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By: Elaine Higgins
two months attached to the back
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
of this newsletter.
It went from cold to HOT.
Where was our Spring? I guess it We never got a host for the
is due to the EL Nino, El pinto or Fourth of July this summer, but if
the El Santa Maria. Oh, never mind. you want to get out and share in
I have been out showing houses and the festivities, the City of Haines
I think my brain is overheated. City hosts Thunder on the Ridge.
I don’t see very many of you It is an all day event down at the
outside and I don’t much blame you. new Lake Eva Park. Admission is
When I can I am staying inside FREE! They will have food and arts
where it’s cool too. I am not going and crafts vendors, plus a lot of
to complain about the cold as much scheduled live entertainment
anymore, oh yea, now I will still say starting at noon featuring country
that I don’t like the cold, but I tell music artisit Joe Diffie performing
you, I’m not much liking this heat at 7:30 p.m. with the night ending
wave right now either. with Polk County’s largest
Fireworks display at appox. 9:15
If you have not noticed the p.m. Take yourself a lawn chair and
heading on this newsletter, it is for enjoy the day.
July and August. Our summers are
just really slow and not much going Our Recreation Committee will
on, so we decided to combine these collectively host our Labor Day
two together. So you will find your Picnic. Food will be prepared and
July and August Calendars and provided by a local restaurant, with
birthdays of residents for these the menu being, Pulled Pork Bar-b-
que Sandwich, Baked Beans, Cole
Slaw, Potato Salad, Dessert and your car. The alarm will be set off,
Beverage. The price has yet to be and the horn will continue to sound
determined. That will need to be until either you turn it off or the
based on the cost of the prepared car battery dies. Next time you
foods. But the deadline to sign up come home and you start to put
will be Wednesday, September 1. your keys away, think of this. It is
The Committee is looking for a security alarm system that you
people to help them with the set up probably already have and requires
and clean up and possibly some no installation. Test it. It should
preparations. If you will so kindly go off from mostly anywhere inside
let Bob Andrew, Judy Churley, or your house. If your car alarm goes
Connie Novack know that Yes, I can off when someone is trying to
help with the Labor Day Picnic, break into your house or car, odds
That will be greatly appreciated. are the intruder won't stick
They didn’t want to see another around. After a few seconds all
holiday go by without good friends the neighbors will be looking out
and neighbors joining in to their windows to see who is out
celebrate these holidays together. there and sure enough the criminal
So let them know by your support won’t want that.
and help that you enjoy these And remember to carry your
events as well. keys while walking to your car in a
parking lot. The alarm can work the
same way there.
MARK YOUR CALENDER Also, if you live alone and fall in
your home or are having a medical
Saturday, Dec. 4 is The Blue Heron issue and you can’t get to the phone
Bay 2nd Annual Craft Fair. Contact to call 911, but you do have your
Linda Colhardt at 863-421-xxxx keys with you, you could use this as
for an application. a signal for help.
2010 SALES TAX HOLIDAY
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH TIP AUGUST 13 – AUGUST 15, 2010
No Sales tax will be collected on
Put your car keys beside your bed sales of books, clothing, footwear,
at night. If you hear a noise and certain accessories selling for
outside your home or someone $50 or less, or on certain school
trying to get into your car or home, supplies selling for $10 or less. This
just press the panic button for three day tax exemption is in
effect from 12:01 a.m., Friday, Southern Dunes – Haines City
August 13, 2010 through midnight, Meet at the Clubhouse
Sunday, August 15, 2010. at 11:30 a.m.
FRIENDS WE HAVE LOST
Sat. July 17 - Coffee Time
We want to extend our deepest Meet at the McDonalds across
sympathy to the family and friends the street at 8:30 a.m.
Ray & Pat Duckworth – Sat. July 24 - Coffee Time
189 Egret Dr. Meet at the McDonalds across
the street at 8:30 a.m.
Charles (Chuck) Bowden –
145 Blue Heron Blvd.
Sun. July 25 – Social Dinner**
William (Bill) Truax – Sizzlin Grille
307 Kingfisher Lane Hwy 27 Lake Wales
Meet there at 4:00 p.m.
BHB JULY EVENTS
Sat. July 31 - Coffee Time
Meet at the McDonalds across
Sat. July 3 – Coffee Time the street at 8:30 a.m.
