Sebring Village Association — January 2016

Contents:
From the Association
From the Corporation
Message from Maureen
Sebring Village Photo Album and Directory
Benevolences
Thank You
Palm Tree Decorations
Kudos for our Entertainement
Thank You to the Angels and Elves
2016 Telephone Directory
January Special Events
Ohio State Meeting
Coffee Tyme
Entertainment
Cirrus Street
Planning Ahead
JULIET's Luncheon
ROMEO's
Activities
Pedal Bike Ride
Pickleball
Potluck Dinner
Shuffleboard
Catching up on the Italian Dinner and Show
Welcome Neighbors!
Calendar
From the Editor

Posters
Calendar
Flashback Four
JULIET's Luncheon
Country and Western Dance

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From the Association ~ President Walt D’Alessandris

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. A huge “Thank You!” to all who helped light-up Sebring Village for the holidays. The Park looked especially great this year. Welcome 2016, and wishing you all a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year!

Elections were held at our December meeting, and I am pleased to announce that Glenda Gray was reelected as 1st Vice President.

Glenda plays a big role in our community, and we are fortunate to have such a caring and hard-working lady looking out for us in every way. Glenda — “Thank you” (and Harry).

Judy Gates was appointed by the Board to fill in the remaining time of our former secretary, Judy Homer. The Board asked Judy (Gates) to run for the position of Secretary’, which she did. She was elected and has added a dimension of expertise, experience, knowledge, and has enhanced our Board in a very’ positive way. Welcome on our Board, Judy, and many thanks.

The water filtration system has been installed in the kitchen sink, and 1 am told that the coffee now is “Good to the last drop!”

Thank you, Maureen, and the “maintenance guys” for the big improvements.

Glenda Gray and I would like to thank everyone who gave very generously to the Maintenance Men Christmas Drive. Gary and Michael appreciated the gift and asked us to extend their thanks to everyone.

Cil D’Alessandris is looking to expand the Dance Committee by 3 to 5 people, due to the retirement of John Prentice, who has been a member for many years. It’s a fun job. Give Cil a phone call if you are interested (273-0875). John, we greatly appreciate your efforts over the years, and it will take 3-5 people to replace you!!!!

Until next time, don’t forget to do something nice for your neighbor.

From the Corporation ~ President Larry Whitehead

The Annual General Meeting is January 19th. Larry Whitehead and Tolsen Stockwood’s two-year terms will be up. We are not running for re-election. Nominees to fill vacancies are: Bob Herwarth, Sharon LaPenna, Nick Paradiso, and Kay Soares. Subsequent to the nomination meeting, Larry Paynter withdrew his candidacy. The Board will seek replacements) who are full-time residents via appointment as needed in 2016.

All homeowners who have paid their 2016 dues ($15) by 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19th, will be eligible to vote. Please bring your 2016 Membership Cards. All non-member homeowners are invited to attend as observers.

Membership:Volunteers will be going door-to-door from January 6th to the 14th, to sell 2016 memberships. Hopefully, this will avoid long lineups at the annual meeting.

Board Update:John Gates has been appointed as Vice-President, replacing Mike Hord, who moved out of the Park. John will serve that office until the Annual Meeting. The quorum for meetings of members has been reduced from 30% of the members to 15%. Our By-laws will be amended in the new year to reflect changes mandated by revisions to the Florida Statutes governing parks like our.

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF MEETING

The Corporation Board of Directors: Wednesday, January 13th, 9:30 a.m. in the Sebring Village Clubhouse; Business items to include approval of the 2016 Board budget, By-law amendments (pending) to comply with revised FL Statute 723.

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF MEETING

Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Sebring Village Homeowners Corporation: Tuesday, January 19th, 7:30 p.m. in the Sebring Village Clubhouse; Business items to include Auditor’s Report for 2015, Budget Update for 2016, and election of five Directors.

I want to take this space to express my gratitude to everyone for their support to me as a member and president of the HOA Corporation Board. It’s been quite an experience. I again want to thank the members of the negotiating team that met with our Park ownership representatives that worked out an agreement for our lot rent in the coming two years.

Sherie and I wish you all health, happiness, and a great new year in 2016.

Our Thanks ~ John Gates, Corporation Vice President

Thanks to Larry Whitehead and Tolson Stockwood for their two years of dedicated service to the Board of Directors. Their contributions will be greatly missed.

