BLUE HERON BAY
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER
By: Elaine Higgins
everything is green, whether it is
grass or weeds, it’s green.
You will notice again that our
FROM THE Newsletter is for two months. We
BLUE HERON BAY have a few things scheduled for
PARK OFFICE: September, including A Labor Day
We hope this newsletter finds Dinner and our End of Summer Ice
you well and that everyone is having Cream Social and of course, the
a good summer. We are confident Ladies Luncheon. With that said
that this news will make it even for September, you will notice that
better and give you some peace of October things start picking up.
mind. We start filling up the calendar
Even though Polk County taxes with things to do and places to go.
are on the rise again, we have been Be sure and take a look at your
able to keep our costs down, and newsletter calendar and see what
Blue Heron Bay will NOT have a all you need to sign up for or in
rent increase this year. We hope some instances, purchase tickets
this helps and we wish everyone the for.
best. AND, not only will our activities
start picking up, but so will the
traffic. We will start seeing our
northern friends arriving soon.
With that said, be careful and more
Here we go. . . . Getting ready for a
attentive to the speed limit here in
new season ahead of us. It sure has
the park. The speed limit is posted
been a HOT one. We have gotten a
at 15 mph through out the entire
pretty good amount of rain this
park. PLEASE adhere to this
summer and you can really tell by
the looks of everyone’s lawns. Most
LABOR DAY CLOSING will be the third year that a group
Our office will be closed of Residents have hosted a Craft
Monday, September 5 in Fair here at Blue Heron Bay. Each
observance of Labor Day. We will year it seems to get better and
re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9:00 better.
BOCCE BALL / SHUFFLEBOARD
POOL UMBRELLA PROCEDURES These games are open to all and
Roll up……Roll down,,,,,,,Roll up…..Roll everyone. If you would like to play
down. Well, you get the picture. with other residents, just come on
When using the umbrella’s please down at the scheduled times which
be sure and roll them back down are posted on the activities
before leaving the pool area. calender every month inside your
newsletter. Teams are picked at
the beginning of each game and are
GARAGE SALE DONATIONS different every week depending on
The Blue Heron Bay recreation will who all comes. So we just wanted
be accepting donations for the Fall everyone to know that if you want
Garage sale starting October 1. to play, come on down.
Please hold onto your donations
until that date. At that time you NOTE: DAY CHANGE FOR THE
may call myself or one of the other LADIES LUNCHEON
committee members for a pick up Our Ladies Luncheon has been
or you can drop off your stuff at moved from the third Thursday of
the clubhouse by the door that is each month to the third Tuesday of
right of the stage More info on each month, unless otherwise
the Fall Garage Sale is in the stated. As always it will be on the
October Scheduled Events column monthly calendars and posted on
in this newsletter. the Bulletin Board.
CRAFTERS WANTED STARTING MID OCTOBER
If you would like to purchase a Sausage Dogs and Coffee &
table and sell your crafty items at Donuts will be starting up again at
our 3rd Annual Blue Heron Bay the Clubhouse the third week in
Craft Fair, which is scheduled for October. These are two of our
Saturday, Dec. 3rd, please contact great social get togethers that
Linda Colhardt at 421-8601. This draw a pretty good crowd.
Be sure and sign up for the will surely be missed by all,
Coffee & Donuts, which does have especially the committee. Thanks
more to offer than just Donuts. again Bob for all your help.
We are adding Bagels and Cream
Cheese along with the English
Muffins. Just be sure and mark on HOSTS/HOSTESSES &
the sign-up sheet which you prefer. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
As for the Sausage Dogs, Don’t As our busy season is coming
let the name fool you. It is just upon us, we want to start planning
what we call it. Weekly Volunteers our future events successfully. And
cook sausage dogs, hamburgers and to do that we will need hosts and
hotdogs with all the fixin’s, volunteers to help with our weekly
including chips & dessert. This is a and or monthly socials/events.
weekly event that is done every I have posted on the bulletin
Wednesday through April, from board two separate sign-up sheets
11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. It is a for these hosts and volunteers.
very casual lunch that allows us to These are NEW sheets for this
get together on a regular basis and upcoming 2011-2012 season. So
visit with friends and new if you signed-up last year and can
residents. The prices are very help out again this year, please
reasonable. sign-up again.
One sheet is for hosts and/or
FARMER’S MARKET hostesses to host our scheduled
The Produce Man will be returning annual and holiday events, and also
on September 21. He will be here our scheduled entertainment, which
EVERY Wednesday at 9:a.m. includes setting up for these acts.
