Sebring Village Association — October 2016

Message from Maureen
Kudos to the Park Guys!
States Committee Meeting
Coffee Tyme
JULIET's Luncheon
Cirrus Street Dinner
Singles & Friends
Summer Activities
October Events
Bus Trips

October Calendar

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Message from Maureen ~ Park Manager Maureen Stephens

Trees are being trimmed as I write this. That must mean everyone will be back soon. We will be glad to see everyone again. If you are up North, please contact the people that are looking after your home and planters. Power washing and weeding really can't wait until your return in the fall. Thank you. Those of you that are here, thank you for keeping up Sebring Village standards. Thank you, also, to all the hard-working people at the Clubhouse… another month of summer fun. Enjoy the last days of summer…

Kudos to the Park Guys!

I received the following message from Teresa Skinner, who expressed the thinking of many residents of the Park. Teresa said: “I would like to put something in the Bits &Pieces about our maintenance men, Gary and Mike (Michael). I feel that they go above and beyond what they have to do in helping the residents of this Park, as well as their regular duties. They have worked in this heat, rain, and weekends, keeping homes cleaned up, and still smile and wave as they go by. We need to give them a big thank-you!”

From the Editor ~ Barb Gephart

States Committee Meeting

If your home state is Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, or West VirginiaWE NEED YOU to put Thanksgiving Dinner on the table. In March, only 8 people attended the first meeting… Please come to the first official meeting on November 3rd at 1 p.m., so we can do for others, as well as they have done for us!

Benevolences ~

Betty Replogle, our ever-dependable “card-sender and well-wisher,” has not been well. For the coming months Amy Slane has volunteered to take over Betty’s responsibilities of sending get-well and sympathy cards on behalf of residents of the Park. If you know of someone who is in need of this type of contact, please call Amy Slane (863-307-1685)

Our well wishes to you, Betty, we hope you will be back in the action again soon; and thank you, also, Amy, for stepping in to help.

Coffee Tyme ~ Rachel, Betty & Helen

Hey Guys! It has been a busy Summer, and Fall is soon here. We will be having NEW NURSES, from Haven Home Health, and they will be coming on the FIRST Friday as usual.

This year there will be a new CHANGE -- you must pay in advance for your coffee and donuts.

The last three times we met for coffee, we were financially in the hole. The charge will be $1.00 for 1 coffee and a donut. Sign-up sheet will be in the Clubhouse, as always.

The first coffee of the season will be on October 7th at 8 a.m. Sign up… come and meet our new nurses. Hope to see you there.

JULIET’s Luncheon ~ Glenda Gibson

The September Luncheon was held on September 8th at “Olive Garden.” The next luncheon will be October 13th, the location will be posted on the Bulletin Board… Be sure to sign up.

ROMEO’s ~ John Arata

ROMEO’s is held the third Wednesday of every month at 12 Noon. We will be going to Oscar’s” on October 13th at noon.”

The sign-up sheet is on the Clubhouse Bulletin Board, and will be taken down on the Monday of the lunch. If you need a ride, meet at the Clubhouse at 11:30. Jack Slane will be filling in for John Arata, who currently is not well.

Cirrus Street Dinner ~ Pete Mezza

The dinner will be October 20th at “Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant,” located at 2451 US 27 South in Avon Park. Please contact Judy Phillips at 863-314-9469. The sign-up sheet is on the Bulletin Board.

Singles & Friends ~ Leslie Maschue

Watch the Bulletin Board for the sign-up sheet for October. I'm always open to suggestions; call 863-314-9485.

Summer Activities ~ Sue Cronin, Director

Catching Up on last month’s events…

Our “Dessert Night” was a pure delight of calories galore. We had a very nice turnout and ate and ate our way to extra pounds. Our dessert table looked like it was taken from the front page of one of the leading magazines, such as “Home & Gardens.” We had three winners from our contest, and they were exactly one vote apart from each other. Cathy Kowalski came in first place, with Sandy Taylor and Jean Harvey close behind. Way to go, girls.

Thank you all for a wonderful evening and for all the hard work you put into making all of our events great successes.

The next activity, at the “50s Dance,” we danced the night away to the music of Allen Warchak. He was outstanding, and so many who attended commented on how well he played and sang to make the evening such an enjoyable one. The outfits from the “50's Dance” were outstanding and it was so nice to see that so many people got into the act. Our buffet table was overflowing with so many delectable fun finger-foods. It indeed was a night to remember. Thank you, all who attended, and also thank you all, for the decorations, clean up, and especially the wonderful food. We had just a few shy of 80 people in attendance.

