A fond farewell to the snowbirds

The time has come where the snowbirds are leaving their Florida homes to go back to where they reside in the summer. I guess all good things must come to an end, eventually. Before the end of the season, we had a potluck on March 31, and over 122 residents and guests attended. This potluck was hosted by Ilene Nutting and several helpers, and what a superb job they did. The helpers consisted … [Read more...]

Grand Horizons thanks its volunteers

There was the first annual Old Tyme Gospel Jamboree at Zephyr Park on March 16. They had several performers and, from what I was told, they were all very good. Paul and Freda Williams, from our park, were there performing, plus several others.  We had other commitments that day so we had to miss it, but we do hope to make it next year. On March 22, we had karaoke, which was started several … [Read more...]

Elvis was in the building

We started off on March 5, when we had a monthly lunch bunch at Ruby Tuesdays with a nice group of women attending. There were 21 in all, and it was hosted by JoAnn Fisher. She picked the right place. It was a lively crowd, and we were given two long tables, somewhat secluded, so we could talk and have a good time. There was quite a variety on the menu, including “specials” of the day, … [Read more...]

Italian potluck at Grand Horizons

On Feb. 24, we had our monthly potluck. This was the first potluck that was hosted by Ilene Nutting, and she did a great job. Nancy Huey previously put on the potluck, and she had for quite a while, but now has turned over the reins. It was just this month that Ilene Nutting started to host it. She had some help and all did a fine job. Her main helpers were Donna Quinn and Gary Douglas but, … [Read more...]

Quilt show winner

Leisure Days RV Resort wants to thank everyone who attended the Leisure Days Quilt Show on Feb. 22. Larry Sproessig was the winner of the beautiful quilt made by the Leisure Day Quilters. From left: Shelly Shaw, Larry Sproessig and Helen Renaud. … [Read more...]

An Irish night at Grand Horizons

On Feb. 16, approximately 90 people (residents and guests) met in our community center to see a show put on by Cahal Dunne, “Ireland’s Happy Man.” This was one terrific show that included many types of music and several songs. Before each song was performed, Cahal told a small story of how it came about. Some were touching stories that really got to you, while others were cute and … [Read more...]

Doesn’t get much better than a quilt show and tacos

On Feb. 8, we had our monthly lunch connoisseurs at Shells Restaurant hosted by Bill and Karen Donlon. There were 31 residents in attendance, and the menu had a good variety of dishes.  There were mainly fish platters or dinners, but other dishes as well. We weren’t rushed, and the waitresses were very nice and tried to help if anyone had questions.  There was much conversation and everyone got … [Read more...]

Grand Horizons celebrates the Italian way

On Feb. 5, we had our monthly ladies lunch bunch. Eighteen women attended a lunch that was hosted by Robbie Lockard, which was held at Piccola Italia. I must say that this lunch was  presented in a very nice fashion. The women met at our community center at 11 a.m., so they could discuss upcoming luncheons and also to insure that all women attending had a ride. When we first arrived … [Read more...]

Elvis lives!

The rumors are true. Elvis is alive and well in Dade City. He performed Jan. 25 at Country Aire Manor. Gene Styles put on a "Tribute to Elvis" show for 85 residents. He opened with "Trouble/Heartbreak Hotel." During the show, he had three costume changes, each reflecting the various stages of Elvis Presley’s entertainment career. The final costume was a black jumpsuit that he wore while … [Read more...]

Karaoke party at Grand Horizons

On Jan. 16, there were a little more than 75 residents at the community center where a “meals on wheels” dinner was being served. We were unable to attend, but I do understand from several people that they had a lovely meal consisting of a salad, chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, and apple pie for dessert. This will hopefully be the start of something new, and we will have another dinner in … [Read more...]