Spruce Creek North 12-2-2011

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Garage sales a success

By Jan Liberio

Thanksgiving is over and most of us ate way too much. But! Christmas is three weeks away so you can diet until then and be ready to “pig out” all over again. Don’t forget it is Battle of the Bulge day on Dec. 16.

 Garage sales
It was Spruce Creek North’s community garage sales on Nov. 4 and 5. Barb Turner is the organizer of these sales and she reported that the sales went very well.
There was a steady flow of vehicles down the streets. As usual the residents that had the sales were very friendly and ready to offer some good deals.
This is the first time that SCN held two community sales, one in the spring and another one in the fall. If all goes well there will be two again next year. Thanks to Barb Turner for organizing these sales.

Turkey Trot dance
Cindy Hutchins reports that the Turkey Trot dance was held on Nov. 12 and it was a fun night for all. Dick Santella was the D.J. and 50/50 tickets were available. Coffee and desserts were served. Over 40 people attended this dance.

Christmas dinner
The Christmas Dinner dance tickets were sold Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. This event will be on Saturday, Dec. 10.
If you didn’t get your tickets, call Cindy Hutchins by Dec. 5 as this IS the cut-off date.
Entertainment will be provided by George Trumbull. Turkeys will be prepared by Cindy Hutchins, Norm Simard and Joan McCarthy. It looks to be a very nice evening. Please come and join the festivities.

Pancake Breakfast news
The Nov. 26 pancake breakfast had a lot of new residents attending. Pancakes, French toast, sausages, juice coffee or tea. Price is $3 per person.
The next breakfast will be Jan. 28.
Many volunteers donate their time for these breakfasts. It was so good to see Tony Falso at the November breakfast. Tony was a volunteer at these breakfasts for many years and we all enjoyed seeing him there.
Unfortunately we have to say good-bye to Bill Miranda who was our pancake flipper, also for many years. He has moved back up North. We wish him good health and happiness and thank him for his years of devotion.

New Year’s Eve dance
The New Year’s Eve dance will be held on Dec. 31. Come and join the festive residents and guests who want to bring in the New Year. Entertainment will be provided.
Tickets will be sold Dec. 20 and 21. There will be appetizers, finger foods, desserts and beverages. $12.50 per person. 50/50 tickets will be available. BYOB Come and bring in the New Year with friends and neighbors.

Milestone birthday
SCN resident Fern Eberly is celebrating her 90th birthday on Dec. 17. Fern has been a very active volunteer for many years and still continues to donate her time and boundless energy. What a wonderful life she has led and all the residents wish her many more happy, healthy years.
Happy Birthday Fern!

Christmas and Hanukkah
Everywhere you look it is Christmas time. It is all over so fast so hope you plan to enjoy it with family and friends. Also Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate this occasion.

Dog walkers
It always seems this time of the year is when I get several e-mails about dog walkers. So here goes folks.
If you walk your dog please be considerate of your neighbors’ yards. If you have had permission to let your dog leave his or her “calling cards,” make sure it is okay with them (with the understanding it will be picked up). If you don’t have this permission it is more courteous not to let your dog go in other lawns as many residents do not want these “deposits.”

SCN Library
Our library has come a long way in the past few years.
There used to be a small area in a corner of the clubhouse for some books. But it has grown to occupy the card room with many bookcases filled with different selections, which are mostly donated to the library from SCN residents. Joan Walsh does a fantastic job organizing these books plus Dee Witherell has a section devoted to puzzles. She has done a wonderful job of keeping these puzzles in order. Thanks to both these ladies for jobs well done. The library is open to all residents of SCN.

Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor Day is Dec. 7. Let us not forget this day in history.
Jan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her hubby Jim. She can be reached via e-mail at JnLiber@aol.com or drop a message at the clubhouse in the mail slots.