Message from Maureen ~ Park Manager Maureen Stephens

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (sorry) around here. For all the newcomers... this is what Sebring Village is all about. Helping each other and having a good time. Lot inspection letters are out and many of you have power washed, painted, weeded and taken advantage of the re-siding deal. Please take advantage of this cooler weather to get your homes up to Sebring Village standards. And also take advantage of the opportunity to have your picture taken and receive a picture book of SV residents (see below). Details posted in Clubhouse and the office. The staff... Maureen, Gary, Liz, and Michael wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Sebring Village Photo Album and Directory ~ Jean Knutson

We are excited to announce that “Lifetouch Directories and Portraits” will be taking photos in our Clubhouse from February 23rd to 27th. The Photo Directory will contain color portraits of all the residents, some candid pictures of our activities, and updated addresses and phone numbers. We would really like to have every resident participate in having their photo taken by this service, whether you want a photo or not, whether you want to buy additional photos or not. We are really hoping to have EVERY RESIDENT’S photo in our book. Think how convenient it will be, to be able to connect a name with a face.

Residents will be able select a picture for the directory and receive a FREE 8 x 10’’ portrait for themselves, plus a copy of the Sebring Village Photo Directory, at no charge to you whatsoever.

For your convenience, you will be able to view your portraits within minutes of having them taken. There will be NO OBLIGATION to buy any pictures... however, you will have the opportunity to order portraits for your families if you like. There will be no pressure for you to make a purchase. However, please bring your credit card, cash, or checkbook if you plan to buy additional pictures.

It will be necessary for you to sign up for the sitting during the week of January 11th to 15th at the Clubhouse.

We will have someone available to answer any questions when you sign up during that week. Please pick a day and time to sign up, and remind your neighbor to get their photo taken also. We really want to see if we can get photos of all of our residents in this directory. Contact Jean Knutson, 863-658-2559.

We will be at the Clubhouse for sign-up and answering any questions on:

Monday, January 11th, 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday. January 12th, 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, January 13th, 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, January 14th, 9-11 a.m.
Friday, January 15th, 8-10 a.m.

Please be sure to sign up — and bring your neighbor, too!

Benevolences ~ Betty Replogle

A “get-well card” has been sent to Leslie Maschue, who has been in the hospital with knee surgery. Former resident Shirley Berger is recuperating at The Oaks in Avon Park, after an accident. Word has been received that former resident Clara Daniels also has been in the hospital.

Sympathy cards have been sent to the families of Gordon Proskine and Clifford Duncan, who have recently passed away. Also remembered was Ellie Richmond, whose son-in-law passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to them.

Thank You ~ Glenda Gray-Chairman, Michigan State Committee

I wish to thank the Michigan State Committee on a great job with the “Welcome Back Party.” Also, a special thanks to our cooks, Kathy & Don Nowacki and Harry Gray; our extra kitchen help, B. Leon and Jan Schrage: our emcee from Hollywood, FL, Walt D’Alessandris: and the contestants for the “Oldlywed Game”: Kathy & Max Bonkoski, Gerry & Harry Hunsicker, George & Patty Miller, and Grant & Ruth Scharf.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Again, the Michigan State Committee did a wonderful job. I would like to thank our extra kitchen help, Jan Schrage. The following cooked the turkeys: Doris Frye, Marie Embleton, Jean Knutson, Cecile MacKenzie, Nancy Morley, Kathy Nowacki, Ruth Scharf, Brenda Smith, Sandy Taylor, Joyce Trudeau, Jill Voights, and Rachel Ward... also, my husband, Harry. The beautiful decorations for the month of November were thanks to Sherie Whitehead and Joyce Trudeau.

Palm Tree Decorations ~ Max Bonkoski

Many thanks again to all of our Palm Tree Decorating Elves for climbing and re-climbing all those Palm Trees, through wind, rain and finicky circuit breakers. The main entrance, Clubhouse and Village Drive Palm Trees look so awesome when the Christmas lights are all turned on.

Special “thank you” to Harry Gray for taking the lead when I was away visiting family.

Thank you to all the volunteers, Larry Whitehead, John Gates, Jim Fyre, Jack Harpin, Paul Strong, Jr. Jamison, Jerry Lewis, Fred Sherwood, Bob Gordon, Dennis Morley, Bob Banyard, Grant Scharf, Kurt Hambrecht, Neil Knutson, Walt D’Alessandris, Terry Embelton, John Umbaugh, and Brian Morris for holding up the rear.