Then we ended up the month with our “Labor Day Party & Scavenger Hunt.” Now, that was great fun! Thank you so very much for all the help in decorations, set-up, and, of course, our outstanding chefs Laney and Greg Powers. What can I say about the delicious and delectable bacon cheeseburgers and hot dogs that you prepared for us – Oh, Yes – I can say GREAT! That was no easy job, and you did it with laughter and humor. A big thanks goes out to Marsha Donoghue for coordinating the clean-up effort. So many people pitched in, and that is always a pleasure to see. I especially noticed a very touching picture of Walt D'Alessandris and Betty Green working together, wiping down the tables as a team. Betty was spraying the disinfectant and Walt followed behind her, wiping it up. To many of you, this might not seem like much, but keep in mind Betty, is more than 90 years old. When we all pitch in together, we do accomplish such wonderful things. So thanks to you all.

“Shrimp Boil” – Friday September 23rd. By the time you read this, we would have already experienced this totally awesome event and I will play catch-up in the next issue of Bits and Pieces.

October Events ~ Sue Cronin

“Italian Dinner and Show”

Friday, October 21st
5:00 p.m.
$7.00 members
$8.00 non-members

Don't forget to bring your own wine, for what is an “Italian Dinner” without the popping of a cork. This very special dinner has been in the making for over two months. We already have worked endless hours on the planning of it. Many of your neighbors and friends are in rehearsals for this year’s show, “The Wizard of Odd.” It is a show that is an over-the-top undertaking. Costumes are being made, sets are being painted, and props are being put together. We have a cast and crew of over 19 people, who are putting their hearts and souls into this production. They have already worked endless hours.

At 5 p.m., on the evening of the 21st., you will be escorted to your tables, and awaiting you will be an outstanding antipasto. Then, you will be served our very own fresh garlic bread. Your waiters and waitresses will then serve you a fresh and crisp tossed salad with our very own house dressing. When you are finished with your salads, our servers will then place before you, spaghetti and meatballs. You will then top off your meal with a very special dessert of home-baked lemon delight cake. After dessert is served, the house lights will go down… then be prepared for a spectacular show that we hope will delight you!

We sincerely hope that we have a sell-out crowd. We all have worked so hard, and would appreciate your attendance. For, where else can you get a fantastic dinner and a laugh-filled show for the very low price of $7.00? So, come one, come all, and enjoy this special evening. “Eat, Drink, and be Merry!” Tickets can be purchased at the Clubhouse every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, from 1 to 3 p.m. There is a sign-up sheet on the Clubhouse Bulletin Board. Or, give Sue Cronin a call at 863-635-6164, and I will make sure you get a ticket.

“Halloween Bash and Dance”
Monday, October 31st
7 p.m.
$5.00 members
$7.00 non-members

We will start off this evening with a golf cart, bike, and motorcycle parade, which will begin at 6:15 p.m. Line up at the mailboxes. Decorate your transportation with spooky and funny themes. We will end our parade at the Clubhouse, where the dance will begin, to the music of Allen Warchak. We also will be having a costume contest, and judging will take place at 8 p.m., with a nice prize going to the winner for the best costume, and also a prize for the best decorated vehicle. Surprises await you galore. We will be having another fun finger-food buffet, so think up some scary spooky delights to set upon the main community table, which will be set up by the kitchen. Bring your own beverage and let’s have a blast! Tickets are now for sale at the Clubhouse on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, from 1 to 3 p.m., or call Sue Cronin at 863-635-6164 for tickets.

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

“Paddleboat Dinner/Cruise”

Mark your calendars for
Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 2017
Cost is $70.00
a person

This event for Wednesday, Janury 11, 2017, is full. I've have been asked if I could get another bus so I have started a waiting list. There are 6 on a waiting list, in order to get a second bus, there must be 40 more interested. So if you are interested, and not here to sign up, please call me (863-471-2150).

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, 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 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.

Bean Bag Baseball ~ Sue Cronin

Come join the fun every Sunday evening at 7 p.m.

Bingo Continues!

For all the new residents of the Park, please note that Bingo is played every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m.

Euchre ~ Rachel Ward

Euchre is on Tuesdays, at 1 p.m. If any of you are interested, please call me, 863-658-2795.

We will be starting our afternoon Euchre on Oct. 11th at 1:00. First time we play for fun, and get to know each other. AFTER that, 50 cents per afternoon. Please let me know who is still interested (678-2795).

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).

Water Volley Ball ~ Sue Cronin

Water Volley Ball is now on hold until after the Halloween Dance but will resume soon thereafter on Wednesday at 4pm. We will keep you informed.