Sebring Village Association — August — 2016
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Message from Maureen ~ Park Manager Maureen Stephens
August is typically hotter than July. Hope that is not the case this year! A big “thank you” to those who responded to the lot inspection letters. Once again, we have to keep on top of this all year in order to keep your home and the Park looking so beautiful all of the time. It is not enough to weed in April and power wash, and then not do anything again until the fall.
We have had complaints about people speeding in the Park. I have contacted those I am aware of. This is a potentially dangerous habit, so please slow down now. I have also informed people who come into the Park and provide a service for us, that they will be denied entrance if their speeding habit continues.
We are beginning to see evidence of people smoking in the pool and spa again, and putting out butts on the deck and leaving them there. REALLY?? Everyone deserves to be able to go to the pool without dealing with this. Please be considerate. Thank you.
The house at 401 Chablis is almost finished; if you know anyone who might be interested in a newly-rehabilitated house with a 2-year lot rent deal, let me know.
Stay cool. See you around the Park!
Benevolences ~ Betty Replogle
Our sympathy to Pete Mezza, on the passing of Phyllis; and to Karen Chambers on the passing of Clare. Also Walt D’Alessandris’s sister; Sharon Hoffman’s mother; Charles & Bonnie Landrigan’s son-in-law; Clara McDaniel’s nephew; Terry McDaniel, and Opal Guarino have all passed away. Norma Hanlin is in hospice, and Bob Emerson is in Tampa General. All have been sent cards from Sebring Village Residents.
Coffee Tyme ~ Rachel, Betty & Helen
COFFEE TYME For our July 1st Coffee Tyme, we had 15 people sign up – “AND ONLY 10 came,” so we had EXTRA donuts! “Guys, the donuts cost $9.00 and only two people paid, so this is the 3rd Friday we have been in the hole!” As was reported at the Coffee Tyme, I've had breathing problems due to the heat, and the humid weather we have been having, so Betty, and I have decided to NOT HAVE the “Coffee” until October 7th . There will be a sign-up sheet in the Clubhouse in September. Hope to see you on October 7th, our first Coffee Tyme of the fall. ~ Rachel, Betty, & Helen
JULIET’s Luncheon ~ Glenda Gibson
The Ladies’ Luncheon was held July 13th, with 12 ladies enjoying the hospitality of “Dee’s Place” and the friendly servers. The food and prices were “quite right.” Leslie Maschue asked the blessing, and her friend and guest, Yvette Pressman was pronounced a bona fide “JULIET!”A gift of two free breakfasts was won by Suellen Jones.
The next Luncheon will be held on August 11th at “Bob Evans.” Please sign up on the list on the Bulletin Board.
ROMEO’s ~ John Arata
ROMEO’s is held the third Wednesday of every month at 12 Noon. We will be going to “Olive Garden Restaurant” on August 17th. The sign-up sheet is on the Clubhouse Bulletin Board, and will be taken down on the Monday of the lunch. Please call if you need a ride, or meet at the Clubhouse at 11:30. Call John Arata (863-385-0885).
Cirrus Street Dinner ~ Pete Mezza
The location of the August 16th dinner will be posted on the sign-up sheet on the Bulletin Board; or you may call Pete at 863-382-1280.
Singles & Friends ~ Leslie Maschue
We continue to be a small group this summer. June had only four of us at “Bob Evan’s,” and so far, only four signed up for the “Olympic Restaurant,” in July. A small group tends to make great conversations. Watch the Bulletin Board for the sign-up sheet for August. I'm always open to suggestions; call 863-314-9485.
Summer Activities ~ Sue Cronin, Director
Bake Off Contest
Monday Evening, August 22nd
Margaret Smith and Charlie Giambalvo
Eat a light dinner, and do not have a dessert that evening, because you are going to want to save lots of room for this outstanding evening filled with tons of delicious, decadent desserts of all kinds.
The cost of your ticket will entitle you to either an ice cream sundae or a banana split. And not only that, but you will be our judges for our Bake-off Contest. So, it is time for all of you fantastic bakers to strut your stuff. We are asking for pies, cakes, cookies, and whatever other dessert you can conjure up. All of those who submit an entree will not have to purchase a ticket!
Our judges (which will be you), will taste a little of each dessert and then you will place your ticket in a container, which will be placed in front of each dessert. Each entree will be kept secret. Last year’s winner was Cathie Kowalski. I can tell you right now, that it was fantastic.
Tickets will be sold in the Clubhouse on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. A sign-up sheet will be on the Clubhouse Bulletin Board, so that we know how much ice cream and bananas to purchase.
Please contact Sue Cronin if you would like to be one of our outstanding bakers.
Find Sue in the Clubhouse on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 1 – 3 p.m., or call her at 863-635-6164. Our winner will be awarded a really nice prize.