Kudos for our Entertainment ~ Darlene Prentice

I think Cii D’Alessandris should get a huge “Kudo!” for the terrific show she booked for us on December 14th (“The Marlinaires”). This family group was one of the best I have ever seen and heard — the talent was spectacular — instruments, voices, personality, etc. I had such a fun time and from what I could see, so did all of the people there. The “12 Days of Christmas” finale was the highlight of the night. Anyone who missed this show really missed something special. Cil always gets us the best entertainment she can find, and everyone should come out and support these shows! Thank you, thank you, for a wonderful evening, Cil! Walt should also get a big “THANK YOU,” as he contributes a good deal to these shows also!!

Thank You to the Angels and Elves ~ Betty Milam

“Thank you” will never be enough to say to the Angels Jack Slane & Larry Paynter for pressure washing my house and then later they painted my awnings. Thank you, to Angels Walt D’Alessandris & Max Bonkoski (and whoever else helped out) for taking over the aluminum cans while I was sick this year. Thank you to Carol DeArmitt for the cap she made for me. A Huge Thank You to Helene Myles for being my partner on my Moffitt trips. Big thank you, as every year, to all the Elves that put up the lights on the palm trees and whatever other decorating duties they tackle. I am grateful for all my neighbors and management, who checked on me while I was sick this year. Mostly, I praise God for helping me through my cancer this year — so far I’m clear! I have another checkup in January. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas & Happy New Year to all!

2016 Telephone Directory ~ Kathy Bonkoski

In preparation for the Sebring Village 2016 Telephone Directory, a list of all residents will be posted on the Bulletin Board in the Clubhouse. Please verify all your information and make corrections on the “Update Forms” next to the Update Drop Box, and put them in the Drop Box provided. Deadline — January 15, 2016.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

January Special Events ~ Bev Bowling, January Chairperson

New Year’s Day Luncheon January 1st

We will be gathering at 1:00 p.m. for a delicious Salad and Dessert Luncheon. Bring a salad or dessert to share that will serve 8-10 people. Bring your own tableware. Drinks will be provided. There is a sign-up sheet in the Clubhouse to see what others are bringing, and to indicate your choice. Tables will be set up at 11 a.m., so you may reserve your seats at noon.

“Ice Cream Social” January 10th

An Ice Cream Social will be held on Sunday, January 10th, at 4 p.m. Vanilla ice cream will be hand dipped and everyone can choose their own toppings. There will be chocolate, strawberry, caramel, butterscotch, hot fudge, and nuts toppings. Some sugar- free ice cream will also be available. Also, the January States Committee Members are baking home-made cookies for the event.

Ohio State Meeting ~ Carol DeArmitt

Ohio State Meeting, January 5th, at 11 a.m. All “Buckeyes” should try to make this meeting, to help plan events for February’s calendar. Any questions, call Carol DeArmitt, 863-385-1517. Thanks, Go Bucks!!

Coffee Tyme ~ Rachel, Betty & Helen

At our last COFFEE, the nurses talked about the “Thyroid,” and the problems it can cause. There will be NO COFFEE TYME on Christmas, or New Year’s Day. The next COFFEE will be January 8th, and the nurses will be there. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Entertainment ~ Cil D’Alessandris

Show
“Flash-Back Four”
Monday, January 11
7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10

From the producers of “The Atlantic City Boys,” — now bring you this exciting New Show. Four harmonious singers, performing the sounds of the “Doo Wop,” the “Bee Gees,” the “Beach Boys,” the “Beatles,” “Billy Joel,”‘ the “Rat Pack,” and More! It will be great!

This show is bound to keep you dancing in the aisles!

No reserved seating for shows. Front-row seating is for the handicapped only. Soda will be sold before the show and during intermission for 75 cents a can.

Country Western Dance
Saturday — January 23
Music by “Long Shot”
A four- piece band

Time: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $4.00 - Members
$6.00 - Non-Members

If you have western duds, please wear them. If not, just come and enjoy an evening of good music and dancing.

B.Y.O.B. and snacks for your table. Ice will be provided.

Table reservation drawing will be held at the Clubhouse on the day of the event at 6:00 p.m. on the day of the dance! 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!

Cirrus Street ~ Pete Mezza

The December dinner was held at “Chicanes” at the “Inn on the Lakes.” January’s location is undecided at press time.

Planning Ahead - Angie Warchak

This is a new trip that Diamond Tours is offering. Dates are going fast and in order to get the dates I wanted, I had to lock them in.

