February started out with the wildly popular Goofy Golf, which drew 99 players out for a day in the park with games, costumes and fun.
We just finished this month with an equally popular fun-filled morning with our duck race. This time, the lucky guy to jump into the pool, to the glee of all present, was Ron Graham. Ron did not disappoint with his duck-dipping outfit, consisting of a pink shirt, pink shorts, pink sandals and a big ducky hat.
He won this honor through the presales of the most ducks over the sales of the past two presidents, who had the “honor” of jumping in the pool in past years.
Ducks were sold at $1 each, and were sold out. Ron took a parade around the pool before demonstrating his prowess as a beached whale.
Great job, Ron, and you proved that even though all the girls wanted you in a pink Speedo, you took the high road.
This past Saturday opened with an internal park sale. This has been the practice for many years, and frankly, most park sales have too many cars, on too many lawns, and too much unmanageable traffic, to justify the end result. We trade with each other, and inevitably, it ends up on the “next year’s available to sell” table again.
The real winner in this is the local hospices that receive the excess. We wonder, could we remove the middleman and just donate first? Anyway, another year is in the books.
The annual bean soup supper also was in the hall with a full house. Needless to say, the hall doors were kept wide open for this. Chiefettes Linda Jenkins and Toni Fischer and their culinary crew of beaners and cornbread bakers — Fran Applegate, Carol Chapman and Mona Eddy — started the preparation early in the day for the hungry eager residents to take advantage of all the free grub. All they had to bring was their own bowls and silverware.
We just seem to keep putting gas in the tank lately with the previous chili, and now bean soup, suppers. It keeps you hopping, I guess.
Nancy “Sparkplug” Warren did it again with another successful karaoke night following the dinner. By the way, Nancy is a good sport as well as a good entertainer. She got quite a good chuckle from being named the “sparkplug” of these events. Maybe we should have simply called her “Sparkie” or “Sparkle”?
Anyway, more than 85 performers gave up their inhibitions and jumped in to the enjoyment of all. It was another successful night.
This is going to be a regular event, so stay tuned — but be sure to use your pitch pipe.
What a month of entertainment, wait until you see what March rolls in with.
By Ian Marwick
Published March 5, 2014