Thursday, June 14, 2007
Monthly breakfast set for Saturday
June 14 is Flag Day in the United States. Fly your flags high and with pride; showing the emblem of the greatest country on earth is a true blessing.
Shortly before the moonlight boat cruise last week I saw several beavers slowly cruising the lake. They try to fool us with their gracious swimming; but they can also swim pretty fast with their large, webbed, duck-like feet. If you ever hear them slapping their tails, they are warning their families of danger. They sure are cute, but you might hear a lot of tail slapping soon if they continue to stop up our culverts.
When we got home from the cruise we found that our neighbors, the raccoons, had visited us and left our upper deck in disarray. They had opened the barbecue grill doors and scattered pots and pans all over the deck. As I was cleaning up the mess, I woke the squirrels up and they started throwing little hickory nuts at me. While driving, we saw a baby armadillo. I had never seen a tiny armadillo, so I asked Hubby to get it for me so we could take it home, but I didn’t have much luck with that! What a nature day!
The Big Monthly Breakfast will be this Saturday, June 16. Join your neighbors for some fellowship and the biggest breakfast in Mississippi for only $4. Two eggs, sausage, big bowls of grits and gravy, plus giant biscuits for dipping, or “sopping” as us old folks say. After breakfast join everyone at the Corporation meeting at 9 a.m.
Next Saturday night, June 23 at 6:30 will be our famous potluck dinner. Plan to join your friends and neighbors and have a fun time; bring your choice of dishes and enjoy other wonderful food as well.
I made a mistake in print last week concerning the time that it takes to lower the lake; the actual time is 14 days. I am not a newspaper reporter and I am the first to admit that I write like an eighth grader, but writing this little article every week is like writing to old friends, so please excuse my occasional shortcomings.
The most difficult part every week is to report where there are multiple opinions on a given subject; so I try to stand back and be objective. There is one thing that I feel very strongly about though, keeping up our beautiful lake community’s appearance: both street-side and lakeside.
As everyone knows by now, the Blue Grass Festival committee voted to cancel the festival, boat parade and fireworks. This was such a disappointment to so many Snow Lakers, that with the blessing of the corporation board, several homeowners volunteered to raise money for the much-loved fireworks, for this year. Chief Flake Farmer will once again donate his time to travel out of state to purchase the fireworks and then present a spectacular display to his friends at Snow Lake. Thank you so much Flake; you are indeed appreciated for the entertainment you provide with such a beautiful array of fireworks for all to enjoy.
The boat parade was the highlight of the festival for many residents, so the participants of the parade were also disappointed that the parade was cancelled. This week I was informed that a parade would also be held before the fireworks on June 30. The participants of the boat parade are making calls, circulating flyers and they have also asked me to report this news in the paper. Time has prevented them from obtaining judges and trophies, but time will not prevent the participants and homeowners from enjoying the parade. Those who are planning the parade encourage everyone to join them with a fishing boat, pontoon, paddleboat, or anything that floats, at 7 p.m. at the community center boat dock. They are requesting that everyone decorate their boats, docks and yards to show their American spirit. Their goal is to show support for the continuation of this much-loved event.
The bluegrass festival has been a trademark of Snow Lake for years and it will be greatly missed by everyone. Several have suggested that the boat parade and fireworks continue, as well as the actual festival but on a much smaller scale with new volunteers. Whatever the decision is, I will gladly inform everyone.
The volunteers who are working on the miniature golf course plan on laying the first hole this week. Helpers are needed to plan the course and lay the concrete. Scelette will welcome your calls to volunteer your time.
The first death of the season from the West Nile Virus in Mississippi occurred this past week. This should be a strong reminder that a mosquito can lay eggs in a teaspoon of water and spread this deadly virus. Although the town sprays twice a week, we still need to check our property for stagnant water after every rain.
Don’t forget to put Fourth of July decorations on your shopping list and decorate your lakeside with American flags and beautiful red white and blue decorations. Showing our country’s colors is important, especially during wartime.
Father’s day is this Sunday. If you are fortunate to still have your dad with you, start his special day with a call from you.
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