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Thanks to all for a great turnout

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By Deej Koebbe

Just down the road apiece Frank Thomas, commander of the Spruce Creek Preserve Military Club and member of the Community Board of Directors, thanks everyone for making our recent Memorial Day celebration a great day of remembrance.

Commander Thomas extends a hearty “thank you” to Steve Butts, community association manager, and his staff as well as members of the Preserve Military Club, the many volunteers, residents and guests of the Spruce Creek Preserve community for making this such a wonderful day.

Thomas further stated, “We had a record turnout and hopefully we can do the same next year.”

Cookin’ With Joe

Here is a 20th century version of an old pound cake recipe.

Old (New) Pound Cake

This pound cake is great with a fruit topping or a low-calorie chocolate frosting. It freezes well and will keep nicely for a week if in a tight container – gets better as it ages, when it is a few days old.

We like it sliced, toasted and topped with vanilla ice cream.

Here’s how: In large electric mixer bowl combine 1 package (1-lb. 2-1/2-oz.) yellow cake mix with 5 whole eggs, 4 tablespoons water, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon butter. Beat according to package directions.

Turn batter into a lightly greased and floured 9-inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes, then remove and cool on a cake rack. Yields one 9-inch pound cake. Enjoy.

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

Advisory – Residents, you will now have to use your gate opener to enter and exit the golf course area. New gates for the front entry are on order and will be installed as soon as possible.

Advisory – Visitors and guests utilizing the Preserve facilities and/or involved in activities in the Community Center must be signed in at the office and in possession of a guest badge at all times.

Advisory – Progress Energy will be replacing or repairing power lines and equipment on 140th Street during the coming weeks. Residents may experience brief power interruptions.

June 21 – Potluck Club date change; Saturday, June 21, at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share and place setting. Sign up in foyer. Coffee, tea and rolls provided. Join us for “Comedy Night.”

June 22 – Jet Set movie and dinner. We are going to the movies at Hollywood 16, leaving at 1:15 p.m. from the Community Center. Dinner afterward at Logan’s Roadhouse. See Buddy Gaillard.

Fourth of July tickets on sale every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. and Tuesday 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the Community Center ballroom. $5 per person buys food, prizes and a big barrel of fun. See Frank Thomas.

Oct. 28 – Influenza immunization clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Center ballroom. See Deej Koebbe.

SCP Computer Club on vacation June, July and August. Members use group’s Google site.

Potluck Club meetings – None in summer. See you at the suppers.

Looking for summer shuffleboard players. Sign up on the Community Center bulletin board.

Thursday line dancing at 1 p.m. is canceled for the summer. But dancing from 5 to 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month is still happening. See Babette Sparling.

Craft Club Monday painting is taking a summer break. Classes on Wednesday will continue at 12:30 p.m. See Babette Sparling.

Arthritis exercise in the pool continues on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Indoor arthritis exercise on hiatus until October. See Judy Lebio.

Ceramic classes will close temporarily July and August for summer vacation. Classes will resume Wednesday, Sept. 3. Watch Channel 12 for information. See Mary Secue.

Every Tuesday recycle newspapers, magazines and aluminum cans, rinsed and tabs removed and saved. Contact On the Level Club members for more information. All proceeds go to Shriners Children’s Hospital.

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

Till 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.