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Director Bader steps down from Flamingo Club shows

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By Fiona Blair

Hello Readers: The Flamingo Club Variety Show played to a sell-out crowd. The performers brought back the fabulous ‘50s in song and music, songs like AT THE HOP, Blueberry Hill, The Great Pretender, April Love, This Old House, That’ll Be The Day, Tammy and many more. The 90 minute show started off with Tequila and ended with a blast from the past!

It has been learned that this will be Ruth’s last show. We all wish her the very best as she moves forward to other things. We thank her so very much for bringing sunshine into the hearts and minds of Palm Cay’s residents as she tirelessly put together the Flamingo Club shows. God bless you,  Ruth.

She sent a special thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this show a success. And she sent special kudos to Barbara Hall who has been “my right hand these past five years. Without her it would have been a rough job. She made the costumes, set decorations and whatever else was needed. Barbara was always there.”

 Thank you to everyone who has supported our shows.

Alter Egos – “Remember When”

April 18 is approaching quickly. Have you purchased your tickets yet? For $2 you share in a 50/50 drawing or win one of several pairs of movie tickets to the Regal Theatre. It will be a wonderful night full of old time musical favorites. If you need more information, please contact John Kalinas, director, whose number is in the Palm Cay directory.

Thrills on Wheels

Thrill’s on Wheels is open to everyone with a desire to meet new and active friends... and ride for health. We begin with short mile rides and our paved trail rides for the advanced riders are between 15 to 35 miles. Interested residents can contact any of our Thrills on Wheels members for more information, or call Harry Chambers whose number is in the directory.

Schedule ... Tuesday — Thursday and Saturday mornings (meet at the Oasis) 8 a.m.

Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday evenings (meet at the Oasis) 6:30 p.m.

NOTE: Sunday evening rides take us to our Pine Run neighbors

CERTS

The CERT’s Team meeting will resume on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. for this month only. Normally meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. This will be a re-organizational meeting so bring ideas along. Those interested in becoming members of this valued group are invited to contact Louise McAleese, Team Leader. The CERTS Team is training to keep the residents of Palm Cay safe in a hurricane, tornado, or other disasters and is very rewarding and informative experience.

Republican Club

Palm Cay held its meeting on Thursday, March 12 with guest speaker, Pat Gabriel, Chairman of the S.W. Corridor, which includes our Palm Cay Community. She dispelled rumors of stores closing at Heathbrook Market Street, and in fact spoke of the complex having all spaces filled by the end of next year. Next month’s meeting on Thursday, April 9, will feature John Deakins, who is running for State House District 22 currently occupied by Larry Cretul who is termed-out. Mr. Cretul is running for Speaker of the House.  The Palm Cay Republican Club was invited by President Jerry Cauda, of the On Top of the World Republican Club, to attend their meeting on Friday, March 13.  Jim Yancey, Superintendent of Schools, spoke about the enormous monetary cutbacks the schools have been subjected to recently. Among some of the suggestions were to drop salaries and shorten the school week. Mr. Yancey told how Mr. Cretul and Mr. Kurt Kelly are assisting and trying valiantly to work out the best possible solutions.

Exercise

The weather is now simply beautiful, and we are able to get outside more abundantly for walks, biking, bocce, tennis, golf.  Inside is still an option to participate in any craft activity, table tennis, billiards, cards, aerobics or line dancing. Show your artistic talent and join the painting class… Thanks to all the Chairpersons for putting the classes together.

Until next time….

Happy moments……… Praise God

Difficult moments…… Seek God

Quiet moments………. Worship God

Painful moments……. Trust God

Every moment……….. Thank God

There is box in the library at the Oasis for residents to place their newsy tidbits, group activity information, travels, etc. I am listed in the Palm Cay directory or e-mail to fiona-blair@hotmail.com.

Fiona Blair lives quietly with her feline friends, Sir Thomas, Sir Gerold, and adopted mom to Lady Lucinda. Her interests include walking, swimming, calligraphy, old movies …