Our special little part of Zephyrhills has really begun to buzz with activity. Most days we see new arrivals. The maintenance committee volunteers have been seen out and about making our community look spiffy.
Bill Files, with Lew McGouldrick, helped organize the “Snowbird Seniors,” who support Saint Leo University athletics. They recently invited several folks to attend a men’s basketball scrimmage game. What a fun-filled afternoon! It was so nice to see young people who are so polite and appreciative. Many thanks to Mr. Files for spearheading this event.
On Nov. 11, two of our residents received recognition for their years of service at a Veterans Day Pinning & Celebration presented by Bayfront Dade City and Gulfside Hospice. Gary Gibson gave 27 years and Sy Budzinski gave 37 years of service. Both men completed their naval careers when they retired from the Naval Reserve Center in Cadillac, Michigan.
The same afternoon, Gem Estates residents honored its veterans with a pizza and salad lunch. There were two WWII veterans in attendance — Harry Kinsley and Ted Woods.
By Mabel Budzinski
Published November 23, 2016