The hosting objective is to get a
group of people to work together
BINGO - GET YOUR BINGO ON! with you to make sure each event
Every Thursday at 7 p.m. goes off well. You know, like a
We want to recognize Bob Sweeney project manager.
and thank him for his time and Please notice that there are no
efforts he has given to Bingo for scheduled potlucks, soup &
the past 15 years. Bob has helped sandwiches, spaghetti, lasagna,
this Committee out in many ways chili, mexican nite, fireside roasts,
and has been a great asset to Bingo. etc. These have all been hosted by
He will be stepping down from his individual(s) in the past. If anyone
service as of September 1st. He would like to host anything like this
please just let a recreation is just around the corner. There is
committee member know and we a place to sign up to host this
can put it on the calendar. We dinner on the bulletin board.
didn’t want to schedule these Remember if you choose to host
things for you, but thought that Thanksgiving, you have a list of
you could pick your own date and helpers that have signed on to help
which month and let us know. with this dinner at the clubhouse.
Also, on the bottom of that Other than cooking the Turkey’s,
sheet is a place to sign up if you which you ask friends and
want to host a monthly breakfast neighbors to help you with, then all
or a potluck. Every Saturday we you need to do for this event is
have coffee and donuts, but in the basically set up and break down and
winter months we try to have at clean up. Everyone else will be
least one cooked breakfast and or a bringing a dish. The decorating
breakfast potluck. committee will decorate, and I will
The other sign-up sheet is for do the sign-up sheets.
helpers and volunteers to help with What we are looking for is
these events. So, that when these someone to oversee them and make
folks that are hosting are in need sure they go off as planned. If you
of help, they can look at this sheet have any questions give one of us
and get some helpers. rec committee members a call.
Remember our recreation is run
by volunteers and with out you all it
would not be possible. So please SEPTEMBER EVENTS
consider being a BHB volunteer. If
you have any questions or want to Thurs. Sept. 1 – DEADLINE TO
host an event or dinner that is not PURCHASE TICKETS FOR
on the calendar, please let one of THE LABOR DAY DINNER.
our committee members know and
we will surely get it on there.
Thanks to all of you who have
already made your choices. It is SAT. SEPT. 3 –
important for all of us to work SAT. SEPT. 10 –
together to keep our recreation SAT. SEPT. 17 –
running successfully. SAT. SEPT. 24 -
Also our Thanksgiving dinner is
coming up and we definitely need a
host(s) for this one. Thanksgiving
LABOR DAY DINNER Tues. Sept.20-Ladies Luncheon**
Provided By: B-JAY’S at the LOOP
BROCK’S SMOKE HUT BBQ Meet at the Clubhouse at 11a.m.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH
TICKETS - $10.00 p.p. Wed. Sept. 21 –
Dinner Includes: FARMER’S MARKET
Pulled Pork, Baked Potato with EVERY WEDNESDAY
Butter and Sour Cream, Baked 9:00 a.m.
Beans, Cole Slaw, Bread, Dessert
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED OCTOBER EVENTS:
Bob Andrew . . . . 422-8979
Carolyn Brittingham . . 353-1547 Sat. Oct. 1 – COFFEE TIME
Linda Colhardt . . . 421-8601
Connie Novack . . . 419-0174 Sat. Oct. 8 – BULLETIN
Sat. Oct.15 – LOCATION
Sun. Sept. 11 – End of Summer
ICE CREAM SOCIAL** Mon. Oct.3 - GARAGE SALE
BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY SIGN-UP
CELEBRATION 8:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. Monday, October 3 sign-up for
CELEBRANTS ARE FREE the garage sale tables for the sale
OTHERS ARE $2.00 to be held on Saturday, November
If your Birthday and/or 12 at the clubhouse. Numbers
Anniversary falls in the months of given on arrival to each person
May, June, July, August or indicate your place in line.
September, come on down and let’s This is done on a first come, first
celebrate- It’s FREE for you. And serve basis.
for any others that want to come There are 21 tables in the main
down and enjoy the fellowship and room and 20 of them rent for
conversation, not to mention the $5.00 each. The table that is in
sweet treats, it is only $2.00 for front of the stage will also have
you. some use of the stage and will rent
for $7.00 because of the extra The Recreation Committee is
floor space it also has. also accepting donations for the
The pool room will be divided Rec. table. So if you have items
in half and will rent for $8.00 per that you wish to donate, give one of
half with each person getting half us a call. Our numbers are listed in
the pool table and half the room. the back of this newsletter.