Myrtle Beach Show Trip
Sunday Oct. 23rd to Saturday, Oct. 29th
Cost $629.00 p/p

10 Meals: 6 breakfasts & 4 dinners
Three (3) Evening Shows
One (1) Morning Show
Visit and tour Charleston, SC.

I am taking names for this trip; no money changes hands until August of 2016. Remember, you can always take your name off the list—I have 17 on the list as of now, the bus holds 52. Please call me at 863-471-2150.

J.U.L.I.E.T.’s Luncheon ~ Judy Alger

JULIET’S Luncheon was held at the “Hibachi Buffet” on Thursday, Dec. 10th, with 38 ladies attending. We had a side room just for our group. Judy Alger welcomed everyone and thanked them for bringing foodstuffs for the local Food Bank/Reservoir. Our donations will be combined with those collected at the Clubhouse. Karen Locke asked the blessing before we all helped ourselves to the sumptuous buffet. One person even started her meal with a good-looking chocolate dessert. (It was delicious!)

After we ate our fill, Judy asked for first-timers to stand and introduce themselves. We welcomed Bonnie, Marsha, Tracy, and Joanne. Laurie Reed introduced her daughter and granddaughter, and former resident Karen Allen, as guests.

The group then participated in the reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” led by Judy Alger. What a fun rendition of the old favorite. We will meet on January 14th at “Sandy’s Circle Cafe” for the next JULIET’s. Sign up in the Clubhouse.

The group would like to express its appreciation to Betty Replogle for organizing and hosting the luncheons from May through November of this year. Thanks, Betty, for keeping us going through the summer and fall.

R.OM.E.O.’s ~ John Arata

On Wednesday, January 20th, we will be dining at “Watering Hole Restaurant,” 6813 US 27 South, at 12 noon. Either go to “Watering Hole Restaurant,” or call John Arata, at 385-0885, to arrange transportation to the restaurant. The sign-up sheet on the Clubhouse Bulletin Board will be taken down on Monday, January 17th. See you there!

Repeating this information of all the activities for the benefit of our “snowbird friends.” - Barb

Bean Bag Baseball

Come one, come all, to play this fun game every Sunday night at 7 p.m. We have a lot of fun and always welcome new players.

Now that all of our winter players are back we expect to see you again and join in on all the fun we always have This is such a fun game that all are welcome to come and play. So don’t be shy — come on down to the Clubhouse on Sunday night and give it a try. As always, laughs are free of charge.

Bowling ~ Glenda Gray

Bowling is on Fridays, at 9:15 a.m., at the Heartland Bowl. This is a fun league — just sign up by Thursday night. The sign-up sheet is on the Bulletin Board. Any questions, call 863-471-0760 or 517-214-8147.

Bridge ~ Donna Cox

If anyone is interested in playing Bridge, please call 863-382-8852.

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 contact Glenda at 863-386-0499.

Knitting & Crocheting ~ Carol DeArmitt

Knitting and crocheting is Monday at 1:00 p.m., in the Clubhouse. Here is a chance to learn a needlecraft or two from your friends at Sebring Village. We have extra needles and hooks and scrap yarn to practice with.

Line Dancing ~ Nancy Howard-Strong

Get your dancing shoes out and join us—Line Dancing continues every Thursday morning. One hour of fun and easy line dance steps, 10 to 11 a.m.

Pinochle ~ Pete Mezza

Pinochle is played every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at the Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m.

Quilters & Stitchers ~ Carol DeArmitt

Everyone interested in sewing is welcome. We are currently making adult bibs for a local nursing home.

All you need to bring is your sewing machine, as we have plenty of fabric and thread. If you don’t have a sewing machine, we need helpers to cut and press as we make them. We will appreciate your help.

For more information call Carol DeArmitt at 863-385-1517, or cjfox41@yahoo.com.

Sebring Golf Club ~ Dick Phillips & Tom Pratt

Golf time is every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., hosted by Dick Phillips, and at 1 p.m., hosted by Tom Pratt. A sign-up sheet is on the Clubhouse Bulletin Board. For more information, contact Tom Pratt at 614-330-7612.

Singles & Friends ~ Leslie Maschue

Please check the Bulletin Board in the Clubhouse.

Tennis and Pickleball ~ Laurie Reed

The following is the schedule for Tennis and Pickleball, which began in October.

TENNIS: Every morning from 8-9 a.m., and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, at 2 p.m.

PICKLEBALL: Every morning from 9 a.m. - 12, and Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, at 2 p.m.

