Sebring Village Association — April — 2016

From the Association
Message from Maureen
Sebring Village Photo Album and Directory
Farewell Party for Norma Holden
Note from Nancy Morley
April Special Events
"Thank You"
Coffee Tyme
Cirrus Street Dinner
Singles & Friends
Summer Activities
Casting Call
Ticket Sales
May Events
Bean Bag Baseball
Welcome Neighbors!
Your Corporation Page

April Calendar
Norma Holden's Farewell
Everyone's Birthday
April 10th Dance
JULIET's Luncheon

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From the Association ~ President Walt D’Alessandris

What does the Association do?

A few highlights follow:

Provides and funds – Phone Book, Bits & Pieces, Bingo machine, Extended stages, Sound System, wall TV, Projector, Sebring Village website, Christmas lights, and maintains the Library.

Kitchen Supplies – Coffee urns, coffee, sugar, butter, creamers, napkins, foam plates & cups, ice, napkins, tablecloths, silverware, pots, pans, roasters, garbage bags, dish towels, detergent, etc.

Supports all Committees – Shows, Dances, Pot Luck, Shuffleboard, Pickleball, Playing Cards, posters, tickets, aluminum can recycling, decorating supplies. In addition, provides the meat for the following dinners: Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day; maintains Treasury, Bulletin Boards, sets up stages and chairs for special events, funds from 50-50 drawings, monthly up-dates, meetings, etc.

Are You a Contributor?

As always, do something nice for your neighbor.

Editor Note: As you can see, our Association is always doing something for the residents of our Park. They will gladly appreciate your participation in any of the above responsibilities. It takes participation to make a Village. Ask someone how you can help.

Message from Maureen ~ Park Manager Maureen Stephens

People are cleaning up, packing and filling the compactor. Must be that time again -- this season has flown by! Hope everyone had a great winter. Thank you for your prompt response to the information sheet we sent out. If you have not completed and returned it yet, please do so. We need to know who will be in the Park this summer. There is yet another form to be filled out... if you have already indicated who will be taking care of your place during this summer, THANK YOU.

There seems to be an increase in the number of people ignoring stop signs and speeding in the Park. Please stop doing this!! “Safe travels” if you are leaving us. Stay in touch. If you are staying, think about getting involved in all the summer activities. There are ample opportunities to volunteer. Just ask. Happy summer to everyone.

Sebring Village Photo Album and Directory ~ Neil & Jean Knutson

Thanks to everyone for your cooperation during picture time.

Residents who ordered EXTRA pictures should have them by now.

The books should be in by the first week of May. Residents will be notified where and when you can pick up your directory and picture.

PLEASE do not call the office regarding the directory or picture, they will be at our residence.

If you would like to have your directory and picture sent to your Northern address, that can be arranged at a cost of $3.00 US and $5.00 Canadian.

Call Jean/Neil (863-658-2559) for further info.

Have a safe and happy Spring Summer!!

Benevolences ~ Betty Replogle

“Get Well” cards have been sent to Bob Emerson, Rose Klimas, Sharon Stickler, and Larry and Jane Scheibe.

A “Sympathy” card has been sent to Roy and Karen Schipper on the loss of their son, who recently passed away.

Farewell Party for Norma Holden

Sunday, April 3rd
2 p.m. at “Homers”

Long-time resident, Norma Holden, will be leaving Sebring Village and returning to New Jersey to live with family. Everyone is welcome to this “Going Away Party,” as we say a fond farewell to Norma, on Sunday, April 3rd, at 2 p.m. (Please mark your calendar as it is not listed.) The Buffet cost per person is $12.00, which includes beverage and sales tax.

Entertainment ~ Cil D’Alessandris

Since this is near the end of our entertainment season, I want to express my thanks and gratitude to all the volunteers who helped our events. They contributed their time and effort to help us in any way that was needed.

A “special” thanks to my Dance Co-Chair, John Prentice, who helped and supported me throughout the many years we worked together.

Nancy Morley and her committee will be taking over the Dances, starting this month. They are very dedicated and will do an excellent job to provide good entertainment. Please give them your full support.

I will continue to book shows for our Clubhouse next season. Our residents have shown their support for our program with all the sold-out events we had this year. I will do my best to improve the quality of our entertainment.

