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By Deej Koebbe

Just down the road apiece the following information is submitted by Preservist Jean Bildsten for inclusion in this week’s community column.

Spruce Creek Preserve

Open House Committee

Just southwest of County Road 484 on State Road 200, sits a special resident-owned community, Spruce Creek Preserve. The gated community of 675 homes is surrounded on three sides by 4,000 acres of state forest.

One of the many all-volunteer programs at Spruce Creek Preserve is the Open House Committee. For eight years this committee has been hosting Open House on the second and fourth Sunday of each month, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Visitors are welcomed at the Community Center where they are given a listing of homes for sale and a tour of our newly upgraded facilities. Visitors are then free to visit any of the homes listed by owners and Realtors.

A listing of homes for sale may be obtained on the following Web site, http://sprucecreekpreservehoa.com or e-mail scp4resale@-yahoo.com.

Be sure to tune in next week. We hope to share pictures of this remarkable group of Preservists whose volunteer efforts are forever unwavering.

Our “Getting to Know All About You” segment, featuring our Preserve friends and neighbors will happen next week. Don’t miss the coming attractions.

From Koebbe’s Kitchen

With the Lenten season almost here we look for tasty meatless dishes. This one is easy to make and makes good eatin’.

Good Eatin’ Bean Casserole

1 can Blue Lake cut green beans

1 can French fried onions

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 4-oz. can sliced mushrooms

2 tablespoons sliced toasted almonds or 4-oz. can sliced water chestnuts.

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Put alternate layers of drained beans and onions in a casserole dish. Mix soup and mushrooms, or water chestnuts, with the liquid and almonds, then pour over beans and onions.

Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake in moderate, 375-degree, oven about 30 minutes. Serves six – enjoy.

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

Preserve Chorus rehearsals canceled for February. See Judy Lebio for information.

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

Preserve Chorus rehearsals canceled for February. See Judy Lebio for information.

Sunday, March 1 – Sunday Banana Split Social from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Community Center. Join your friends and neighbors in a fun treat. See Bev McKenna.

Tuesday, March 3 – Craft Club in country painting from 1 to 3 p.m. Open class, free supplies. See Doris Paretta.

Thursday, March 5 – Craft Club will learn to knit with Judy from 1 to 3 p.m. Make a fun fur scarf. See Judy Lebio.

Thursday, March 12 – Water and sewer rates hearing at 6 p.m. at County Commission auditorium on 601 S.E. 25th Avenue. Be there, then you won’t have to listen to rumors.

Saturday, March 14 – St. Patrick’s Day party sponsored by the Aristocrats; $7 per person includes dinner and dance. See Heather Garner. Tickets on sale Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at Bingo.

Friday, March 20 – Midwest Club going to Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers spring training game. Tailgate lunch at ballpark. Tickets $17 per person. See Joan Overway.

Bridge lessons – Sign up in general activity book or call Fern Novak, $1 per person.

Ceramic classes every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the craft room. See Mary Secue.

Each Tuesday, the gentlemen of the On the Level Club perform a great service by picking up all our newspapers and aluminum cans to recycle. All income from this effort is donated to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Tampa. Help our county landfill and all these children by supporting these gentlemen.

Bingo every Tuesday for Preservists and their overnight guests. Cards on sale 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.