Thursday, February 22, 2007
New committee formed at meeting
It’s Pot Luck weekend again. We sure are an active community. Just give us a reason to get together (mention food) and we’re all for it. Last month Charlie brought chicken and dumplings instead of his famous stuffed peppers. Now, everyone wants him to bring both dishes every time. Hut’s chicken and dumplings are also outstanding, so maybe they can have a fun cook-off. Everyone was looking for one of Elizabeth’s delicious sugar-free desserts; but instead she brought red beans and rice, which was gone in a flash. Miss Dolly had many requests to bring her delicious pie again this month, after several people were seen vying, over the last slice last month.
Come join your friends and neighbors this Saturday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m. You don’t have to bring a gourmet dish; bring your special recipe for beanie weenies or a few Twinkies; plus your appetite. The food will warm your tummy and the mingling with friends will warm your heart.
Speaking of Charlie, did you see the picture of the cruise ship in New Orleans with a big hole in its side? That was the ship that Charlie and his wife were going to take for a short cruise. Before embarking they were told it would be safe, but there would be a delay. They paid $70 to park their car, waited for hours to go through three security checks and waited several more hours on the ship before they were told that the cruise had been cancelled. There they were, in New Orleans, at night, in the middle of Mardi Gras, with no hotel rooms for miles. Sorry, Charlie!
At the February property owners’ corporation meeting on February 17, a committee was formed to study the possibility of installing a miniature golf course adjoining the tennis court. Several years ago a survey was sent out to all homeowners: with miniature golf and tennis being the two most requested recreational activities for our community. Also addressed at this meeting after receiving complaints, were boathouses and docks. These are nice to have, but need to be kept painted and repaired the same as our homes. After all, they are the impression people get of our houses from the beautiful lake!
Time to put pre-emergence on your lawn before the weeds sprout and also remember to trim your trees and roses. Expert gardeners now believe that crepe myrtles bloom best when not trimmed. Please consider helping the landscape committee, even if you are a weekender. This committee needs volunteers, if only for one hour a week or a month.
The town aldermen voted to have a community clean-up day in the spring. I will update you with all the information as soon as dates are set.
Snow Lakers Stanley and Judy Bezzo are holding an open house at New Cedarbrook Personal Care (nursing) Home on Gray Academy Road this Sunday from 2-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
There will be a meeting on Tuesday March 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss if the community is going to have any type of celebration for the Fourth of July. For many years, volunteers have planned and worked hard putting on a blue grass festival with music, food, crafts, boat decorating, boat rides and fireworks. Committing to this festival is fun, but time consuming and sometimes down-right backbreaking for some. These volunteers have consisted of mostly the same people and as the years have passed it has become too labor intense for most of them. There have not been enough new volunteers to come forward, so there have to be some changes if there is ever going to be any type of celebration. At the meeting on March 6, a decision will be made regarding the 4th of July celebration.
There have been many suggestions; some are: start late in the afternoon, have only one band, have only a disc jockey, have a dance floor on the patio, simple food selections, simple party only for homeowners, but for sure, “fireworks, fireworks, fireworks”. If you are a homeowner and have any suggestions of how we, as a community, can celebrate the fourth of July this year (possibly on a scaled down basis) please come to the March 6 meeting with your suggestions and commitment to work for a few fun-filled hours. If we vote to celebrate, but do not have enough new devoted volunteers, it will be tough to have a successful celebration. Remember, that’s Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. If you are a weekender or want to volunteer, but cannot make the weeknight meeting, please contact me and I will put your name in the pot.
I have not heard of anyone sick, so bless us all. Of all the gifts you could give a United States soldier who is in harm’s way, prayer is the very best one.
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