If they’re preserved enough, there’ll be some dancing

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By Deej Koebbe

Just down the road apiece, the majority of Spruce Creek Preserve residents anticipate a busy Christmas season, attending many planned “get-togethers” in the community.

Preservists all agree that the event looked forward to the most is the Community’s Annual Christmas Social.

High on the list of the Social’s favorites, the “Preserved Dancers” features eleven talented ladies, dressed in “knock out” attire, dancing to everyone’s favorite songs.

From Koebbe’s Kitchen:

Simple, but satisfying breakfast treat:

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Cream together: 1-cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 2 fresh eggs. Fold in 1-cup sour cream, ½ tsp. vanilla.

Add: 2 cups cake flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ tsp. salt.

Topping: ½ cup ground nuts, 1-tablespoon cinnamon, and 3 tablespoons brown sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes.

Here is but a smidgen of the doings out our way:

Preservist Nancy Mariani, the newly elected president of the Board of Directors, sends the following message: “Thanks to all of our ‘Resident Elves’ who decorated our Community Center and entrance gate, making them look beautiful for the Holiday Season. What a wonderful Community Project.”

Saturday, Dec. 13: Preserve Christmas Parade.

Wednesday, Dec. 17: NorEaster Club Christmas Party at 5 p.m. at Bently’s in Dunnellon. Order from menu. Deadline to sign up is Dec. 15 in the state book at the communications center. Info: Bev McKenna.

Friday, Dec. 19: Meeting to finalize 2009 Shuffleboard League at 1 p.m. in the multi-purpose room

Saturday, Dec. 20: Jet Set Christmas Party. Info: Buccy Gaillard.

Wednesday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Hors D’oeuvres and Dance Party. 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Music and entertainment by the “Carriers.” Bring hors d’oeuvre dish for the table. $12 per person (BYOB). Enjoy New Year’s without all the mess and clean u at home. Tickets will be sold at the community center Mondays, 1 to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Line Dance Schedule: Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. (easy and intermediate; Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m. (beginners); Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m. (beginners). Info: Babette Sparling.

New Preserve Club forming: Horse Sense. Info: Sandy Gaile.

Recycling newspapers and aluminum cans every Tuesday. Contact On the Level Club members for info.

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.

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.