Meet at the McDonalds across
the street at 8:30 a.m. AUGUST EVENTS:
Check out the daily and weekly
Sat. July 4 – Happy Fourth of activities planned on the August
July. Don’t forget Thunder on Calender. Other than that, the
the Ridge at Lake Eva Park in only other thing planned is Coffee
Haines City. Time, which will be Every
Saturday in August at 8:30 a.m.
at the McDonalds across the
Sat. July 10 - Coffee Time street unless somewhere else is
Meet at the McDonalds across planned by the ones that attend.
the street at 8:30 a.m.
Thurs. July 15–Ladies Luncheon** SEPTEMBER EVENTS:
By: Walt Ellsmore
It is noted that someone put
Wed. Sept. 1 – DEADLINE TO “prices pls” on the display on the
SIGN-UP FOR THE bulletin board. There are too many
LABOR DAY PICNIC different prices involved to list
them all. Please call me for prices.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 – There will be a 10 day cruise
LABOR DAY PICNIC** to Eastern and Southern Caribbean
5:00 p.m. on the Emerald Princess on
Price to be determined November 8, 2010. Ports of Call
(It will be posted on sign-up include: Antigua, St. Kitts, St.
sheet) Lucia, St. Thomas and Princess Cays
Featuring Bar-b-que pulled in the Bahamas. We have 14 who
Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Cole have signed up and several more
Slaw, Potato Salad, Dessert and who are “interested”.
Beverage prepared by a local The Oasis of the Seas will be
Restaurant. departing Fort Lauderdale on
December 4 for a 7 day cruise to:
St. Thomas, St. Martin and Nassau,
**Sign-up sheets for these events Bahamas.
are in the clubhouse. PLEASE sign The Radiance of the Seas will
up for events as soon as you know depart Tampa on January 8, 2011
that you will be attending. Knowing for a 5 day Western Caribbean
in advance the number of attendees cruise to Cozumel and Costa Maya,
for each event helps us in our Mexico.
planning and making the necessary On January 16, 2011, the
arrangements and/or reservations. Ruby Princess will depart Fort
Also, if you see that you Lauderdale for a 7 day cruise to:
cannot attend an event that you Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Martin;
previously signed–up for, PLEASE St. Thomas and Grand Turk, Caicos
cross out your name on the sign- Islands.
up sheet. Thank you. There are several more
UNLESS OTHERWISE POSTED, departures with “group rates”
ALL SCHEDULED EVENTS AND available. They are listed on the
OR ACTIVITIES ARE AT OR bulletin board in the clubhouse.
AROUND THE CLUBHOUSE. Please call me at 419-0979 if you
have any questions.
NEWS FROM YOUR TRAVEL DESK RESIDENTS ADS :
FOR SALE – G.E. 25 cu.ft. Gloria Marcotte . . . . 421-xxxx
Refrigerator. Side by Side with Will send cards to residents
water & ice dispenser. PERFECT hospitalized or ill, death in the
CONDITION. $195.00. family, etc. So please, if you know
Call 863-421-xxxx of any of our neighbors that are ill
Available after July 5. or have passed away, please let
If you would like to place a For Sale
ad, notice or an announcement in Welcome Committee:
the newsletter, the deadline is the Judy Churley & Kay Watson,
20th of each month. The ads are Ralph & Denice Curtiss,
$5.00. You need to write the ad up Fran Hein &Terry LaRock.
the way you want it to appear in the Welcoming Coordinators - Bob &
newsletter and bring it into the Virginia Carmichael
park office before the deadline. Directory Coordinator -Mary Ellen
Residents are not allowed to place Diamond.
any ad or other items on the
bulletin board in the clubhouse. Recreation Committee:
Bob Andrew. . . . . . . . . . 422-xxxx
BHB Contact Persons: Judy Churley . . . . . . . . . . 421-xxxx
Doug Conran . . . . . . . . . . 421–xxxx
Ralph Curtiss . . . . . . . . . . 422-xxxx
Neighbor in Need Committee: Connie Novack . . . . . . . . . .419-xxxx
Terri LaRock . . . . . .419-xxxx Dave Davis . . . . . . . . . , 422-xxxx
For any general assistance, such Elaine Higgins . . . . . . . . ….422-xxxx
as a ride to an appointment, a meal
fixed when ill, etc. or if you need Bingo Committee:
some medical equipment that we Walt Ellsmore . . . . . . . . .. 419-xxxx
may have on hand, such as, Evan Shirley . . . . . . . . . . . 421-xxxx
crutches, canes, walkers, Mary Umphrey . . . . . . . . . 419-xxxx
wheelchair, bedside potty seat, etc.
BHB Group Travel Coordinator:
Walt Ellsmore . . . . .. 419-0979