Thursday, December 20, 2007
Snow Lake News
Santa will make early rounds before his long night’s journey
Since last week more Christmas lights have been added to our community. I don’t believe anyone can outdo the Shears, the Eldredges or the Rosses; but there are some beautiful displays on, as well as off the lake. It is well worth the time to get all bundled up and take a quick ride around the lake to enjoy the lights as they reflect on the water. Also, drive around the community to see the wonderful displays from the road and don’t miss Jason and Renee’s “show” on Dogwood. Hopefully, Calvin will bundle up and treat us to another wonderful display on the lake of his decorated pontoon boat.
Potluck for December was held a week early, due to the holidays, and it was just wonderful. As everyone entered the community center their eyes sparkled from the sight of the beautiful Christmas decorations. Renee Ross did an outstanding job this year on the cute table decorations, the beautiful wall decorations and the outstanding Christmas tree.
Snow Lakers dressed in holiday wear and as expected, filled the room with laughter and hugs as they brought their delicious dishes. While everyone visited, Miss Dolly took pictures of her friends as well as a new friend, Zoey Ford, who was dressed in holiday velvet and cute red tennies. Santa (Alex) was there, all dressed in his suit and hat, but he was so small he had to sit in a highchair. Young and old, we are all so blessed to live in a beautiful little town with such wonderful friends. What would this world be without hugs and laughter?
After the meal, Jim and Kay Sons, new residents of our town, entertained us with an unforgettable skit. Years ago, Kay was asked to put on a skit to teach the Ten Commandments to a group, which she did. Thanks to her talent, we will remember all of the Commandments (or at least most of them). As Jim read each Commandment, Kay, all dressed up as a little girl, with everyone following along with her demonstrations, presented ways to remember them in a way that was both fun and entertaining and enjoyed by all.
Emily and her helpers worked very hard to assemble this wonderful Christmas gathering and the ham she purchased was delicious. As long as the hard working volunteers devote their time to our community center it will remain the heart of our town. Thanks to Renee, Emily and all the other community center volunteers.
There was also a nice crowd at the Big Monthly Breakfast prior to the corporation meeting this past Saturday. At the meeting the lowering of the lake in January was again discussed as was boat and pontoon safety regarding proper care of your property before the lake lowering. Be sure and raise your motors, either remove your pontoon boat from the lake, or put a long rope on it so the lowering of the lake won’t leave your pontoon in a compromising position. This is a wonderful time to update your dock and boathouse so it will once again be as nice as it was when new.
By the way, last week a docked pontoon boat caught on fire at the ignition switch on the console. Jason arrived in time to disconnect the battery cables and remove the gas tank. Although this is rare, you might consider disconnecting your battery when not in use. This is also a wake-up call for those who do not have insurance on their boat and docks. Thanks to Jason for his heroic actions.
Law enforcement officers of Benton County informed Mayor Pierpont recently that there are some dishonest persons preying on residents in our community. These people have been soliciting door-to-door trying to sell merchandise, with no plans to deliver such items, or they are asking for donations. A few Snow Lakers, believing that they were helping a good cause, lost as much as $65. Beware, friends.
I received a call from our waste management contractor asking me to remind Snow Lakers that during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s our trash will be picked up on Wednesday instead of Tuesday.
Just a reminder: If small children are going to be at your house early on Christmas Eve, call John Ross at 224-3570 and he will make sure Santa drops by with a small gift for the young children. Thanks to John and his gift wrapper Elizabeth and all of the wonderful volunteer firemen, our little ones will have a visit from Santa that will be remembered for years.
Our sympathy is extended to Juanita Roberson who lost her sister this week. John and Mickie Sealy are both homebound with a horrible cold. A little Christmas card to resident Leslie Zarnstoff who is now at Briarcrest Extended Care would be appreciated, and don’t forget to keep Stanley Bezzo in your prayers. At pot luck, no one knew of anyone who is ill, so hopefully, we will all be healthy for the holidays. Merry Christmas.
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