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That big garage sale is just around the corner

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By Deej Koebbe

The Spruce Creek Preserve “Open to the Public” Yard Sale on S. R. 200, three miles SW of C.R. 484 is slated for Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Center parking lot.

Our Preserve Yard Sale space rental procedure proved very successful, indicating that many enthusiastic Preservists are planning to participate in this popular yearly event.

This much looked-forward-to sale will feature an interesting variety of quality merchandise, seldom, if ever, seen at similar sales. It’s going to be a Whopper! So set your clock and have your comfy shoes ready for a quick start. We don’t want you to miss a single bargain.

From Koebbe’s Kitchen:

Greek Salad (one of many)

2 tbsp wine vinegar

1 tbsp water

1 ½ tbsps light olive oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

Salt and pepper to taste (lots of pepper)

1 tsp dried oregano

1 medium head romaine lettuce, torn in pieces

4 plum tomatoes cut in small pieces

1 large cucumber, slice

and peel

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

12 pitted black olives, halved

½ cup crumbled feta cheese

In a small bowl or jar, combine vinegar, water, oil, garlic,  salt, pepper and oregano. Mix well. Chill until needed. (Dressing tastes best when made a day or two ahead.) Place lettuce in a large bowl. Top with remaining ingredients. Just before serving, add dressing and toss. Makes 8 servings.

Here is but a smidgen of the doin’s out our way:

Saturday, March 28 – Community Yard Sale (open to the public)

Friday, April 3 – Phase 7 is sponsoring a community-wide block party. If you don’t have tickets, your name will be put on a waiting list. There will be no distribution of tickets at the community center. Remember to wear your name badge. Donations will be accepted for the Frank Pisillo, Jr. Music Scholarship Fund. Info: Liz Bjornson

Saturday, April 4 – The Aristocrats are sponsoring this year’s popular fashion show and luncheon. Tickets are on sale Monday, March 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, March 31 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. $8 per person includes luncheon and fashion show. The event begins at noon and concludes at 3 p.m. Fashions are by Belks. Info: Heather Garner.

Independent Group forming for Preservists interested in discussing current topics and to exchange information and ideas. Sign-up sheet at the community center near office. Info: Pat McGrath.

A DVD of our Valentine’s Day dance, per Preservist Frank Thomas, is available in our library. Please return the DVD as soon as possible so other Preservists have the pleasure of viewing it.

BESS/SCP needs volunteers. Contact Preservist Bob Breffle.

Ceramic classes meet every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the craft room. Info: Mary Secue.

Check your monthly Spruce News and also the community bulletin board next to the office entrance for the activities offered by the community on an hourly and daily basis. Billiards, cards, several exercise classes, all craft classes, painting classes.

This community has a “Preservists don’t sit at home” attitude.

Newspaper and aluminum recycling is every Tuesday morning. On the Level club members maintain this service. Thank them when you see them.

Bingo is every Tuesday evening for Preservists and their overnight guests. Cards are on sale from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Games start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

‘Til next time, God be willing and the creek don’t rise.

Deej and her husband, Joe, live in Spruce Creek Preserve. To submit news items or announcements leave notices in her library cubby or call her. The Koebbes are listed in the Preserve phone directory.