Texas Hold ‘Em ~ Tom Pratt

Texas Hold ‘Em is held in the Clubhouse every Wednesday. All are welcome to attend. No sign-up is necessary. All you need to do is show up. Starting time will be at 7 p.m. sharp. For more information, please call Tom Pratt at 614-330-7612.

Zumba ~ Amy Slane

Zumba sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 9:30 a.m. We have had 5 DVDs with various types of Zumba dance/exercise. Men and women may join in on the fun. Wear comfortable clothes, tennis shoes, and bring some water if you’d like.

Pedal Bike Ride ~ Bob & Anita Banyard

Come ride with Anita and Bob on Thursday, January 28th, on the very popular “Legacy Trail,” a world-class paved rail trail from Sarasota to the Venice Railway Station, then onto the Venetian Waterway Trail, continuing around Venice Island, and, lastly, onto Casey Key for the ride back to Sarasota. Round-trip distance is approximately 38 miles, at a ride speed of 9 miles per hour, with plenty of stops along the way. Lunch will be at the “Soda Fountain,” on Venice Island, and the ice cream stop is at “Bentleys,” on Casey Key. Features include the new bridge over HWY 41, bald eagle’s nest, Venice Beach, and the mansions and beaches on Casey Key. The Ride is flat except for the bridge that takes us on or off of Venice Island, and mostly paved. Start time will be 7 a.m. sharp, from the Clubhouse, in order to arrange for bike and people transportation to the ride start. If coming, please let Bob know verbally, or by phone at (863) 658-2492 after January 2nd, or by email at robertbanyard@rogers.com.

Pickleball ~ Laurie Reed

There will be a Pickleball meeting on January 4th, at 2 p.m. We will be discussing the Pickleball Tournament, set for March 19, 2016, and other matters. I would encourage all current Pickleball players and anyone interested in learning what Pickleball is all about, to please come join us.

Potluck Dinner ~ Eldeen Peter

Don’t Forget Our First Potluck Dinner!
January 17th, at 4:00 p.m.

Bring a dish to pass for approximately 10 people. And bring your own place-setting, too. We always have a good time with the great food and visiting. We also need help with setting up, serving, and taking down the tables. For you new people, it is a great way to meet your Park neighbors. Please call me, Eldeen Peter, at 863-471-1078. Looking forward to seeing all of you!

Shuffleboard ~ Paul Strong & Jim Frye

Breaking News!

A New Sebring Village “Hosscollar” Shuffleboard Record Has Been Set After Many Years!!

Real Jacques, along with his very capable partners, established a new 3-game total record of “928”!! To shufflers everywhere, this is a major achievement, considering that a total score of 800 is extremely hard to achieve. Congratulations Real!

Regular Shuffleboard
Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

“Hosscollar” Shuffleboard
Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

“Shuffle” on down for some great fun !!

Catching up on the Italian Dinner and Show ~ Sue Cronin

Well, I hope you all had a great time. Thank you to RT Byrum for being the best MC I have ever worked with. You did such an outstanding job entertaining us with your humor and wit. It was no easy job and you made it seem so darn easy. You put together all the music, ran the sound system, and sang and played our woes away. I tip my hat to you. Hey, you’re GOOD!

Didn’t our waiters do a fantastic job of getting all your food to you? Thank you to Walt DAlessandris, Max Bonkoski, Chris Eisenhauer, Charlie Giambalvo, Sue Ellen Jones, who also were our singing waiters, and also a big thanks to Neil and Jean Knutson. What a great job you all did.

I would like to thank our stage hands, Walt DAlessandris, Max Bonkoski and Charlie Giambalvo. I would like to add a little note about Charley, whom I call Charlie Harley—what a joy it was to work with you. You always had a great big smile on your face and never said “No” to all of my wild ideas. You were game for any and all.

What can I possibly say about the four stars of the show, “The Fab Four” — Loma Buckert, Kay Kelly, Betty Green and Ellie Richmond? These ladies brought the house down. Thank you so much for all the wonderful laughs you gave us. And weren’t those screaming ladies Gerry Hunsieker and Kathy Bonkoski with our security guard, Max Bonkoski, a hoot? Thank you also to Chris Eisenhauer, the attendant. Gosh, but I wish we had that on film.

That brings us to the Four Blackbirds: Chris Eisenhauer, Leslie Maschue, Sue Ellen Jones, and Sharon Hoffman, who really shook their tails. Girls, your costumes.... well, what can I say about that? Thank you for all your hard work and the enjoyment you gave us all. Thank you to Lannie Powers for the great costumes and your help backstage. Wow, those Fab Four costumes were out of sight! Thank you, Cathie Kowalski, for hair and make up and helping with the girls.