Saturday, August 27th
Music by Allen Warchak
Sally Johnson, Coordinator
Do you remember the drive-in diners, hair styles, the poodle skirts, the rolled-up jeans, neck scarfs, and the 50's music and dances? Well, let’s all take a walk back in time and enjoy the fun-filled evening that we have planned for you. We will be serving fun finger-foods, and also a few other surprises will await you. So put together some 50's outfits and join in on the fun. Gentlemen, slick back that hair, and ladies roll up those jeans, and put on those poodle skirts, and lets “get on down,” and get back to those “Happy Days!” Bring your own beverage; ice will be provided, coffee and iced tea. Tickets will be sold in the Clubhouse on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays from 1 – 3 p.m.
Bus Trips ~ Angie Warchak
Myrtle Beach Show Trip & Charleston, SC
Sunday, Oct. 23 – Saturday, Oct. 29
Leaving Sebring Village at 8 a.m.
Cost $629.00 (double occupancy)
10 Meals: 6 breakfasts & 4 dinners
3 Evening Shows: “Legends in Concert,”
“Carolina Opry” & “Alabama Theatres”
1 Morning Show: “Hot Jersey Nights” at the Palace Theatre
Guided tour of Charleston, SC
and a visit to the
Historic River Street in Savannah, GA
Call Angie Warchak (863-471-2150) for additional information.
Mark your calendars for
Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 2017
Cost is $70.00 a person
Cruise the Historic St. John’s River aboard an Authentic Sternwheel Paddleboat, the “Barbara-Lee.” Cost of the cruise is $46.78 a person, plus $4.00 port fee, plus $20.00 for the motor coach from Annette. First down-payment is by 9/15/16 of $239.00.
When you book a lunch or dinner cruise, you're in for a treat. All of our food is prepared fresh on-board. Once you are seated, you'll select your entrée from a menu slip, then give that slip to your server with any special instructions.
For more information, please go to www.StJohnsRivershipCo.com and read what the menu choices are and see for yourselves that the cost is fair. The bus trip will take 4 hours.
There will be a poster and sign-up sheet in the Clubhouse. For those up North, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put your name(s) on the sign-up sheet.
Send your check, payable to Angie Warchak, 919 Cirrus St.; payment upon signing up.
“Sebring Village High Tea”
This new event turned out beyond our expectations. “Thank you, thank you everyone,” for your help and support. These events would not be possible to do if residents didn't pitch in. Maybe we will try this again!!
It is very heartwarming, when friends and neighbors say, “Thank You, job well done!”
Jean & Neil Knutson, Coordinators
Jan Uncapher, Coordinator
A “great big thanks” goes out to all who made our “Sebring Village Drive-in Theater Night” a great success. It seems that a good time was had by all. The smell of freshly popped corn filled the air, and we all enjoyed the tasty hot dogs, and let’s not forget the root-beer floats and the delicious ice cream sundaes, which just flew out of our snack bar. Thanks to Walt D'Alessandris for being our projector specialist. And the decorations were so unique, and a big thanks to Angie Warchak, Sue Cronin, and Suellen Jones for doing such a nice job. Thanks to our cashier and ticket-takers Jan Tomasello, Sue Cronin, and Betty Green. Our gratitude also goes out to our great cooks, Neil and Jean Knutson, Joe Tomasello, Suellen Jones, and all our other set-up people and kitchen helpers. You all made this a very special night. We can't wait to do this again next summer!
Bean Bag Baseball ~ Sue Cronin
We sure have been having fun! This is a great “game for all ages.” We have really enjoyed having Angie and Allen Warchak's grandson, and Neil and Jean Knutson's granddaughter join us for a few nights; and they will be missed. As said, this is really a game for all ages and the laughs keep us all young-at-heart. Lorna Buckert, our oldest member, sure showed up those “kids” by making the most home runs. Way to go, Lorna! We sure do welcome our new player, Judy Chidester, who we have already nick-named “three base Judy!” Hopefully, many new people will join us. Our best wishes goes out to “Jane of the jungle” and her side-kick, Larry. Hurry back, guys – we’ll miss you.
Euchre ~ Rachel Ward
Euchre is on Tuesdays, at 1 p.m. If any of you are interested, please call me, 863-658-2795. If I'm not here, leave a message. I will be gone the month of July. Hope to hear from you.
Pepper/Bid Euchre ~ Jean & Neil Knutson
Everyone welcome!! Games every Tuesday, at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to learn, please give Jean and Neil a call!! (863-658-2559). This event will continue all Summer.
Water Volley Ball ~ Sue Cronin
Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. (Note change of day)
We decided to move our game to every Wednesday, so that more people can join in the fun. This is not only full of laughs, but it is amazing how much exercise you can get in one short hour. So, “come on down” to the pool and help us all hit the ball over the net.