Many thanks to our ticket sellers, Glenda & Walt. They have gone beyond their duties by delivering tickets to the doors of our residents. You can’t get better service than that.

Walter and Jeanne Moore spend hours creating the beautiful posters that hang on our Bulletin Board. They also design, print, and cut the tickets for all the shows and activities as needed. These are very time-consuming services they provide, and their talents are greatly appreciated.

Thanks to Fred Sherwoood, who sells soda for our shows, and Darlene Prentice, for Show & Dance articles that are e-mailed to several newspapers in order to advertise our events.

Note from Nancy (Morley)

Dance Committee Update

I'm very pleased to report that we've now got a five-person team in place! A big “thank you” to Randy Johnson for stepping up to the challenge. We've been busy planning the 2016-2017 dance schedule and learning all about what running the dances entails. Cil and John have been awesome teachers… Thank you both for all the guidance. We hope to see many of you on April 10th, as we end the season and look forward to dancing together when we all return in the fall. Until then, have a wonderful safe and healthy summer everyone.

Sunday, April 10th
Music by
“ Klaxxics”
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $4.00 – Members
$6.00 – Non-Members

Table reservation drawing will be held at the Clubhouse on the day of the dance at 6:00 p.m. Please place a name at each seat at your table.

Ticket sellers for ALL EVENTS are Glenda Gray (863-471-0760 and Walt D’Alessandis (863-273-0875). Just call, and they will bring the tickets to your door!

Refund Policy – In a case of illness, tickets can be returned before 12 noon on the day of the event. No refunds will be given after the deadline.

April Special Events ~ co-chairs Gerry Hunsicker & Lorraine Cornell

Everyone’s Birthday Party
April 9th
3 p.m.

The April State’s Committee invites you to a “Birthday Party for Everyone,” on April 9th, at 3 p.m.

The cost for this is very imaginative: You must bring a Birthday Card and coins that will equal your age (i.e., if you are 60 years old, bring sixty cents!) The change will be collected at the door.

Sign your name and month of your birth on the sign-up sheet on the Bulletin Board at the Clubhouse.

“Thank You” ~ Rose Klimas

I would like to thank everyone for your support, prayers, positive thoughts, cards and phone calls. It certainly brightens your day to know that so many people are thinking of you. I love and miss my Sebring Village family. Hope to see you soon. ~ Rose

Coffee Tyme ~ Rachel, Betty & Helen

We hope everyone that is here will be going to the Easter dinner at the Clubhouse, on Easter Sunday. I know we will have a bunch of good food. We have awesome cooks here in the Village. For those who are planning on going North, have a safe trip. For the NON-snowbirds, we hope to see you April 1st for our “Nurses day.” Rachel & Betty

JULIETS ~ Judy Alger

Sebring Village Ladies enjoyed a buffet lunch on March 10th at “Homer’s.” We had Private Room B, that easily accommodated all 41 of us.The blessing was asked by Barbara Gephart. After everyone made multiple trips to the various buffet tables, Judy Alger welcomed us all. Three first-timers, who introduced themselves, were Brenda Smith, Joan Kerwin, and Betty Palma. They all live in Sebring Village and all were originally from Michigan. Marie Lorenz introduced her guest, Joyce Boot.

Announcements of up-coming activities in Sebring Village were given, including the fact that JULIETS continues year-round on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Thanks were given to Betty Replogle for arranging all the JULIETS from April to November last year. She’d welcome help for the 2016 season, and Glenda Gibson and Becky Moore offered their services. Thanks, girls! Watch the Bulletin Board for the April 14th restaurant location and sign-up sheet.

The article titled “The Senior Citizen’s Club” was read by Judy Alger, followed by the sing-a-long of the Julie Andrew’s senior citizen version of “My Favorite Things.” We closed our fun time together with the drawing of the door prize. Jean Woodard won the “free meal ticket” that “Homer’s” donated.

R.OM.E.O.’s ~ John Arata

ROMEO’s will be at “Caddy Shack,” on April 20th at 12 Noon. As before, either go to “Caddy Shack” by Noon, or meet at the Clubhouse at 11:30, and we will ride together from there. The sign-up sheet on the Clubhouse Bulletin Board will be taken down on Monday, the 18th. Call John Arata (863-385-0885) if you need a ride.