Now, to the real stars of the show — the cooks and kitchen help. What a task it was to serve and prepare meals for 151 people. It was so hard to keep track of all those who helped put this meal together. A very special thanks is due to you all. Jan Schrage was able to put aside her grief and dive into helping me all summer. But for the Italian dinner she gave her all. What a trooper she is. Jan, you are my hero! A huge thanks goes out to Jan Tomasello, who also was there for almost every activity and sure is a great cook and a fantastic problem solver. She has the knack of seeing what has to be done and just goes for it and gets it done. Couldn’t do this without you, girlfriend. Judy Chidester, you sure can dish up salads and sherbet like no one else can. Your endless energy cannot be topped. I love the way you always say,”What can I do to help?” Jan Uncapher and Sue Ellen Jones — just how many meatballs did you girls roll? I’ll tell you how many — tons! And that’s how much help you girls have been. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Jean and Neil Knutson, you two are held in high regard with me. It has been my pleasure getting to know you and working side by side with you throughout the summer, and especially during the Italian Dinner. Thanks for the wine, for the sauce, and all the help you always are.

Thank you to Carol DeArmitt for cutting up all those cukes and your help in the kitchen. You’re just so darn nice and so much help. Norma Brown, I just love you so much, and thank you so much for all your help. You’re such a good sport and such a big lift up. If there is ever a next time I promise to let you beat me to the kitchen. Thank you to Gerry Hunsicker and Kathy Bonkoski, who often just strolled through the kitchen and then found themselves with aprons on and pitched in. I am sure there were times you thought to yourself “Now, why did I go through the darn kitchen door?”

I also want to thank my son, Jay, for being invited to enjoy the Italian Dinner, and then just because he is who he is, insisted on helping all of us wait tables and help serve up all that spaghetti, and then to stay behind and helped clean up. I am sure that I have left out some wonderful people who helped out, and for that I am truly sorry. It was a great big job, and a job well done. Thank you to all of you who helped clean up. The hall was spotless when you finished, and your hard work did not go unnoticed by the management.

Now to my dearest friend Chris Eisenhauer... words cannot express the gratitude I have for you and all the times you helped me out. Sebring Village owes you a huge thanks for all your endless hours of hard work and dedication in making this one of the best summers they have ever enjoyed. And also, give Sid a big kiss from all of us for always helping out.

I overlooked Sue’s article last month, which should have been in the December issue. Sue so wanted to express her appreciation, and I apologize to her and to all of you who should have received her thanks in a timely way. B&P Editor, Barb Gephart

WELCOME NEIGHBORS!

New Owners

Eggleston, Arnie & Jackie
936 Cirrus Street
618-927-7539
HS: IL
NA: 12685 N. Shoreland Dr.
Marion, IL 62959
618-927-9357
Bought: Rita Smith’s House

LeSueur, Larry & Shirley
1009 Dewitt Street
386-316-7609
HS: NH
Bought: Illyes’s House

Rich, Pennie & Lamb, Nancy
102 Charm Street
863-451-5119
HS: IN
Bought: Park-Owned House

Stillings, Herb & Buckliew, Penny
403 Clearview Street
865-405-1636
HS: TN
NA: 292 Turner Hollow
Sneedville,TN 37869
423-733-5137
Bought: Homer’s House

Tremblay, Ray & Nicole
1136 Dewitt Street
863-288-3133
HS: QC
NA: 183 Jerobelle Blvd.
St. Gerome, Quebec J0L1S1
Bought: Ron Millner’s House

Roesch, Bob & Terri
1109 Caine Street
419-564-3904
HS: OH
Bought: Mike Hord’s House

Phone Changes:

Taylor, Jim & Marlene
863-382-0886

Walter, Eric & Ruth
863-451 -5952

Calendar ~ Glenda Gray

Any event or activity you would like to have included in the Calendar, contact grayglenda24@gmail.com (517- 214-8147).

From the Editor ~ Barb Gephart

Finally, this month there is space available to share a few thoughts of my own: How much we appreciate our home here in Sebring Village. The Spirit of Christmas expressed in the lights and the care around our homes... it makes it easier not being around our family. Thank you, dear neighbors, for being the wonderful people you are. Merry Christmas to you all! And another year is gone...

If you have information you would like included in the B&P, please call or e-mail, by the 1st of the month. E-mail barhkenn@centurylink.net, or call 863-385-0137.