Each person may bring in extra We will also be having a Bake
small tables or racks for display. Sale on that Saturday. Someone
(All your items must be kept in the will be contacting you for that at a
pool room and cannot extend into later date.
the main room).
You are not allowed to bring in
large items such as bicycles, lawn
mowers, lawn furniture, motors, Sun.Oct.9–ICE CREAM SOCIAL**
chairs, large exercise equipment or BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY
other large items that relate in CELEBRATION
size to the above. Take a picture 7:00 p.m.
of these items and display them on CELEBRANTS ARE FREE
a poster board. People can then OTHERS ARE $2.00
make arrangements to see them at If your Birthday and/or
your home at a later time. Items Anniversary is in October, come on
cannot be displayed outside the down and let’s celebrate- It’s FREE
clubhouse nor may any pictures be for you. And for any others that
hung outside the clubhouse of want to come down and enjoy the
items that are for sale. You may fellowship and conversation, not to
display items on the floor in front mention the sweet treats, it is only
of your table, as long as they do not $2.00 for you. So everyone is
extend out into the aisle for people welcome.
to trip over.
Now is the time to start pulling
out and cleaning out all those items
that you have hung on to for Tues. Oct. 18-Ladies Luncheon**
another year thinking that you were CHILI’S –
going to use them. Well, maybe I EAGLE RIDGE MALL
am just speaking for myself. Meet at the Clubhouse at 11a.m.
Hopefully, this will give you enough
time to get your sale items all
Wed. Oct. 19- Sausage Dogs Sat. Oct. 29 - Coffee,
Starts Up Today! Donuts & MORE! **
This will be a weekly event that 8:30 a.m.
will be held EVERY Wednesday $2.00 p.p.
through April at 11:30 a.m. -12:30
p.m. It is a very informal get
together. The prices are very SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
reasonable. Hot Dogs-$2.00, HALLOWEEN HOOPLA
Sausage Dogs are $2.50 and a 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hamburger is $3.00. Each of these
TICKETS - $7.00
is served with Chips and Dessert.
Sodas will be available for .50
FUN – FOOD – B.Y.O.B.
cents. WITH MUSIC & KAREOKE
We are still needing to schedule BY “WILD WILLIE”
volunteers for this weekly event. COSTUMES ARE OPTIONAL
There is a sign-up sheet to (Costumes are fun, but you do
volunteer for this at the clubhouse. not have to dress up to attend).
PURCHASE TICKETS FROM:
Bob Andrew . . . . .422-8979
Sat. Oct. 22 – Coffee, Carolyn Brittingham . . 353-1547
Donuts & MORE! ** Linda Colhardt . . . . 421-8601
8:30 a.m. Connie Novack . . . . . 419-0174
Sun. Oct. 23 – Social Dinner** **Sign-up sheets for these events
OUTBACK are in the clubhouse. PLEASE sign
WINTER HAVEN up for events as soon as you know
Meet there at 4:00 p.m. that you will be attending. Knowing
in advance the number of attendees
for each event helps us in our
Tues. Oct. 25 – DEADLINE planning and making the necessary
TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR arrangements and/or reservations.
THE HALLOWEEN HOOPLA. Also, if you see that you cannot
attend an event that you previously
signed–up for, PLEASE cross out
your name on the sign-up sheet.
RED HOT-RED HAT HAPPENINGS fast? Remember when we had small
Terry LaRock children and it seemed that
September would never come again,
Red Hats still getting together so our little darlings would go back
while trying to stay cool, having to school.
Italian food for lunch and a Tom Even though things have slowed
Hanks and Julia Roberts movie for down on the BHB social scene, we
dessert. have managed to do some fun
Connie has notified all of us things. Memorial Day was once again
Scarlett Belles near and far about hosted by the Andrews with the
our 1920's Flapper Party. It's usual success. Food was
going to be fun just getting ready exceptionally good and 55 residents
for it. If any of you red-hatters were served. All was prepared by
have ideas as to food, games or Connie and Bob. Helpers were
decorations let Connie or me know. Carolyn Brittingham, Karen Brown,
My e-mail address is Dick & Pat Johnson, Mitzi
email@example.com Dellapenta, and Myself.
guess I can't lie about my age with
that address. WOW!! going from NO 4th 0f
Connie "had a lets do again" with July dinner at the clubhouse to
eats at "Floradino's Pizza and the ONE of the best happened when
movie "The Help' for August outing. Lola Doty's daughter Linda Proctor
Short column this month, but heard the news and said "why
just wait and see what Connie has that's downright unpatriotic" so
been planning for the upcoming she decided to host it. WOW!!
season. New places to go and new again, this was something different.