Cirrus Street Dinner ~ Pete Mezza

Cirrus Street was well represented at the “Caddy Shack” in March.

On Thursday, April 21th, we will dine at “Ruby Tuesday’s.” All residents of Cirrus Street are welcome to our get-together.

Singles & Friends ~ Leslie Maschue

Please check the Bulletin Board in the Clubhouse.

Summer Activities ~ Sue Cronin

It's that time again to get started with summer activities. We sure do have a lot of fun things planned for you to enjoy. We are doing things a little different this summer. There are a number of full-time residents that are going to take on the task of planning each activity on their own. Each person will solely plan and coordinate the activity they have chosen to do. So, when they come to you for some help, I sure hope they can count on you. We are doing it this way to get as many summer residents involved as possible. I am sure that we will all pull together to ensure that this is the best summer ever.

Casting Call ~ Jean Harvey

Open cast call! - no experience necessary

Calling all matinee idol wannabe's to perform in this summer’s Sebring Village productions for the “Mother's Brunch” and for “The Italian Dinner and Show.” Bring your smile and your sense of humor to the Clubhouse on April 11th at 1 p.m., for your “15 minutes of fame.”

Also needed are waiters and kitchen help.

Ticket Sales ~ Sue Cronin

We will begin selling tickets on Monday, April 18th. We will sell tickets for Summer Activities in the Clubhouse every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. A special thanks goes out to Bill Bowling for printing our tickets. He has done a beautiful job as he always does.

May Events

Mother's Day Brunch
Friday, May 6th, 11a.m.
$5.00 members
$6.00 non-members.
Coordinated by Sue Cronin

You will have a choice of two entrees. We will be serving a fruit bowl, French toast, and a side of bacon. Or your second choice will be a fruit bowl, baked egg casserole, served with biscuits and a side of bacon. Tea and coffee will also be served. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Bulletin Board in the Clubhouse, so that we know what choice you have made. Following our brunch you will be entertained by a short skit titled “The Stages of Motherhood.” Laughs will be free of charge. Don't forget to sign up and get your tickets as soon as possible.

Memorial Day Party
Monday, May 30th
3 p.m.

Coordinated by Leslie Maschue

Free Event - Details will follow in next month’s issue of Bits and Pieces.

Bean Bag Baseball ~ Sue Cronin

Come on down to the Clubhouse to play this fun game every Sunday night at 7 p.m.

Bunco ~ Kathy Nowacki

Bunco is every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $2.00. If you would like any added information, please feel free to call Kathy, at 618-401-6872.

Euchre ~ Glenda Gibson

Euchre is every Wednesday at 7 p.m. For additional information, please call 863-386-0499.

EUCHRE PLAYERS - If any of you are interested in playing Euchre in the afternoons, Tuesdays at 1 p.m., call Rachel Ward (863-658-2795). This would be new for the fall season. Cost will be $1.00 per person, with the top 3 getting prizes.

Shuffleboard ~ Paul Strong, Jim Frye


The eight courts were constantly filled with avid shufflers almost every shuffling day. Wonderful friendships were made over the season between “new” and “veteran” shufflers. It was absolutely amazing how the skill level of the newcomers improved each time out!

Our season included a “Home & Home” series of games with Tanglewood, a team playing in the “Max & Ruth Tate Tournament” downtown, and a group of our shufflers competing in the “Heartland Games for Active Adults.” A well-attended end-of-season pizza party was held at the end of March.

Many, many thanks go out to all participants this year! For our shufflers heading home... have a safe journey and wonderful summer! For our shufflers that stay here year round — “Shuffle on.”

Zumba ~

There will continue to be Zumba classes at 8 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through the month of April, in addition to the regular schedule of 9:30 a.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Welcome Neighbors!

New Owners

Beausoleil, Roy & Lorrie
1119 Caine Street
Northern Address:
7-27 Anna St., Chelms Ford
Bought: Pereira House

Phone Corrections

Kent & Angie Arnsbarger - 574-292-5591

Joan Smith - 863-471-6628