacting persons and businesses for advertisements. I will be calling for volunteers to work the concessions, Community Center’s barbecue meals, greeters, boat parade and boat rides, parking, and etc. As I said before, you can’t hide - I will find you!

There are a lot of things going on around Snow Lake. We need volunteers for several committees. Won’t you call us at 224-3050? We are trying to form a Neighborhood Watch Program and we need volunteers. We are looking for persons to check on the neighbors around them via phone or stopping by. They will be called ‘Block Captains.’ The next meeting will be after the town meeting on May 5. The town meeting will be at 7 p.m.

I have been asked to urge you to put up your “911” house numbers, if you have not done so. In the event of an emergency, it is so much easier to find the house if the numbers are displayed properly. Call the town office if you need a supplier or an installer. Also, check to see if your lot numbers are visible on your boats. We have had boats break away from the dock and this makes it easier to locate the owner.

It is a good idea to put numbers on your gas cans, because of an incident a few months ago, owners didn’t know where to look and the corporation wasn’t able to identify the owner, since most gas cans look alike.

One more thing - if your garbage can isn’t big enough to hold all of your garbage, please purchase a second one. When cans are full and bags are hanging on top, animals can get into them and really make a mess.

Please don’t leave garbage, only in a sack laying along the road. I mentioned last year that if you need a post and a hook to hold your can, just call me, 224-3013 and I will install one. I know most residents have adequate cans, but I saw an incident last week where animals had gotten into an open can and had scattered litter all around the area.

You must come to the Community Center and see the new renovations. They have new doors with brass kick plates, and I don’t know what else they have done. I hope to see it soon.

Coming Events:

Thursday, May 5 - 7 p.m. Town Meeting followed by Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Saturday, May 7 - 8 a.m. Garage Sale and Bake Sale

Saturday, May 21 - 7 - 9 a.m. Breakfast followed by Corporation Meeting at 9 a.m.

Saturday, May 28 - 6:30 Potluck

Remember, guests are always welcome to come to any of our events.

Also, remember, the Community Center is available for rental for a party, etc; just contact Emily Koen, 224-8707.

Our Quote. From the booklet “Gentle Thoughts.” “Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things in which smiles and kindness and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort.”

Have a good week, and hope to see you next week.

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