Billiard Boys hustle up lots of fun

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By Jan Liberio

There was a delightful response to my Sadie column. Even Sadie remarked, “Did I do all those things?” God love her. Thanks so much to all who called and e-mailed such nice compliments.

The featured group in this column is the Billiard Boys. They have been very patient, especially because their picture was taken weeks ago.

The “boys” have an 8-ball bunch, who play from 2:30 to 5 p.m. This is “open billiards” and is played Monday through Friday. Residents and non-residents are welcome but no one under the age of 18.

These Billiard Boys are a tough (but likable) group and very good players. You may bring your own pool stick or the “boys” will rent you one at a slight cost. (Just kidding guys to see if you are paying attention!)

Some of these talented players compete at different complexes like Oak Run, OTOW, Rainbow Springs, Spruce Creek Preserve, Ocala Palms, and Cherrywood. A new tournament started Jan. 6, and they will play at different locations on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Larry Guillet is the chairperson of Spruce Creek North’s group. His group came in second last year, so let’s all wish them well this year. This tournament goes on for 15 weeks.

If you want more information, leave questions in Larry’s mailbox at the Clubhouse. A few players were missing for the photo. Larry would like to see more players come and play. There is no cost … just plain fun.

Club News

There are many clubs and committees to feature in future columns. Still to come are bowling, singles, crafts, quilters, exercise ladies, mah-jongg and many more, so watch for your group in the Citizen every other week.

The Indoor Exercise Ladies are still doing low-impact and stretching exercise three times a week; Monday, Thursday and Saturday with Delores Pecor and Joan Laliberty leading the gals to fantastic figues.

Sometime in April, weather permitting, the exercise will move outdoors to the pool. At that time there will be water walking and aquacise.

Reports on the New Years’ Eve party are all good. Cindy Hutchins reported that residents and non-residents danced the night away, and all seemed to enjoy the evening.

More Sports

While we are into sports activities, the Horseshoe Pitching Guys are looking for new people to come and play. There are no fees and you show up and play whenever you can.

They play on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. in winter and 9 a.m. in summer. Leave questions on my e-mail and I will get them to the horseshoe pitchers. Non-residents as well as residents are encouraged to come and participate.

Christmas Decorations

It is too bad that all the beautiful Christmas lights had to come down. They looked like a “winter wonderland” (without the snow).

The Social Committee got a wonderful surprise when Ray (our manager) took down the big Christmas tree and most of the inside decorations. Norm Simard and his volunteers took all the outside decorations down.

Without these hard-working volunteers, the job would be almost impossible. If you happen to see them, tell them how much you appreciate their work.

Also thank you, Roger Fisher for the treats.

Valentine’s Dance

The Valentine’s Dance will be Feb. 21. Mark your calendar. The Social Committee is busy getting the decorations for yet another event.

We are hopeful we get more people to attend these dances. So many residents have moved away, passed away or are just unable to attend anymore. New residents, this is a great time to meet your neighbors.

Hello Skip-Bo, Bunco and Pokeno. E-mail your clubs activities.

Board Meeting

We have an important Board meeting and election of officers coming up, Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. Mark it down. We need your attendance.

Ray and Dan

Ray is our manager and he takes very good care of the residents and their problems, if they have any. The Clubhouse is always in immaculate condition. They are in the process of re-painting, so it should look even better.

Dan is our groundskeeper and keeps all the public areas looking like a finely manicured golf course. Take a look at the Spruce Creek’s North entrance. All the grass and bushes look beautiful.

Thank you, Ray and Dan.

Pancake People are Back

Remember the Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, Jan. 31, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Pancakes, French toast, sausages, orange juice and coffee.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all had the holiday spirit of giving, caring, and thoughtfulness all year long? Let’s give it a try!

Jan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her hubby, Jim. Please drop news in her mailbox at the Clubhouse or e-mail her at JnLiber@aol.com.