Marty and I finally returned to Florida after leaving Connecticut on Oct. 15, and arriving a few days later to enjoy some nice weather.
On Oct. 14, Bill and Ginny Sarver hosted a Friday Connoisseurs at Red Lobster. I spoke to Ginny, and she told me that they had a very nice lunch menu, and it seemed like everyone enjoyed themselves. The menu consisted of fish dinners, a chicken salad and other choices.
Nearly 40 people attended this function, and because many people were still away at various locations, this was a very nice turnout.
After the meal, they had a variety of shops to visit in search of things they wanted or needed, or they could just go straight home. In other words, they were able to make a nice afternoon of it.
There were several yard sales going on in the park on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22. You could literally find a treasure that you have been looking for but never had any luck in finding. There were all sorts of items for sale, including tools, rugs, books, videotapes, handmade pocketbooks, clothing, shoes and all kinds of knickknacks. Yes, there really was something for everyone.
While riding down a street in the development, you could hear and see aerobics going on at the pool, and hear the instructions for the different exercises. It was a nice day for some women to have workouts in the pool, while other people had yard sales.
On Oct. 30, 78 people were greeted at the community center by pumpkins, witches, goblins, spiders and ghosts, for a Halloween party. The banners and other decorations that were on the walls created a festive atmosphere.
I did not attend this event, but from what I heard from Gary Wilcox, everyone had a good time. There was plenty of dancing, and Karl Sapp played an assortment of music.
While he writes and plays mostly country music, he also has a good variety of rock & roll songs in his repertoire. His standard saying is, “See ya on the dance floor,” and they sure do meet there.
Besides the dancing, prizes were awarded for the top three Halloween costumes. The third place award went to Judi Davis as Mrs. Santa Claus; second place went to June Weinle as the little soldier; and, first place to Tony and Nadine Guetti as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.
As usual, there were many volunteers to keep things flowing smoothly.
A couple of days later, on Nov. 1, there was a pinochle game. We have heaps of fun each time we meet, but I wasn’t able to be there on that day, although my mind was on the enjoyable time that they usually have. This lively game was hosted by Jim Leitzke.
Also on this day, there was a ladies’ lunch at Cheddars Scratch Kitchen with 27 women attending. This was a delightful restaurant and had a varied menu — something for anyone. Many women took home parts of their lunch, as everything was very filling. They had leftovers for dinner, and they could still relive the entire day. There were several pictures taken and conversation flowed among all the women. The hostess for this luncheon was Marilyn Webb.
Later in the day, there was bingo in the community center hosted by Terri Satterlee and Cathy Hepp. Between Terri and Cathy, they keep having new types of games with big prizes. This definitely keeps everyone on their toes.
Once here at the bingo center, people gather around before the games start anticipating being a big winner for the night. But, whether you win or lose, you still have loads of fun mingling with all your friends and neighbors.
By Helene Rubenstein
Published November 16, 2016