sites to see and do. Linda proved that she can be as
See you again in Sept. I'll be on creative and inventive as her Mom.
pins and needles waiting for my She decided that the usual eat and
Summer Rose (my 1st great- run fare would not do for a great
grandchild) to arrive. 4th so Linda, Lola and Mary set up
hors d’oeuvres and had a very
sweet and funny movie Disney's
YOUR NEWSY NEIGHBOR "The Princess & the Frog" during
by Terry LaRock the first 2 hours. Several of us
pulled up chairs, grabbed a bag of
How did it get to be September popcorn and enjoyed. Thanks to
again? And how did it happen so Barb Smith for manually keeping
the volume in check for us viewers. action this season, as we water
Well, we couldn't find the remote. aerobics ladies and gentlemen are a
When it was time for the real food splishing and a splashing every
most of us were full, but not morning. This summer has seen
wanting to hurt the hosts feelings, more Esther Williams and Johnny
we forced ourselves to indulge. A Weissmullers wanna bee’s than ever
beautiful American Flag cake was before, and we have a great time
provided by Carolyn B. and Connie moaning and groaning the pounds
and Bella added their specialties to away.
the array. Of course once again
Mitzi was found in the kitchen "ZUMBA" at the clubhouse has
doing her much appreciated duties. taken on a new activity courtesy of
Thank you to Linda, you proved that Linda Colhardt. It's going great,
one resident in this park can make a but one look and I knew that you
big difference, and host an event had to know your left foot from
that we all gained from. your right so that left me out, but
Nancy T and Carolyn B have been
We did manage a Ladies faithful and really enjoying the
Luncheon at the Azteca Mexican workout, it's fun and they all do it
Restaurant in Winter Haven after at their own pace. My place would
which I had a great time leading all be to sit down and watch the show.
us bargain hunters to the thrift
shops in WH. We all bought one Ladies Luncheon was at the
thing or another, but Bella bought Olive Garden and that's always a
lots and lots of one thing or the great meal, and of course we
other and now I have taken on shopped afterwards. Seems as if
"another duty as assigned" by every time we eat we want to shop,
having to find bigger and better now there's nothing wrong with
shops to spend our money. that, except that are closets are
getting fuller and our wallets are
The "breakfast club" have been getting smaller.
meeting at different eateries on As you read this I am once
Saturday mornings and that's been again in New York awaiting the
a great idea. A good meal with birth of my first great grandchild,
friends and giving some of our a GIRL!!!! I'll be back to report the
locals business during the slow goings on at BHB for another
season. season so keep your ears and eyes
The pool has been seeing lots of open for me.
FOR SALE AD: Sunshine Committee:
FOR SALE- 2008 CLUB CAR Will send cards to residents
GOLF CART hospitalized or ill, death in the
ASKING $3,000. family, etc. So please, if you know
BILL & MARILYN CLAPHAM of any of our neighbors that are ill
CALL – 863-422-0571 OR or have passed away, please let Ann
LIKE NEW – W/LIGHTS, SIGNAL
LIGHTS. Welcome Committee:
If you would like to place a For Judy Churley & Kay Watson,
Sale ad, notice or an announcement Ralph & Denice Curtiss,
in the newsletter, the deadline is Fran Hein &Terry LaRock.
the 20th of each month. The ads Welcoming Coordinators - Bob &
are $5.00. You need to write the ad Virginia Carmichael – 422-2019
up the way you want it to appear in Directory Coordinator –Walt
the newsletter and bring it into the Ellsmore – 419-0979
park office before the deadline.
Residents are not allowed to place Recreation Committee:
any ad or other items on the Bob Andrew. . . . . . . . . . 422-8979
bulletin board in the clubhouse. Carolyn Brittingham . . . . .353-1547
Linda Colhardt . . . . . . . . . 421-8601
BHB Contact Persons: Doug Conran . . . . . . . . . . .421-9568
Roger Mullauer . . . . . . . . .438-6140
Neighbor in Need Committee: Connie Novack . . . . . . . . . .419-0174
Terri LaRock . . . . . .419-9620 Dave Davis . . . . . . . . . , 422-0525
For any general assistance, such Elaine Higgins .. . . . . . . . . .422-3157
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 . . . . . . . . . 419-0979
may have on hand, such as, Evan Shirley . . . . . . . . . . . 421-2545
crutches, canes, walkers, Mary Umphrey . . . . . . . . . 419-2977
wheelchair, bedside potty seat, etc.
BHB Group Travel Coordinator:
Walt Ellsmore . . . . . 419-0979