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Pat Gabriel is guest of Cherrywood Dems

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By Nancy Archer

Southwest S.R. 200 Coalition president Pat Gabriel is scheduled to speak at today’s Democratic Club meeting. She will update us on developments in the Corridor and discuss aspects of county politics as local election races heat up.

Voter registration cards are available. If you are not registered or wish to change party affiliation, we can make changes. Support our Soldiers Committee to show our appreciation for our troops’ dedication.

The Cherrywood Democratic Club meets monthly on the third Friday (June 20) at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse card room. For more information, call Harriet Scarpino at 873-9955.

Hot Summer

Nights Dance

Dance in air conditioned comfort when those Hot Summer Nights settle in, June 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. Cool music by Marti Carroll, sandwiches, snacks, and soft drinks.

Cost is $8 per person. For tickets, see Nancy Archer, or Geri at the office.

Ladies Luncheon

The ladies luncheon on June 11 had a very nice turnout with 20 ladies. We celebrated Euvenna Ramsey’s birthday with a cake baked by Joan Bonsell.

The door prize winner was Norma Briggs and the 50/50 winners were Virginia Dunbar, Candy McGrath, and Sandy Belinsky. We had lots of great food and desserts too.

Be sure to mark your calendar for next month’s luncheon July 9, at noon. We hope to see more Cherrywood ladies next month.

Thanks to Richard Becotte and Geri for setting up the tables. See you all next month.

Thanks, Nancy Archer and team.

Entertainment Committee

Summer is almost upon us and the heat has started. So why not come out to our annual Ice Cream Social on July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Price is $3 per person for all the ice cream and toppings or ice cream sodas you can eat or drink.

Tickets are on sale, so go see Geri at the Clubhouse or Nancy Archer at Bingo. We will also have a 50/50 drawing.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for the Entertainment Committee, please feel free to contact us or come to the next meeting and participate.

Cherrywood Singles

All singles in Cherrywood are invited to Singles Club dinners. We meet in the Clubhouse parking lot at 4:30 p.m. and carpool from there. Any questions, call Eulie ay 861-4591 or Gayle at 861-8414.

June 22 — IHOP.

June 29 — Pinstripes.

Sock Hop

The community has a Sock Hop the first Saturday of each month in the Clubhouse from 7 to 10 p.m. It’s a fun evening, with dance music you remember – and it’s free. And there is a 50/50 drawing July 5.

Dinner Delivered

For Wednesday supper, June 25, delivered to Cherrywood, call 286-5600 by noon. Delivery from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Filet minion tips with onions and peppers over rice, salad, roll and pech cobbler $9.50 per person.

Travel Club

We’ve just lined up a new selection of short trips for summer and fall. Fliers for all trips are in the Clubhouse. Get your name in the Travel Club book if you want to go.

If you want to book or confirm a trip, call Nancy at 861-1432. Remember, you do not need to live in Cherrywood to go on our trips.

Biloxi Trip

Enjoy four days and three nights at the Imperial Palace in Biloxi, Miss., from July 13 to 16, for $160 per person double occupancy, $258 single. Two breakfasts, $25 free play at hotel casino, and $15 at Hard Rock.

For more information, call Natalie at 854-4561.

Wednesday, July 16: Sterling Casino, $18 per person. Departs 8 a.m. Bus, five hours of Vegas-style gaming, buffet in Captain’s Lounge for Cherrywood group. Must be 21 and have photo ID. See Geri or Nancy.

Thursday, July 23: A day trip to Salvadore Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, $45. After the museum tour the group will stop in Ellenton for dinner at the Roaring ‘20s Pizza and Pipes restaurant (cost not included) and sounds of the mighty Wurlitzer organ.

Wednesday, July 30: Greyhound racing at the new Daytona Beach Kennel Club, $51. Includes bus, track admission, lunch with choice of steak, shrimp or chicken parmigiana, tax and driver’s tip.

Wednesday, Aug. 6: Major league baseball at air conditioned Tropicana Field, $59. The Rays vs. Cleveland Indians, great seats for the afternoon game, bus and tip. Lunch on your own at the ballpark.

Thursday, Aug. 14: Some of the greatest songs ever recorded, Smokey Joe’s Caf, at the Show Palace in Hudson, $69. Bus, hot and cold buffet lunch, reserved seats, taxes and tips.

Saturday, Aug. 16: Lunch in St. Augustine followed by a 2 p.m. performance of The Perfect Wedding, $72. Includes bus, lunch, show and all taxes and tips.

Tuesday, Sept. 9: We head to Winter Park for lunch, the Morse Museum and the Tiffany exhibit, a narrated boat ride and shopping on Park Avenue, $64. Includes all tax and tips.

Monday, Sept. 15: We’re going to SeaWorld and a spectacular luau, $73. Includes bus, family-style feast, fire dancers, all taxes and tips.

Wednesday, Sept. 24: We’re going on another Mystery trip, $69. Includes lunch, bus, tax, tip and much more. Moderate walking, no gambling or shopping.

Oct. 1 to 6: Take a trip to the Smokey Mountains, $799 per person double occupancy. Stay one night outside Atlanta, tour Rock City, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, Comedy Barn, Black Bear Jamboree, Smokey Mountains State Park, Biltmore House, and more - $100 deposit by Aug. 3.

Wednesday, Oct. 8: Join us for a day of shopping at the new IKEA store and the mall at Mellenia, $26. Includes bus and driver’s tip. Lunch on your own.

Wednesday, Oct. 15: The spirited tale of a legendary American girl, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, at the Show Palace in Hudson, $69. Bus, hot and cold buffet lunch, reserved seats, taxes and tips.

Tuesday, Oct. 21: Sightseeing and shopping in St. Augustine, $69. Includes lunch, narrated trolley ride, shopping, all taxes and tips.

Sunday, Nov. 2: The Capitol Steps will satirize government officials at the UF Performing Arts Center in Gainesville, $89. The 4 p.m. show is followed by dinner. Includes bus, show, dinner, tax and tip.

Thursday, Nov. 27: The Palace Grand in Spring Hill is celebrating Thanksgiving with the New Dawn Singers, $69. Includes holiday buffet, reserved seats, all taxes and gratuities.

Thursday, Dec. 11: Christmas show at the Show Palace, $69. Includes bus, complete lunch buffet, reserved seats, all taxes and gratuities.

New Caribbean Cruise

Take a 10-night Caribbean cruise from Tampa on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas from Dec. 8 to 18. Visit St. Kitts, Antigua, Tortola, San Juan, St. Maarten, starting at $1,099 per person. Call Nancy at 861-1432 for more information.

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This fall we’re going to Atlantic City, from Sept. 15 to 19. Spend four nights at the Hilton Casino on the Boardwalk. Four breakfast and four dinner vouchers, $40 in casino tokens, round trip motor coach from Ocala to Orlando Airport, and tips. Cost is $375 per person double occupancy.

Round trip airfare on Spirit Airline is $209. Other communities welcome. For more information, Natalie at 854-4561.

Nancy Archer, husband, Frank, and their daughter Christine are 10-year Cherrywood residents and they enjoy the community. Get Cherrywood news to her at bluejay10453@hotmail.com, by Thursday mornings.