Sebring Village Association — September 2016

From the Editor
Message from Maureen
Thank You!
Coffee Tyme
JULIET's Luncheon
Cirrus Street Dinner
Singles & Friends
Summer Activities
Bus Trips
Bean Bag Baseball
Bingo Continues!
Pepper/Bid Euchre
Water Volley Ball
Welcome Neighbors!
Changes & Updates
From the Editor

September Calendar

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From the Editor ~ Barb Gephart

How are ya likin’ the HEAT?????

Another typical summer in sunny Florida! (Remind yourself you won’t be shoveling snow next winter…)

If you are one of our faithful people who deliver the “Bits” to our residents, and plan to be away near the end of any month, please let me know, or perhaps ask someone to “fill-in” for you while you are away.

We are hoping again to be traveling west in September, and if it happens, then various people will be helping to see that you receive your “Bits” as usual. I’ll be preparing the paper while traveling, and there should be no interruption in service.

Message from Maureen ~ Park Manager Maureen Stephens

We see lots of new faces in the Park. Once you are here, you are one of us. So, join in and have a good time.

All the new siding jobs look great. There are still a few more openings for this great offer. Park owners will pay 50% of the cost up to $2,500... the best deal in town! Come to the office to get in it.

It's time to get out those power washers again. The North sides of homes are suddenly green again. Rain, humidity, and heat will do it. Weeds have taken off in the past two weeks. Let's keep up the good work.

We had a great turnout for the Rickert Properties Pool Party. Thank you, Barbara. Thank you, Gary for cooking. You are a real trooper.

Thanks. Enjoy this last month of summer.

See you around the Park!

Benevolences ~ Betty Replogle

Our sympathies to Alma (Bunny) Flandermeyer on the passing of her husband, Ron.

Resident Helen Allen has also passed away.

Thank You!

I want to thank all the friends and neighbors who supported me with prayers and cards during the passing of my husband, Clare. I am settling in now as a full-time resident in the Park. Again, many thanks to all of you.

Karen Bente Chambers

Coffee Tyme ~ Rachel, Betty & Helen

Our faithful nurses will not be returning to service us this fall, due to job changes.

We were quite concerned that we would need to ask among the residents if there were any nurses who would be able to help out. HOWEVER, thankfully, Haven Home Health will graciously be providing new nurses when have our first Coffee Tyme in October.

Hope to see you in October! Rachel

JULIET’s Luncheon ~ Glenda Gibson

Twenty Ladies attended the luncheon at “Bob Evan’s Restaurant,” on August 11th.

Kathy Nowacki’s daughter, Lori Falcon, from California, joined the group. Leslie Maschue asked the Blessing. Two of our “lost sheep” also rejoined us – Karen Byrum and LaVonne Francis. Welcome back!

“Bob Evans” donated a loaf of bread and a slice of pie to the lucky winner, Becky Moore.

The next Luncheon will be held on September 8th at “Olive Garden.” 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 “Jimmy the Greek’s” on September 21st at noon.”

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

After much searching, our dinner will be at the “Island View Restaurant,” on August 18th.

“The Palm Diner” is being renovated, and if it is completed in the next couple of weeks, we will have the September 15th dinner there. The sign-up sheet is on the Bulletin Board; or call Pete at 863-382-1280.

Singles & Friends ~ Leslie Maschue

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

Summer Activities ~ Sue Cronin, Director

Summer is surely moving along. We have already enjoyed many fun-filled activities, with more to come.

Catching Up….

In July, we enjoyed a really great 4th of July Celebration, which was coordinated by Glenda Gibson and Kathy Nowacki. They surely did a fantastic job. A big “THANKS!”goes out to all who helped to make the day so special.

We also enjoyed was a beautiful “Luau,” that was coordinated by Sandy Taylor. The decorations were just outstanding and so original. The “Hawaiian Chicken” was ‘to die for!’ Wow!, can Laney Powers ever serve up a feast? I have to add that it was the best chicken I have ever eaten. We must never forget that each event takes numerous people to make it happen. So, “thank you,” Judy Chidester, for all your tireless help in setting and cleaning up. You rock, girlfriend! Also, “thank you” to Norma Brown, Chris Eisenhauer, Don Nowacki, Suellen Jones, Leslie Maschue, Randy Johnson, and all you other men who helped with the tables and chairs – now, that is a job I really appreciate all pitching in to help. Sandy, you did an outstanding job!

Monday, September 5th ~ 3 p.m.
Free Event

Coordinated by Sue Cronin & Sandy Taylor

The Association will provide hot dogs and bacon-cheeseburgers with all the fixings. Please bring a dish to share and your own beverage. (Hey, what is a Labor Day Party without a beer?) There will be a sign-up sheet on the Bulletin Board, so please sign up and let us know if you want hot dogs or burgers. We have to know how much of each item we must purchase. Be at the Clubhouse at 3 p.m. for a Scavenger Hunt. As soon as the Scavenger Hunt is over, we will eat. That should be about 4 p.m. If the weather permits, we can also play water volley ball, following the meal. So, make sure you either wear or bring your swimsuits.

“Shrimp Boil!”
Friday, September 23rd ~ 5 p.m.
Cost - $12.00

Coordinated by Sue & Company

This is it, folks! What you have been waiting for! This is an “All-You-Can-Eat Feast!”

No games, no fuss, just food, food, and more food!

A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Bulletin Board. Tickets are now available for sale, and you can pick them up at the Clubhouse on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m,

We will be selling ONLY 65 tickets…. So “hurry on down and get your tickets!” And remember, there is always a prize… one of you will be eating free!

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

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 and join the fun every Sunday evening at 7 p.m. This is a fun game that anyone can play; or come just to watch – it is a hoot!

Bingo Continues!

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

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). This event will continue all Summer.

Water Volley Ball ~ Sue Cronin

Water Volley Ball will continue very Wednesday at 4 p.m. (Note change of day)

Welcome Neighbors!

New Owners

Diane Matheson
809 Village Drive
Home State - PA
Bought: LaRoche Home

Jennie Anderson
902 Cirrus
Home State - MN
Bought: Haas Home

Patricia Faupel
206 Cetra
Home State - PA

Jim & Barbara George
1113 Dewitt
(c) 770-461-8058
Home State - GA
Bought: Camodeca Home

Linda Jennings
1152 Dewitt
Home State - CA
Bought: Homrich Home

Judy & John Scott
1029 Dewitt
Bought: Wagner Home

Jim & Sandy Walton
1003 Dewitt
Home State - NJ
Bought: Lebeau Home

Changes & Updates ~ Kathy Bonkoski

Please notify Kathy Bonkoski at 863-658-1951 or with any changes to your phone number, northern address, or email, so that up-to-date information can be maintained for all Sebring Village residents. Thank you.

From the Editor ~ Barb Gephart

If you have information you would like included in the Bits & Pieces, please call or e-mail by the 15th of the month. Call 863-385-0137 or email me at