Thursday, March 15, 2007
Annual Blue Grass Festival to endure some changes; thanks to homeowners for cleanup
Spring is here; or is Mother Nature just teasing us? This week the trees are in bloom, everyone is out on their pontoon boats and fishermen are wetting their hooks. Enjoy this beautiful weather before blackberry winter visits.
Sad news: No more Blue Grass Festival. For about a decade Snow Lakers have enjoyed great bluegrass and country music, lots of fabulous food, boat rides, boat parades and outstanding fire works. Sadly, the festival had to be canceled due to the lack of new volunteers to help those who have so generously contributed their time and efforts to making this annual event successful. This community owes these volunteers a big hand for years of devotion to this festival.
Great news: There are plans being made for fireworks and a boat parade with trophies! That is, if we raise the money for the fireworks and the cost of insurance. In the past, the proceeds from the food concessions and brochure ads have paid for the fireworks and insurance. In addition to our ad revenue we, as residents of Snow Lake, are now being asked to contribute to the fund to help bring about your favorite annual entertainment. By April 1 more information will be available regarding the contributions. Flake Farmer has entertained us for years with great fireworks, so let us all continue to support the fourth of July, as it should be, with fabulous fireworks. Have some family fun right before the fireworks by joining the boat parade with your decorated boat. It’s a great family project.
It’s spring clean up time. If you are burning leaves be sure that you pick a calm day and have a water hose close by so that the fire does not spread to another house. If you have small amounts of yard or remodeling debris, you can dispose of it in the dumpster located beside the shop off Hoover Road. A few residents have been disposing of their household garbage on the ground beside the dumpster causing a health issue. Please, just small items and debris; we don’t want to lose our privilege. If you have a contractor work on your home, he is responsible for removing all of the trash created from work being performed on your property. Contractors are not allowed to use the town’s dumpster, so don’t forget to inform them prior to beginning construction.
The corporation put approximately 250,000 “flatheads” (minnows) in the lake last week. These tiny fish do not get over about three inches long and are intended as food for our existing small fish, hopefully resulting in big fat ones. See what the corporation does for you fishermen? Now get out and catch the “Big One”!
Jason and Renee put fertilizer on the corporation’s property this week. When everything becomes green, you can see all the hard work and pride the homeowners’ corporation takes in the corporation’s property surrounding the lake. How fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful lake community.
A special thank you to homeowners who have done so much to clean up their properties after being sent a courtesy letter from the E.R.B. This week the town hired a maintenance man who will begin work within the next two weeks. Dogs running loose are still a problem, especially during the night and early morning. Several dog owners have been sent warning letters, after homeowners filed complaints.
It’s monthly breakfast time again, this Saturday from 7 to 9. Last month’s crowd was so big that Hut had to make extra pots of her wonderful white gravy. Our mayor or Sue Graves will cook two eggs any way you want them, plus you get two big sausage patties, a bowl of buttery grits, huge fluffy biscuits, orange juice, hot coffee, jams and jellies, and don’t forget that bowl of Hut’s white gravy. Can’t find a better or a bigger breakfast for $4, plus the proceeds go to maintain your community center. You can enjoy a huge hot breakfast in the community center while admiring the St. Patty’s Day decorations. Renee has used her talents to decorate the tree and topped it with a green hat, and the tables are so cute and colorful. Bring your friends and family; and don’t forget to feed the leprechauns!
The monthly homeowners’ corporation meeting is also this Saturday after breakfast at 9 a.m. Take an interest in our beautiful lake community and join us.
Mama Beck (Ida Miller, 979 Snow Lake Drive) is still doing better every day after a small stroke. Pray for her and her family, the sick, elderly and our country. Pray for our soldiers across the globe that all will proudly come home after serving their country so valiantly.
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